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The Caterpillar Team

A professional day nursery with a family feel

 

Caterpillar Day Nursery is owned by two friends, Fiona Bowden and Lisa Raynes, whom are both qualified and very experienced child carers. Fiona and Lisa are both mothers themselves and can empathise with parents when it comes to choosing a nursery

 

We pride ourselves on our quality staff team, and only employ staff who are fully qualified or whom are very experienced with a willingness to gain a recognised childcare qualification.

 

All staff hold a First Aid qualification and Basic Food Hygiene certificate as a minimum.

 

We have high expectations of our staff to deliver the highest standards at all times and in return we offer every opportunity for staff to develop their personal and professional skills. We facilitate regular staff meetings and staff appraisals and encourage all members of our team to attend both internal and external training courses.

 

We employ additional staff to support the team to ensure we maintain ratios at all times and that the staff are always supervising the children rather than cooking meals or cleaning the nursery.

Owners

Fiona Bowden
Fiona Bowden
Director
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01858 432661
Fiona Bowden has worked in Market Harborough since qualifying as a Nursery Nurse, and has worked as both as a Manager and a Senior Manager for a Nursery chain. As well as being an owner, Fiona has the day to day responsibility of managing Caterpillar Day Nursery and Out of School Club. Fiona has attended a vast amount of additional training courses plus she is qualified with the BTEC National Diploma in Early Childhood Studies,  Paediatric First Aid, Emergency First Aid at Work and Basic Food Hygiene.  In addition to this, Fiona is qualified with the Early Years Foundation Degree and Early Years Professional Status.   Fiona is also a mother herself so she can fully empathise with the needs and requirements of our parents and children  
Lisa Raynes
Lisa Raynes
Director
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01858 432661
Lisa Raynes has worked as a Nanny, within a nursery, as a Nursery Manager and an Area Manager. Before setting up Caterpillar Day Nursery she worked as an Area Manager for a large Nursery chain before leaving to have a baby.  Lisa mainly fulfills an administrative role for Caterpillar Day Nursery. She supports Fiona and the team and is on hand to offer the nursery and out of school club her childcare and management expertise.  Lisa is qualified with the BTEC National Diploma in Early Childhood Studies, Paediatric First Aid, Emergency First Aid at Work and Basic Food Hygiene.  Lisa has also attended many courses and workshops to keep her skills and knowledge up to date.   Lisa is also a mother of two young children and can therefore empathise with the needs and requirements of our parents and children.

Baby Caterpillars

Anya Law
Anya Law
Deputy Manager
 
 
Anya joined the team in November 2015 as a Nursery Nurse within the Crawling Caterpillar Room.  Anya is an experienced and qualified practitioner, especially with the younger age groups. Anya joined us from another daycare setting and holds a current paediatric first aid certificate and has attended additional baby training.   Anya was  promoted to Senior Nursery Nurse within the baby room from October 2016 and then to Deputy manager from April 2017.  Since joining us she has proven very quickly that she has excellent organisational and leadership qualities.
Suzanne Lambert
Suzanne Lambert
Nursery Nurse
 
 
Suzie joined the team in October 2015 and is a very experienced and qualified practitioner.s. The majority of her previous working experience is working with babies in nursery settings.  Suzie holds a current paediatric first aid certificate.   She is a very mature and nurturing practioner, making her ideal to care for our babies.

Crawling Caterpillars

Yvonne Wells
Yvonne Wells
Senior Nursery Nurse
 
 
Yvonne has worked at the nursery since 2004. She is qualified with the BTEC National Diploma in Early Childhood Studies. Yvonne also holds a First Aid and Food Hygiene qualification. She has experience of working across all age groups and has a young son and daughter of her own.  Yvonne is now based within the Crawling Caterpillar Room and has been the Senior Nursery Nurse (job share) since April 2017.  
Debbie Bartlett
Debbie Bartlett
Senior Nursery Nurse
 
 
Debbie is one of our longest serving members of staff and previously worked for us as a Third in Charge and then Deputy Manager.  Debbie now works as Senior Nursery Nurse (job share) in the Crawling Caterpillar Room.  Debbie is qualified with the NVQ Level 3 and holds current Food Hygiene, Paediatric First Aid and Emergency First Aid at Work qualifications.  Debbie is also a mother and grandmother.      
Charlotte Baff
Charlotte Baff
Nursery Nurse
 
 
Charlotte joined our team in April 2016, initially as maternity cover.   She became a permanent and full-time member of staff in December 2016.  Charlotte is qualified with the NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and also holds a current Paediatric First Aid award.
Eve Marriott
Eve Marriott
Nursery Nurse
 
 
Eve joined the team in May 2017 as a full-time member of the team after qualifying with the NVQ Level 3.  Eve was initially a student at the nursery and she demonstrated that she has the potential to become an excellent practitioner, so we were keen to snap her up permanently.  Eve compliments the team with her youth and new ideas.

