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Sarah Ginn- Director

Sarah is the daughter of the original nursery owners, Dave and Maggie, and attended the nursery when it was first open in 1983. She has a BA (Hons) in Business Administration from Cardiff University, and is a qualified Tax Accountant. Sarah moved back from south Wales to work in the family business in 2010. Both of Sarah's children attended ABC Nursery, and now attend a local primary school.

 

 

 

Anthea Griffin- Nursery Manager

Anthea started work at ABC 12 years ago as a Nursery Assistant, and studied on the job for her Level 3 in childcare. Anthea has since worked her way up in the organisation, and has been the Nursery Manager for the past 4 years. During this time, Anthea has gained her Level 4 qualification, and has started a degree in Child Psychology. Anthea is a qualified Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and works closely with Coventry City Council to ensure any children with additional needs within the nursery are looked after in a caring and appropriate manner.

 

Nabila Bibi- Deputy Manager

Nabila has worked at ABC for 12 years, and is a Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development and Business Admin. She is also currently studying for her Management Level 5, and is a qualified SENCO. Nabila is in charge of ‘Tapestry’, the nursery’s online monitoring and observation system, and helps ensure the nursery is working within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. Nabila is fluent in Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi and Mirpuri.

 

 

 

Carolyn Ogrizovic- Senior Team Leader

Carolyn’s involvement with the nursery started when her children came here around 20 years ago. Carolyn then came to ABC to do her NNEB training, and came back to work permanently 12 years ago. Carolyn is in charge of planning for the Pre-School and Rainbow group, and overseas this for the rest of the nursery.

 

 

 

 

Laura Maguire- Team Leader, Pre- School Group

Laura has been working in childcare for the past 3 years, and completed her Level 3 in June 2013, shortly after she joined the team at ABC. Laura has recently been promoted to Team Leader of our Pre-School group, and is in charge of Profiles and observations for the team.

 

 

 

 

Yali Li- Nursery Nurse, Pre- School Group

Yali is a qualified teacher with a degree in Chemistry, gained whilst living in China. She also completed her UK Level 3 in childcare in August 2012. Yali speaks fluent Mandarin and has been at ABC for almost 3 years. Yali currently works with the youngest Rainbow children.

 

 

 

 

Gillian Jones- Nursery Nurse, Toddler Group

Gillian has worked with children since leaving school 15 years ago. Gillian gained both her Level 2 and 3 alongside her work commitments, and joined the team at ABC in April 2013. Gillian works in our toddler group on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Mitchell- Team Leader, Rainbows Group

This is Rebecca’s first full time position in childcare, and she has been with us since completing her Level 3 in July 2014. Becca is in charge of planning and profiles for our Rainbow children. Becca is a qualified dance instructor and takes our weekly dance class with the Pre- School and Rainbows group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Callaghan- Team Leader, Raindrop Group

Sarah started at ABC as an apprentice in 2006 and completed her Level 3 in 2008. Sarah is in charge of Health and Safety for the nursery, and works full time within our Raindrop group, with special focus on the younger aged children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Tooth- Team Leader, Toddler Group

Charlotte qualified as a Level 3 in 2010, after starting at ABC as an apprentice in 2008. Charlotte currently works 3 days a week, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Charlotte has experience of working in all areas at ABC.

 

 

 

 

Natasha Pine- Team Leader, Toddler Group

Natasha completed her Early Years Childhood Degree in 2012, and joined ABC soon after qualifying. Natasha has worked in our Toddler room for the last few years, and has gained some excellent experience settling and caring for our youngest children.

 

 

 

 

 

Lydia Tift- Team Leader, Raindrops Group

Lydia has been working with children since she was 17 years old, and gained her Level 3 qualification 4 years ago. Lydia joined the team at ABC in April 2014 and predominately works in our upstairs Raindrops Group in charge of tracking children's progress and 2 year checks.

 

 

Joanne Jamieson- SENCo Team Leader

Jo has worked in the Financial Services industry since leaving school, up until 2012 when she decided to embark on a change of career after being made redundant.  Jo joined ABC in January 2013 and completed her Level 2 and Level 3 in childcare that year.  She is currently in charge of suppporting any children in our setting with Special Educational Needs.

 

 

 

 

Ola Jakowlew - Nursery Nurse

Ola moved to the UK from Poland in 2008 and is a mother of two children. She joined the ABC team early 2018 and is a valued member within the Raindrops area. Ola gained her level 3 qualfication in 2014 and is also a recently qualified yoga instructor.

 

 

 

 

Kathryn Humberstone - Nursery Nurse

Kathryn joined ABC in 2016 with a level 3 qualifcation and is now working towards a degree in Early Years Childhood.

 

 

 

Jane Smith- Cover Staff

Jane initially joined ABC as the nursery cook, and now works as cover staff in every area of the nursery. Jane has experience working with all our children, and is a familiar face between the areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUNCH TIME COVER STAFF

 

Diana Hands

Diana joined ABC in 2007 as a career change- previously Diana was a qualified nurse. Diana works as lunchtime cover and takes a dinner table in our pre-school group.

 

 

Sarah Eaves

Sarah has been working at ABC for two years, after wanting a change from secretarial work. Sarah is enjoying the atmosphere of working at the nursery, and most of all the fact that the children are always happy to see you when you arrive for work.

 

 

Kay Chamberlain

Kay joined ABC at the start of 2018. She helps with our lunchtime cover upstairs in the Raindrops area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KITCHEN STAFF

 

Jason Horsley- Team Leader

Jason joined ABC in 1998, initially as a part time tea cover. Jason has worked his way up over the last 16 years, and is now in charge of the nursery catering. Jason is a qualified Food Hygiene technician.

 

 

 

Steven Armstrong – Nursery cook

Steven has been working at ABC for 2 years and is responsible for cooking all the lunchtime meals, taking into account all the varying dietary needs of our children.

 

 

 

ADMIN AND FINANCE STAFF

 

Kerry Burgess

Kerry initially joined ABC in 2013 to support a child with additional needs who attended the nursery. Since then, Kerry's career has taken a different route, and she is now in charge of all the finance and administration for the nursery. Kerry enjoys her new office based role, but still helps out with the children on a regular basis.

 

Meet the Staff Team

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