Our Team

Who works at The Hadden Hill 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. 

Lisa

Lisa

Nursery Manager

 
I have been working in Early Years for over 20 years now and hold a degree as well as Early Years Professional Status. Children are my passion, I love watching them grow and develop and am a huge fan of getting messy! I am very proud of the team at Hadden Hill Nursery and what we offer, it really is a wonderful place for little people. When I'm not at the nursery I am kept very busy with my 6 year old Son. We love going out on walks and playing crazy golf! When I get the chance to relax you will find me curled up with a cuppa and my nose in a book. 
 
Bonnie

Bonnie

Deputy Manager and Preschool Room Leader

I've worked with children for over 10 years now and am a Qualified Nursery Nurse. I've a wide range of qualifications and experience including Level 1 swimming teacher, spending time supporting special needs children and caring for vulnerable children. I love the Hadden Hill Nursery and Preschool it's a wonderful place to work and the team are fantastic. Children are my passion and you'll find me full of energy running around the garden with them or doing fun activities that develop their enthusiasm for learning. In my spare time I love to explore and travel and enjoy city breaks and walking.

Abbie

Abbie

Assistant Deputy Manager and Tweenie Room Leader

I have worked with children for many years now and have been at the Hadden Hill nursery since 2013. I progressed from a trainee through to Assistant Deputy Manager and I simply love all things childcare! I am a big softy so the smallest of our children get lots of love and cuddles from me. I like exploring outdoor learning with the children and lots of messy play. I have a horse called 'Bug' who I love to ride outside work and I am a very caring person.

Vicki

Vicki

Baby Room Leader

Having gained my BA Honours in Early Education I have experience across all age groups but am a big softie and love working with the youngest children as I love my cuddles with the babies! Working at Hadden Hill Nursery is like being part of a close family and I enjoy spending time doing sensory activities and messy play both indoors and outside in our wonderful garden. Having relocated from Cornwall to Oxfordshire I have swapped beach walks for countryside rambling and its fantastic.

Emma

Emma

Preschool Assistant Room Leader

Since joining the team in 2014 for a temporary role I enjoyed working at the nursery so much I applied for a permanent position and was lucky enough to start working with the age group I adore which is where I am now the Assistant Room Leader. I love all things childcare and have a particular passion for caring for them as individuals, making sure they are all happy and well stimulated. I have recently been learning about children with difficulties and it is fast becoming a new passion of mine to be creative in my planning and include all of our children, in everything we do.

Debbie

Debbie

Nursery Cook

I love cooking and it makes me so happy when the children have enjoyed my food and lots of empty plates come back to my kitchen.  I have four children and seven grandchildren which keep me very busy as I am very family orientated and love to help take care of everyone. My family will tell you that I make the best quiche in the world but I do love cooking all sorts of dishes for anyone who needs feeding! I worked in a care home perviously but it's wonderful to get to cook interesting food from all over the world with lovely fresh ingedients and encourage young palates to like a wide variety of tasty nutritious home cooked food and help the children to flourish and grow into strong, healthy youngsters.