Cath – Managing Director

Qualifications – BSc (Hons) in Psychology, NVQ Level 3 in Child Care.

I set up Small wonders in 1996 and haven’t looked back since. My two children attended the nursery themselves, since then they have grown up but often come back to visit. My youngest Daughter now works for Small Wonders. I feel hugely privileged to have been a part of so many children’s early years and look forward to many more years to come.

Kerry – Small Wonders Manager

Qualifications; Level 5 leadership management, BTEC National diploma level 3

I have worked at small wonders since 2003 where I first began as an apprentice. I have then worked my way up from Practitioner to Manager in 2019. I work in all age groups but in the most recent years I have mainly been based in the Pre-School. I am passionate about providing a stimulating, safe and engaging environment allowing all children to thrive and develop. I love to build positive and long-lasting relationships with both parents/carers and children. Seeing the children develop over their time at Small Wonders is what makes this job so fulfilling and rewarding.

Emma – Small Wonders Too Manager

Qualifications; Level 3 in Child Care, I am the Safeguarding lead, Special Educational Needs Coordinator.

I first started working at Small Wonders in September 2002 as an apprentice. After being deputy for 9 years I became Manager at Small Wonders Too in 2018. I have three children all of whom attended  Small Wonders and now attend the Holiday Club. I love working in preschool, in particular I love getting each child ready for their next step of moving on to school. I am passionate about helping the children develop their numeracy skills from counting all the way to simple addition.

Leanne

Qualifications – BSc (Hons) in Psychology, NVQ Level 3 in Child Care.

I am a mother myself to two children both who are now at school. My journey in childcare started when I first left school completing an apprenticeship in childcare at 15 years old. I have worked at Small Wonders since 2018. I am based in the Under Two’s. My main passion is working with children at the beginning of their learning. Seeing a child develop from non-verbal cues to beginning to form words is so rewarding. I have always enjoyed caring for children and forming strong bonds with them throughout their time at nursery. Each child becomes a part of my time at work and I love that I become a part of their learning journey. 

Emma S

Qualifications: BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Child Care

I have worked at small wonders since 2017. I have always been motivated to help children learn and develop. I have a close family and grew up spending a lot of time with my nephew which is where my passion for childcare came from. I am most passionate about working with 2’s and under. I love how you are able to have such an impact on the early formative years of a child. I enjoy reading and spending time with the children in the story corner.

Shannon W – Pre School Room Leader

Qualifications; NVQ Level 3.

have worked for Small Wonders since September 2016! I started off as cover for maternity leave and I haven’t left since, its such a welcoming and homely environment to work in. I love watching the children learn and grow every day. My passion is literacy which has led me to become the Pre-School Room Leader. I love looking at letters of the alphabet with the children, teaching them what each letter is. We often spend afternoons finding words and objects which start with the letter of the day. I also enjoy writing with the children and seeing them learn how to form letters within their names. There’s nothing better than seeing the accomplishment of the children when they learn how to write their name.

Emily S

Qualifications; NVQ level 2 and 3

I have worked at Small Wonders since I finished high school in 2016. I started off as an apprentice and have worked here ever since. I have completed several different courses to enhance my child care skills to provide the highest level of care I can. I have worked across all ages in the setting and currently I am based in Under Two’s. I enjoy working with children at such a crucial age in their development as I feel this is where the most impact on their learning journey can be made. I also love seeing how each individual child progresses and learns throughout their time at nursery. I am always trying to find new ways to be creative in both in and out of work.

Grace – Operations Manager

Qualifications; BSc (Hons) Psychology

I have worked at Small Wonders since 2019 where I started as a Nursery Practitioner working up to becoming Operations Manager. I have a key interest in Special Educational Needs. Every child is unique and special, and this is even more so the case for children with additional needs. I am passionate about ensuring that there are resources and equipment available that will inspire these children to develop.

Chantelle

Qualifications; I have completed my level 3 in childcare as well as a my NCFE Level 2 in equality and diversity

I have worked at Small Wonders since 2013. I have one son who attended the nursery from being a baby to going to school and he now often attends the holiday club. I am passionate about ensuring all children in my care have equal opportunities to learn and grow. I am based in two’s and under which is where I feel my strengths fit best. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a child begin to speak. I love playing a pivotal role in a child’s early communication.