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                                          Est. 1989             


Our Staff -
Over  208 years  combined experience in Child Care
    


Staff Qualifications
              
 

Mandy Gore: Director/ Manager             

28.5 years’ experience all at Mathern Day Nursery

Courses completed

  • CMI level 5 in Management and Leadership

  • Recruiting and managing people

  • Marketing management

  • Risk assessments

  • NVQ level 3 in Childcare and early years

  • Understanding Autism

  • Child Protection

  • Brave boys and behaviour

  • Employment legislation

  • Self evaluation

  • Early years safety course

  • An introduction to Children’s rights

  • Emergency First Aid at Work

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Epipen training

  • Food hygiene Level 2

  • HACCP

  • Play work Foundation

  • Take 10 for Play

  • Epilepsy Awareness

  • Level 2 safeguarding training

  • Level 2 allergy awareness training

  • Prevent training
     


Tamsin Higgs: Deputy Manager      

10 years’ experience, 8 years at Mathern Day Nursery

Courses completed

  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s care, Learning & Development

  • Cache level 3 in childcare and early years

  • Child Protection

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Emergency first aid

  • Looking at schemas

  • Infection control

  • Food hygiene level 2

  • Speech and Language

  • Reading and Writing

  • Makaton

  • Epilepsy Awareness

  • Level 2 safeguarding training

  • Level 2 allergy awareness training

  • Nutrition and oral health

  • Behaviour management

  • Fire safety awareness

  • Use of fire extinguishers

  • PPE training

  • Health and safety awareness

  • Manual handling

  • Bullying & Harassment in the workplace

  • COSHH awareness

  • Hand hygiene

  • Prevent training
     

Lisa Wicks: Room Leader                     

16.5 years’ experience all at Mathern Day Nursery

Courses completed

  • NNEB

  • ILM level 3 in first line management

  • Child Protection

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Food hygiene

  • Outdoor play

  • Speech and Language

  • Makaton

  • Epilepsy Awareness

  • Level 2 allergy awareness training

  • Level 2 keeping baby in mind (infant mental health)

  • Fire safety awareness

  • Use of fire extinguishers

  • PPE training

  • Health and safety awareness

  • Manual handling

  • Bullying & Harassment in the workplace

  • COSHH awareness

  • Hand hygiene

  • Welsh

  • Prevent training

 

Ceri Bailey: Room Leader                    

14.5 years’ experience all at Mathern Day Nursery

  • Courses completed

  • BA Honours Primary Initial Teacher Education

  • Child Protection

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Food Hygiene

  • Foundation phase training

  • Reading and Writing

  • ESDGC

  • Epilepsy Awareness

  • Level 2 safeguarding training

  • Level 2 allergy awareness training

  • Fire safety awareness

  • Use of fire extinguishers

  • PPE training

  • Health and safety awareness

  • Manual handling

  • Bullying & Harassment in the workplace

  • Early years physical literacy

  • Early years safety course

  • COSHH awareness

  • Hand hygiene

  • Confident communicators

  • Foundation Phase

  • FPP Training

  • Tennis for early years

  • Prevent training

 

 
 

Gillian Nelmes: Room Leader

14.5 years’ experience, 3 at Mathern Day Nursery

Courses completed

  • NVQ level 4 in management

  • CACHE level 3 Diploma in Child Care and education

  • Child protection

  • Level  2 award in food safety

  • Level 2 award in paediatric first aid

  • Emergency first aid at work

  • Use of Fire extinguishers

  • Personal protective equipment

  • Ladders and step ladders training

  • Hand hygiene

  • COSHH awareness for employees

  • Bullying and harassment in the workplace

  • Level 2 allergy awareness training

  • Fire safety awareness

  • Use of fire extinguishers

  • PPE training

  • Health and safety awareness

  • Manual handling

  • COSHH awareness

  • Hand hygiene

  • Prevent training
     



Sharon Hardy: Nursery Assistant / ALN co / After School Club Leader 
Sharon Hardy - Mathern Day Nursery

26 years’ experience, 9 at Mathern Day Nursery

Courses completed

  • Diploma in Advanced additional needs

  • NNEB

  • Child protection level 2

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • First Aid at Work

  • JAFF & TAF

  • Epipen training

  • Asthma

  • Fire Marshal

  • Health & Safety

  • Manual Handling

  • Focus on Food

  • Nature Zone

  • Epilepsy Awareness

  • Level 2 allergy awareness training

  • Speech & Language

  • P.E.C.S. training (communication)

  • B.E.S.D. Global delay

  • Cerebal palsy awareness

  • Signing

  • Fire safety awareness

  • Use of fire extinguishers

  • PPE training

  • Health and safety awareness

  • Manual handling

  • Bullying & Harassment in the workplace

  • COSHH awareness

  • Hand hygiene

  • Welsh

  • Prevent training

 

