Our Staff

The staff at St Augustine's show complete dedication to the welfare of the children. They are a great team, most of them having been a part of the Nursery for many many years. 
Veronique - Manager

I have been working at St Augustine’s since March 2006 and have become Manager in April 2017. I am also hold the roles of Deputy Safeguarding Officer, and the Behaviour and Equal Opportunities issues coodinator.

I hold a NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development, I have a Degree in Arts and I am a mother of two. Being originally from France, and having lived in England for over 20 years, I am bilingual, which can be a valuable support to French speaking families.

The many years I have spent at this setting are a testimony of my long experience in working with children and my dedication to this community playgroup.

Juliet - Deputy

I have been working with children since I completed my NNEB back in 1988  working in nurseries and being a nanny to various families and also becoming a mother of three. I started at St Augustine’s in 2010 as staff cover then in November 2012 a full time position became available so I jumped at the chance. I became deputy manager in April 2017. I am the designated safeguarding person and the lead for ECAT (Every Child A Talker) promoting communication and language in the setting. St Augustine’s is a fun and friendly environment to work and we have a hard working fun strong team of practitioners who work great together.

Dee - Early Years Practitioner

I am an Early Years Practitioner; I hold a level 2 Qualification in Pre-school Practice and Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce. I have been working at St Augustine's Nursery since 2011. I am the designated person for Health and Safety, as well as a fire warden alongside one of my colleagues. I speak Greek fluently and am a mother of 3 children. 

Sue - Early Years Practitioner

My name is Susan (Sue) and I have been working with children for over 20 years both in education and play, most of my background experience is working with special needs children.

I have a City & Guilds in caring for children 0-7 years diploma in pre school and level 2 in Children and young people in the workplace.

I have worked at St Augustine’s for 5 years, as cover staff and now a full time member of the team.  I have taken on the role of SENCO.

Veronica - Early Years Senior Support Worker

I have worked with children for 36 years in playgroup settings.

I have completed the Pre-school Learning Alliance and NVQ Level 3.

I have worked at St Augustine’s nursery since 2000.

Ann - Early Years Support Worker 

 I have worked at St Augustine’s Nursery since 2007, initially as an under 5 Early Years Worker. After leaving St Augustine’s in 2014 I returned in 2017, working three mornings a week as an Early Years Support Worker, I just couldn’t stay away!  I have an NVQ level 3 in Children’s Care Learning & Development and completed the Key Times Professional Development in working with 0-3 Year Olds.

I have 2 grown up sons and nanny for two girls so have a good understanding of what it is to be a parent /carer and the highs and lows this may bring. Supporting children to settle into the nursery, becoming more confident and happy in their environment is what makes my job so rewarding.

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Photo credit- Ben Bisek