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Staffing - Butterfly Lodge


Management


Lisa Taylor Area Manager - B.A Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies, EYT

Lisa began working with the Learning Curve Nursery Group as a student at Shepherd Lodge Nursery. She worked her way up, and became Manager of Shepherd Lodge in May 2000. In January 2005 Lisa helped to set up Clifton Lodge Nursery, and took up the role of Manager there. In 2008 Lisa took up a new role of Area Manager.

As Area Manager of all four Learning Curve nurseries, Lisa ensures that high standards of care are maintained in a loving and friendly environment.


Rebecca Cocker Nursery Manager - B.A Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies (on Maternity leave).

Rebecca started with the company as a student in 2007 at Clifton Lodge Nursery. Since starting, in the preschool at Clifton Lodge, Rebecca progressed as a Toddler Room Coordinator at Bluebell Lodge Nursery. In January 2013 Rebecca moved into the lower preschool unit at Bluebell Lodge where she helped to develop the two year old check since we adapted to the changes in the new EYFS. Rebecca has completed her BA (Hons) in Early childhood studies in May 2015. Rebecca has been managing Butterfly Lodge Since March 2015 and has gained an outstanding in her last OFSTED inspection in August 2016.


Hannah Farman Nursery Manager - Level 3.

Hannah started working at our sister nursery Clifton lodge in 2012 as an early year's educator. She was then promoted to Lower pre-school co-ordinator at our sister Nursery Bluebell lodge later becoming Deputy manager and Pre-school Co-ordinator. Hannah is now covering maternity as manager here at butterfly lodge.


Rebecca Gregory Deputy Manager & Lower Pre-school Co-ordinator - B.A Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Rebecca Started working at our sister nursery Bluebell Lodge in October 2012 as an Early Years Educator, she was promoted to Baby room Co-ordinator and third in charge before transferring over to Butterfly Lodge in January 2017 to become the Baby room Co-ordinator and Deputy Manager. Rebecca has 2 children of her own and has over 10 years' experience of working in the Early Years sector. Rebecca completed her B.A Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies in May 2016.


Laura Platt EYPP Co-ordinator for Learning Curve Nursery - B.A Honours in Early Childcare and Education, EYT

Laura began working at Shepherd Lodge in February 2005 as an early years practitioner after completing her cache diploma in childcare and education. Whilst leading the Pre School room, she then went on to complete a BA honours degree in early childcare and Education and gained her Early Years Professional status. Laura's current role at the nursery is leading and supporting the education and teaching throughout all four sites.


Baby Room Team


Shauna Erskine Baby Room Co-ordinator - B.A Honours degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Shauna Started working at Butterfly Lodge in December 2016. Shauna completed her B.A Honours in Early Childhood Studies May 2017. Shauna has worked in Early Years settings prior to Butterfly Lodge gaining experience with all ages.


Toddler Room Team


Emma Salmon Early Years Educator - B.A Honours Degree in Teaching and Learning Support

Emma Started working at Butterfly Lodge in August 2016 after choosing Butterfly Lodge as her son's nursery. Emma Graduated in July 2015 at Blackpool and the Fylde College and has previous experience of Early Years settings and schools. Since starting at Butterfly Lodge Emma has expanded her knowledge through different courses and has taken on the role as Behaviour Co-ordinator and Communications champion.


Amy Flint Early Years Educator - Level 3

Amy started working at Butterfly Lodge Nursery July 2017. Prior to this she was a student at Butterfly Lodge for 2 years while working towards her level 3 qualification within our toddler room.


Lower Pre-School Room Team


Rebecca Gregory Deputy Manager & Lower Pre-school Room Co-ordinator - B.A Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies

Rebecca Started working at our sister nursery Bluebell Lodge in October 2012 as an Early Years Educator, she was promoted to Baby room Co-ordinator and third in charge before transferring over to Butterfly Lodge in January 2017 to become the Baby room Co-ordinator and Deputy Manager. Rebecca is now co-ordinating the Lower Pre-school. Rebecca has 2 children of her own and has over 10 years' experience of working in the Early Years sector. Rebecca completed her B.A Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies in May 2016.


Levi Cavanagh Early Years Educator - NVQ Level 3

Levi has been with Butterfly Lodge since November 2016, she is currently studying for her foundation degree in Children's teaching and learning at Blackpool and the Fylde college.


