Nursery Rhymes Team

Our great team of Early Years Educators are hugely important to the success of Nursery Rhymes in continuing to provide the best quality in childcare whilst being enthusiastic, caring, dedicated and highly trained.

A large number of our Nursery Practitioners have been part of the Nursery Rhymes Leicester team for many years. We have recently celebrated 3 of our team being with us for over 10 years!

All the team have been through an in depth selection process and are DBS checked. Many of our educators hold a Childcare NVQ Level 3 or higher including our Early Years Teacher.

Amberley
Baby Room Leader - Level 3

My favourite part of being an Early Years Educator is
Watching the children grow and reach their milestones. It's very rewarding to see the children start as babies and go through the nursery and eventually prepare for school.

My hobbies / interests are
I enjoy spending time with friends and family, cooking and working on my small business creating wax melts and candles.

Charlotte
Baby Room - Level 3

My favourite part of being an Early Years Educator is
Helping the children grow and learn. Each child achieves so much in such a short space of time and knowing that you've supported them along the way is so wonderful! It's also really rewarding to form close bonds with the children. 

My hobbies / interests are
At the weekend, I like spending time with family and friends, visiting cafés, going shopping or just spending time at home! I love baking and often make cupcakes or cookies, and am currently trying to perfect working with yeast. To relax, I enjoy doing some simple meditation and yoga with a good sheet mask! I'm also currently studying part time for a degree in Early Childhood.

Heeral
Baby Room - Level 3

My favourite part of being an early years educator is
I enjoy watching children developing in all areas on a daily basis. I enjoy entertaining children daily by doing lots of singing and dancing, reading stories to them by using the puppets. I enjoy doing different activities with them to see their development. I enjoy working with the young children it makes me happy and is unique.

My hobbies / interests are
Singing and entertaining young people.

Paige
Baby Room - Level 3

My favourite part of being an Early Years Educator is
Watching the children develop and start from the baby room and gradually move down to preschool then go to school.
Watching all the children develop in their own way.

My hobbies / interests are
My hobbies are baking. I like to bake cakes, muffins, cookies and full blown meals. Also I like to spend time with my family and friends.

Claire
Assistant Manager / Toddler Room Leader Level 3

My favourite part of being an early years educator is
I have always wanted to be involved and facilitate learning in the early years sector. It is such a great feeling to know that you are helping children to learn important developmental milestones and skills that will shape their futures. There is also nothing better than seeing children truly happy during play and sharing these moments with them.

My hobbies / interests are
In my own time, I love exploring the outdoors and going on country walks with my own family.

Preena
Toddler Room Leader - Level 3

My favourite thing about being a nursery practitioner is
being part of supporting the children's development and watching them thrive. I love being part of our big nursery family where we appreciate everyone as an individual. It is amazing to see the various ways the children explore and how they often give us new exciting ideas from their own unique way of learning and their own shared interests.

My hobbies / interests are
keeping fit, cooking, socialising with friends and family. I like to also read, listen to music and watch documentaries.

Chloe
Toddler Room - Level 3

My favourite part of being an early years educator is
The endless fun and laughter. It is very rewarding to be a part of the process of helping the children to achieve their full potential while at nursery.

My hobbies / interests are
Music and spending time practicing my musical instruments, spending time with my pets and family, helping out at my church group and musical theatre.

Evie
Toddler Room - Apprentice

My favourite part of being an early years educator is
Being able to support and shape young minds. Being with them on the journey of their learning is a wonderful experience and a brilliant job.

My hobbies / interests are
Spending time with my friends and family, helping out at my church and listening to music.

Klaudia
Toddler Room - Level 5

My favourite part of being an Early Years Educator is
Seeing how children thrive and absorb everything from the world around them. It is great to be part of their world, providing them with many exciting activities and seeing how fast they have learnt something new!

My hobbies / interests are
Exploring new recipes through cooking and baking, visiting various places whether it's a café or a walk through a park! I also love a good book and teaching my dogs new tricks!

Phoebe
Toddler Room - Level 3

My favourite part of being an Early Years Educator is
Every day is different, and it brings something new each day. It's lovely to see the children grow and develop throughout the years.

My hobbies / interests are
In my spare time I like to spend time with my friends and family. I also like to listen to music, and cook.

Sabrina
Toddler Room - Level 3

My favourite part of being an Early Years Educator is
Interacting with the children, watching them grow and develop into beautiful people and how they begin to talk and make me laugh.

My hobbies / interests are
Tasting new cuisines and socialising with friends/family

Stacey
Toddler Room - Level 3

My favourite part of being an Years Educator is
Watching children from a very young age grow and develop into wonderful characters. Building bonds with families, members of staff and the children.

My hobbies / interests are
Being creative by making hampers and gifts for family and friends. Spending time with family and friends.

Linda
Deputy Manager - Pre-School - Level 6

My favourite part of being an Early Years Educator is
Getting the unique opportunity to see how exciting and amazing the world is through the eyes of a child.

My hobbies / interests are
Exploring new places. Eating out. Spending time with my family.

Jasmine
Pre-School Leader - Early Years Teacher Status

My favourite part of being an Early Years Educator is
Watching the children learn and develop new skills everyday.

My hobbies / interests are
Going for walks, meditation, spending time with friends, family and cooking.

Emma
Pre-School - Level 3

My favourite part of being an Early Years Educator is
Watching the children develop their own unique personalities and how they make me smile everyday.

My hobbies / interests are
Shopping, exploring new places and cleaning.

Sian
Pre-School - Level 3

My favourite part of being an Early Years Educator is
Watching the children develop and learn new skills everyday!

My hobbies / interests are
Reading, cooking, doing puzzles, spending time with friends and family.

Rita
Secretary

Best part of being at Nursery Rhymes is to see the delightful children. I enjoy speaking with the parents and helping with any queries they may have.
I enjoy helping in the kitchen when required as I love to cook.
All the team and managers are fabulous which make you feel as being part of a great team.

Iain
Head Chef

Having worked in various restaurants, (including 3 Michelin star - Fat Duck) I very much enjoy being able to produce healthy, fresh meals for all the children each day.
I love that I can be a Chef whilst still being able to spend time with my family during evenings and weekends.

Karen
Nursery Manager (over 20 years experience, in Schools and Childcare)

I love to provide a home from home nursery where children are happy, loved and secure in their environment and where they can follow their individual interests and develop to their full potential.
I also enjoy getting to know all the families and supporting them to help their child to be effective and engaged learners, whilst  having lots of fun.
We are like one big family!

My hobbies / interests are
I help out with church activities, Music/ playing the piano. Spending time with my daughter/ family and friends.

Matthew
Nursery Director

Being part of the Nursery Rhymes team is very rewarding.
I enjoy many of the "behind the scenes jobs" such as finance and business sustainability. IT systems and our parent app - Famly, advertising and marketing including social media pages, website updates and SEO.
As the Early Years Schools Forum representative for nurseries in Leicester, I enjoy meeting many other nursery owners to share best practices to provide the best possible outcomes for both the children and our team.

My hobbies / interests are
I have been a season ticket holder at Leicester City for over 20 years, I enjoy walking, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Would you like to join our great team of Early Years Educators?

To view any current vacancies or to submit your CV, please click here.