My real name is Sarah-Jane but my nickname is ‘Paramedic Pam’. I am the manager and Safeguarding Lead here at Bradley Barns.
I have been in childcare for twenty years and hold a Level 4 Leadership and Management qualification but I am also a fully trained Dance Teacher. I am a trained First Responder with the Northwest Ambulance Service and I have also worked on the children’s award at Leighton Hospital for many years.
My aspiration is to become an area manager or in another life a trauma surgeon!
In my spare time I like to spend time with my husband Marc and our two children, Oliver and Hallie. I still like to dance and perform on the stage and go for walks.
I work in childcare to inspire children to be who they want to be and to create the best possible educational start in life for every child.
I have performed in Disney World in Florida and was once offered a place at the Royal Ballet!
My name is Lyndsey and I am a Deputy Manager and also the Early Years Teacher. My role is to support the manager and to direct the teaching element throughout the Nursery, particularly focussing on the Pre-school.
I studied at Worcester University to gain my BA(Hons) in Early childhood Studies and Early Years Professional status. I then took a break and worked for TUI as a children’s rep in Majorca, Gran Canaria, Cyprus, Tenerife and also worked as an elf in Lapland.
I aspire to become a Nursery manager and one day own my own Nursery. I am a keen fitness enthusiast and enjoy playing netball for Whitchurch, going to the gym and I’m also a member of Whitchurch Whippets running club. I enjoy socialising with my friends and family at the weekends. I love to travel and enjoy exploring new cities and countries.
I have always wanted to work with children from a young age and I’m interested in how children develop in different ways therefore, know how I can provide each individual child with the best start in life.
My name is Kirsty and I am a Deputy Manager here at Bradley Barns. My role also includes being the SENDCO.
I have previously worked as a waitress but found that I really enjoyed childcare which I have now been doing for eleven years.
I hold a Level 3 in Health and Social Care and a Level 2 in Team Leadership and Management. My aspiration is to become a Nursery Manager.
In my spare time I like to spend time with my partner Matthew and three children, Jacob, Lillie-Mae and Poppy. We all enjoy exploring the outdoors. My job inspires me to watch the children grow and develop which is both challenging but very rewarding at the same time!
I was a very keen horse rider and used to love taking care of all my horses.
Hi, I’m Della, and I am the Nursery Cook here at Bradley Barns.
My role is providing the children with healthy nutritious meals, encouraging the children to try something new and using seasonal fruit and vegetables where and when possible.
I previously worked at Whitchurch Junior School for 12 years as Cook in Charge and 12 years in catering at Oulder Hill High School in Rochdale. I also worked as a Dental Assistant for 5 years.
I am a mother of 3 and grandmother to 6 grandchildren. I currently hold a Level 3 in Food Safety and Catering. I also have an N.V.Q Level 2 in Catering and hospitality. I also hold numerous Health and Safety and good working practice certificates. I love to travel, eat out, go for walks and spend as much time as possible with my grandchildren. I have visited the Great Barrier Reef and seen whale’s in Australia, held a Koala and shaken hands with a kangaroo! I have also white water rafted in Australia and the Grand Canyon
Hi, my name is Karen and I’m the kitchen assistant here at Bradley Barns Nursery. I grew up on a farm and married a dairy farmer. I have held various jobs within the agricultural industry including 10 years teaching at Reaseheath Agricultural College.
I hold various certificates in agriculture including fork lift truck! I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. I have 2 children and also help my husband on the farm. In my spare time I play Netball, craft, DIY and gardening. I enjoy seeing the children grow and develop into their own personalities. It’s good to know that we take a part in providing an environment whereby each child feels safe and comfortable. In the future I would love to have my own farm shop, care farm or host school visits to teach people about animals and the countryside.
Forest School Leader
I am the Forest School Leader here at Bradley Barns. I support child-led learning in the outdoors through Forest School sessions, gardening, nature walks and craft activities using natural materials.
After gaining a degree in Geography, I worked for several Environmental Charities and conservation groups. This included working with school children on various wildlife projects. I worked as the Education Ranger at Delamere Forest for many years and more recently supported learners with learning difficulties at Reaseheath College.
I have recently qualified as a Level 3 Forest School Leader and completed an Outdoor First Aid course. I enjoy being creative and would love to learn how to make willow sculptures to add interest in and around the nursery.
I am married with two children, a dog, a rabbit and tortoise to look after! We enjoy spending time in our campervan usually at the beach on a hot sunny day! I also love gardening, flower arranging and painting.
Everyday in childcare is different and I really enjoy inspiring young children to spend time outside, discovering the wonders of the natural world and having amazing adventures. I would love to see some of the worlds natural wonders although I have swum with dolphins and snorkelled on the Great Barrier Reef.
