Children listening to story being read

Our Staff

At the Rocking Horse Day Nursery we pride ourselves with our staff retention which is vitally important.

It provides the babies and children with the continuity of care they need as a basis for development: each baby and child has their own key worker who works closely with parents/carers to establish the child’s individual needs.

Meet the team

We build positive relationships with outside professionals.

Together we can ensure that we are achieving the best outcomes for children.

The Rocking Horse Day Nursery is privately owned and managed by Julia Davies (S.R.N, R.S.C.N)

Children playing with rice

Lisa Designated Safeguarding Lead

Nursery & Baby Room Manager
NNEB July '93, Advanced Baby Practitioner Certificate, Level 3
Joined us in 1994

Julie Safeguarding Lead

Sunshine Group Leader (1-1.5 years)
NNEB April '01, Level 3
Joined us in 2004

Jennie Deputy Manager and Pre School Group Leader (3-4 years)

NNEB-July '97, BA Hons Early Year Education (First Class) June '14, Level 6, Joined us in 2008

Marie Raindrop Group Leader (1.5-2 years)

NNEB July '84, Level 3
Joined us in 1992

Donna Red Group Leader (2-3 years)

DCE July ‘08, Level 3
Joined us in 2008

Louise K Key Worker Sunshine Room

Foundation Degree in Early Years, Level 5
Joined us in 2012

Shannon Key Worker Raindrop Room

DCE July '08, Level 3
Joined us in 2008

Kate Key Worker Raindrop Room

NVQ Dec ’07, Level 3
Joined us in 1998

Brittany Key Worker Pre School Group

BTEC July ’18 Level 3 National Diploma in Children’s Play and Learning and Development
Joined us in 2018

Alessia Key Worker Baby Room

Understanding Behaviour Foundation Years Developing Quality Interaction Nov ‘17
Joined us in 2018

Jo Key Worker Pre School Group

Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies June ’16, Merit
Joined us in 2018

Liz Key Worker

Working towards BTEC Level 3 Early Years Educator
Joined us in 2016

Ellie Key Worker

BTEC Level 3 Early Years Educator July 16
Joined us in 2015

Michaela SENCO and Key Worker

BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Play
Joined us in 2018

Kelly Support Worker

BTEC Level 3 in Early Years
Joined us in 2019

Louise S Key Worker

NVQ level 3 Children’s Care Learning and Development
Joined us in 2019

Kim Nursery Administrator

Joined us in 2018

Rob Caretaker

Joined us in 2016

Agnieszka Dinner Lady

Joined us in 2018

Wendy House Keeper

Joined us in 2009

Lucy Cleaner

Joined us in 2014

NNEB: Nursery Nursing Educational Board, DCE: Diploma in Childcare and Education, NVQ: National Vocational Qualification

To ensure the smooth running at the nursery we employ on site cleaners, a gardener and maintence worker.