Our Team

Our experienced and highly qualified staff ensure that every day is fun, interesting and rewarding at Shanklin Day Nursery.

All our staff are friendly, approachable, caring and strive to provide the best possible care for our children. Our team members are qualified to a minimum Level 3 (and above) in a relevant early years and childcare qualification. Our apprentices and assistants are all working towards a level 3 qualification.

All of our staff are DBS checked. We ensure that our staff is trained in Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding Children, Prevent COVID-19 and we offer continuous professional development to enable staff to learn and develop throughout their employment with us.

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.

Qualifications include:

  • SRN SCM (State Certified Midwife)
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding children
  • Food Safety
  • Prevent COVID-19

Siobhan is an experienced Teacher with over 15 years’ experience working with children of all ages and she is a mum. 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. 

Qualifications include:

  • Early Years Professional Status
  • PGCE in Education and Teaching (QTS)
  • BA(Hons) in Education and Music (2:1)
  • 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)
  • Supporting Well-being in the Early Years
  • Prevent COVID-19

Rubina is an experienced Nursery Manager; she has 15 years' experience working with early years children and is a proud mother of 3 children. Rubina has specialist training in safeguarding children, and she is completing her Level 7 qualification in Leadership and Management. Rubina has a keen interest in outdoor play and has developed 'Learning in the Leaves' forest school sessions for the children in our extensive outdoor provision.

Qualifications:

  • Level 7 in Leadership and Management (working towards)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Children's Care, Learning and Development
  • Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Advanced Safeguarding Lead (nominated)
  • Supporting Well-being in the Early Years
  • Prevent COVID-19

Melissa is an experienced Early Years Practitioner and she completed her degree at Chester University, graduating with honours. Melissa leads our preschool room, supporting children to be ready for school and leading our Nursery reading scheme. She has specialist training in Special Needs Education and deputises for the Nursery Manager.

Qualifications include:

  • BA(Hons) in International Development Studies and Sociology (2:1) 
  • CACHE Level 3 in Children’s Care and Education
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Advanced Safeguarding Lead (nominated)
  • Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
  • Supporting Well-being in the Early Years
  • Prevent COVID-19

Kerry is an experienced Early Years Practitioner and she started working at Shanklin in 2013. She was appointed as Deputy Manager in 2016 and as furthered her training achieving her NVQ Level 2 in Team Leading. Kerry leads our Toddler team ensuring children are happy, stimulated and challenged at Nursery.

Qualifications:

  • BTEC Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
  • NVQ Level 2 in Team Leading
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Advanced Safeguarding Lead (nominated)
  • Meeting the Needs of 2 year olds
  • Supporting Well-being in the Early Years
  • Prevent COVID-19

Shanklin Day Nursery and Pre-school is a private, family run nursery in Stoneygate, Leicester.

We cater for children aged 0-5 years for 51 weeks of the year and have consistently excellent Ofsted reports.

Contact Us

443-445 London Road, Stoneygate, Leicestershire, LE2 3JW

0116 2704603