Wriggly Caterpillars

Lauren Loraine
Lauren Loraine
Senior Nursery Nurse
 
 
Lauren joined Caterpillar Day Nursery on a temporary basis in August 2014, but we soon realised that she would be a valuable asset to the nursery, and was made a permanent member of the team in January 2015.  Lauren is a qualified Nursery Nurse with CACHE Level 3 in Early Years.  She also holds a current First Aid and Food Hygiene certificate.   Lauren was promoted to Senior Nursery Nurse responsible for our 2-3 year olds in September 2016 and is currently studying for the NVQ Level 5 in Leadership.
Nina Halls
Nina Halls
Nursery Nurse
 
 
Nina has worked in the nursery since 2007. Nina is qualified with the NVQ 3 and is a mother of three children. Nina also holds a First Aid and Food Hygiene certificate.  Nina is based within the Wriggly Caterpillar room, working on a part time basis.   Nina is also currently studying for the NVQ Level 5.
Lisa-Marie Hartwell
Lisa-Marie Hartwell
Nursery Nurse
 
 
Lisa-Marie joined the team in September 2016 after our numbers of children increased.  She is a qualified and very experience practitioner who has worked in various settings before.  More recently she was working for a childcare agency working with a variety of different ages.   Lisa-Marie is qualified with Cache Level 3 in Childcare and also holds a current paediatric first aid certificate.
Kate Barnett
Kate Barnett
Nursery Assistant
 
 
Kate is our newest member of the team and joined us in March 2017.  Kate is an unqualified apprentice who has just signed up to complete the NVQ Level 2 in childcare.  Kate has a daughter of her own and has worked previously within a nursery, supporting a child with special needs.  Kate works part time across our nursery supporting the whole team.
Emily Freestone
Emily Freestone
Nursery Nurse
 
 
Emily joined the team in July 2015, initially as a relief member of staff after qualifying with her NVQ Level 3.  She become a full-time permanent member of staff from October 2016.  Emily also holds a current paediatric first aid certificate.

Butterflies

Isobelle Deery
Isobelle Deery
Senior Nursery Nurse
 
 
Izzie joined us in June 2017 to replace Kirsten  whilst she is on maternity leave. Izzie is the leader of the Butterflies Room and is a very experienced and qualified practitioner.  Izzie is qualified with the NVQ Level 2 and 3 and has a current paediatric first aid certificate.  Izzie is also trained in special needs as a SENCO and as a Lead Safeguarding Officer.  She is keen to improve her professional development and has attended many vocational training courses.
Kirsten Dowling (Maternity Leave)
Kirsten Dowling (Maternity Leave)
Deputy Manager
 
 
Kirsten joined the team in February 2014 as Senior Nursery Nurse.  She is qualified with the NVQ Level 3 and has previous experience of working within a day nursery.  She is currently furthering her qualification by studying part-time for her levels 4 and 5.  Kirsten is qualified with her paediatric first aid and is also the nursery's SENDCo. Kirsten was promoted to Deputy Manager in November 2015.   She has recently completed an Eklan course, based on understanding and developing young children's language.
Samantha Kinchen
Samantha Kinchen
Nursery Nurse
 
 
Sam initially joined us on a relief basis, covering staff absence such as holidays and sickness.  Sam has now worked within the nursery on a permanent basis since January 2012.  Sam is qualified with the NVQ Level 3 and has previous experience of working within a day nursery.  Sam is also a mother to her four year old son.  Sam also holds a current Paediatric First Aid certificate.    Sam has worked for us as Acting Senior Nursery Nurse in the Baby Room, but after her young son started school she preferred to work on a Term-Time only basis as a Nursery Nurse, so as to spend more time with her family.    
Lana Smith (Maternity Leave)
Lana Smith (Maternity Leave)
Nursery Nurse
 
