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.

Our Team

Suzanne - Nursery ManagerKamelia Kids Nursery Manager, Suzanne

Qualifications:

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 grown up children!

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.
 

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  - Deputy Manager & 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.

Alice - Deputy Manager & 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.

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.


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