Our Wonderful Staff
We have a team of loyal, long-term staff who are willing to go that extra mile. As soon as you join the nursery you will be allocated an experienced Key person who will be responsible for your child. That means you’ll have a single point of contact to discuss your child’s development, diet, health or any other issues on a daily basis.
We have a 99% qualified staff team in childcare (the legal requirement is 50%). Our staff also attend courses in First Aid, Health and Safety, Food and Hygiene, as well as additional short courses. All our staff undergo regular police and health checks to ensure they are eligible to work with children.
Carol Yala-Hutchinson – Nursery Manager
Carol is the mother hen making sure the kids are happy and the nursery is running smoothly. With two grown children, a grandson of her own and 30 years experience in childcare, she is a wealth of information and the back bone of the nursery, ensuring it is a centre of excellence and allowing children to be children!
Diploma in Pre-School Practice, NVQ Level 3 Early Years, NVQ Level 3 Management, Safeguarding Responsibilities, Fire Marshall, COSHH, First Aid, Food Hygiene and several short courses
Nicola Hutchinson – Deputy Manager
Nicola has been with Learning Ladders for 16 years. She loves writing songs and children’s stories. Nicola loves extreme sports and can often be found throwing herself out of an airplane at the weekend (with a parachute!). Nicola also has responsibility for the Curriculum and Behaviour Management.
Foundation Degree, NVQ Level 3 Early Years, Safeguarding Responsibilities, First Aid, Food Hygiene, COSHH, Fire Marshall and several short courses throughout the year
Toyin has been with Learning Ladders for 18 years and currently works part-time due to the birth of her second daughter, who now attends Learning Ladders.
NVQ Level 3 Early Years, Safeguarding Responsibilities, First Aid, Food Hygiene, COSHH, Fire Marshall and several short courses throughout the year
Maria Jakins – Cook
Maria joined Learning Ladders a year ago as our in-house cook. With over 28 years experience, she can make anything from scratch.
Food Hygiene Level 2