We are very proud of our Nursery staff and the very high standards that they achieve. Staff are recruited very carefully so as to ensure that we have a full age range as well as both male and female nursery nurses. Staff Appraisal and Staff Development is an important part of ensuring that we achieve the highest standards of childcare provision and up to date approaches. In addition to having the right staff we also have a very high retention rate with very few staff leaving the company other than to retire. All staff are renowned for their full commitment to the children.

Alison Thomson Owner of the Spinney Day Nursery Ltd

Alison Thomson
Owner of the Spinney Day Nurseries
Alison is the Nursery owner and has been a teacher of special needs, working for Cheshire for over thirty years. She has an Honours degree in Education and has a real passion for quality childcare.



Kate Karter
Officer in Charge of Hoole Village
Kate has worked at the Spinney for the last 7 years and has become the Officer-in-Charge having previously been the Deputy Officer. She has led the nursery through an excellent Ofsted inspection and has a number of new and very exciting initiatives which includes a number of pastoral initiatives. Kate is qualified to NVQ Level 4 Nursery Management and has an additional Level 3 in EYFS in practice, having already gained qualifications in After School Care, First Aid, Food Management. She has also completed a foundation degree in Early Years Studies.

Deputy Officer in Charge of Hoole Village

Emma is our Deputy Officers-in-Charge and has been with us for many years. Emma holds qualifications in NVQ Level 3, First Aid and also NVQ Level 4 in Childcare, Learning and Development. Emma is also our DSCO.




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