Discoverers: Under 2s

Charlotte Brown
Lead Practitioner

  • Date you joined Eureka! Nursery: September 2006
  • Early Years Qualifications: CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education, Level 3 First Aider.
  • Favourite thing about your job:
    I love how the whole Nursery works like a big family, caring and nurturing all children. My favourite thing is every day is different and every day we create new experiences around children’s interests giving them opportunities to learn and play as we watch them grow and thrive through all rooms.
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
    As a child my favourite thing to do was pick flowers (roses mainly) add water to them and make my own perfume, I loved to create all different smells and see what colours they made.

 

Claire LancasterClaire Lancaster
Early Years Practitioner

  • Date you joined Eureka! Nursery: March 2003
  • Early Years Qualifications: BTEC National Diploma in Early Years, Level 3 First Aider.
  • Favourite thing about your job:
    The team and babies I work with and the calm, relaxed setting in the Baby Room.
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
    Trips to the seaside with my family.

 

 

Sarah OxleyEureka! 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: Level 5 Foundation Degree in Early Years
  • 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. 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.

 

Gemma Painczew

Gemma Paniczew
Early Years Practitioner

  • Date you joined Eureka! Nursery: August 2014
  • Early Years Qualifications: Cache Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • Favourite thing about your job:
    Seeing the children’s faces light up with smiles when they enter the room. I also enjoy helping children to develop and learn and experience new things.
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
    Spending lots of time with my family especially my cousins. Having a cousin the same age as me, meant that we were inseparable when growing up.

 

Laura Riley

Laura Riley
Early Years Practitioner (currently on maternity leave)

    • Date you joined Eureka! Nursery: August 2007
    • Early Years Qualifications: CACHE Certificate – Level 2, CACHE Diploma – Level 3. Paediatric 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.
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