Level 3 Practitioner
My name is Kelly and I’m a Level 3 practitioner here at Bradley Barns. Previous to working in the Nursery I was employed by Tesco for four years as a training sponsor. I also spent nine years in a hair salon where I achieved my NVQ Level 2 in hairdressing. I am also a qualified ear piercer and dog groomer!
I am inspired to eventually become a Speech and Language Therapist for children recovering from cleft lip and palate like myself. I really enjoy teaching children to learn how to walk, talk, toilet, share, eat and drink independently. I encourage self independence such as getting dressed and love to see them thrive and flourish when they can achieve these things.
At weekends I particularly enjoy walking, eating out, concerts and seeing new places. I love to holiday in Anglesey, Cyprus and Amsterdam and would really like to go back to Barbados where my brother got married. I live with my partner and am godmother to my two beautiful nieces.
Level 3 Practitioner
My name is Emily but most people call me ‘Em’.
I’m a Level 3 practitioner and work in the Snowy Owls room. Before I came to Bradley Barns I worked part time as a waitress at weekends.
I gained a Level 3 in Health and social Care and also have Science and Psychology A levels. I like working in childcare because I’m building their future and watching them grow into individuals, I find it hard work but very fulfilling! I’m keen to work my way up through the nursery.
When I’m not working I enjoy walking my boxer dog called Lola and spending time with my family. I’ve been travelling with my partner Aaron in our campervan and we love visiting different places. We spent 3 months travelling around Europe which was an amazing experience.
Level 3 Practitioner
My name is Rachel and I am a Level 3 Practitioner here at Bradley Barns.
I previously worked as ‘front of house’ for a wedding venue but decided that my future was in childcare.
I currently hold a Level 3 in Childcare and Education. I would like to continue to gain higher qualifications but specifically focussing on Special Educational Needs.
I enjoy walking and my favourite route is Rodney’s Pillar. I do most of my socialising with Whitchurch young Farmers.
I really enjoy watching children grow and develop into beautiful young people.
I have recently completed an open water swim for the Linden Davies Cancer fund and Air Ambulance charities.
Level 3 Practitioner
My name is Molly and I work full time in the Little Owls (baby room). I am a fully qualified Level 3 practitioner and I am the key worker to most of the Little Owls children.
I began volunteering at Bradley Barns after leaving school and have now been here for three years. I took a week’s work experience during school at a preschool nursery which helped me make my final decision to pursue my passion of childcare. I achieved my Level 2 and 3 in childcare and Level 1 in Safeguarding and baby training. I have also worked as a one to one SEN worker here at the Nursery. After furthering my skill set, I would like to transfer my knowledge and work closely with a family as a Nanny.
I love working with young people as there is no better feeling than knowing you have had a positive impact on a child’s life. It is very rewarding to have helped a child develop and grow into their own special, confident individual and I couldn’t imagine ever doing anything else other than childcare.
My preferred age range of children to work with is 3 months to 1 year however I have worked with all ages of children and each one is rewarding in its own way.
When not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to music and shopping! As well as this I love to express myself through bright hair and tattoos!
Level 3 Apprentice
My name is Natalia and I’m currently a Level 3 apprentice. I have completed my first year childcare course at College where I have gained an EYE Level 3 certificate and hope to complete my Level 3 Diploma. I hope to continue my career in childcare and expand my knowledge of children through a University course to help me gain higher qualifications. I previously had work experience in office-based jobs where I was responsible for incoming calls and making appointments, ordering and chasing deadlines. This made me a much more confident and outgoing person.
I’ve always been interested in childcare as I used to look after my younger brother. I always find ways to help them even if it’s a simple hug to brighten up their day.
I enjoy volunteering in charity events for children such as summer activities, a scary monster at Halloween and Santa’s favourite elf at Christmas time!
In my spare time I enjoy taking my two dogs for walks with my family to National Trust parks and to the beach where they love to play in the sea! I like to be physically active and really enjoy water sports and horse riding.
Level 3 Practitioner
My name is Sarah and I work in the Barn Owls room on a part time basis.
I currently hold a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and I’m also studying at Liverpool University on a Teaching In The Early Years course.
I have previously worked at The Ice Cream Farm and at my parent’s Manor Wood Café on their holiday park. In my spare time I like to help on my parent’s dairy farm and I’m a keen member of Malpas Young Farmers Club participating in events and activities.
I love working with children as I admire the endless honesty and its so rewarding to witness their personality develop.
Level 2 Apprentice
My name is Chloe and I am currently a Level 2 apprentice.
I gained a Level 3 Diploma in Professional Bakery and also hold three other food related qualifications at Level 2.
I previously worked as a waitress in a local pub and am currently a volunteer at a youth club. I’ve always been interested in working with children as I have two younger brothers! My aspiration is to continue to work in childcare and gain more qualifications.
In my spare time I am a keen baker and my favourite cakes are cupcakes! I also like to spend time with my family and go for long walks. I have my lifeguard certificate and I am a keen swimmer.