I am a qualified primary school teacher with over sixteen years’ experience of class teaching, interventions and small group teaching in a number of local schools. In addition, for the past four years I have worked at Reigate Parish Playgroup, where I have been Deputy Manager and SENDCo. I have three children and appreciate the importance of a good foundation to a child’s early years journey.
I love watching children’s language, social skills and personalities develop. It is exciting to see them buzz as they make connections while they play, listen and join in. I pride myself in my ability to make children feel relaxed, comfortable and have fun in their learning.
As a team we look forward to supporting and caring for your children at Leaps Nursery. What an adventure!
I worked as an Early Years Practitioner at Reigate Parish Playgroup for four years and I have a Level 3 Early Years Educator NVQ Diploma. I have also previously worked as a Learning Support Assistant and had a sixteen year flying career with British Airways. I have two children who attend local schools and I am an active member of St Mary’s Church. My key areas of interest at Leaps is child initiated learning through playing and exploring, and I love getting involved with creative activities and leading music and movement groups at Leaps. I have also been known to bake the odd cake and enjoy providing sensory play opportunities for the children.
I have 13 years experience working with children, 6 of them specialising in special educational needs. I am Level 3 qualified and am currently studying an advanced level SEN course. I am passionate about ensuring every child is given their best start on their education journey by providing care, empathy, patience and understanding. I have 2 wonderful children as well as 6 cats, a rabbit, a snake and lizard and 10 fish! I am so happy to be part of the Leaps team and am very excited to see what the new academic year brings..
Child development and children's education has always been a passion of mine. Seeing and helping children to develop and learn, especially through play and hands-on activities, is something I thoroughly enjoy. Arts and Crafts is another passion of mine and there is always some project waiting for me at home - inside or outside! I am a trained primary school teacher and gained most of my experience in London schools as well as primary and secondary school in Germany where I was born and raised. Bringing up my own two children bilingual, I am looking forward to telling the children at Leaps Nursery, every now and then, a few German words and letting them experience some traditions through stories and food. I have recently completed various courses to deepen my understanding of children's mental health which is another subject close to my heart. I feel very grateful to be part of the Leaps Nursery team and I am looking forward to seeing the children through their early years journey.
Hello. My name is Kellie, I am excited to be part of the excellent and nurturing Leaps team. Before starting a family I was a nutritional therapist working alongside doctors, therapists, scientists and educators.
I am currently working towards my level 3 childcare qualification. I started working in early years education after becoming a mum myself and I am passionate about children learning through play and wanting to provide a nurturing environment. I have recently trained in level 1 Makaton sign language and thoroughly enjoy it. I am hoping to bring this with me to Leaps where I am thrilled to have been taken on as a member of staff. In my spare time I am a busy mum to 2 boys - we enjoy the outdoors and are avid footy fans. I look forward to meeting you all and having the best time at nursery.