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Leadership Team

Leadership Team 1 Emma Phillpotts Team Leader
Leadership Team 2 Lynn Boucher-White Team Leader
Leadership Team 3 Melissa Arrowsmith Lead Teacher

Melissa I have been a lead teacher in various parts of the city for nearly 5 years now. In my role I support all early years settings to ensure that we are offering our children the best possible start in life and help to nurture a passion for learning. I have been working with nurseries, primary schools and childminders to ensure that children are at the heart of all that they do. In doing this, we also ensure that their development and learning is planned and observed effectively so that we know what we can do to help them progress and grow. As a newcomer to Badock's Wood, I am excited to see our huge potential and look forward to working with the team to make our offer of early education even more special.

 

Emma -  I have worked at Badock's Wood Children's Centre for eight years. I started as an agency member of staff and have progressed to centre team lead. I have worked across all ages in the centre, with my main work being alongside the babies. I enjoy watching films, going on holidays and eating out. My favourite part of the job is seeing children I have looked after all grown up in and around Southmead all these years later.

Our Admin and Site Team

Our Admin and Site Team 1 Felicity - Receptionist
Our Admin and Site Team 2 Sandra - Receptionist
Our Admin and Site Team 3 Jane - Bursar
Our Admin and Site Team 4 Julie - Catering Assistant

Julie - I've been working in the kitchen for six years and I love it, the job gives me so much enjoyment, I've watched the children grow and develop, Its very rewarding. Two of my four children attended the nursery twenty one years ago, I took part in all the services provided and I'm still here now, working.

 

Felicity - I have been working for the centre for five years. I really enjoy my job and am very fond of the people I work with and families here. I live locally and am passionate about the services and amenities in Southmead.

Orchid Room - 2 year olds

Orchid Room - 2 year olds 1 Tanya - Room Leader
Orchid Room - 2 year olds 2 Louise - Acting Senco
Orchid Room - 2 year olds 3 Daisy - Early Years Practitioner
Orchid Room - 2 year olds 4 Sherry - Early Years Practitioner
Orchid Room - 2 year olds 5 Emily - Early Years Practitioner
Orchid Room - 2 year olds 6 Sam - Early Years Practitoner

Louise - I've worked in all three rooms around the centre for three years now.  I have also worked closely with our SEN team.

 

I enjoy exploring music and instruments with the children and love practicing new songs with them.  Outside of work my hobbies are going to the theatre and riding my bike..

 

Daisy - I have been with Badock's Wood Children's Centre for about five years.  I have a level 3 in Early years.  I have recently qualified as a Forest School leader and look forward to sharing wonderful experiences with the children.  I have previously been part of the SEN (special educational needs) team which played a big part in developing my passion for supporting children with educational needs.

 

Sam - I've been at the centre for nearly four years.  I started in the baby room and I'm now in our pre-school room. 

Foxglove Room - Pre-school Room

Foxglove Room - Pre-school Room 1 Louise - Room Leader
Foxglove Room - Pre-school Room 2 Henna - Early Years Practitioner (maternity Leave)
Foxglove Room - Pre-school Room 3 Julie - Early Years Practitioner
Foxglove Room - Pre-school Room 4 Inaki - Early Years Practitioner
Foxglove Room - Pre-school Room 5 Gemma - SEN Support
Foxglove Room - Pre-school Room 6 April Coulstring
We will be adding our details to this page shortly.  In the meantime if you need any information please call us on 0117 3772343
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