Our team

Our staff are carefully chosen, not only for their professionalism, but because they really care about the wellbeing of our children and fit in with the St George’s ‘family’.

Each room has its own Senior Childcare Leader and Childcare Practitioner. To cover absences, we have a floating staff team and extra supply staff to support other team members wherever they are needed.

Our nursery practitioners provide a stimulating, engaging and caring environment for our children to have fun while they learn and develop. They are fully qualified to work with children, or have many years’ experience as nursery assistants, and most hold a current first aid certificate.

Nursery practitioners are trained in the following areas:

  • Safeguarding children (child protection)
  • Basic food hygiene
  • First aid

Childcare managers organise regular training and development plans to ensure everyone is up-to-date with the latest childcare practices. We also have a dedicated Special Needs Co-ordinator and Child Protection Leads who both attend regular training events and cluster meetings provided by the Local Authority.

All of our staff are committed to ensuring that our children are safe and happy and that their time with us is filled with play, learning, smiles and laughter.

The St George’s office can be found on the ground floor by the entrance.  There is always a member of staff available to answer questions and assist parents and staff alike.

Click on the link below to find out more about our Office team and who best to contact with your enquiry.

Office Newsletter

Office

Morgane
Business Manager

Morgane has been St George’s Business Manager since early 2016. She looks after the setting, making sure everything runs smoothly and that children, parents and staff are happy and contented.

Teresa
Childcare Manager

Teresa started with us in 1998, obtained a Diploma in Pre-School Practice and became manager of Little Dragons and The Out of Hours Clubs. Teresa has been a Childcare Manager since November 2015.

Kym
Specialist Childcare Professional

Kym has worked at ST Georges since 2009.  She started as a Room Leader and became Specialist Childcare Professional in 2015 after completing her BA Honours in Early Years.

Alison
Childcare Manager

Alison started working here in 2019 and became a Child Manager in 2024.  She has 2 daughters and a granddaughter.   She spends as much time as possible with her family.

Nikki
Deputy Childcare Manager

Nikki joined in February 2020 and has worked in childcare for 10 years. Nikki is also a trained social worker and her favourite activities are messy play and story time.

Pauline
Childcare Manager and Trustee

Pauline has been a childcare manager since 2010 and is now on the board of directors. She loves being with her grandsons and family, being in a local band and going out with friends.

Debs
Staff Development Lead

Debs joined St George’s in 2022. She had been an Early Years Advisor for WSCC and a Manager of a charity run pre-school. Debs was a Committee Member at St Georges when her daughters attended the pre-school.

Emma
Finance Manager

Emma joined the team in November 2022. She has worked in Finance for over 16 years, during which she has acquired a vast practical knowledge.  Outside of work Emma enjoys being with her family, socialising with friends and cooking.

Kate
Office Manager

Kate has an English degree and has worked as a PA to several Company directors across Kent, Surrey and London. She has two daughters who have both attended St George’s.

Amy
Fundraising Manager

Amy joined the team in 2022, following 8 years working in research for an international youth development charity. Amy has a degree in Anthropology and has two children who both attend St George’s.

Jo
Receptionist/ Admin Assistant

Jo joined the team in 2022. She previously worked as an events coordinator at the local Chamber of Commerce. She enjoys sports, walking and socialising.  Her daughters attended Little Dragons over 20 years ago.

Little Dragons

Gemma
Senior Childcare Leader

Gemma has worked at St Georges in various roles since 2004.  Both of Gemma’s daughters have enjoyed being at St George’s. She became SCL of Little Dragon in 2024.

Lynn Sharman
Lynn
Childcare Practitioner

Lynn started working in Little Dragons in September 2017, previously she was a teaching assistant in a primary school. She says St George’s is a very special place.

Paola
Childcare Practitioner

Paola previously worked as a teaching assistant in an infant school. She enjoys walking her dog, attending yoga classes and reading.

Claire
Childcare Practitioner

Claire started working at Little Dragons in September 2021. She has a daughter and two dogs called Harvey and Hunter. Shes loves spending time with her family, walking her dogs and going away in her campervan.

Liberty
Childcare Assistant

Liberty used to volunteer at St George’s and in September 2021 started to work here in Little Dragons and ASC. Her favourite things to do with the children include arts and crafts and story time!

Squirrels

Paige
Senior Childcare Leader

Paige studied childcare at college and did her placement at St George’s before joining as a staff member in 2012. She enjoys computer games and crime dramas.

