Meet The Team
Fiona Rowden is the Director of The Old Dairy Farm Nursery which opened in January 2018. Fiona is very passionate about the Reggio Emilia approach and the fantastic start it offers to children.
Emma is manager of the setting and joined The Old Dairy Farm Nursery in November 2020. Emma holds a level 3 in Childcare and multiple management qualifications alongside over 8 years of experience.
Rachel is our third in charge and works within the Chicks room.
Rachel holds a Level 3 qualification and has been with The Old Dairy Farm Nursery since it opened in 2018.
Chicks and Ducklings
Fran works within our Ducklings team and holds a Level 6 Childcare qualification. Fran has been working in childcare for 10 years.
Clea is based in our Ducklings room and is currently studying her level 3 qualification. Clea has over a years experience working in childcare in Spain.
Susannah supports the Chicks and Ducklings educators.
Shannon is based in our Chicks and Ducklings room and is level 3 qualified.
Sophie is the Room Lead in Lambs and has a Level 3 qualification with over 3 years of experience within childcare.
Russell works within our Lambs room and is level 3 qualified. Russell has a passion for music and singing and supports the children exploring the arts.
Daisy is based in our Lambs room and is level 3 qualified. Daisy has joined us with over 5 years of experience.
Simon is based in our Lambs room and supports the educators in the care of the children.
Keely works part time within the Lambs between 11:30 and 2:30 every day. Keely is a level 3 qualified Educator and has a young son at home.
Emily works part time within the Lambs between 9 and 3 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Emily has over 15 years’ experience in childcare.
Sarah works within our Alpacas team and has over 10 years of experience working with children. Sarah shares with us her wealth of knowledge taken directly from Italy and the Reggio Emilia settings she had training in.
Jack is the settings Atelierista and works closely with the rooms to support their creative education. Jack holds a level 3 childcare qualification and has over 10 years of experience.
Gerry has a wealth of knowledge and holds a level 6 qualification with over 29 years of experience and is now working alongside some of the children she first looked after!
Lucy is based in our Ducklings room and has a keen interest in Schemas and the impact they have on the children’s development.
Gemma is the Room Leader of the Chicks and Ducklings. Gemma has been childcare for over 10 years and holds a Level 3 Childcare qualification.
Hazel has been working in childcare 44 years. Hazel offers a wealth of experience to the setting.