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

Acting Deputy Manager (Maternity Leave)

CACHE Level 3
Diploma In Children’s Learning & Development Officer
2nd Designated Child Protection Officer

“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

Senior Nursery Practitioner

Level 3
Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce

“I thoroughly enjoy working at Catkins and have done since day one! I love being part of a strong, supportive team and seeing each child grow and develop as a result”
Miss Lau Vowles

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 5
Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies & N.N.E.B.

“I like watching the children grow and develop in confidence and ability. I am often outside come rain or shine.”
Mrs Bronwen Turner

Nursery Practitioner

Cache Level 3
Diploma for the Early Years Workforce

"I am a big lover of the outdoors and will always find something creative to do. I love watching the children make new discoveries and enjoy getting to know them and their families"
Mrs Kelly Chalk

Nursery Practitioner

Level 3 CACHE in Diploma for the Childcare & Education
Miss Beckie Beavis

Nursery Practitioner

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

“I am excitable and enthusiastic. I am keen on Makaton signing to use alongside language especially with the little ones. I sign a lot in play and when I sing; I love seeing the children learn a new sign.”
Miss Claire Baxter

Nursery Practitioner

Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning & Development

“I have worked in the child care sector for almost fourteen years and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Seeing the look of wonder on a child’s face as they discover they can do something for the first time…… I just love it.”
Mrs Mandie Butler

Nursery Cook

Level 2 CIEH Food Hygiene
Miss Jo Heavens

Nursery Cook (Holiday Cover)

Food Hygiene Level 2
CACHE Level 3
Diploma for Children & Young People's Workforce

"I get satisfaction when food goes down well, I like trying new recipes and adapting things for children, its important to try new tastes and a varied menu."

Mrs Sarah Manktelow

Kitchen Assistant

Food Hygiene
CIEH Level2
Miss Beth Heavens

Miss India Walden
Kitchen Assistant

Level 2 CIEH Food Hygiene
(Student @ Uni)

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