Staff - Catkins

Catkins Nursery Horsham
Catkins Ofsted Oustanding
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Nursery Manager / Director

Level 3
1st Designated Child Protection Officer

“I like to be ‘hands on’ as a manager/owner to know all the children in our care and the little things that are important to them. I usually create a real mess on the craft table too… any excuse to get covered in paint, shaving foam etc!”
Mrs Cathy Walden

Deputy Manager

CACHE Level 3
Diploma in Childcare & Education
2nd Child Protection Officer

“ I’m always full of energy and ready to get stuck in with anything messy. I love seeing the children laughing, being happy and achieving their goals.”  
Miss Beckie Beavis

Senior Nursery Practitioner

CACHE Level 3
Diploma for Children & Young People's Workforce

“I am the funny one, I am always bubbly and cheerful, I cope with anything that comes my way! I love to watch the children learn through play and achieve new skills.”
Miss Lauren Balicki

Nursery Practitioner

CACHE Level 3
Diploma In Child Care and Education
3rd Child Protection Officer

“I have worked in childcare for nearly twenty years and have 2 boys myself.  I find working with children very entertaining; I love all their little characters, the things they come out with and watching them develop and grow. I like to be creative, but I also enjoy the outdoors – playing outside, playing football, and going on ‘adventures’ - no matter what the weather!
Mrs Michelle Scott

Senior Nursery Practitioner (Office Admin & School Holiday Cover)

NVQ Level 3
Child Care & Education

“I am at Catkins working part time in the late afternoon on office administration and then I work mainly in the room with the children in the school holidays.

I have watched Catkins Nursery grow from the very beginning and evolve into the setting it is today.”
Mrs Kerry Cranford

Nursery Practitioner

Level 3
TQUK Diploma for the Children's Workforce (Early Years Educator)

"Every day is different at Catkins. I enjoy being part of a team that enables children to thrive. I love sharing books and reading to the children, letting their imaginations run wild!"
Miss Sandra Hawkins

Nursery Practitioner

Level 3
Diploma In Childcare & Education (Early Years Educator)

“It is good fun working at Catkins, every day is a new adventure. I really enjoy seeing all the children happy, it is the highlight of my day.”
Miss Abbi Stevens

Nursery Apprentice

Working towards Level 3
(Early Years Educator)

“I love working with children as I can explore the world again, through little eyes. I am very positive and friendly, and I love helping the children to flourish and grow".
Mrs Plamena Massimo

Nursery Assistant

”It’s really important to be in a loving and caring environment, I love to see the children flourish and grow in their confidence, develop their personalities and become more independent before moving onto the next part of their learning journey”.
Mrs Caroline Roberts

Nursery Chef

City & Guilds Level 2 in Catering & Hospitality
CIEH Food Hygiene
 Level 2

”Cooking to me is art bringing soul to a recipe. Cooking is offering love, heritage, and memories. I love the challenge of cooking for young people introducing new flavours and educating children’s palates”.
Mrs Maria Vapori

Kitchen Assistant

CIEH Food Hygiene
Level 2

“ I love to cook for children and listen when children give me compliments”.
Mrs Shushik Riasenko

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