Meet The Team


Hello, i'm Yvonne and I am the business owner and general manager across both of my nurseries but I am primarily based here, at The Playhouse Day Nursery.

At my nurseries, the happiness of the child is of paramount importance to me and my practitioners. The nurseries are a friendly and homely place where any parent can feel confident that their child will be safe and well cared for.

We continue to work in strong partnership to drive standards up within the early years sector and have overcome countless obstacles facing the industry and the business.
With a brilliant team and amazing children and families contributing to our success we envision providing excellent childcare for many more years to come.

Yvonne

Business Owner and Nursery Manager
Qualification
BA in Family and Childhood Studies, A1 Assessor, NVQ Level 4 in Management

Hello my name is Ruma. I have been at the playhouse since 2012. I started at the Playhouse Day nursery as an apprentice then went on to become a fully qualified level 3 practitioner. I enjoy being creative with my displays in the rooms which help to provide a warm and stimulating environment where children can explore and learn by what they see around them.

Ruma

Head of Pre-School
Qualification
NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development

My name is Toshie Edwards, I have been working at the playhouse day nursery since 2008, I am a baby room practitioner, I came from Japan and decided to change my career as I have always enjoyed meeting new people and learning about different cultures which the nursery promotes. I like dancing and singing with the children as it makes me feel young.

Toshie

Baby Room Practitioner
Qualification
NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development

Hi my name is Lisa, I have worked at The Playhouse Day Nursery for 16 years, I work in the toddler room with the children who have just moved from the baby room at age 24months. I help them settle into the routine as this is their transition to now mixing with children age range 24-36 months. I really enjoy working with and looking after the children and it has been my passion ever since childhood to work with children. Creating images in 3D and using junk modelling, 'Playdoh', and gloop to convey stories with the children is something that I find works and children enjoy.

Lisa

Toddler Room Practitioner
Qualification
NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development

Hello My name is Akudo
I am a level 2 qualified Early Years Practitioner working part time Monday to Friday.
My main role is to cover lunch breaks and help out where staffing cover is needed.
I have been employed at The Playhouse for 11 months.
I enjoy interacting with the children in all the age group and my favourite time is when I am able to sing and dance with them in the outdoor garden.

Akudo

Nursery Assistant

Hello my name is Sophie, I have worked here for 5 years. I started as an apprentice working alongside qualified practitioners. I now work in the Toddler room, as head of room, as a qualified level 3 practitioner currently working towards team leading and management qualification. I enjoy working with the children and alongside the staff team. I have always been passionate about working with children helping them to learn and achieve.

Sophie

Head of Toddler Room
Qualification
NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development

My name is Velma and I am the nursery chef who prepares and cooks all of the nutritional, healthy meals, whether it be vegan, halal, vegetarian. The parents can be assured that I value cultural diversity in the food that they choose for their children to eat.

I love taking part in the baking activity that the practitioners carry out with the children. Because when I am not at work I bake and decorate cakes for private functions and individuals. Prior to being employed at The Playhouse Nursery, I have cooked for 13 years at a private school.

For 2 consecutive years, I have obtained the highest Food Agency standard rating of 5 for food safety and hygiene at the nursery.

Velma

Nursery Cook

Hello my name is Becky and i am a level 3 qualified practitioner in baby room working alongside other qualified practitioners. I enjoy dancing and singing with the babies. I have worked here for three years and i have also worked in the toddler room for one year.

Rebecca

Baby Room Practitioner
Qualification
NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development

Hello, my name is Shannon and i work in the toddler room with the support of two qualified practitioners. I am currently working towards completing my level 3 qualification through an apprenticeship. I am always given opportunities to progress in my role and enjoy working as part of a team.

Shannon

Toddler Room Practitioner
Qualification
NVQ Level 2 in Children's Care, Learning and Development

Hello, my name is Tara I am based in pre-school room and i am a level 2 qualified apprentice working towards level 3. I enjoy working with children and watching them grow and develop ready to go to school.

Tara

Pre- School Assistant
Qualification
NVQ Level 2 in Children's Care, Learning and Development