Our values are at the heart of what we do here at BFDN and we are incredibly proud of the team we have built and the exceptional qualifications they hold. With a mixture of Early Year Practitioners and Qualified Teachers, we have a highly trained, passionate team who take pride in the care they give.
We have two Qualified Teachers - one who is specialised in early years. Two members of staff who are qualified to a level 5 (foundation degree) and one working towards the qualification. All of our staff are paediatric first aid trained and many members of the team have completed specialised training such as makaton, BSL, and autism awareness.
Meet our managers below and visit our room pages to meet the dedicated teams for each age group.
"Hi, I'm Nichola Jump, Beechwood Farm Day Nursery's Manager! I have worked here for 10 years. Initially I started out as an apprentice, working with all age groups. Once qualified I moved to a room leaders role in Red Hens where I ran the pre-school for 5 years!
During this time I studied at Chester University gaining a foundation degree in early years. In 2015 I stepped up to Deputy Manager and in just two years again to Nursery Manager! I love my job and I am hugely passionate about young children being given unforgettable learning experiences here on the farm everyday!"
"Hello my name is Shirley Davies and I have worked here at Beechwood Farm Day Nursery for 8 years. Starting as a nursery nurse, I have worked my way up to Deputy Manager.
I have an NVQ L3 in Early Years Care & Education. I have also gained qualifications in Business Management and British Sign Language.
When I am not working I enjoy walking, ballroom dancing and relaxing with a good book!"