Our Team

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. 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.

Suzanne - Nursery Operations Director

Qualifications:Kamelia Kids Nursery Manager, Suzanne

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

What do you bring to Kamelia Kids..?

I enjoy sharing my fountain of knowledge and experiences, and I will ensure that the children are 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.
 

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

Qualification:Sarah

Early Years Teacher Status with a Degree in Childhood Studies

What do you bring to Kamelia Kids..?

My role as a SENDCo is primarily about ensuring that from the moment a family choose our nursery that a circle of support is created to support a child. This circle of support has a child at the very centre of every decision I make about their needs and enables with outside professionals and the family, provide support whilst at the nursery.

 
Sarah - Deputy Manager & Pedagogical Lead  

Qualification:

Level 4 Early Years Advanced Practitioner, HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) Status, Level 3 Advanced Forest School Leader

What do you bring to Kamelia Kids..?

I bring extensive experience across a wide spectrum of early years establishments, working previously in a pack away nursery, first and middle school, forest school holiday club,  yurt based forest school and nurseries for 0-5 year olds. I feel passionate in providing children with a rich environment to engage them, allowing them to reach their full potential. Also and very importantly, working with staff, supporting and mentoring them to be the best they can be.

Penny -  Assistant Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (Assistant SENDCO)

Qualification:

Early Years Educator BTEC National Diploma in Nursery Nursing

What do you bring to Kamelia Kids..?

I have over 20 years’ experience working with children with additional needs, particularly those with Speech and Language needs and Autism. I care passionately about my role which is quite varied.  As Assistant SENDCo I liaise closely with Sarah as SENDCo and my colleagues, parents, and external professionals to ensure that each child’s and their family’s needs and goals are met.

Robyn  -  Senior Lead Practitioner - Daisy Room

Qualification:

NVQ Level 3 Early Years Educator 

What do you bring to Kamelia Kids..?

I started work at Kamelia Kids in August 2020. I am the Room Leader for the Daisy room (Babies). I have been in childcare for over 8 years, working with children aged 6 weeks to 4 years. My experience is mainly based on babies and over the space over 8 years I have worked in three nurseries to build my experience, knowledge, and skills. What I love about my role is building the relationships with children and parents, getting to know each of them and being able to support children in the next stages of their development by working closely with their parents to help guide their children.

Nicola  -  Senior Lead Educator - Poppy Room 

Qualification:

Level 3  Early Years Educator

What do you bring to Kamelia Kids..?

I am the Senior Lead Practitioner for Poppys (Toddlers).  I have been working in childcare/early years for over 20 years. I love to watch how the children grow and develop through playing.  This fosters the development of language, socialization, and creativity.  This is all in readiness for the next stage of their development as they transition to school. Being part of this next stage of their development is so very rewarding.

Leoni  -  Lead Educator -  Bluebell Room

Qualification:

Level 3  Early Years Educator

What do you bring to Kamelia Kids..?

I am the Senior Lead Practitioner for Bluebell.  I have been working in childcare/early years for over 10 years. The most important thing I like about my role is being able to see the success I can bring into a child's life by teaching and learning new everyday life experience and watching them grow into beautiful individual characters.

Lauren  -  Lead Educator -  Snowdrop Room

Qualification:

Level 3  Early Years Educator and BA Hons in Working with Children and Young People

What do you bring to Kamelia Kids...?

I am the Lead Practitioner for Snowdrop.  I have three years nursery and reception class experience.  What I love about my role is following the lead of the children and watching their imaginations working as they come up with new ideas to use in their play, seeing how things click for them as they begin to master new skills and learn new things. It's an absolute joy to behold.

In all, I love to build relationships with children and their families and support children to flourish and grow.

Emma - Early Years Teacher

Qualification:

Early Years Teacher status, BA (Hons) Humanities 

What do you bring to Kamelia Kids..?

I am an Early years Teacher.  I love working in childcare/early years and have since 2007 and have worked at Kamelia Kids since early 2022.  The look of fascination and excitement from the children when they have learnt something new, or their engagement in an activity never changes and never ceases to amaze me.  

 

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