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The Nursery comprises of a small team of experienced and dedicated staff.

 

Lauren Smith (Nursery Manager)

Lauren is CACHE Level Three qualified, with several years experience working across the Early Years. Lauren also has one primary aged child at the school. Lauren’s exceptional organisational skills ensure the smooth running of the Nursery on a daily basis. Lauren’s planned activities are specially formulated for our two-year-olds, ensuring all ages are catered for at our Nursery. She leads on ICT within Nursery, ensuring both staff and children are using current apps to enhance learning and teaching. Lauren is also our lead First Aider and keeps us all safe through thorough risk assessments and individual care plans.

 

Yasmin Lynes (Deputy Nursery Manager) 

Yasmin is a passionate early years professional, with a Cache Level 3 in Early Years, and over seven years experience of working with young children. She has a Masters Degree in 'Sustainable Development Advocacy', and so is enthusiastic about engaging children in the natural world. Yasmin can be found mixing mud pies, hammering things together, building forts or hunting for fairies. She is also addicted to children's literature and encouraging children to fall in love with books at an early age. Yasmin is very pleased to have been promoted to Deputy Manager. She promises to create engaging and stimulating ideas to help each child reach their potential.

Yasmin is a proud mummy to her beautiful daughter Grace, who is 8 years old. Both can normally be found up or tree, reading stories or digging their garden.   

  

Charlie Rankin  (Nursery Assistant)

Charlie has lived in Cradley all her life and has recently studied a Diploma of Art at Hereford College. Charlie enjoys the Expressive Arts and Design area, especially being creative with the children in Nursery. She also has two nephews at Cradley School. Charlie loves the outdoors and is often found walking her dog Buster around the village. In her spare time, Charlie has an interest in photography, and specialises in children's photography.  

 

Carol Maddock (Nursery Assistant)

Carol is an experienced early years practitioner with a Level 3 qualification in Early Years. Carol also holds a Level 4 primary school teaching support qualification. Carol enjoys the specific curriculum areas of mathematics and literacy and loves encouraging the children in these subjects. Carol also enjoys Forest School and holds a Level 2 RHS qualification in Horticulture. Carol has two primary aged children who take up much of her spare time but she does love to read in any time she has free.

 

Students/Class People:

At Cradley Nursery we are mentors for a wide variety of students ranging from those at College to Student Teachers at University. We work closely with Worcester University to be an excellent provider of Early Years mentoring, working collaboratively to share in outstanding practice. 

 

Value of the Month

COOPERATION

Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labour.  For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion.

Ecclesiastes 4:9 & 10

Chosen by Miss Richardson (Class 3 student)

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to:

Nursery:

 Harry & Jake

Class 1

 Harry & Jacob G

Class 2

 Luke & Rudi

 Class 3

 Henry & Bryn

 Class 4

 Eve & Olivia

Class 5

 All of year 6

All school children

Well done to all of you!

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