Vicky qualified as a Teacher in Wales in 2007 specialising in Early Years. She joined Rye Primary as Early Years Lead in 2014 and leads the school Village Project. Vicky teaches across foundation and loves her days in Minnows classroom. Her other responsibilities include running the moderation groups for the EYFS in the area and coordinating the local Early Years Hub for Excellence. Vicky is currently completing her NPQML qualification.
Nursery Supervisor and SENCO
Katie has worked at Pugwash since 2009, and is the Nursery Supervisor. Katie is the Designated Safeguarding Lead, SENco and a key person. She passed her NVQ 3 Children's Care Learning and Development in 2011. Katie is currently studying for a Foundation Degree in Early Years Education and Play Work. Katie has also completed a Makaton training programme.
Senior Nursery Practitioner
Fran has worked at Pugwash Nursery since 2003. Fran is a Senior Practitioner and steps up in Katie's absence. Fran is also a Designated Safeguarding Lead, key person and health and safety coordinator. She qualified in 2008 with her NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education. Fran's area of interest is Math's. Fran has also completed a Makaton training programme.
Katie has worked at Pugwash since 2002. She is an experienced practitioner working as a Key Person. She qualified in 2002 with a BTEC National Diploma in Early Years. Katie has an interest for developing early literacy focusing on Phase One phonics. Katie leads on our health and self care development. Katie has also completed a Makaton training programme,
Trish has been a member of staff since 2007 and qualified in a City & Guilds Level 2 in Children and Young People's Workforce in 2012. Trish now works 2 days a week and loves interacting with the children, she has a passion for creative learning activities.
Sophie joined us in 2016. Sophie has completed her NVQ Level 2 training and is currently working towards her NVQ Level 3 certificate. Sophie is a Key Person and has a passion for music and movement. Sophie runs Balancability sessions within the nursery and is also working towards her Level 3 Forest School Training.
Michaela joined us in 2016 with her Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Early Years Education. Michaela is a Key Person and is leading the Integrated Progress Review for 2 year olds. Michaela has completed her Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Early Years Education and is currently working towards her BA Hons in Early Childhood Education and Care. Michaela enjoys messy play and her experience with primary aged children enables her to support transition for our school leavers. Michaela has also completed a Makaton training programme.
Carly joined us in September 2016. She is an experienced childminder with a passion for the outdoors. She is a key person and leads our outdoor provision. Carly has completed her NVQ Level 2 Training and is working towards her NVQ Level 3 Certificate. Carly also runs Balancability sessions within the nursery and is currently working towards her Level 3 Forest School Training.
Lena started with us in 2018 and has many years experience working in childcare. Lena has recently completed her NVQ Level 3. Lena is a Key Person and enjoys helping the children develop their maths and writing skills.
Lily is our nursery apprentice and started her training with us in 2017. Lily attends college 1 day a week and is working towards her NVQ Level 3. Lily enjoys sensory and craft activities. Lily has also completed a Makaton training programme.