We are really proud of our team at Windmill Day Nursery

- they work well as a team, supporting each other in every aspect of their day.

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

  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Child Protection Training
  • Food Hygiene 

We continuously support professional development for the entire team, either as individuals or as a group, and continue to remain as a degree led nursery.

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

  • Sustained Shared Thinking
  • Learning Through Landscapes Outdoor training
  • Bucket-time aka Attention Autism

Our team


Nursery Manager, SENCo and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Level 6 BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies

Sophie has been at Windmill for over 10 years and has worked her way up from student to manager! She has a true passion for working with children in the Early Years, particularly to ensure every single child has a voice and the opportunity to thrive. She has a clear desire for making a difference to the lives of young children.


Deputy Manager and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Level 3 in Childcare and Education


Deputy Room Leader

Level 3 in Early Year's 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.


Deputy Room Leader

Level 3 in Children and Young People'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!


Deputy Room Leader

Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education


Deputy Room Leader

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!


Nursery Assistant

Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner


Nursery Assistant


Nursery Assistant

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.