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 currently acting 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 7 years of experience.
Gemma is our Third in Charge and Room Leader of the Chicks and Ducklings. Gemma has been childcare for over 10 years and holds a Level 3 Childcare qualification.
Chicks and Ducklings
Molly is The Old Dairy Farm Nursery’s SENDco and supports all of the team with the children’s development. Molly has over 6 years of experience.
Charlotte has joined us at the end of her Level 3 apprenticeship. Charlotte has two children and over 5 years of experience in schools and nurseries.
Faye has recently joined the Chicks and Ducklings Team and is a Level 3 apprentice studying with us.
Rachel is the room leader of the Lambs room. Rachel holds a Level 3 qualification and has been with The Old Dairy Farm Nursery since it opened in 2018.
Sophie is the Supporting Room Lead in Lambs and has a Level 3 qualification with over 3 years of experience within childcare.
Jack is deputy room leader working closely with Sophie and Rachel. Jack holds a level 3 childcare qualification and has over 10 years of experience.
Belinda is based in our Lambs room and is a Level 2 qualified Educator. Belinda has over 7 years of experience in childcare.
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.
Fran works within out Alpacas team and holds a Level 6 Childcare qualification. Fran has been working in childcare for 10 years.
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!
Beth is a Newly Qualified Teacher and recently joined our Alpaca team to help them prepare for school. Beth also holds a level 3 childcare qualification and has over 4 years’ experience.
Lucy is the Deputy Room Leader of Chicks and Ducklings and has a keen interest in Schemas and the impact they have on the children’s development.
Sarah is Level 3 qualified and has previously visited Reggio Emilia in Italy and has joined us with a wealth of knowledge.
Hazel has been working in childcare 44 years. Hazel offers a wealth of experience to the setting.