We have a fantastic group of people who work for us who have a wide range of experience in childcare.  Please take a few moments to read about our staff and their qualifications...

Meet the team...

We have a fantastic group of people who work for us with a wide range of experience in childcare. Please take a few moments to read about our staff and their qualifications.
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Hello - my name is Sue Townsend and I am the Group Coordinator. I have been working in childcare since 2012.

I have worked at Stepping Stones since 2012

My qualifications and experience are listed below:

 

  • Nursery Practitioner NVQ (Level 3)

  • Nominated Individual (Ofsted) 

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • Paediatric First Aid Level 2

Hello - my name is Donna McWilliams and I am the Deputy Group Coordinator. I have been working in childcare since 1976.

I have worked at Stepping Stones since 1991

My qualifications and experience are listed below: 

  • Advanced Diploma in Childcare and Education (Level 4)

  • Designated Safeguarding Officer

  • Safeguarding Level 3

  • Paediatric First Aid Level 2

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Hello - my name is Jade Stephens and I am the Assistant Manager. I have been working in childcare since 2009.

I have worked at Stepping Stones since 2009

My qualifications and experience are listed below: 

  • Nursery Practitioner (Level 3) 

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • Senco (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)

  • Paediatric First Aid Level 2

  • British Sign Language Level 1

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My name is Becky Munro I am the Nursery floor Supervisor

I have been working in childcare since 2007

I have worked at Stepping Stones since September 2021

My qualifications and experience are listed below:

  • Early Years Professional Status

  • Safeguarding Level 2

Hello - my name is Sharon Warr.

 

I have been working in childcare since 2016

I have worked at Stepping Stones since 2016

My qualifications and experience are listed below: 

  • Nursery Assistant NVQ (Level 2) 

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • Paediatric First Aid Level 2

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Hello - my name is Wendy Ratcliffe 

 

I have been working in childcare since 2016

I have worked at Stepping Stones since 2016

My qualifications and experience are listed below: ​

  • Nursery Assistant NVQ (Level 2) 

  • ENCO (Equality Named Coordinator)

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • Paediatric First Aid Level 2

Hello - my name is Charlie Bush.

 

I have been working in childcare since 2012

I have worked at Stepping Stones since 2012

My qualifications and experience are listed below: 

  • Nursery Practitioner NVQ (Level 3) 

  • Designated Safeguarding Officer

  • Safeguarding Level 3

  • Paediatric First Aid Level 2

  • Mental Health First Aider

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My name is Lesley Drake

I am the ENCO (Equality named Coordinator)

I have been working in childcare since 2018

I have worked at Stepping Stones since 2019

My qualifications are listed below:

  • CACHE Level 3

  • Early Years Educator level 3

  • Equality Named Coordinator

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My name is Bethany Carman

 

I have been working in childcare since 2014

 

I have worked at Stepping Stones since 2019

My qualifications and experience are listed below:

  • NVQ Level 3

  • Safeguarding Level 2

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My name is Poppy Ball.

 

I have been working in childcare since 2015

I have worked at Stepping Stones since 2019

My qualifications and experience are listed below:

  • Nursery Practitioner Level 3

  • Safeguarding Level 2

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Hello - my name is Georgie Jemmeson

 

I have been working in childcare since April 2021. 

I have worked at Stepping Stones since  April 2021

My qualifications and experience are listed below: 

​I will be working towards my Early Years Educator Level 3.

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My name is Makaella Chapman.

 

I have been working in childcare since 2020

I have worked at Stepping Stones since 2022

I am a nursery assistant 

My qualifications and experience are listed below:

  • Safeguarding Level 1

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My name is Maddison Hooper.

 

I have been working in childcare since 2017

I have worked at Stepping Stones since 2015

I am Kitchen Assistant and Nursery Helper

My qualifications and experience are listed below:

  • Safeguarding Level 2

My name is Sabina Kalkova.

 

I have been working in childcare since 2021

I have worked at Stepping Stones since  November 2022

I am a Nursery Assistant 

My qualifications and experience are listed below:

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • Paediatric First Aid Level 2

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My name is Elizabeth Taverner. I am the Senior Administrator here at Stepping Stones Play and Learn Group.

 

I have been working in childcare since 1992.

I have worked at Stepping Stones since 2002

My qualifications and experience are listed below:

  • Business Administration Advanced Level 4

  • British Sign Language Level 1

  • HR Management Level 2 (online qualification)

  • CACHE Level 2

  • Safeguarding Lel 2

  • GDPR Officer

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My name is Tia Watson.  I am the Fundraising Administrator here at Stepping Stones Play and Learn Group.

 

I have been working in childcare since 2006.

I have worked at Stepping Stones since 2006

My qualifications and experience are listed below:

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • Nursery Practitioner NVQ Level 3

  • Level 3 Admin Skills (online qualification)

  • Mental Health First Aider

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 Stepping Stones Play and Learn Group,
Wilson Marriage Centre,
Barrack St, Colchester CO1 2LR

01206 860467