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Meet our people

Daisy Chain Nursery's team of dedicated nursery nurses and carers will look after your child.  Our team includes 11 NVQ 3 or equivalent qualified nursery nurses, 2 NVQ 2 nursery assistant and cook/ lunchtime assistant

Our day nursery is eager to maintain a family and homely atmosphere: Daisy Chain Nursery's Manager and co-owner is Mrs. Claire Heslop, while the other director of the Nursery is Dr. Michael Neale, who is Claire's father.

In order for our team to be up-to-date on developments in childcare, our nursery is committed to ensuring that our people attend regular training courses on child care and development, nursery management, health and safety related issues, and other areas.

All staff have completed Prevent COVID-19


Claire Heslop -Manager

Claire Heslop was formally trained at the prestigious Princess Christian College for Nannies in Manchester.

In addition to her childcare qualifications, including N.N.E.B. Dipoma in Nursery Nursing, Child Psychology qualifications, a degree in Early Childhood Studies. Claire has extensive practical experience of looking after children, in addition to looking after her own two children. This includes starting out as a private nanny in Kensington London, and over twenty years experience as the manager of private day-care nurseries.


Claire's qualifications include:                                             

          

  • Degree - B.A. Early Childhood Studies
  • Early Years Professional Status (E.Y.P.)
  • N.N.E.B
  • R.S.H. Diploma for Nursery Nurses
  • Princess Christian Diploma for Nursery Nurses

  • N.V.Q. Level 3 Customer Service
  • N.V.Q. 4 Management
  • N.D.N.A. Nursery Management
  • Operational Plan

  • Foundation Degree Early Years
  • N.C.F.E. Early Years Curriculum
  • N.C.F.E. Behaviour Modification
  • Language and Assessment Training
  • Playleader
  • Transition Award Level 3 Playwork
  • Nutritional Needs in a Childcare Setting
  • Food Hygiene
  • Risk Assessment Awareness
  • Health and Safety
  • Supervising Health and Safety
  • Principles of C.O.S.S.H. certificate
  • First Aid
  • Fire Safety
  • Child Protection/ FGM
  • Channel General Awareness

If you wish to discuss your childcare needs with Claire, please either telephone her on 01274 499411 or email her at [email protected].


Daisy Chain's team of nursery nurses and support staff are dedicated to caring for and developing the children within their care. In order to assist them in doing this, they participate in on-going training so that they are up-to-date with the latest child-care practices.The performance of our nursery nurses is also constantly monitored and the results show in a happy and stimulating environment for the children.

Some of our people:


Amie Barczay-Evans - Nursery Nurse/ Assistant Deputy/ SENDCO

            

  • N.V.Q. 3 Childcare
  • N.V.Q. 3 Management

  • Early Years Foundation Stage Training

  • Risk Assessment Awareness
  • Child Protection
  • Health and Safety
  • Food Hygiene
  • First Aid
  • Channel General Awareness


Bekki Sharp - Senior Nursery Nurse/ Parent partners Co-ordinator

           

  • N.V.Q. 2 Childcare
  • N.V.Q. 3 Childcare
  • N.V.Q. 3 Management

  • Assessment and Planning for 0-3 Years
  • Working with Children Aged 2-3 Years
  • Introduction to the Foundation Stage

  • Risk Assessment Awareness
  • Child Protection
  • First Aid
  • Health and Safety
  • Food Hygiene
  • Channel General Awareness

Tugba Hussain  - Senior Nursery Nurse/ Equality and diversity Co-ordinator

            

  • N.V.Q. 2 Childcare
  • N.V.Q. 3 Childcare

  • Child Protection
  • First Aid
  • Health and Safety
  • Channel General Awareness
  • Food Hygiene

Athiya Mobeen - Deputy Manager/Nursery Nurse

            

  • N.V.Q. 2 Childcare
  • N.V.Q. 3 Childcare
  • NVQ 3 Management

  • Health and Safety
  • Child Protection
  • First Aid
  • Food Hygiene
  • Channel General Awareness

Shazia Kausar - Senior Nursery Nurse

            

  • N.V.Q. 3 Childcare

  • First Aid
  • Child Protection
  • Health and Safety
  • Food Hygiene

 

Anna Heslop - Nursery Nurse 

            

  • Child Protection
  • Food Hygiene 
  • First Aid
  • Health and Safety
  • NVQ 3 Childcare
  

Lauren Wright - Nursery Nurse  

             

  • Introduction to child abuse and neglect

  • Food Hygiene

  • Health and Safety

  • First Aid

  • NVQ 3 Childcare


Bethany Lancaster - Nursery Nurse

             

  • Food Hygiene

  • Introduction to child abuse and neglect

  • Health and Safety

  • First Aid

  •  NVQ 3 Childcare


Aisha Khan - Nursery Nurse

              
  •  NVQ 2 Childcare
  • Safeguarding and child protection
  • Level 2 award in Food safety
  • First Aid
  • NVQ3 Childcare

Saleena Noor  - Nursery Assistant ( NVQ2)

            
  •  NVQ 2 Childcare
  • Level 2 Health and safety for childcarers
  • Level 2 award in food safety
  • First Aid
  • Safeguarding children
 

Komal Wajid -Nursery Nurse

            
  •  NVQ 3 Childcare
  • NVQ 2 Childcare
  •  Level 2 award in food safety
  • Safeguarding children
  • First Aid

Maneeba Alam- Nursery Assistant (Level 2)

  • NVQ 2 Childcare
  •  Level 2 award in food safety
  •  Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • Health and safety

Jackie Higson- Cook


            
  • Level 2 Award in Food safety
  • Level 2 Health and Safety for childcarers
  • Level 2 Nutrition Awareness 
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection - An introduction
  • Food allergy awareness
  • Basic First Aid
  • First Aid