Big Toddlers

Melissa Gerrard
Lead Practitioner

  • Date you joined Eureka! Nursery: January 2015
  • Early Years Qualifications: BA Honours in Early Years, Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies, Cache Certificate, Diploma and NVQ in Childcare and Education. Level 3 First Aider.
  • Favourite thing about your job:
    Watching and helping the children grow into confident individuals. Seeing their smiles when they achieve something new and working in close partnerships with the families.
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
    The first time I went on a plane, going to Spain with my family. Swimming with my sisters and visiting universal studios, going on the rides.

 

Claire FaheyClaire Farhey
 
Early Years Practitioner

  • Date you joined Eureka! Nursery: October 2005
  • Early Years Qualifications: BTEC National Diploma in Early Years & Playwork. Level 3 First Aider.
  • Favourite thing about your job:
    Watching the children change and enjoying Nursery and being happy.
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
    Going on holiday.

 

 

Laura Riley

Laura Riley
Early Years Practitioner

  • Date you joined Eureka! Nursery: August 2007
  • Early Years Qualifications: CACHE Certificate – Level 2, CACHE Diploma – Level 3. Level 2 First Aider.
  • Favourite thing about your job:
    Helping children to achieve their goals, supporting confidence when gaining new skills. And working with parents to support in the home environment also.
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
    Making perfume using water, petals and leaves.

 

Hannah JamesEureka! The National Children's Museum - Staff Portraits – Picture date Tuesday 22 August, 2017 (Halifax, West Yorkshire) Photo copyright, contact for licensing. For licensed images, credit should read: Jonathan Pow/jp@jonathanpow.com (REF: POW_170822_6061)
Early Years Practitioner

  • Date you joined Eureka! Nursery: July 2017
  • Early Years Qualifications: CACHE Level 3, BA Hons Early Years
  • Favourite thing about your job:
    Watching the children develop whilst enjoying themselves.
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
    Having days out with the family and building dens in the garden.

 

Sarah TaylorEureka! The National Children's Museum - Staff Portraits – Picture date Tuesday 22 August, 2017 (Halifax, West Yorkshire) Photo copyright, contact for licensing. For licensed images, credit should read: Jonathan Pow/jp@jonathanpow.com (REF: POW_170822_6190)
Early Years Practitioner

  • Date you joined Eureka! Nursery: June 2017
  • Early Years Qualifications: Currently working towards my Early Years Foundation Degree, Level 4 and in the future to complete my top up BA degree.
  • Favourite thing about your job:
    Seeing the children grow and develop under our care is very rewarding. I enjoy working alongside the team and parents within the baby room. I enjoy introducing new activities and experiences for the babies and planning around their interests.
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
    I grew up in a very large family, the best memories are where family gatherings in the summer at my nan’s house, picking all our granddad’s fruit and plants in the garden.

Tyron BurnettEureka! The National Children's Museum - Staff Portraits – Picture date Tuesday 22 August, 2017 (Halifax, West Yorkshire) Photo copyright, contact for licensing. For licensed images, credit should read: Jonathan Pow/jp@jonathanpow.com (REF: POW_170822_5943)
Early Years Support Assistant

  • Date you joined Eureka! Nursery: April 2010
  • Early Years Qualifications: Diploma in Childcare & Education Level 3
  • Favourite thing about your job:
    I get to meet a variety of diverse children and provide support for them and their families.
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
    Growing up in the Caribbean surrounded by family and friends in the sunshine.

 

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