Aston University Nursery and Pre-School has a team of highly qualified and dedicated staff. Each of our Nursery Rooms are led by a Nursery Officer who along with the Nursery Business Manager and Deputy Nursery Manager make up the Senior Management Team. The Nursery Officers lead a team of experienced Nursery Carers, all of whom hold a relevant child care qualification of Level 2 or above. We also have two Nursery Apprentices that we are supporting to achieving their Level 3 childcare qualification. We employ a team of Casual Staff that are used to cover staff absences. As with the rest of the team, our casual staff are subject to our stringent vetting procedures. All potential staff go through our selection and recruitment procedures during which references are obtained and an Enhanced DBS Check carried out.
All staff complete Paediatric First Aid shortly after starting at the nursery and this is updated every three years. Practitioners also attend Safeguarding Training through Birmingham Early Years soon after commencing employment and renew this regularly. Aston University Nursery and Pre-School works closely with many other professionals within the early years sector who can provide advice, support and assistance to parents and practitioners when needed.
Nursery Business Manager: Donna-Marie Cooper
Deputy Nursery Manager and Designated Safeguarding Person: Dionne Rutty
Nursery Administrator: Recruitment underway
Acorn Room Nursery Officer: Diane Berrow
Maple Room Nursery Officer: Zara Osborne
Oak Room Nursery Officer: Michaela Bryan
SENCO and Behaviour Coordinator: Stephanie Lloyd and Hayley Groves.
Nursery Carers: Lauren Dunne, Mandy Stewart, Muriam Shafait, Stephanie Lloyd, Suki Sahota, Hayley Groves, Nichole Harrison, Kaleda Islam, Samantha Tucker, Angela Kailey, Alisha Tariq, Charlotte Ebanks, Sofia Kousar.
Nursery Apprentices: Sophie Rani.
Casual Staff: Joy Gera, Esther Boulton.