We are privileged to have a highly skilled and trained Early Years Team. Including:
Fully qualified Nursery teachers
Speech and Language trained support assistants
A designated mental health and wellbeing lead
A forest school trained teacher.
Read on for more details on who is who!
Early Years Leader – Mrs L Webster
Mrs Webster has had over 20 years teaching experience across all ages from Nursery to Year 4, predominantly within the Early Years. She is passionate about the Early Years and believes that each child is unique and strives to equip children with a love of learning. She believes that children learn though play and actively promotes outdoor learning. She can often be found in our outdoor area instilling a love of the natural world and fostering curious minds.
Mrs Webster is also a Forest School Leader with over 10 years’ experience. She enjoys teaching children about nature and caring for the environment. Mrs Webster also leads our school’s Eco Committee.
|Nursery Teacher/Eco and Sustainability Lead – Ms E Daly|
My name is Emily Daly and I joined the team at Crown Meadow in September 2022 where I am the Nursery teacher. After initially qualifying to teach ballet and instrumental music, I taught children in Day Nurseries through to sixth form students. These experiences led me to train as a primary school teacher, specialising in the Early Years. I am now in my seventh year of teaching in school-based Nurseries and Reception classes.
I particularly enjoy bringing the creative arts into Nursery, having researched the effects of music, dance and physical development for children in the EYFS. I love to support children to develop their independence and recently studied at Montessori Centre International, to help promote children’s development through Montessori-based principles. I have also undertaken an EYFS Mental Health course, to support children’s mental health and wellbeing in Nursery.
Nursery Teacher/Religious Education Subject Leader – Miss Jeffries
My name is Leanne Jeffries and I began working within Crown Meadow Nursery in February 2021 following a return to work after the birth of my baby boy. Before I qualified to teach, I worked in nurseries with children aged birth to four years, giving me a wonderful understanding of early children’s care and development.
Having been trained within Early Years, this is definitely where my passion lies. I believe in providing children with the best learning experiences that are both memorable and enjoyable. As a busy mum, I like to think of myself as being very creative, I love art and am keen to promote this within our Nursery setting, so brace yourselves parents, for lots of creativity coming home!
Teaching Assistant – Mrs A Hewitt
My name is Miss Hewitt. I am a nursery nurse who has worked with children aged from 6 weeks to 11 years for almost 30 years. I have two young daughters of my own and absolutely believe in children developing best in a fun learning environment. Like most Early Years practitioners, I enjoy doing creative things with the children, whether it be baking, gardening, or painting activities.
Teaching Assistant – Mrs A Cadman
My name is Amanda Cadman and I’ve been at Crown Meadow for over 20 years. I absolutely love working with children, especially those in Nursery and it fills me with joy to support them at the start of their school journey watching them to grow, develop and find their flow. You will often find me outdoors with the children in any weather or inside with a tub of sparkly glitter!