We are an 84 place day nursery for 0 – 5 year olds situated in the centre of Maidenbower, so we have easy access for the Maidenbower community.
We have three rooms; Babies, Toddlers and Preschool. The transitions to the following age groups is based on children’s holistic development and readiness. Babies room, is for the 0-18 month olds and it is dependent on the child as an individual when they feel comfortable to move on to the next room. Toddlers is for our 18 months to 3 year old children, and then Preschool is for our three year olds until they start school.
Outside the children get involved in lots of activities and we have a sand and mud pit, garden and safety surface area.
I have worked at Clover Court since 2010. I started in the baby suite with the experience of being a parent and then studied for my NVQ Level 3 and 4 in early years. I was excited to be appointed Team Leader in 2014 and quickly discovered that leading a team, was a completely different experience to being a team member and so decided to study my NVQ Level 5 in Leadership. In December 2017, I was appointed Deputy Manager and in September 2018, Manager. Clover Court, the families and team are really important to me. I love being here and working together with everyone to make this a great, high quality setting.
My present role as Regional Manager for Childcare & Learning Group, follows the journey of my career starting with Cranbrook Nursery & Preschool, where I first joined Buttercup Barn in May 2000 as a Nursery Practitioner. I then moved to Ivy Cottage as a Deputy Manager and in 2002 I became the Manager. I transferred to Clover Court Nursery in 2010 and at the start of 2018 reached out to London’s Working Mums’ East Sheen nursery where I supported during a transition between managers. In August 2018, I was appointed Regional Manager for Childcare & Learning Group. My interest in early childhood education began when I was 13 years old, having completed a school work experience in a Nursery. From that point, I knew I wanted this to be my career and to make a difference in the start of a child’s life. I have a BA Hons in Childcare and Education.
We know that Cranbrook is only as good as the relationship between our staff and our customers (the big ones and the little ones!) and we plan to continue listening and responding to parents’ needs, quickly and effectively.