Meet Our Team
All of our staff are fully qualified and undergo an extensive induction programme, and participate in a continuous professional development programme throughout the year.
All staff have been trained in First Aid and are checked by the Criminal Records Bureau as part of our recruitment process.
Our Nursery is regulated by the requirements of the National Standards for Daycare, which state there must be a minimum ratio of adults carers to each group of children.
- 2-3 years, 1 adult to 4 children
- 3-5 years, 1 adult to 8 children
In practise we often have higher numbers of adults to children than this statutory minimum.
Sam Attwater- Aurora Director of Nurseries
Sam has an NVQ4 in Early Years. Sam came into post in August 2015 to develop the nursery ready for opening in October 2015. Sam oversees all Aurora Nurseries.
Clare Dann – Nursery Lead
Clare Dann has a level 3 child Care and education. She also has a BA (Hons) in Professional Learning and Development degree. She has been nursery lead (manager) at Heron Park Nursery for 8 months but previously opened up another Aurora nursery in Bexhill which she managed for a year. Before that she worked for an East Sussex nursery for 12 years as a senior lead before progressing to deputy manager. Clare is also the SENCo for the nursery (Special Educational Needs Coordinator), First Aider and the Child Protection Officer and Planning Coordinator.
Jodie Wright – Acting Nursery Deputy Lead
Anne Wilson – Foundation Village Link
Anne Wilson is Deputy Headteacher at Heron Park Primary Academy, and collaborates with the nursery on the Foundation Village Project, and transition. She also oversees the systems and procedures for safeguarding, child protection and assessment, together with the Director of Nurseries and the Nursery Lead.
Becky Crouch – Nursery Assistant
Becky started with us in 2015 and holds an NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Education.
Jemma Johnson – Nursery Practitioner
Rubina Khan – Nursery Practitioner