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 Glew
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 Parker
Pauline Parker
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 Russell
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 Terry
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 .

Zsuzsi Pap
Zsuzsi Pap
Deputy Childcare Manager

Zsuzsi started working here as a volunteer in 2012 and she is now a Senior Childcare Leader. She likes taking part in challenges like climbing Kiliamanjaro and Everest Base Camp.

Ellie Stewart
Ellie Stewart
Fundraising and Development Manager

Ellie has worked in fundraising and communications for King’s College London, Into University and East Thames Housing Association. She joined St George’s as our Fundraising Manager in March 2017.

Geraldine Walsh
Geraldine Walsh
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.

Sarah Plimmer
Sarah Plimmer
Operations and Communications Coordinator

Sarah joined St George’s in 2015 after moving back to Tunbridge Wells. She had left to study History with Maritime History at Hull and then later Swansea.

Kate Foulkes
Kate Foulkes
Administrative Assistant

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.

Little Dragons

Sarah Kempster
Sarah Kempster
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 Tickner
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.

Linda Lott
Linda Lott
Childcare Practitioner

Linda has worked within the childcare sector for over thirty years. She has three grown up children and seven grandchildren and enjoys reading and tap dancing.

Rosina Nissar
Rosina
Childcare Assistant

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 Stewart
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 Sharman
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.

Squirrels

Charlotte Peake
Charlotte Peake
Senior Childcare Leader

Charlotte loves drawing and crafting which is how she spends her spare time. She enjoys going out for meals with friends and looking after her animals and tropical fish.

Paige Barden
Paige Barden
Childcare Practitioner

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.

Amber Stapley
Amber Stapley
Childcare Practitioner

Amber started working St George’s as a student and has now finished her L3 Early Years course. She enjoyed being active, charity runs, socialising and listening to music.

Stevie-Leigh Harmer
Stevie-Leigh Harmer
Childcare Assistant

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 Standage
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

Vicki 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.

Jessica Saunders
Jessica Saunders
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 Cigher
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 Ransley
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 Hartley
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 Clevett
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 Carey
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.

Chloe Frew
Chloe Frew
Childcare Practitioner

Chloe has a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and worked at St George’s for 3 years. She has a passion for music and loves to play the guitar.

Badgers

Carol McGuinness
Carol McGuinness
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.

Nenita Goodship
Nenita Goodship
Childcare Practitioner

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.

Chloe Bennett
Chloe Bennett
Childcare Practitioner

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

Millie Simpson
Millie Simpson
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.

Linda Bryne
Childcare Practitioner

Linda has been working at St George’s since 2016, she has been working in childcare for 21 years. Linda enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and baking cakes.

Lucy Baxter
Lucy Baxter
Apprentice

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.

After School Club

Debbie Goddard
Debbie Goddard
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.

Linda Hampson
Linda Hampson
After School Club Assistant

Linda has been working with children since 2000 in nursery and school settings. She is also a Teaching Assistant and works with the Afterschool Club.

Jessica Saunders
Jessica Saunders
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.

Ellis Marchant
Ellis Marchant
Childcare Assistant

Ellis lives in Tunbridge Wells and is currently training for her Level 2 Childcare qualification. In her spare time she enjoys baking and reading.

Rachel Payne
Rachel Payne
Childcare Assistant

Rachel has been at St George’s since June 2017. She really enjoys working with children and as it gives her an insight into how children develop as they grow.

Sharon Streeter
Bus Run Assistant

Sharon started working at St George’s in September 2017 and is enjoying working with the team and getting to know the children.

Holiday Club

Rosina Nissar
Rosina
Childcare Assistant

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

Steph Armstrong-Botley
Steph Armstrong-Botley
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.

Kristele Goodman
Kristele Goodman
Childcare Practitioner

Kristele has worked at St George’s for 10 years and has a Level 3 Childcare qualification. She has 3 children and enjoys cooking and fishing with her family.

Roxanne Washburn
Roxanne Washburn
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 Newman
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 Bichard
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.

Ellis Marchant
Ellis Marchant
Childcare Assistant

Ellis lives in Tunbridge Wells and is currently training for her Level 2 Childcare qualification. In her spare time she enjoys baking and reading.

Rachel Payne
Rachel Payne
Childcare Assistant

Rachel has been at St George’s since June 2017. She really enjoys working with children and as it gives her an insight into how children develop as they grow.

Kitchen

Sherrell Chapman
Sherrell Chapman
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 Hinkson
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 Waters
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