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.

Office

Morgane Glew
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.

Pauline web
Pauline
Childcare Manager and Trustee

Pauline has been a Childcare Manager at St George’s since 2010 and is also a member of our board of directors (nominated person). She enjoys spending time with her family.

Kym Russell
Kym
Specialist Childcare Professional

Kym has worked at St George’s since 2009, was a room leader in Moles and became Deputy Childcare Manager in 2011. She was made Specialist Childcare Professional in 2015.

Teresa Lascelles
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.

Karen Terry
Karen
Childcare Manager

Karen has been working at St George’s since June 2007. She started by helping out in Little Dragons where she became Senior Childcare Leader and is now a Childcare Manager .

Nenita Goodship
Nenita
Deputy Childcare Manager

Nenita has been working in childcare since 2010. She has a Level 3 CACHE Diploma. She moved from South West London to Tunbridge Wells with her family in 2015.

Geraldine Walsh
Geraldine
Finance Manager

Geraldine has been St George’s Finance Manager since 2015. She looks after our accounts and budgets. She previously worked at Southpaw Communications Ltd and PWC in London.

Becky
Receptionist and Admin Support

Becky joined the St George’s Team in May 2018 as part-time Receptionist/Admin Support. She lives locally and her children attended the nursery and Little Dragons over 20 years ago.

Kate Foulkes
Kate
Operations & Communications Coordinator

Before working at St George’s Kate studied English at university and went onto to work as a PA to several Company directors across Kent, Surrey and London.

Abi
Fundraising and Development Manager

Abi started working at St George’s in June 2018. She has worked at several national charities in fundraising for many years. Hobbies include candle making and cooking.

Little Dragons

Sarah Kempster
Sarah
Senior Childcare Leader

Sarah has been working at St George’s since November 2014. Her 3 children all went to Little Dragons and she enjoys walking her dog and spending time with her family.

Rachel Tickner
Rachel
Childcare Practitioner

Rachel started working at St George’s in Feb 2013. She works in Little Dragons. She is married and has 2 children. She is a qualified Childcare Practitioner Level 3.

Rosina Nissar
Rosina
Childcare Practitioner

Rosie joined St George’s as a support staff in 2015 and moved to Little Dragons as Key Worker in 2016. She also works in the Holiday Club.

Karen Stewart
Karen
Childcare Practitioner

Karen started working at St George’s in 2015 as a support worker and is now a childcare practitioner in Little Dragons since April 2016. She enjoys running, swimming and cycling.

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 Assistant

I previously worked as a teaching assistant in an infant school. I have my own family. I enjoy walking my dog, doing yoga and love reading.

Squirrels

Paige Barden
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.

Stevie-Leigh Harmer
Stevie-Leigh
Childcare Practitioner

Stevie-Leigh recently moved from After School Club to Squirrels due to her interest in language development and because she loves to get messy! She is a also semi-professional singer and artist.

Vikki Standage
Vikki
Childcare Practitioner

Vikki has been working with children for just over 5 years now, and at St George’s in Squirrels for 5 months. In her spare time, she likes socialising with friends.

Vicky Searle
Vicky
Childcare Practitioner

Vicky has been working here for over 2 years and is studying her level 3 in Early Years. She grew up on a farm and likes the outdoors and nature.

Katie
Childcare Practitioner

I have over 5 years experience in childcare and I have just started at St. George’s in squirrels. I enjoy socialising with friends and spending time with my family.

Jessica Saunders
Jessica
Childcare Assistant

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.

Tabita Cigher
Tabita
Childcare Assistant

Tabita recently joined St George’s but has worked in childcare for over 10 years. When she is not at work she enjoys running and volunteering for local charities.

Moles

Ellie Ransley
Ellie
Senior Childcare Leader

Ellie began working in childcare in 2010, and is looking to study further in psychology. Her interests are socialising, and attending live comedy and music events.

Samantha Hartley
Samantha
Childcare Practitioner

Before moving to Moles, Sam worked in Badgers. Sam enjoys dance and hoop fitness and also likes going to watch Formula One racing.

Janette Clevett
Janette
Childcare Practitioner

Janette has worked in childcare for 15 years. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and belong to a motorbike club and likes touring and visiting British heritage sites.

Sacha Carey
Sacha
Childcare Practitioner

Sasha works as a support staff since 2013 and she loves her job. She attended the setting as a child and did a year-long college placement in the baby room.

Badgers

Carol McGuinness
Carol
Senior Childcare Leader

Carol has been working at St George’s since 2007. She has two children and three cats. Her interests are interior design, gardening and going to the theatre.

Chloe Bennett
Chloe
Childcare Practitioner

Chloe is currently undertaking her Level 3 Childcare qualification. She lives in Southborough, has a twin sister and love all things Disney.

Lucy Baxter
Lucy
Childcare Practitioner

Lucy is currently an Apprentice undertaking her Level 2 qualification. She lives with her parents, 3 brothers and sister. In her spare time, she enjoys photography.

Ellis Marchant
Ellis
Childcare Practitioner

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

After School Club

Debbie Goddard
Debbie
Senior Childcare Leader

Debbie has worked at St George’s since 2002, and is now a Senior Childcare Leader. Before she was a childminder for 10 years and holds a Childminding Diploma.

Holly
Childcare Assistant

I have worked in childcare for over a year now and really enjoy what I do.  I am looking forward to starting my level 3 qualification soon. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and walking my dog Rex.

Jessica Saunders
Jessica
Childcare Assistant

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.

Holiday Club

Rosina Nissar
Rosina
Childcare Practitioner

Rosie joined St George’s as a support staff in 2015 and moved to Little Dragons as Key Worker in 2016. She also works in the Holiday Club.

Support

Lauren
Childcare Practitioner

I have worked at St Georges for over 10 years. I work as support staff throughout all of the areas of the nursery. Both of my children have thoroughly enjoyed their time here from Squirrels through to Holiday Club.

Lauren
Childcare Practioner

I have just started working at St George’s as support staff, I have worked in childcare for 6 years and have previously run a baby room. I love to socialise and go on long walks with my two huskies.

Millie Simpson
Millie
Childcare Practitioner

Millie has been working here since September 2011 and has loved every minute. She enjoys running and netball she also used to swim for Sussex.

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.

Roxanne Washburn
Roxanne
Childcare Practitioner

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

Gemma Newman
Gemma
Childcare Practitioner

Gemma is a support staff here at St George’s. She has worked here since 2004. She has a daughter who also attends the nursery.

Julia Bichard
Julia
Childcare Practitioner

Julia has worked here since 2008 and her children attended the nursery. She was a room leader in badgers and moles but now works as support staff.

Chanelle
Childcare Assistant

I am currently studying my foundation degree in Early Years Education at the university of Greenwich which I am really enjoying. I love to travel the world and see new places.

Kitchen

Sherrell Chapman
Sherrell
Catering Manager

Sherrell has worked here since 2011. Previously she worked for KCC school meals service, and as an area manager for Greggs. She likes gardening and baking.

Julie Hickson
Julie
Kitchen Cook

Julie has worked in the kitchen at St George’s for 4 years. She enjoys cooking for the children and the challenge of getting them to try new foods.

Mary Waters
Mary
Assistant Cook

Mary has recently started working for St George’s as an assistant cook. She has been made to feel very welcome and is enjoying getting to know the children.

Maintenance

Robert Lascelles
Robert
Maintenance Manager