Our Team Members 

We are honoured to have an incredible team of Highly Qualified Nursery Practitioners and Teachers.

As a small family-run business, it is paramount for us that every child feels part of our nursery family and that we know each and every child and parent on a personal level. 

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Stacey Dean

Director

Possessing a contagious enthusiasm, Stacey was one of the founders of the Bilingual Day Nursery Ashby. Running two other education companies both nationally and in Spain, Stacey is not present in the Nursery on a daily basis but is always busy in the background of the day to day running of the nursery.

​-BA Degree in Spanish and Italian with translation
-Languages: English, Spanish, Italian

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Charlotte King

Nursery Manager

Charlotte is currently on Maternity leave until May 2022
With a calm and collected approach to all situations, we are thrilled have Charlotte as part of our team at the Bilingual Day Nursery. Her commitment to early years education and staff satisfaction make her the perfect Nursery Manager.
-Level 3 qualified in Childcare
-Designated Safeguarding Lead
-Paediatric First Aid Trained
-Languages: English

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Georgia Mae Salmon

Baby Room Leader

Georgia has joined our team in January 2022 to be our Baby Room Leader. She has years of experience working across all ages groups within nursery settings, but loves being with the babies the best! Georgia is fully qualified in her Level 3 in Childcare Education. She is constantly learning and wanting to develop her practice, as is following her interest in meeting all children's needs by completing her university qualification in supporting children with Special Educational Needs. Georgia creates a calm and stimulating environment for the babies in her care.

-Paediatric first aid trained
-Level 3 Childcare Education
-Studying for Level 4 Developing Inclusive Practice for SEND in the Early Years
-Languages: English

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Paula Mor Porcel

Baby Room Spanish Teacher

Paula is a Spanish national from Barcelona. She is a qualified teacher in primary education, holding the QTS certificate. She is a very caring member of staff who enjoys creating fun activities for the children to enjoy. Paula can speak English as well as Spanish.

-Paedriatic First Aid trained
-QTS certificate in Primary Education
-Languages: English and Spanish

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Laura Rodriguez Martos

Toddler Room Practitioner & Chef

Laura is our full time chef and nursery practitioner.
She has recently qualified with a distinction in her Level 3 in Early Years Education through an apprenticeship. Laura is responsible for cooking all the meals in house.
Laura was born and raised in Spain, and comes from Barcelona.

-Qualified Chef
-Paediatric First Aid Trained
-Level 3 Early Years Education
-Languages: Spanish, Catalan, Italian, French, English, Romanian.

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Carla Antunes

Preschool Room Practitioner

Carla joined the team late 2021 and has joined the toddler room, undertaking her level 3 Apprenticeship. Carla has a bubbly personality and a calm and collected approach. Carla wants nothing more but to be able to help children have the best possible start in life.

-Degree in Primary School Education.
-Paediatric First Aid.
-Languages : English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
- Studying level 3 childcare.

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Tom Blacklock

Toddler and Pre-School Spanish apprentice

Tom has recently joined us, to explore a new career in childcare! Tom is fluent in Spanish after studying the Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan languages in his Hispanic university degree and is passionate about immersing the children in rich language opportunities. He has experience of living all around the world, learning about different cultures to offer fantastic experiences for the children. Previous to our nursery, Tom has experiences in other nurseries to guide him on his new career path with us.

-Paediatric first aid trained
-Studying for Level 3 Early Years Education
-Degree in Hispanic Studies (Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan)
-Languages: English, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese

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Helen Walton

Finance Assistant

As our finance assistant, Helen will be the person who does the staff payroll and account. Efficient and trustworthy, we are thrilled to have Helen as part of our team.

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Kerry Goodacre

Director

​With a profound knowledge in Finance and Budget Management, Kerry is an asset to the team. Running two other education companies both nationally and in Spain, Kerry is not present in the Nursery on a daily basis but is always involved in the decision making. Her commitment to childhood education makes them the perfect Director.

​-BA Degree in Spanish
-Languages: English, Spanish

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Georgia Coulson

Acting Nursery Manager

With an infectious laugh and a bubbly personality, we are excited to have Georgia join our team. Georgia has a commitment to helping children grow and achieve their full potential this making her the perfect room leader as well as deputy manager.

-First class Honours degree in Early Childhood Studies.
-PGCE Early years (Qualified Teachers Status)
-Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
-Paediatric First Aid Trained.
-Languages: English

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Emese Nyilas

Baby Room Apprentice

Emese is a Hungarian national who moved to the UK as an au pair. She has children of her own, and joined our team in 2021. Emese will be studying to complete her Level 3 qualification whilst working at the nursery.

