We are really proud of our staff at Windmill Day Nursery ,,,

... they work well as a team, supporting each other with the day to day running of the nursery but also in completing training.

Our aim is always that all staff will hold an up-to-date certificate in

  • Paediatric First Aid,
  • Food Hygiene training and
  • Child Protection training.

Three of our staff hold a Level 6, degree qualification in childcare and another member of staff is currently studying for their Foundation degree, so continued professional development of the staff is encouraged and supported by the nursery.

Whole-team training events have been organised for staff in Promoting Positive Behaviour and Marvellous Maths. Other courses recently attended include: –

  • Sustained Shared Thinking
  • Observation, Assessment and Next Steps
  • Visual Supports

NEW Monkley Room looking into cosy area2
153-Low table, blackboard and book area
NEW Monkey Room looking out through arch, background out of focus
NEW Monkey Room with sensory table and blackboard


Deputy Manager and SENCo

Level 6 BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies

Sophie has worked alongside children (and at Windmill!) for 9 years and gained her degree in Early Childhood in 2020. She is passionate that all children are able to access the opportunity to develop and learn, whilst ensuring that the nursery provides all the necessary tools to give the children the best start in life. She enjoys working at Windmill because knowing she has had a positive impact on a child’s day is the most rewarding job of all.


Early Years Teacher

Level 6 BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies

Millie joined our team in 2020 and she loves working in a degree-led nursery. Millie knows everyone at Windmill is striving for the highest quality early education and there is a passion for using the latest research into children’s development to continually work together to improve. As a team, everyone shares their knowledge and experiences in a warm, supportive environment, that is lovely to work in.


Room Leader

Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education

Tasha describes Windmill as such a welcoming and warm place, where the staff create a wonderful environment to work in. She finds working with children really rewarding and great fun and she loves messy play with the children.


Deputy Room Leader (currently on Maternity Leave)

Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education

Jade says that Windmill is a very supportive workplace and she feels valued by all the lovely staff. Jade loves working with children as it gives her the opportunity to give them the best possible start in their education and she enjoys seeing the children’s personalities blossom!


Giraffe Room

Level 3 Early Years Care and Education

Kim has been working with us since 2010 and she loves the homely environment at Windmill. She really enjoys seeing the children learn and grow and be happy.


Giraffe Room

Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s and Young Person’s Workforce

Ellie has over a decade’s experience within childcare and joined us in 2014. She loves working with children as she finds it really rewarding watching them grow and flourish every day. She thinks it’s a real privilege to know that you’ve made a positive impact on the children’s learning and development. She also thinks she has the best job as she comes to work to play, have fun and get messy!


General helper

Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education


Panda Room

Kathleen has worked with children her whole career and she’s been at Windmill since 2018. She says working with children is very rewarding. She loves seeing each child grow, learn and develop and describes being part of that as very special. She enjoys the warm, welcoming atmosphere of Windmill and how the team work together.

All staff abide by Ofsted requirements in respect of enhanced disclosure checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service and they have the relevant qualifications for their posts.