Meet The Team

 Management 

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Fiona Rowden

 Fiona Rowden is the Director of The Old Dairy Farm Nursery which opened in January 2018. Fiona has a level 3 qualification in Childcare and is very passionate about the Reggio Emilia approach and the fantastic start it offers to children. 

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Erin

Erin is our Deputy Manager and holds a level 3 qualification in Childcare. Erin is also based within the Alpaca's and joins us with many, many years of experience and passion.

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Emma

 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. 

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Rachel

 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 

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Fran

Fran works within our Ducklings team and holds a Level 6 Childcare qualification. Fran has been working in childcare for 10 years. 

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Susannah

Susannah is level 3 qualified and supports the Chicks and Ducklings educators. 

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Clea

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.

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Shannon

Shannon is based in our Chicks and Ducklings room and is level 3 qualified.

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Amanda

Amanda has joined the Chicks and Ducklings team as an apprentice. Amanda has a background in sports and dance.

Lambs

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Russell

Russell is the Lambs room leader and is level 3 qualified. Russell has a passion for music and singing and supports the children exploring the arts.

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Daisy

Daisy is based in our Lambs room and is level 3 qualified. Daisy has joined us with over 5 years of experience.

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Mackenzie

Mackenzie has joined the Lambs team as an apprentice. Mackenzie is passionate about children's development and the different ways in which they learn through their environment.

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Keely

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. 

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Jack

Jack works in our Lambs room and holds a level 3 childcare qualification and has over 10 years of experience. 

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Emily

Emily works part time within the Lambs between 9 and 3 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Emily has over 15 years’ experience in childcare. 

Alpacas

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Sarah

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.

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Bethany

Bethany has joined us as an apprentice and is looking forward to the learning journey ahead of her.

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Suzanne

Suzanne is the room leader for Ducklings and holds a level 3 qualification.

Suzanne has many years of experience and a strong ethos related to children learning outside.

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Gemma

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.  

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Hazel

 Hazel has been working in childcare 44 years. Hazel offers a wealth of experience to the setting.