Meet Our Management Team


All of our staff has been cleared through OFSTED and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We ensure that our staff is trained in Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding Children and Food Safety.

Shanklin Day Nursery holds a database of adults authorized by each parent to collect their child which is strictly adhered to and the building security measures include CCTV door entry/exit.


Geraldine McGrath

Director and Owner

Qualifications include:

  • SRN SCM (State Certified Midwife)
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding
  • Food Safety

Geraldine has a wealth of childcare experience; with over 30 years’ experience working as a qualified Nurse and Midwifery Sister in the Leicester communities and being a mum of 4 children. She opened Shanklin Day Nursery in 1994, working as Nursery Manager, and has continued her inspiring role as Director of the nursery.




Siobhan McGrath

Nursery Manager and Teacher

Qualifications include:

  • Early Years Professional Status
  • PGCE in Education and Teaching (QTS)
  • BA(Hons) in Education and Music
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding Children (Nominated Safeguarding Officer)
  • Food Safety
  • Working with babies and children under 2 years specialist training
  • Get going with communication
  • Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

Siobhan is an experienced Teacher with over 11 years’ experience working with children of all ages. She has been judged as an ‘outstanding’ teacher by OFSTED and has achieved her Early Years Professional Status. Siobhan has a specialist focus and experience in music and performing arts.


Lisa Sewell

Relief Nursery Manager and Pre-School Teacher

Qualifications include:

  • BEd(Hons) in Childcare and Foundation Stage Teaching
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Food Safety
  • EKLAN – Supporting children’s communication in the early years

Lisa is an experienced Early Years Practitioner, holding a specialist degree in Early Years and Foundation Stage Teaching. She has over 12 years’ experience working with early years children and is a mother of 3 children. Lisa has a specialist focus on ‘communication and language’, supporting all children in the Nursery.


Kerry Bradbury

Deputy Nursery Manager


  • BTEC Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Food Safety

Kerry is an experienced Early Years Practitioner and she started working for Shanklin Day Nursery in 2013. She was appointed as Deputy Manager in 2016 and is currently working in partnership with Leicester City Council to improve dental hygiene in Early Years children. Kerry has commenced further training and she is working towards her Level 2 in Leadership and Management.