The aim of our staff at Sunrise is to be a group of caring practitioners who work as a team, accepting and practicing an agreed educational philosophy, and collectively expressing one clear concern; the total welfare of all the children in their care. We aim to create an environment where continuity for children and parents is priority and, therefore, we operate a ‘key person’ system. The key person works with parents/carers to plan and deliver a personalised plan for your child’s well-being, care and learning.
Every member of our staff are carefully selected to ensure their suitability to work with children; all key staff are first aid trained and we, therefore, have a minimum of 1 first aider in every room at all times. Our team is fully committed to the Sunrise ethos; some staff have been with us for more than 5 years and some as long as 10 years. We also support the development of new practitioners and provide the opportunity for apprenticeship vacancies.
BABY & TODDLER ROOMS
Maia Cox is our full time Baby Room lead. Maia joined us in September 2017 and has a Level 3 qualification and has worked in early years settings since 2013 whilst completing her training. Maia is supported full time by Neve Eversfield. Neve holds a Level 3 qualification.
Hayleigh Maxim is our Toddler Room lead and joined us in 2017; Hayleigh holds an Early Years degree. She is supported by Holly Knight and Lauren King. Holly joined us in 2017 and is a Level 3 practitioner. Lauren joined us as a trainee in 2014, she is now a Level 3 practitioner and our outdoor co-ordinator. We have a pool of additional staff who assist us during lunch periods and are available to cover in the event of staff absence or holiday to maintain continuity of care.
NURSERY & EARLY YEARS ROOMS
Rebecca Creed (Becky) leads our Nursery class. Becky originally came to Sunrise under the Modern Apprenticeship scheme in 2011; in this time, she has qualified to level 3 and gained valuable experience working as a senior practitioner in our pre-school room and at our Harrietsham setting overseeing our Over Two’s children. Becky is also one of our three SENCo’s. Juliette Allen job shares with Judith Robinson. Juliette has previously worked as a Teaching Assistant and is now a permanent Level 3 part time member of our Nursery Room. Judith Robinson works part time as a Level 2 member of staff. The second full time member of the team is Emilia Threadgill. Emilia recently completed her Level 2 qualification and is due to embark on her Level 3 qualification before the end of 2019. Emilia, moved from our Harrietsham setting to Langley in January 2019. Lilia Moutinho joined us in June 2019 and holds a Level 2 qualification.
Sarah Boorer leads our Pre School room. Sarah has been teaching Reception to Year 5 children since 2003 and has a sound knowledge of the EYFS. Sarah is supported by Mandy Withers who joined the pre-school room in January 2017. Mandy has been at Sunrise since 2007 working within our Toddler Room until 2016; she has 20 years previous experience as a nanny.
The nursery office is open Monday to Friday. If you have any queries, please visit the office between 8.30am and 5.00pm. Out of these hours, you can send an email and out of nursery hours you can leave a voicemail message on our landline.