Meet the team

Christine

Nursery Owner

Chris has been at the centre of Puddleducks since day one back in June 1999, having completed her teaching qualification Chris took the lead on EYFS and day to day management of the nursery. Chris has now taken a step back with Jess (Chris’s daughter) taking over the reigns!


Qualified Teacher 
EYP

Opened Puddleducks in June 1999

Lyndsey

Nursery Manager

Lyndsey started with us over 17 years ago as a student and has worked her way up to nursery manager. She is very experienced in her role and is our Designated Safeguarding Lead. Lyndsey has 2 young children who both attended Puddleducks and enjoys spending time with her family outside of nursery.

NVQ Level 3
NVQ Level 4

Joined the team in March 2004

Jess

Business Manager

Jess comes from a Civil Service background in administration and is currently working towards a BA Hons Business Management and Spanish degree alongside her role at Puddleducks. Outside of nursery Jess enjoys spending time outdoors and cycling with her family.

Joined the team in April 2019

Louise

Deputy Manager

Louise has worked at Puddleducks for over 12 years and worked her way up from nursery practitioner. Louise has completed a wide range of training courses and is one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads. She will be taking over from Natalie as Digital Tracking Coordinator to cover her maternity leave. Outside of nursery Louise enjoys travelling to the Greek islands and spending time with her little girl Grace.

NVQ Level 3

Joined the team in June 2007

Helen

Nursery Cook

Level 2 Food Safety and Catering

Joined the team in January 2021

Natasha

EYFS Coordinator

BA Hons Childhood and Youth Professional Studies

Joined the team in June 2011

Abbi

SENDCO

NVQ Level 3

SEND Level 4

Joined the team in August 2014

Natalie

Digital Tracking Coordinator

NVQ Level 3

Joined the team in June 2008

Natalie

Cottontails Senior

NVQ Level 3

Joined the team in May 2006

Jane

Cottontails Nursery Practitioner

NVQ Level 3

Joined the team in September 2014

Michelle

Cottontails Nursery Practitioner

NVQ Level 3

Joined the team in July 2006

Emma

Cottontails Nursery Practitioner

NVQ Level 3

Joined the team in January 2003

Kimberley

Tiny Learners Primary Senior

NVQ Level 3

Joined the team in April 2010

Melissa

Tiny Learners Secondary Senior

NVQ Level 3

Joined the team in May 2012

Kelly

Tiny Learners Nursery Practitioner

NVQ Level 3

Joined the team in June 2003

Danielle

Tiny Learners & Pre-School Nursery Practitioner

BA Hons Childhood Youth and Education

Joined the team in February 2021

Kate

Pre-School Primary Senior

NVQ Level 3

Joined the team in June 2016

Tillie

Pre-School Secondary Senior

NVQ Level 3

Joined the team in July 2016

Hannah

Link Club Supervisor

NVQ Level 3

Joined the team in June 2009

Amber

Nursery Playworker

NVQ Level 2 Supporting and Teaching in Schools

Joined the team in March 2021

Sarah

Link Club Playworker

NVQ Level 3

Joined the team in October 2018

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