The staff at Meare Moles are dedicated, experienced, qualified, caring and fun! They work together as a very effective team to ensure that all children are safe, happy and having a wonderful time. Training is ongoing and staff development is a high priority – they are constantly in touch with new thinking in the field of child education and care.
We have a team of three permanent staff members, allowing us to provide a consistent support structure for the children. Each child will be allocated a ‘key person’ who will build positive relationships with the children in their groups to enable them to feel safe and secure, ensure their care and learning needs are met and regularly inform you about their progress within the areas of learning and development, in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Nicola Lynham is our playgroup manager and a Senior Practitioner who holds a Level 5 Foundation Degree in Early Years. Nickie is our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and Designated Safeguarding Lead(DSL). Nickie has been working at Meare Moles for over 16 years, prior to this she worked in a daycare nursery and a school reception class. She lives in Street with her partner, has three grown up sons and enjoys reading, walking her dog and gentle running!!
Rebecca Jenkins is a very experienced member of the team and has worked at Meare Moles for 13 years. She lives in the village of Meare with her husband and two children, so is a familiar face in the community. Becky has an extremely creative streak and enjoys cooking, craft and kayaking.
Kathryn Bickham holds a Level 3 Diploma For The Early Years Workforce. She lives in Street with her husband and four children and one of her hobbies is street dance.
All staff are paediatric first aid trained.
The staff are always available to chat and answer questions at the beginning and end of each session. Parents are encouraged to raise any concerning issues, and to pass on any information that affects their child, which will always be treated in the strictest confidence.
All our staff are first aid trained and have CRB and suitable person checks as required by Ofsted, with whom we are registered.