Aimee Purdy Early Years Educator - NVQ Level 3

Aimee first started with Butterfly Lodge in October 2016, she is now based in our Lower Pre-school unit. Aimee is currently studying her Foundation degree in Children's teaching and learning.


Kirsty Pulford Early years Educator - Level 3

Kirsty is based within our Lower pre-school unit and competed her NVQ Level 3 in March 2017. Kirsty first started her apprenticeship at our sister nursery Bluebell Lodge before transferring to Butterfly in September 2015.


Charlotte Ingham Early years Educator - Foundation degree Professional Practice in Health and Social Care.


Pre-School Room Team


Chantelle Craig Pre-school co-ordinator - Foundation degree in Professional Practice in the Early Years

Chantelle has worked for the company since January 2012 gaining her NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 in Childcare. Chantelle started at our sister nursery Bluebell Lodge before transferring to Butterfly in September 2015 to become the Pre-School Co-ordinator. Chantelle completed her Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in Early Years in May 2016 and completed her BA (Hons) in Early childhood studies July 2017.


Emma Falkingham Early Years Educator - NVQ Level 3.

Emma began working at Clifton Lodge Nursery in February 2009 before moving to Shepherd Lodge. Emma currently works in the Pre School room as a job share with Samantha working the morning session, she is currently studying as a teaching assistant. Emma has two children of her own, both of primary school age.


Carl Jukes Sports development officer - PGCE in sports coaching, fitness and development

Carl first started with Butterfly nursery in July 2017 and is working as our sports development officer throughout the nursery. Carl has his PGCE in sports coaching, fitness and development and also a BA Honours in Sports Coaching and coaches at Preston North End.


Samantha Chapman Modern apprentice

Samantha has worked for the company since August 2017. Samantha is based in our pre-school room. Sam is currently working towards her level 3.


Floats


Emma Smith Early years educator - BA Hon's in early years education studies and PGCE further education.

Emma started at butterfly lodge nursery October 2017. Emma has a BA Hon in Early years education studies. Emma has worked within nurseries for 17 years. Emma also has experience in being a tutor for college childcare courses. Emma's favourite part of working within early years is thinking of creative learning experiences for children.


Alex Felton Early Years Educator - Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in Early Years.

Alex started at Learning Curve in 2016 and has over 10 years' experience in the Early Years sector with all ages. She completed her Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in Early Years in May 2016 and completed her B.A Honours in Early Childhood Studies August 2017. Alex is based all over Butterfly Lodge supporting in every room when needed.


Rebecca Boldy Early Years Educator - B.A Honours in Early Childhood Studies

Rebecca Started with Butterfly Lodge in May 2015 and is based in our Lower Pre-school room. Rebecca completed her BA Honours in Children, Schools and Families in September 2015 and has experience in working in schools from her course placements. Rebecca is based all over Butterfly Lodge supporting in every room when needed.


Nicole Menzies Early Years Educator - Level 3

Nicole has worked for the company since 2013. Nicole started as a student around our sister nurseries. Once completing here level 3, she now is based here at butterfly lodge as an early year's educator. Nicole has great experience working with children of all ages.


Practitioners on Maternity Leave.


Rebecca Cocker Nursery Manager - B.A Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies (on Maternity leave).

Rebecca started with the company as a student in 2007 at Clifton Lodge Nursery. Since starting, in the preschool at Clifton Lodge, Rebecca progressed as a Toddler Room Coordinator at Bluebell Lodge Nursery. In January 2013 Rebecca moved into the lower preschool unit at Bluebell Lodge where she helped to develop the two year old check since we adapted to the changes in the new EYFS. Rebecca has completed her BA (Hons) in Early childhood studies in May 2015. Rebecca has been managing Butterfly Lodge Since March 2015 and has gained an outstanding in her last OFSTED inspection in August 2016.


Lindsey Ross Toddler Room Co-ordinator - NVQ Level 3

Lindsey has her NVQ level 3 in childcare. Lindsey started with Butterfly Lodge in June 2015 as a Nursery Educator. Since then Lindsey has become one of our Safeguarding officers working closely with Deputy Manager Rebecca Gregory and has taken on the role as Toddler room co-ordinator from August 2016. In September 2016 Lindsey started University studying for her foundation degree in Professional Practice in Early Years and is due to complete in May 2019.



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