Our Team

Kamelia Kids Day Nursery & Beach School caters for children of ALL abilities. We provide flexible affordable childcare for 51 weeks per year from 8am to 6pm with breakfast and after school clubs.

Kamelia Kids is a graduate led nursery where we place huge emphasis on specially selecting staff for their passion, caring and loving nature, as well as making sure that they are highly professional and committed with recognised childcare qualifications.

Training is continually provided to ensure that we keep up-to-date with the latest and best practices. This helps to ensure that our team are familiar with all the latest ideas and initiatives, thereby giving your child the best experience possible. Regular personal development appraisals and reviews give our staff the opportunity to continually improve and grow.

Children's safety and well-being is a priority and all our staff have undertaken mandatory training in child protection, behaviour management and are trained in paediatric first aid.

Our staff understand the value and support of young children’s play in its various forms and how it is fundamental to the wellbeing, learning and development from babyhood and throughout their early years and are able to provide the warmth and love children need to develop emotionally alongside and as part of planned and spontaneous learning opportunities. 

We aim to provide a harmonious and happy environment for our staff which consequently creates a nurturing, supportive and caring environment for children and parents.

Parents are always welcome to drop into the nursery to discuss ideas, views or questions.

Our  team have a responsibility to ensure that:
Children develop and progress best in a safe and caring environment in which: 

 

Our Team

Suzanne - Nursery Manager

Qualification:

BA Hons in Childhood and Youth Studies, Diploma in Teaching QTLS, Assessor and Internal Quality Assurance Awards.

How long have you been an Early Years Practitioner..?

I have been a qualified practitioner for 15 years.

Previous Experience:

I have over 20 years of management experience and two grownup children!

What do you bring to Kamelia Kids..?

I enjoy sharing my fountain of knowledge and experiences, and I will ensure that the children sare at the centre of every decision.  I am committed to providing a safe and stimulating environment that supports the children to develop and be ready for their next stage in learning.  I aspire to lead the nursery team to deliver outstanding childcare.
 

Julia

Julia  - Deputy Manager

Qualification:

BA Primary Education and Teaching Advanced Study of Early Years.

How long have you been an Early Years Practitioner..?

I have been an early year’s practitioner for 15 plus years.

Previous Experience:

I was a Health Care Assistant for 14 years which has given me skills in caring for children’s needs and excellent people skills. I have worked in a variety of settings and developed practice through my ‘Early years teacher status’, in particular at Worthing college. I have been at Kamelia for over 6 years and have thoroughly enjoyed being instrumental in bringing the nursery forward to what it is today. I am looking forward to seeing the nursery grow and develop for the future.

What do you bring to Kamelia Kids..?
I will always be there to talk to parents and will greet children on a daily basis. I am very passionate about children’s development and strive for them to reach their potential and be happy in their work/play. I have a love of music and try to bring this into nursery life as much as possible.

Beci

Beci -   Deputy Manager & Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCO)

Qualification:

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education

How long have you been an Early Years..?

15  plus years

Previous Experience:

I have been an Early Year’s practitioner for 13 plus years. I have worked with children of all ages in many different settings, in nurseries, the home environment, after school clubs, holiday clubs abroad and children’s entertainment events. I have worked with children of all abilities including those with complex additional needs.

What do you bring to Kamelia Kids..?

Energy, enthusiasm and commitment. I am very passionate about working with all children of all ages and abilities. I enjoy extending a child’s learning and helping them to reach their full potential.

 

Amanda  - Pre-School Room Leader

Mandy

Qualification:

BA (Hons) Early Years

How many years have you been an Early Years Practitioner..? 

I have worked in the Child Care Sector for over 20 years.

Previous Experience:
My previous experience evolved in Pre schools, but predominantly lays within the Education sector teaching in Early Years, Years 1, 2 and 3.  I have also worked within the Integrated Prevention and Earliest Help team within Children's Social Services, but my passion has always been for Early Years!

What do you bring to Kamelia Kids..?

I am enthusiastic, fun, creative and have a love of the great outdoors.  I am looking forward to getting involved within the Beach School at Kamelia Kids.  I aim to create a positive learning environment, provide inspiring activities to spark each and every child's interest, arouse curiosity and provoke further independent learning.  I understand that each child is unique and wish to work closely with parents to ensure their child achieves the best possible outcomes in their last year at Nursery, resulting in a smooth transition to their first year at School.

 

Jade - Baby Room Leader

Jade

Qualification:

BA (Hons) Early Years

How many years have you been an Early Years Practitioner..?

I began my Early Years Practitioners role in 2008.

Previous Experience:

Studied Cache Diploma in Childcare upon leaving school and have worked in early years sector ever since. I have worked in a number of settings with children aged 0-5 years and gained most of my experience working with 0-3 year olds. I have over 6 years experience of being a room supervisor.

What do you bring to Kamelia Kids..?

I have had a variety of experience working with a range of ages from birth to five years.  I especially enjoy working in the baby room and this is where my passion lies.  I feel this is where my strength is because I enjoy nurturing them and learning about early development across all areas.

I also enjoy leading my team to ensure best practice to help young children to develop their independence and social skills and to reach their full potential. I am very creative and enjoy putting this into practice with the children

 

Alice - Toddler Room Leader

Alice

Qualification:

CACHE LEVEL 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

How many years have you been an Early Years Practitioner..?

I began my journey in Early Years in 2009 and have enjoyed a variety of roles ever since.

Previous Experience

I have worked in local day care settings, pre-schools and within family homes. Starting as a student fulfilling placements and learning how to support the development of each unique child before moving on to working as a nanny providing 1 to 1 holistic care and education. I have been fortunate enough to undertake a variety of roles in settings including Early Years Practitioner, preschool manager and now am excited to lead the team in Poppy Room.

What do you bring to Kamelia Kids..?

A passion for play and following a child's lead, using my knowledge to incorporate support to reach milestones and expand on each child's understanding of their world.

Extra:

As mum to a 6 year old boy and 1 year old girl I have an understanding for the challenges faced by parents of young children. I'm more than happy to offer support and a link to information or services when needed. At the weekends I enjoy teaching Hypnobirthing with the Yesmum Birth Project, educating parents on the journey of birth and the tools they can utilise during. Also I am a voluntary manager of the Worthing rfc U6's team, helping with admin and fundraising to keep the mini's playing.

Apprentices

The nursery participates in the Government funded work-based training programme for people aged 16 and over and recruits apprentices. By working alongside our experienced staff they are able to gain knowledge and experience towards their Level 3 qualification in Early Years.

 

Kamelia Kids Day Nursery & Beach School
Wellesley Avenue
Goring by Sea
West Sussex
BN12 4PN