© 2017 Stepping Stones Play and Learn.  Registered Charity 1033539.

 Stepping Stones,
Wilson Marriage Centre,
Barrack St, Colchester CO1 2LR

Meet the team...

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.

Hello - my name is Sue Townsend and I am the Group Coordinator. I have been working in childcare since 1990.

My qualifications and experience are listed below:

 

  • Advanced Dipolma in Childcare and Education (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.

My qualifications and experience are listed below: 

  • Advanced Diploma in Childcare and Education (Level 4)

  • Safeguarding Level 3

  • Designated Safeguarding Officer

  • Paediatric First Aid Level 2

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

(Currently on Maternity leave)

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

Hello - my name is Sarah Harnett and I am the Nursery Floor Manager & ENCO (Equality Named Coordinator). I have been working in childcare since 2008.

My qualifications and experience are listed below: 

  • Nursery Practitioner NVQ (Level 3) 

  • ENCO (Equality Named Coordinator)

  • Safeguarding Level 3

  • Paediatric First Aid Level 2

Hello - my name is Sharon Warr.

 

I have been working in childcare since 2016

My qualifications and experience are listed below: 

  • Nursery Assistant NVQ (Level 2) 

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • Paediatric First Aid Level 2

Hello - my name is Charlie Bush.

 

I have been working in childcare since 2012

My qualifications and experience are listed below: 

  • Nursery Practitioner NVQ (Level 3) 

  • Safeguarding Level 3

  • Designated Safeguarding Officer

  • Paediatric First Aid Level 2

Hello - my name is Sarah Wedlock.

 

I have been working in childcare since 1994.

My qualifications and experience are listed below: 

  • Nursery Practitioner NNEB (Level 3) 

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • Paediatric First Aid Level 2

Hello - my name is Ellen Gibson.

 

I have been working in childcare since 2008.

My qualifications and experience are listed below: 

  • Nursery Practitoner NVQ (Level 3) 

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • Paediatric First Aid Level 2

Hello - my name is Wendy Ratcliffe 

 

I have been working in childcare since 2016

My qualifications and experience are listed below: 

  • Nursery Assistant NVQ (Level 2) 

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • Paediatric First Aid Level 2

Hello - my name is Jenna McDermott.

 

I have been working in childcare since 2006. 

My qualifications and experience are listed below: 

  • Nursery Practitioner NVQ (Level 3) 

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • Food Hygiene Level 2

  • ENCO(Equality Named Coordinator)

  • Paediatric First Aid Level 2

My name is Poppy Ball.

 

I have been working in childcare since 2015

My qualifications and experience are listed below:

  • Nursery Practitioner Level 3

  • Safeguarding Level 2

My name is Bethany Carmen

 

I have been working in childcare since 2014

My qualifications and experience are listed below:

  • Safeguarding Level 2

My name is Maddison Hooper.

 

I have been working in childcare since 2017

My qualifications and experience are listed below:

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • Working towards Nursery Assistant NVQ (Level 1)

My name is Helen Wallis

 

I have been working in childcare since 2007.

My qualifications and experience are listed below:

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • CACHE level 3 Early Years Workforce

  • Supporting learning and education in schools level 2

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. My qualifications and experience are listed below:

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • CACHE Level 2

  • British Sign Language Level 1

  • GDPR Officer

My name is Tia Watson.  I am the Admin Assistant here at Stepping Stones Play and Learn Group. I have been working in childcare since 2006. My qualifications and experience are listed below:

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • Nursery Practitoner NVQ Level 3

  • Level 3 Admin Skills

My name is Carrie Ovens

 

I have been working in childcare since 2012.

My qualifications and experience are listed below:

  • Nursery Practitioner Level 3

  • Safeguarding Level 3

  • Food Hygiene Level 2