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Staff Team

Coppice Childcare Shard End believe that a well-trained and qualified workforce is key to providing quality care and learning opportunities for children and to support our childcare and education philosophy.

We expect, encourage and support all our staff to continue their own learning and development and ensure staff have in-depth knowledge and understanding gained through continuing professional development and higher level qualifications. We also consider it essential that staff must have the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to observe, scaffold and plan for children's learning effectively, identifying and meeting any additional needs. 

We work in partnership with a range of Training Providers including Birmingham City Council, NoodleNow, Sutton Coldfield College to access a range of courses including mandatory courses such as First Aid, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding as well as Continuous Professional Development courses such as Letters and Sounds, Maths in the Early Years, Behavior Management, Autism Level 3 and Mental Health and Wellbeing Level 2.  In addition we provide a wide range of in-house training for staff. at all our settings.

Investing in our Staff

Early Years Practitioners play such an important role in ensuring that the children who attend the nursery are given the firm foundations from which to move onto school and life.  We are investing in our staff's well-being as well as our children's well-being and are involved in training and accreditation's to support staff and children.  These include:-


Hygge Accrediation - Supporting Practitioners and Children's Mindfulness, well-being and creating positive environments.

Thrive- Bronze Level - Working with West Midlands Combined Authority as part of of 148 companies undertaking a  pioneering trial, commissioned by the government, to test whether the Thrive at Work Commitment  supports businesses to improve their health and well-being offer to their employees to inform Government Spending in March 2020 in this Area.  Happy and Healthy Staff are better able to support children in the nursery.

Curiosity Approach - The Curiosity Approach is a modern day approach to Early Childhood. Taking parts from Reggio, Steiner, Te Whāriki with a sprinkle of Montessori. It's a beautiful recipe book of wonderful ingredients, carefully mixed together with experience, passion and a love of Early Childhood. It's baked together in a mindful oven of loveliness that needs thoughtful practitioners and professionals to be mentally present, thankful and forever curious about their career with little children. Be Curious, Have Fun, Make a Difference! (© 2019 THE CURIOSITY APPROACH LTD)


Our Nursery Team 

Director - Jackie Howse - BA Hons in Early Years Educational Studies - Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding

 Manager - Ashleigh McKenna - Level 3 - Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding



Gemma - Level 6 - Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding

Emma - Level 3 - Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator

Katie - Level 3 - Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding

Third in Charge - Amiee - Level 3


Under 2's Unit - 0 to 2 years

Amiee - Early Years Practitioner - Baby Room

Jade - Early Years Practitioner - Baby Room

Emily - Early Years Practitioner - Baby Room/Tots

Katie - Early Years Practitioner - Tots

Amarina - Early Years Practitioner - Tots

Kalsoon - Early Years Practitioner - Tots


Tweenies Unit - 2-3 Years

Natasha - BA Hons in Early Years

Emma - Early Years Practitioner

David - Early Years Practitioner

Michelle - Early Years Practitioner

Julie - Early Years Practitioner

Taybah - Early Years Practitioner

Laura - Early Years Practitioner


Pre-School - 3 - 5 years

Gemma - BA Hons in Early Years

Zeba - Early Years Practitioner

Carol  - Assistant Early Years Practitioner

Amy - Early Years Practitioner

Jessica - Early Years Practitioner


 Administration Staff

Jenny - Director's Assistant / Assistant Early Years Practitioner


Domestic Staff

Carol - Cook

Margaret - Domestic Staff

Lynette - Domestic Staff