She speaks Hungarian, German and English.

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Georgie Bunn

Toddler Room Leader, Forest School Leader and SENCO

Georgie has years of experience in childcare and has recently completed her Level 3 in Childcare with the Bilingual Day Nursery.
She is an asset to our team and we are very excited about her journey with us! Georgie is very well loved by all children in her care.

​-Paediatric First Aid Trained
-Level 3 Qualified in Childcare
-Studying for Level 4 Developing Inclusive Practice for SEND in the Early Years
-Languages: English

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Maria Sebastián de la Cruiz

Toddler Room Spanish Teacher

Maira joined us in February 2022 to be our Spanish teacher at Ashby as well as in Ravenstone. Maria is highly qualified, with a years of experience of being an early years teacher in different settings, as well as owning her own nursery in Spain! Maria has joined us to help our little ones be fully immersed in Spanish through their play. Maria thoroughly enjoys reading stories to the children, as well as following their own interests within their play, always ready with a helping hand to challenge the children towards their next steps.

-Paedatric first aid trained
-Certificate of Higher Education in Education in Valencia
-VRQ Level 3 Award (Early Years Educator)
-Languages: Spanish, Catalan, German, English

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Erin Ortiz

Pre-school Room Spanish Apprentice Practitioner

Erin has recently joined our pre-school room. Her bubbly energy fills the room and she likes nothing more than making the children feel happy at our nursery. She has grown up in a bilingual family herself, so has a great understanding of how being immersed in a bilingual can support our children's development now, as well as in later life!

-Paediatric first aid trained
-Studying for Level 3 Early Years Education
-Languages: English and Spanish

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Sarah Cooney

Cleaner & Breakfast club

Sarah joined the team in 2021, as our cleaner as well as a helping hand during breakfast time. Sarah has a bubbly personality and enjoys spending time with the children in the mornings. Sarah works across all 3 rooms rotating each week.

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Rachel Barsby-Robinson

Managing Director

Rachel is currently on Maternity Leave and due to return in 2022.
An excellent mentor to our team who strives to be the best in education, Rachel is always thinking of ways to make our nursery the best that it can be!
Her commitment to early years education makes her the perfect Managing Director.

-Level 5 Qualified in Childcare
-Level 2 in Childhood Nutrition
-BSc Degree in International Management & French
-Designated Safeguarding Lead
-Paediatric First Aid Trained
-Languages: English, French, Spanish

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Sigrid Prentice-Watson

Acting Deputy Manager

Sigrid is our acting deputy manager whilst Charlotte is on her maternity leave. She has worked at the nursery before, cooking for the children, as well as working at our sister companies Clubs Complete and Primary PPA Cover over the last 7 years. She ensures the children are challenged with a range of ideas to the rooms that she works in.

-Paedriatic First Aid trained
-Desginated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
-CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education
-Languages: English

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Elli Drever

Baby Room Spanish Apprentice

Elli has a positive attitude and is always ready for a challenge. She is fluent in both English and Spanish, after living in Costa Blanca for 10 years. We are thrilled to have her as a member of our team. We are watching her grow as she is undertaking her Level 3 apprenticeship with us.

-Paedriatic First Aid trained
-Studying Level 3 in Childcare
-Languages: English and Spanish

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Vialli McAllister

Toddler Room Practitioner

With a nurturing personality and hands-on approach towards learning, we are thrilled to have Vialli as a part of our team. She is very highly appreciated by all children and parents.

-Vialli recently completed her apprenticeship in Childcare and is currently learning Spanish.

-Paediatric First Aid Trained
-Level 3 Qualified in Childcare
-Languages: English

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Ana Álvarez

Preschool Room Spanish Teacher

Ana is a Spanish national from Gijón. She is a qualified teacher and holds the QTS certificate. She has a vast experience working with children across the Early Years age range and also has a number of qualifications working with children with varying SEND needs. Ana is currently in the Baby Room at the nursery. She speaks Spanish and English) and is paediatric first aid trained.

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Grace O'Sullivan

Preschool Room Apprentice

Grace has a bubbly personality and an infectious smile. Grace ensures that all children in her care have the best possible start in life. Grace is studying her level 3 apprenticeship with us whilst working at nursery.

-Studying level 3 apprenticeship.
- Paediatric First Aid.
- Languages: English.

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Charlie Davison-Sharp

Bank staff

Charlie has recently joined our team as she is looking for a change of direction in her career. Charlie loves working with our children, asking lots of questions to find out more about them. She loves nothing more than reading a lovely story with the children!

-Paediatric first aid trained
-Languages: English