Jessica Saunders
Jessica
Childcare Practitioner

Jessica works in Squirrels as lunch cover and in Afterschool and Holiday Club. She loves working in childcare because every day is different. She enjoys reading crime novels.

Alicia
Childcare Practitioner

Alicia has studied early years for 4 1/2 years and has always wanted to work with children. In her spare time, she is a budding historian, writer and actor.

Aimee
Childcare Practitioner

Aimee has recently qualified in Level 3 and her hobbies are painting and spending time with friends.

Leigh
Childcare Practitioner

Leigh joined in July 2021 for a new challenge as her own two children are older now. In her spare time she enjoys days out with her family or crafty things like making wax melts.

Ciara
Childcare Assistant

Ciara is currently training for her Level 3 in childcare and has always had a passion for working with children. In her spare time she learns how to play the piano and spends time with her friends.

Abi
Childcare Assistant

Abi likes to introduce the children to new books and watch them interact with the pictures.  In her spare time she is learning to drive.

Hedgehogs

Chanelle
Senior Childcare Leader

Chanelle completed her foundation degree in Early Years Education in 2019.  She loves to travel the world and see new places.

Steph Armstrong-Botley
Steph
Childcare Practitioner

Steph has been working at St George’s since 1994, she has been Childcare Assistant and Deputy Manager. She now works in all rooms of the nursery as a Support Childcare Practitioner.

Katie D
Childcare Practitioner

She received her Level 2 qualification in 2019 and is working towards her Level 3.  She loves seeing how fast children develop and seeing them learn new skills.

Darci
Childcare Assistant

Darci has had previous jobs in nurseries and St. George’s is the best so far! When at work her favourite thing to do is messy play with the toddlers. In her spare time she enjoy spending time with friends and family.

Zoe
Childcare Assistant

Zoe started in October 2022 and loves making the children laugh.  Zoe did A Level Art and enjoys sharing her passion for art with the chidlren.

Emma
Childcare Assistant

Emma joined us in the spring of 2023. She has opted for a career change and is currently raining for her Level 3 qualification. Both her children attend St George’s.

Mya
Childcare Assistant

Mya joined the team in Autumn 2023. She enjoys interacting with the children outside in the garden and encouraging their creativity with arts and crafts. Outside of work she loves reading and gaming.

Moles

Ellis
Acting Senior Childcare Leader

Ellis lives in Tunbridge Wells, in her spare time she enjoys baking and reading.

Andrew
Deputy Senior Childcare Leader

Andrew has been working in childcare since he was 16 and has recently gained his Level 3. In his spare time he enjoys days out with family and friends and loves the beach.

Charlie
Childcare Practitioner

Charlie has worked in childcare since 2017 and joined ST George’s in August 2023. Charlie is very active and been doing 1-2-1 pt sessions in boxing. She loves exploring new places with her family, friends and most of all her partner.

Sacha Carey
Sacha
Childcare Practitioner

Sacha completed a year long college placement in the baby room. She joined the team in 2013 and now loves her job in Moles.  She attended St George’s as a child.

Leanna
Childcare Practitioner

Leanna loves working in Moles because every day is full of laughter. In her spare time Leanna enjoys walks on the beach.

Sadie
Childcare Practitioner

She completed her placement for her Level 3 qualification at St George’s and started working in Moles in November 2022.  In her spare time she enjoys baking and spending time with her family.

Debbie L
Childcare Assistant

Debbie is a mum and has lived in Tunbridge Wells for 37 years. She enjoys reading, music and eating out. She has previously worked in insurance and retail and joined St.Georges as a Childcare Assistant for a new challenge.

Jo
Childcare Practitioner

Jo has worked in childcare since she left school and joined Moles at St George’s in 2023. She enjoys being a Key Person and building good bonds with her key children and their parents. Her interests are dog walks and music.

Mila
Childcare Assistant

Mila started working as lunch cover in September 2023. She loves reading and going for walks in nature as well as spending time with her family.

Anja
Childcare Assistant

Anja started in St George’s in October 2023, She enjoys talking her dog for a walk as well as listening to music and watching films.

Badgers

Nenita
Nenita
Senior Childcare Leader

Nenita started in Badgers in 2015. She became part of the management team in 2018 and as of January 2024 she leads the Badgers room.  She enjoys travelling, reading, gardening and spending time with her family.

Sue
Childcare Practitioner

Sue has started working as lunch cover in Badgers in February 2021, She used to work at a preschool for 11 years and has lots of experience with this age group.

