Our staff

Manager/Play Leader/Key Worker -  Nicola Wood

Nicola has a Bachelor of Education (Hons) degree in Primary Education: Early Years / Key Stage 1. This is a Level 7 qualification, which means she can look after up to 13 children aged 3 and over, or 4 children aged 2 – 3. 

Additional qualifications:

  • Special Educational Needs Joint Initiative Training (University of Gloucestershire/ University of London’s Institute of Education)

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer

  • Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

  • CIEH Level 2 Health and Safety

Nicola has also attended local training courses for Makaton, Inclusivity & Diversity and Creative Curriculum. 

Deputy manager/ Key Worker - Jade Sturt

Jade has a Level 3 qualification in working with Children and Young People plus other qualifications in supporting teaching and learning in schools, health and nutrition.  Jade has previously worked at Slimbridge Primary School, Little Otters Pre-school in Slimbridge and Nibley House Nursery in North Nibley. 

Additional qualifications:

  • Paediatric First Aid

Jade has also attended local courses for Makaton, managing pre-school behaviour, engaging boys in the EYFS and special educational needs.

Bank staff (occasional)

We have a couple of fantastic bank staff who can be called on when needed – but we are always looking for more. If you could help please let us know.



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