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The team is highly skilled, friendly and most of all passionate about what they do, making the nursery a truly special place for your child. The nursery currently employs seven members of staff working directly with the children plus an administrator. The leader is trained to a level 6 standard achieving a BA in Childhood studies. 1 staff member has Early Years Teacher Status, 1 staff member holds a level 6 qualification, 1 holds level 5, 3 hold level 3 qualifications in childcare.

All staff members are first aid trained and have attended Early Years Foundation Stage training. All staff attend regular relevant courses arranged through:

  • The revised EYFS

  • Characteristics of effective learning

  • Early intervention courses

  • Signing for children with SEN

  • Making story time magical

  • Early phonics

  • Numicon- a teaching strategy to gain understanding of mathematical concepts

  • Establishing Effective Partnerships with Parents

  • Equality and Diversity

  • Loose parts and natural play

  • Health & Safety

  • Food Safety

  • Promoting positive behaviour

  • Quality learning journeys.


Meet the team

Hannah Morton

Nursery Manager,​ Safeguarding Lead, BA(hons) Early Years 

Melanie Walker

Deputy Manager – NVQ level 3, Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Nicola Pearce 

Nursery Administrator 

Katy Cranston

Nursery Practitioner, BA Early Years 

Mrs Wright 

Nursery Practitioner, Foundation degree Early Years 

Sarah Collins

Nursery Practitioner, Early Years Teacher Status 

Helen Rowlands

Nursery Practitioner, NVQ level 3 

Mrs ​O'Hara 

Nursery Practitioner, Early Years Teacher Status 

What our customers are saying

Clifton Village Nursery has made my child feel welcomed and secure after transitioning from a Private Day Care Nursery. She is now thriving in this child-lead learning environment and looks forward to attending the nursery. As a parent it is such a relief to see my child skip along in to Nursery and wave good bye with a smile.

Linda Brown, Parent

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