Deborah McBeth

I am a mum of four and have worked with children and young adults for many years. I have 8 years’ experience in an early years setting, with a level 3 qualification, with 3 years’ experience as a SENCo. I am very passionate about children with special educational needs and disabilities and improving outcomes for all children. I have attended many training courses and regularly continue to build on my knowledge and expertise within early years.

Yeliz Enol

I am a PGCE qualified early years teacher with a passion for music and communication. I enjoy helping children explore their environment and reach their potential. I have had experience in post-compulsory education, teaching English as an additional/second language, and primary school, and feel strongly that a good start in early education can make all the difference to the future of all children. I look forward to welcoming children and families to Petham Village Nursery.

Ellie Reed

I currently hold a level 2 qualification, working toward level 3, as an apprentice, at Petham village nursery. I am very passionate about physical development, the outdoors and art and craft.  I volunteer at my local youth club on a weekly basis, helping my community to continue this valued resource.  I look forward to helping all our children grow and develop in our natural, open ended environment preparing them for school and their world around them.

Sarah Thomas

I have had a varied career in childcare; I have been a nanny, a childminder and a teaching assistant in a special needs school. I am a qualified Montessori teacher that equates to a Level 3 in childcare. I also have three teenage children of my own. I did my degree in Psychology with a child development emphasis and this is where my passion lies, in helping young children reach their full potential holistically. I am also first aid qualified and keep up to date with safeguarding training.

Terri Barham

I have worked with children for a little over ten years, mostly working with those with special educational needs and disabilities in a school based environment in Canterbury and have a level three health and social care children and young people qualification.  I am passionate that all children should have access to an inclusive and safe setting and am really enjoying extending my knowledge in an early years setting. I have extensive knowledge in additional communication aids and am trained in Makaton. I enjoy using this alongside speech to help the development of language for all children in everyday situations.

Lisa Pechey

I joined Petham Village Nursery in 2019 after leaving my position as a manager at another local nursery. I wanted to step down from management to dedicate more time to my family and am enjoying my role as a key person. I have experience working with children of all ages from 3 months to 5 years, and I also support older children in our after school club. I keep up to date with safeguarding training and updated my paediatric first aid training in May 2021. I enjoy music and quite often lead music and dancing sessions at the nursery where we all get a chance to play and listen to our favourite songs! I look forward to continuing to support any children that come to Petham Village Nursery.

Hailey Sullivan

I have lots of experience in early years and was the deputy manager and SENCO at a local nursery before its closure in 2020. I enjoy supporting children in all aspects of their care and development from settling in to leaving us for school. I have a level 3 NVQ in Child care, keep up to date with safeguarding training and I renewed my paediatric first aid training in May 2021. Outside of work I enjoy spending time outdoors, with my family and friends.

Ellie Mac

I’m Ellie – I am currently a nursery assistant and plan to start my NVQ level 2 studies soon. I have a great interest in working with children and helping them achieve their potential. I enjoy arts and crafts and spending time with family and friends. At the nursery, I support all the children in all aspects of their care. I completed my paediatric first aid training in May 2021 and have also undertaken online safeguarding training.