Early Years Strategic Lead
The Oak Partnership are delighted to be welcoming Gemma Maxwell to the Early Years team this September as Strategic Lead for Early Years.
Gemma will work within the Two settings to co-ordinate a shared strategy for EYFS across the Oak Partnership Trust. She will also provide support to schools in delivering the EYFS element of the Excellence Strategy, including the development of phonics, training and School Improvement consultancy.
Gemma has an extensive range of professional experience including having recently been the manager of Little Herons Nursery.
Our Manager, Stacie Anthony-Phillips , has worked for Little Herons since 2016 and during that time has progressed from Practitioner to manager.
Stacie is passionate about providing the very best care for all of our children, every day. Her knowledge and experience allows her to support our management teams and train our staff. Her role also allows her to work in our nurseries, sharing best practice ideas and helping us to constantly review and improve the care we provide.
Adele started with us In March 2021 and has been a fantastic edition to the Nursery and has many years of experience working with young and vulnerable children.
As Well as being the Nursery Deputy Manager Adele is also the Nursery SENDco and is very commited and passionate about supporting children with additional needs and helping them to reach their full potential.
Clarrie joined the Little Herons team during the first lockdown in 2020.
Clarrie demonstrated a natural ability to understand, support and work with young children and with her calm and fun approach she has been a fantastic and valuable edition to the Nursery
Lucia joined Little Herons when it first opened in 2016 and has had over 9 years experience of working with young children.
Lucia is such a fun, warm, caring and helpful member of our team and is always striving to help and support both children and adults and as such has become a very key member of our team.
Roxy is our newest member of the team and is currently an apprentice undertaking her NVQ Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.
Roxy is a natural when caring for children and offers such a vibrant presence with the ability to create some wonderful continuous provision activities.
Roxy is very passionate about ensuring that children make the most out of their time here at Little Herons and has quickly become a very valued member of the team.
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