 
Lana joined our team in September 2011 after completing her NVQ 3 childcare qualification. Lana holds a current Paediatric Fist Aid award and is now based within the Butterflies Room on a part-time basis.  Lana is also a mother to two young children.
Jodie Shepherd
Jodie Shepherd
Nursery Assistant
 
 
Jodie joined our Out of School team in February 2015 and worked there until February 2016.  Jodie then transferred to work within the nursery.  Jodie is is currently studying for the NVQ Level 3 in Early Years, which is near to completion. Jodie is a mother to her young son and holds a Paediatric First Aid certificate.
Michele Burtenshaw
Michele Burtenshaw
Nursery Nurse
 
 
Michele is a qualified teacher and holds the BA Honours in Primary Education.  Michelle works every afternoon within the Out of School Club as the Deputy Manager, plus she supports the nursery in providing lunchtime and relief cover.  Michele has two grown up children of her own, plus grandchildren. She is qualified with Paediatric First Aid and Basic Food Hygiene.   Michele helps us out regularly at the nursery so she is a friendly and familiar face to those children who move to the out of school club.

Nursery Nurses

Dawn Cook
Dawn Cook
Nursery Nurse
 
 
Dawn joined us in September 2010 and mainly covers staff lunchbreaks across the nursery. She does however work extra hours whenever the need arises. Dawn has been qualified with the NNEB since 1994 and previously worked as a Senior Nurse and Deputy Manager within nursery settings. Dawn is also the Mother of two children and holds a Paediatric First Aid qualification.
Lucy Morrison-Childs
Lucy Morrison-Childs
Relief Nursery Nurse
 
 
Lucy joined us in November 2013 as a member of our Out of School Club team.  Lucy joined us an unqualified apprentice but we quickly enrolled her on the NVQ Level 3 in Childcare which she passed with flying colours in March 2015.    Lucy has shown us great potential plus she has previous experience of working as a Nanny and within a Children's Centre.  Lucy was given the opportunity to work within our nursery on a permanent basis from March 2015 and was based within the Baby Caterpillar Room.  Lucy also holds a current Paediatric First Aid qualification.   More recently Lucy has embarked on a university degree in Psychology so is now working for us on a relief basis, covering staff holidays and absences.        
Carol Farmer
Carol Farmer
Relief Nursery Nurse
 
 
Carol joined us in November 2010. Carol is qualified with the NVQ Level 3, and also holds valid First Aid and Food Hygiene certificates. As well as being a Mother and a Grandmother, Carol has a vast amount of childcare experience working within nurseries, schools and a creche. She has also worked in these settings at a senior level. Carol supports the nursery and out of school club by working on a relief basis to cover staff absences. 
Kelly Moran
Kelly Moran
Relief Nursery Nurse
 
 
Kelly joined the team in February 2014 and works for us covering staff absences to ensure that staff ratios are maintained at all times.   Kelly is qualified with the NVQ Level 3 in childcare and has previously worked as a nanny and within a nursery.  Kelly also has a school aged daughter. 
Angela Cox
Angela Cox
Relief Nursery Assistant
 
 
Angela joined our team in March 2016 and works across the Nursery and Out of School Club.  She is a qualified Paediatric Nurse and lots of experience of working with children within a hospital.  Angela also holds a paediatric first aid certificate

Other Nursery Members

Stuart Chester
Stuart Chester
Chef
 
 
Stuart joined the team in November 2013 as a full-time Chef.  Stuart is highly qualified in his chosen profession and has a vast amount of catering experience.  He is fully committed to ensuring that we provide homemade, nutritious foods for our children.  He is also very hands on with ensuring the children are involved in cooking activities.  Also being a Dad to four young boys, Stuart is in an excellent position to understand children's dietary and nutritional requirements.
Jeremy West
Jeremy West
 
 
 
Jez is Fiona's husband and can be often seen at the Nursery helping out either with repairs and maintenance, driving one of the nursery vehicles for the school runs at the Out of School Club or generally covering in one of the rooms.  He also pops in to drop off/collect their young son.
Stephen Asker
Stephen Asker
 
 
 
Stephen is Lisa's partner and helps out with some of the repairs at the nursery together with supporting Lisa and Fiona with the financials of the business.  You may see him doing bits and pieces around the nursery such as repairs or maintenance.

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