Tracy is the owner of the nursery and has owned the nursery since 2011.
Laura is our Nursery Manager.
Laura joined the nursery in December 2011 and has her Level 3 in Childcare. Laura started working here as Bank staff, before becoming a permanent member of staff. Laura has worked in the Pre-School room, and was our Buds Room Leader for 6 years, before taking on the managerial role.
Laura is a keen baker, and loves taking her dog, Bobby, for long walks along the beach.
Vicky is our Deputy Manager.
Vicky joined us in October 2022 and has her Level 3 in Childcare. Vicky has experience as a Primary School teacher in South Korea, and as a Phonetics Specialist in Singapore. Vicky has also worked in Early Years settings in London, as well as helping to set up a new nursery.
Vicky loves being outside and finding new areas to explore with her two young children.
Catherine joined the Mulberry Bush in 2017, and is our Baby Room Lead.
Catherine loves watching the babies grow and develop and helping them to meet their milestones. Catherine has her Cache Level 3 in Childcare and has experience working as a nanny, as well as a childminder, and has two children of her own.
Outside of the nursery, Catherine plays on a cricket team and runs a Rainbow Girl Guides group.
Jenna works in our Baby room, and joined the nursery in August 2022.
Jenna has a Level 2 in Childcare, and has previous experience of working with nursery and pre-school settings. Jenna is currently working towards her Level 3 Qualification, and is also our Deputy SENCO.
Jenna is so patient with the babies and loves making everyday a fun experience.
Kacey joined the nursery in October 2022 and works in our Baby room.
Kacey has experience working in nurseries in the local area and has her Level 3 in Childcare. Kacey loves singing nursery rhymes with the children, helping them to trigger creativity and open-ended play.
Kacey is a thrill seeker, and loves bungee jumping, abseiling and sky diving. She would love to travel more, too.
Natalie joined the Mulberry Bush team officially in June 2023, and is a member of our Baby room.
Natalie has been at the nursery for the past year for work experience whilst completing her Level 3 Qualification, and has experience working with all age groups.
Natalie enjoys getting arty with her family and going on long walks with her dog. Natalie loves water sports such as swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding.
Sarah joined the Mulberry Bush nursery in September 2023, and is our newest member of our Baby room.
Sarah has worked in numerous childcare settings since 2005 and has her NVQ Level 3 in childcare. Sarah has 2 children of my own.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys reading and playing the piano, as well as spending time with her family and friends. Sarah is very excited to grow great relationships with the babies and their families.
Abbie joined the Mulberry Bush in February 2016.
Abbie has experience working in both our Buds and Berries room, before taking over the Buds Room Leader position in September 2022. Abbie holds a Level 3 Qualification in Childcare.
Abbie has experience working for a Holiday Club at her local church and also worked as a volunteer for an orphanage in Kenya. Abbie loves setting up fun, messy activities for the children the explore in the classroom and outdoors.
Nadia joined the nursery in May 2022 as a student when studying for her Childcare qualification.
We loved her so much, we offered her a permanent position, and is now a dedicated member of our Buds room.
Nadia loves reading to the children, and watching their interests develop. She loves hearing about the connections they make between stories and their personal experiences.
Lena is the newest addition to our Buds team, and joined the nursery in May 2023.
Before joining the Mulberry Bush, Lena worked as a Primary School teacher, and has lots of experience working within the National Curriculum and Early Years. Lena loves messy play and mark making with the children and watching them show off their creativity through play.
Lena has a young son of her own, and loves spending time outdoors with him, watching him learn.
Tegan joined the nursery in September 2018 and has recently returned from Maternity Leave. Tegan has now joined our Buds team.
Tegan holds her Level 3 in Childcare, and has previously worked as a nanny for a young family, before joining us here at the Mulberry Bush.
Jazz is our newest member of the Buds team, and joined the nursery in October 2023.
Jazz has her Level 3 Qualification in Childcare, and has lots of experience working in other childcare settings.
Mia joined the nursery in August 2020.
Mia has her Level 3 in Childcare and is also trained in SEND.
Mia is currently on maternity leave.
Sarah is our Berries Room Lead and has been at the Mulberry Bush since 2001.
Sarah holds an NVQ Level 3. Sarah has years of experience leading the Berries room, and has previously worked in nurseries and as a childminder. Sarah understands that every day is different in a Pre-School setting, and loves being part of a community that helps children learn, grow and develop to their greatest potential.
Sarah has a son of her own, and is a huge football fan.
Sharon has been part of the Mulberry Bush team since 2003 and is based in our Berries room.
Sharon has her Level 4 Qualification, and has lots of experience with all age groups within the nursery. Sharon is also our lead SENCO.
Sharon is a keen gardener, and loves to grow vegetables in the nursery garden with the children.
Annette has been working at the nursery since April 2005 and is a member of our Berries team.
Annette holds a Foundation Degree in Early Years, and has previous experience working as a Support Assistant in local schools. Annette has worked in all rooms at the nursery, but loves the Pre-School age, and helping to build their independence and preparing them ready for school.
Annette has four grandchildren, and spends her time at the beach and baking with them.
Hatty joined the nursery in September 2022 and is our Berries lunchtime assistant, and has experience working within all of our rooms.
Hatty has a daughter of her own.
Rickie is our nursery chef and joined the nursery in March 2022.
Rickie works in our kitchen on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and provides the children with nutritious, home cooked meals. Rickie has lots of experience in catering and school kitchens.
Julie is our nursery chef and joined the nursery in April 2019.
Julie works in our kitchen on a Thursday and Friday cooking delicious and nutritional meals for the children, catering for all allergies and intolerances.
Jackie is our tea time cook, and works throughout the week preparing delicious meals for the children at the end of the day.
Jackie ensures all of our meals are nutritious and delicious, and caters for all allergies and intolerances.
Sandra is a member of our Bank staff.
Sandra joined the nursery in September 2022, and works in all of our rooms covering staff holidays and sickness. Sandra has years of experience working in Primary Schools, and even worked in a Montessori School in Canada.
In her spare time, Sandra helps to runs a Guide group, and cares for her young grandchildren.
Jess joined the Mulberry Bush in September 2016 and is a member of our Bank staff. Jess works in all our rooms covering holiday and sickness.
Jess holds a level 4 qualification in childcare with years of experience working with the under two’s as well as having children of her own.
Clare is a member of our Bank staff, and has been working with us since September 2018. Clare works in all of our rooms covering staff holidays and sickness.
Clare holds a Level 6 Qualification in Childcare, and has a grown up son of her own. Clare is also an invigilator at a High School.
Julie is the newest addition to the Mulberry Bush, and is a member of our Bank staff. Julie works in all our rooms covering staff holidays and sickness.
Julie has lots of experience working with children here and abroad.