Introducing Our Team

Here are the people that turn our community in to something special. They work both indoors and outdoors in our free flowing space providing exceptional care and enjoyment to all the children everyday.

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Kerry Fellowes

Nursery Manager 

Manager - Kerry Fellowes

Contact - 01909 530932

Email - welbeckmanager@childfirstwelbeck.co.uk

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Sophie

Nestlings

Practitioner

Age 0-1yrs

Hi, my name is Sophie, and I am based in the Nestlings space. I am level 3 qualified in childcare.  My favourite thing about working in Nestlings is seeing the babies develop and grow!

In my spare time I enjoy taking my dog our for nice walks, going to concerts, listening to music, and spending time with my boyfriend and friends.

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Emma

Hatchlings

Practitioner

Age 0-1yrs

My name is Emma, I work in Hatchling ‘Space. I am a qualified level 3 practitioner and I have worked in childcare for 15 plus years. I have 3 children 2 boys and 1 girl. I enjoy spending time with my family when I am not at work.

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Phoebe

Fledglings

Practitioner

Age 2-3yrs

My name is Phoebe I work in the Fledgling’s space, looking after 2-3 years old. I enjoy helping children grow and learn through play. I am a qualified level 5 early years practitioner.

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Stacey

Fledglings 

Practitioner

Age 2-3yrs

Hi, my name is Stacey.  I have a level 3 qualification in childcare.  I have been working at Child First Welbeck for 3 years and in that time, I have worked with ages 2-5 years old.  I am currently working in the Fledglings space with Megan and Craig. I have a fiancé and a son who is 1 call Reuben.  In my spare time I love making memories with my family.

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Niamh

Roosters

Team Supervisor

Age 3-5yrs

Hello, my name is Niamh, and I am a level 3 qualified nursery nurse.  I have recently joined the Child First team as a Team Supervisor.  I enjoy helping children grow and develop through their experiences at nursery.

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Emma Passmore

Roosters

Space Leader

Age 3-5yrs

Hi, my name is Emma.  I have a BTEC Level 3 in Early Years.  I have 15 years’ experience within the early years sector; ranging from private day cares, NHS nurseries to private nannying.  I have looked after all age ranges, working and leading baby, toddler and pre-school spaces.

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Louise

Roosters

Practitioner

Age 3-5yrs

My name is Louise and I have worked with preschool children for 20 years.  For 16.5 years it was with children with additional needs.  I qualified as an NVQ level 3 in early years care and education practitioner.  Family time is extremely important to me, and it’s fantastic that we have just had a new addition to ours; Elijah Daniel who is extremely scrummy. 

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Leah

Roosters

Space Practitioner

Hi, my name is Leah, I have a double level 3 health and social care qualification and have worked in childcare within private nurseries for the last 8 years.  I love working in childcare because no day is ever the same and we learn from the children as much as they learn from us!

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Giveny

Administration Support

Giveny Garton

Contact - 01909 530932

Email - admin@childfirstwelbeck.co.uk

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Ellie

Nestlings

Practitioner

Age 1-2yrs

Hi, my name is Ellie and I work in the Nestlings space.  I have a level 3 qualification and have worked in childcare for 4 years.  My favourite bit about my job is thinking of new, creative activities to do with the babies. In my spare time, I play badminton for Derbyshire Senior County and enjoy spending time with friends and family.

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Courtney

Hatchlings

Team Supervisor

Age 1-2yrs

My name is Courtney, I am a Team Supervisor and I work in the Nestling and Hatchlings spaces.  I am a qualified level 4 Early years practitioner.  I love my job helping children to develop their skills through play.  I work alongside other staff in my team to provide a caring and safe environment for the children here at Child First Welbeck. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and my cats.

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Megan

Fledglings

Space Leader

Age 2-3yrs

Hi, my name is Megan, I have a level 3 qualification in childcare.  I have 13 years’ experience in childcare working with children aged 2-5 years.  I have worked at Child First Welbeck for 4 years and I am currently working in the Fledglings space (2-3 years) as a Space Leader.

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Craig

Fledglings

Practitioner

Age 2-3yrs

My name is Craig, and I am a fully qualified level 3 early years practitioner.  I recently resat my English GCSE and passed with a grade 6.  My interests include DJing, magic and being silly when it comes to my interaction with the children. 

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Hannah

Roosters

Practitioner

Age 3-5yrs

My name is Hannah.  I have worked within childcare for 12 years.  I started in outdoor pursuits centres, then worked in nurseries and primary schools.  I work for Child First 2 days per week, usually on a Monday and Wednesday in the Roosters preschool space.  I hold a level 3 and 4 in childcare, including an assessor’s qualification at level 3. In my spare time I enjoy meeting friends and family and going for long walks.

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Lauren

Roosters

Practitioner

Age 3-5yrs

My name is Lauren, I have a BA honours in childhood studies.  When I am not at work, I am a scout leader for my local group.  I have been involved in the movement for 16 years.  In the summer of 2019, I went and worked on the world scout Jamboree where there were 56,000 young people from 150 countries.  When I am not scouting or at work, I am either at the gym or out in the hills walking in the outdoors – I love getting muddy!!

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Storm

Roosters

Space Practitioner

My name is Storm, and I am Level 4 advance childcare and management qualified.  I have over 5 years’ experience within childcare.  I am currently new to Child First Welbeck, and I am working in the Chicks and Roosters preschool space. I love family time and swimming lessons with my little boy.

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Ian

Chef

Ian cooks and prepares all of our delicious meals.