Our Team

We look forward to welcoming you to Brookside. 

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Melissa

Melissa, our Acting Manager, holds CACHE Diploma in Childcare & Education Level 3 She is our designated SENCO Officer as well as our Deputy Safeguarding Officer. "I have worked in the Childcare industry for over 12 years. I am passionate about building bonds with children and gaining trust as well as making a change in thier lives"  

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Jade

Jade, our Early Years Leader and part of the deputy manager team, holds CACHE Level 3 in Childrens Care, Learning & Development and FdA Early Years Practice Level 5. Jade is also one of our named safeguarding officers.  'I have worked in the Childcare industry for over 7 years. I am passionate about meeting childrens diverse needs as well as guiding children to reach their individual potential' 

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Gemma

Gemma, one of our Practitioner team, holds a BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies. 
"I have worked in the Childcare industry for over 3 years. I am passionate about inclusion and helping children achieve their highest potential"  

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Carole 

Carole, one of our Practitioner team, holds CACHE Level 2 in NVQ Children's Care Learning and Development. 
"I have worked in the Childcare industry for over 26 years, I really feel passionate about children exploring their creative side, and helping them learn new skills, but most important for them to have FUN!" 

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Isla (on maternity leave from October 2021)

Isla, one of our Practitioner team, holds CACHE Certificate in Early Years Education and Care Level 2. 
We look forward to welcoming her back to Brookside after her maternity leave. 

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Kelly (on maternity leave until October 2021)

Kelly, one of our Practitioner team, holds CACHE Diploma in Childcare & Education Level 3.  "I have been working in the childcare industry for over 6 years, I love to help children explore their imagination through play. I also love to encourage children to experience messy play feeling all different textures, the messier the better!" 

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Kerry

Kerry is one of our After school and Holiday Club Playworkers. 

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Hannah 

Hannah is our pre-school apprentice, studying towards her level 2 in childcare and education