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who works at The Culham Science Centre Nursery & Preschool?

Our children spend their time with caring and gentle adults who are fun to be around and who genuinely love being with them.  Our nursery staff know all the children really well.  All our staff are well qualified for their role.  Everyone is trained in first aid and safeguarding. All our staff are encouraged and supported in further training in general childcare and in more specialised areas such as Special Educational Needs and also in practical skills like food hygiene. 

Read on and meet some key members of the team!


Nursery Manager

Hi I've been working here for over 10 years and I love the nursery. I have worked in childcare and teaching for a number of years now and hold a foundation degree in Early Years as well as a masters degree in Early Years.  I'm very proud of the nursery - I'm always striving to implement the very best practice in the nursery and am lucky enough to have an oustanding team supporting me (and it's fantastic that Ofsted agreed in their  inspections in both 2012 and 2015).  Outside of work I'm an avid gardener and cook and love to watch formula 1 or spend time with my husband and stepchildren.


Deputy Manager

I'm Deputy Manager and oversee all of the two year olds at the nursery as this is my specialism. I'm also Room Leader of our Wombles and Tweenies. I'm a qualified Nursery Nurse and have worked at the nursery for 13 years now and I love my job!  It's fantastic to get to spend my days with such lovely children and I find it very rewarding. Outside of work I love to spend time with my family, especially my young niece, and I'm a huge spectator sport fan and love to go watch live sport such as tennis at the O2, football, athletics and live shows such as Strictly Come Dancing. 


Assistant Deputy Manager -Nursery

I'm a qualified Nursery Nurse and Room Leader, I also manage both Baby Rooms. I have been at the nursery working in the baby rooms for 8 years having first come here for my college placement in 2006 so babies are definitely my area of expertise. I love working at this nursery and the baby rooms are really rewarding as the children make such amazing progress during their time with me and it's lovely to be a part of that.


Upper Pre-school Room Leader

I'm a qualified Teacher from Portugal and have been at the nursery for 3 years now. I love doing exciting science experiments with the children and teaching them through fun activities. When I am not at the nursery I love to bake and cook for my husband and friends.


Assistant Deputy Manager - Preschool

I've worked in childcare now for over 5 years and I love children! I enjoy working alongside the preschoolers and finding out what they know, think and enjoy so that I can create lots of  fun activities for them. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog Dexter, watching movies, reading and of course shopping! I also love to travel.