Deniz
Childcare Practitioner

Deniz is Turkish and Bulgarian. She qualified in July 2022 and started at St George’s in the same month.  She loves spending time with her cat as well as travelling and seeing new places.

Lois
Childcare Practitioner

Lois finished her Level 2 and looks forward to studying for her Level 3.  Lois loves horse riding and going fishing with her partner.

Georgie
Childcare Practitioner

Georgie has been in childcare since 2015. She relishes the opportunity to plan and undergo physical activities with the children. In 2022 she completed London marathon and raised £2,368 for a children’s charity.

Otters

Lucy
Senior Childcare Leader

Lucy started her apprenticeship in 2017, qualified and became a Badgers team member. She moved to the Otters room when it opened in 2020. She lives with her family and in her spare time she enjoys photography.

Debbie
Senior Childcare Leader

Debbie joined St Georges in 2002.  She is the Senior Childcare Leader in our After School Club and Lunch cover in Badgers.

Janette Clevett
Janette
Childcare Practitioner

Janette joined Moles in 2014 and moved into Otters when it opened in 2020.  She enjoys spending time with friends and family.  Janette belongs to a motorbike club and likes touring and visiting British Heritage sites.

Jade
Childcare Practitioner

Jade loves working with children and watching them grow.  She has 2 horses and loves to ride them in her spare time.

Isobel
Childcare Practitioner

Isobel came straight to St George’s after getting her Diploma in Health and Social Care from college.  She enjoys spending time with the children and watching them develop.

After School Club

Debbie
Senior Childcare Leader

Debbie joined St Georges in 2002.  She is the Senior Childcare Leader in our After School Club and Lunch cover in Badgers.

Jessica Saunders
Jessica
Childcare Practitioner

Jessica works in Squirrels as lunch cover and in Afterschool and Holiday Club. She loves working in childcare because every day is different. She enjoys reading crime novels.

Liberty
Childcare Assistant

Liberty used to volunteer at St George’s and in September 2021 started to work here in Little Dragons and ASC. Her favourite things to do with the children include arts and crafts and story time!

Zoe
Childcare Assistant

Zoe started in October 2022 and loves making the children laugh.  Zoe did A Level Art and enjoys sharing her passion for art with the chidlren.

Holiday Club

Jessica Saunders
Jessica
Childcare Practitioner

Jessica works in Squirrels as lunch cover and in Afterschool and Holiday Club. She loves working in childcare because every day is different. She enjoys reading crime novels.

Support

Ellis
Acting Senior Childcare Leader

Ellis lives in Tunbridge Wells, in her spare time she enjoys baking and reading.

Roxanne Washburn
Roxanne
Childcare Practitioner

Roxanne has been working with children since 2000. She has a young daughter and likes listening to music and watching films. She has a Level 3 qualification in childcare.

Julia Bichard
Julia
Childcare Practitioner

Julia joined St George’s in 2008 and has had a variety of roles.  She is now part of our support team, helping in all areas.  Both of her children have loved being at St George’s.

Katie F
Childcare Practitioner

Katie joined Squirrels in 2018 and now is a member of the support staff. She enjoys socialising with her friends and spending time with her family.

Becky
Childcare Practitioner

Becky has worked at St George’s for 2 years. She is a qualified Nursery Nurse and has over 20 years of childcare experience. She lives with her husband and 13 year old daughter.

Debbie B
Childcare Assistant

Debbie has worked in childcare for over 10 years. She likes spending time with family and family as well as walking her dog Toby.

Erica
Childcare Assistant

Erica is studying for her masters in counselling and psychotherapy hoping to become a child psychologist. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, netball and playing board games with her family.

Kitchen

Julie
Catering Manager

Julie has worked in our kitchen since 2013. She enjoys cooking for the children and the challenge when getting them to try new food.

Deidre
Cook

Deidre started working at St George’s in June 2023.
She enjoys spending time with her grandson and she enjoys travelling, cooking and Islamic art in her spare time.

Carolyn
Kitchen Assistant

Caz started working here in April 2021 and loves her role here, as she gets to see the children every day.  She has four sons and two granddaughters.

Julie C
Kitchen Assistant

In 2010 Julie started her career in catering, when I became a Kitchen Assistant at a local primary school.  She joined St George’s in December 2021.  In her free time she enjoys socialising with family and friends.

Maintenance

Robert
Maintenance Manager

After retiring from the construction industry, Robert now enjoys explaining to the children why he always has a pencil behind his ear…. In his spare time he enjoys gigs, mountain biking and kiting on sandy beaches.