Janine Watkins: Nursery Assistant             

13.5 years all at Mathern Day Nursery

Courses completed

  • NVQ level 4 in childcare and early years

  • Cache level 3

  • Child Protection

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Food hygiene

  • Foundation Phase training

  • Developing children’s learning through physical activity

  • Special Educational needs

  • Story sacks

  • Welsh level 2

  • Speech and Language

  • Reading and Writing

  • ESDGC

  • Epilepsy Awareness

  • Level 2 allergy awareness training

  • Fire safety awareness

  • Use of fire extinguishers

  • PPE training

  • Health and safety awareness

  • Manual handling

  • Story sacks

  • Self evaluation

  • Bullying & Harassment in the workplace

  • COSHH awareness

  • Hand hygiene

  • Welsh

  • Prevent training

 

Claire Harris: Nursery Assistant                 

10 years’ experience, 7 years at Mathern Day Nursery

Courses completed

  • CACHE Diploma in childcare and education

  • BTEC Diploma level 2 in health and social care

  • Child Protection

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • First Aid at Work

  • Food hygiene level 2

  • Health and safety

  • Child safety

  • Maths, here, there, everywhere

  • Block play

  • Introduction to Welsh language and culture

  • Basic counseling

  • Story sacks

  • Makaton

  • Epilepsy Awareness

  • Level 2 allergy awareness training

  • Fire safety awareness

  • Use of fire extinguishers

  • PPE training

  • Health and safety awareness

  • Manual handling

  • Bullying & Harassment in the workplace

  • COSHH awareness

  • Hand hygiene

  • Foundation Phase

  • FPP Training

  • Prevent training
     

 

Jessica Jones: Nursery Assistant

 7 years experience, 3 at Mathern Day Nursery

Courses completed

  • Level 3 NVQ in Children's Care, Learning and Development

  • BA Hons in primary studies

  • Diploma in higher education primary studies (QT status)

  • Child protection

  • NVQ level 2 in Customer services

  • Food hygiene

  • Mark making

  • Level 2 allergy awareness training

  • Fire safety awareness

  • Use of fire extinguishers

  • PPE training

  • Health and safety awareness

  • Manual handling

  • Bullying & Harassment in the workplace

  • COSHH awareness

  • Hand hygiene

  • Welsh

  • Level 3 childcare

  • First aid

  • Prevent training

 


 

Dawn Adams: Nursery Assistant / After School Club Deputy

18.5 years’ experience, 14.5 at Mathern Day Nursery

Courses completed

  • Play worker Level 3

  • LSW

  • PPA

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Epilepsy training

  • Learning through play

  • Child Protection

  • Welsh

  • Food safety

  • Prevent training

 

 

 

 

 




 

Kathleen Deveuve: Nursery Assistant

21 years’ experience, 1.5 at Mathern Day Nursery

Courses completed

  • Early years child development level 2

  • Health & safety

  • First aid

  • Food safety level 2

  • Safeguarding

  • Child protection

  • Multi-cultural workshop

  • Development Matters

  • Allergy awareness

  • Prevent training

 

 

 



 

 

Megan Hawker: Nursery Assistant

2 years’ experience, 1.5 at Mathern Day Nursery

Courses completed

  • Working towards level 3 diploma in childcare

  • Food hygiene

  • Welsh

  • Child protection

  • First aid

  • Prevent training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Clarke: Nursery Assistant

2 years’ experience, 2 at Mathern Day Nursery

Courses completed

  • First aid

  • Child protection

  • Food hygiene

  • Welsh

  • Prevent training

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

Briahna Jones: Nursery Assistant

3 years’ experience, 2 at Mathern Day Nursery

Courses completed

  • Health & social care level 3

  • Level 2 food safety in catering

  • Emergency first aid at work

  • Incredible years training

  • Child protection

  • Welsh

  • Prevent training

 

 

 

 


 

 

Jade Goodwin: Nursery Assistant

2 years’ experience, 2 at Mathern Day Nursery

Courses completed

  • NVQ level 3 childcare

  • Food hygiene

  • Child protection

  • Paediatric first aid

  • Allergy awareness

  • Prevent training

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Aoife O'Neill: Nursery AssistantAoife O'Neill Mathern Day Nursery

1 years’ experience, 1 at Mathern Day Nursery


Courses completed

  • Cache diploma in childcare and education level 3

  • Communication skills level 2

  • Working with others level 3

  • Cache paediatric first aid

  • Cache food health and safety level 2

  • Child protection

  • Prevent training

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sian Hughes: Nursery AssistantSian Hughes - Mathern Day Nursery

 1 years’ experience, 1 at Mathern Day Nursery

Courses completed

  • Working towards a level 2 in childcare

  • First aid

  • Food hygiene

  • Allergy awareness

  • Prevent training


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Asta Ryman: Nursery Assistant

 7 years’ experience

Courses completed

  • Degree in social educator/social work

  • NVQ 3 Health and Social Care

  • Fluent in Lithuanian, Russian and English


 

 

 

 

 

Nicola Smith: Nursery Cook

10 years’ experience, 1 at Mathern Day Nursery

Courses completed

  • Level 2 food safety

  • Paediatric first aid

  • Health and safety in the workplace

  • Food allergy awareness

 

 

 

 

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