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Little Treasures Kindergarten, Nursery, Pre-School, Playgroup, Sittingbourne, Kent

Meet The Team

We have 10 members of staff who have all worked together as a good team for many years. All our staff are trained in child care..

They under go Health & Safety checks on a regular basis and all staff have up to date First Aid Certificates. Staff regularly attend courses so that we keep up to date on the best way to look after and teach your child. Our staff are our best assets as they care and are passionate about giving the children the best start in learning.


Debbie Cooke

Position: Proprietor

I have worked in Childcare and Early Years for 25 years plus and am qualified to NVQ level 3. I also hold a certificate in Paediatric First Aid Training and Designated Safeguarding Leader, as well as completing Channel and Prevent Duty courses. I have attended various 'in house' training courses, which we hold at the Kindergarten. I am joint owner, at the Kindergarten, with Sue since we opened in 2000. I enjoy spending time with my Grandchildren and family. I love living in Herne Bay, enjoy the beach, swimming, kayaking and walking my dogs. I also enjoy entertaining, going out, dancing, crafts, cinema and enjoying life.


Sue Jacobs

Position: Proprietor

I have worked in Early Years Settings and Primary Schools within Sittingbourne since 1995 and have jointly owned Little Treasures Kindergarten with Debbie since 2000. I am qualified and hold an NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Education, am Paediatric First Aid Trained and also the Designated Safeguarding Leader, alongside Debbie as well as completing Channel and Prevent Duty courses. I have attended various 'in house' training courses, which we hold at the Kindergarten. I love spending lots of time with my Grandchildren, my children and special times with other family members. I enjoy holidays both in the UK and abroad, seeing new and interesting places. I am happy socialising with friends, eating out, going to the Cinema/Theatre and keeping fit at the gym.


Kelly Rapley

Position: Manager and SENCO

I have worked in Childcare and Early Years since 2006 and am qualified in NVQ Level 3 and working towards my NVQ level 5. I also hold a certificate in Paediatric First Aid Training, Designated Safeguarding Leader and SENCO. Over the years I have also attended a variety of training courses to further my knowledge and skills. I joined Little Treasures Kindergarten in June 2019 and have enjoyed working here every day. When I'm not at the Kindergarten I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children. We enjoy going swimming, going for walks and to the zoo. I also enjoy going out, to the cinema and seeing my friends.


Sharon Pell

I have worked at Little Treasures Kindergarten since 2000. I have completed my NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Childcare and I am First Aid trained. I have attended Safeguarding courses as well as Channel and Prevent Duty courses. I have also attended various 'in house' training courses here at the Kindergarten or other local nurseries that we are involved in through the Collaboration Team, which we are a part of. I enjoy spending time with my family, walking my dog, eating out, going to the cinema and having a good time, as well as socialising with friends.


Gemma Gaze

I have worked at Little Treasures Kindergarten since 2018. I have a real passion for working with children and find it so rewarding to be a part of a child's learning and development. I have completed my level 3 in Early Years Childcare and I am paediatric First Aid Trained. I love spending time with my husband and 2 children, I also enjoy swimming, dancing and socialising.

 


Mandy Tindall

I have worked in Nursery settings since 2004 and started working at Little Treasures Kindergarten in 2019. I absolutely love working here, I enjoy helping the children progress and achieve their goals. We have fun exploring and it's great to see them grow and learn through play. I am Level 3 qualified and hold a certificate in Paediatric First Aid Training. I am married with three gorgeous boys, who I love spending time with. I enjoy swimming, Pilate's and walking my two dogs.


Hayley Breaker

I have known Debbie and Sue at Little Treasures for many years as all my children have attended the Kindergarten. I started working here in June 2019 and I feel very privileged to be part of their team as they are all absolutely fantastic with children. I hold a certificate in Paediatric First Aid Training. I look forward to supporting the children to develop and achieve their full potential.

 


Verity

I have worked in child care for over 20 years. I have an NVQ Level 4 and NVQ Level 3 in Child Care and Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services. Currently I am working on Level 3 for Forest School Leaders. Out of work I enjoy horse riding, walking with my dog and holiday's with my family.

 


Hayley Honeysett

I have worked at Little Treasures since February 2022. I previously worked in a child care setting and have done since 2003. I have a level 2 and 3 in child care and I continue my knowledge with short courses. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and having fun with friends.

 


Latasha Armitage

I have known Sue and Debbie for many years as all 3 of my children have attended the setting. It's an absolute pleasure to become a member of such a fantastic team, who love to help children achieve their goals and unlock their full potential. All the staff are superb and go above and beyond for the children. I'm looking forward to supporting children on their journey with us at Little Treasures. As I have completed lots of short training courses, this has helped to further my knowledge in supporting children at the Kindergarten. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my 3 children, singing, dancing and reading. I also love taking my dog on country walks and meeting up with friends and family. In the past I have volunteered for St. John's Ambulance in my free time as I have a passion for helping people.

 


Selina Haffenden

I have worked at Little Treasures since March 2023 and previous to this I have worked in different early years settings since 2010. I have a level 2 and 3 in childcare and enjoy doing short courses. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children. I enjoy meeting friends and watching my oldest play football.

 


Contact us

For more information or to book your nursery/pre-school visit, please contact us:

Little Treasures Kindergarten
The Oast, 62 Bell Road,
Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4HE

Tel: 01795 550009
Email: info@littletreasureskindergarten.co.uk

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