Lucy is the managing director and owner of Kinder Castle. Working as a child psychologist for 13 years, Lucy realised exactly what kind of environment children thrive in - one that's home from home, loving and helps children reach their fullest potential.
Lucy believes education is one of the greatest gifts we can provide to children and believes it's best to start this during the formative years.
When not overseeing the overall operation and management of the nursery, Lucy enjoys spending her free time with her 9 year old son Max, who spent his early years at Kinder Castle while Lucy established the nursery and created a team of specialist, like minded professionals to provide the child centred environment that Kinder Castle offers.
Rachel joined the team as Manager in August 2017. Rachel has worked in the childcare sector for 23 years and has experience in both private and public sector nurseries. Rachel believes in creating a fun and stimulating environment within the nursery for the children to learn and thrive in and a place where the children feel safe and secure. When not at work Rachel enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Vikki has been at Kinder Castle since March 2008 and is deputy manager. Vikki takes great pride in providing new experiences for the children. When not at work Vikki can be found following her beloved NUFC around the country and spending time with her son.
Rachael has been at Kinder Castle since March 2008 and has worked across all age groups during her time here. Outside of work, Rachael enjoys spending time with her family, friends and little dog, Ted.
Sarah joined Kinder Castle in 2009 and enjoys outdoor play and challenging the children in their physical development. When not at work, Sarah enjoys being at home with her family and going to the bingo!
Kim has been with us since 2010 and has worked within all rooms across the nursery. When not working, Kim enjoys spending time with her family and dining out with friends.
Emma joined the team in 2016. Emma is the Early Years teacher in the setting and enjoys planning activities based on the programme of learning for the children in Merlin. Emma enjoys spending time with her family and Harry the dog.
Karly joined Kinder Castle the same year we opened and enjoys settling new children into the nursery and creates some fantastic bonds. When not at work Karly enjoys spending time with her children and (yes this is true!) cleaning.
Lana has been at Kinder Castle since we opened in March 2003. Lana has experienced all areas of the nursery and works part time so that she can spend time at home with her daughter.
Victoria joined Kinder Castle in 2009. She had been working as a nanny to children who attended Kinder Castle. She particularly enjoys working with the older children. Outside of work, Victoria enjoys spending time with her daughter and going to the cinema.
Jolene joined Kinder Castle in 2014 after a break from childcare. She particularly enjoys providing a fun environment for the children. Outside of work, Jolene spends her time with her two sons and cheering on Newcastle United.
Alyson has been at Kinder Castle since 2005 and is keen on engaging the children in creative opportunities, such as painting with a variety of resources. When not in work, Alyson enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.
Chloe joined Kinder Castle in 2015 and is often seen engaging the children in music and dance activities. When not at work, Chloe enjoys spending time with her family and friends and holidays abroad.
Cheryl has been at Kinder Castle since 2007 . Cheryl loves to watch the children develop through activities she has planned. When not at work, Cheryl enjoys spending time with her two daughters.
Emily joined us in September 2015. Emily enjoys watching the children grow and develop through providing lots of fun activities throughout the day. Emily enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Laura joined Kinder Castle in 2012 and provides some fantastic messy play opportunities for the children. Laura enjoys days out with her son outside of work. Laura is currently on maternity leave.
Hope has been at Kinder Castle since 2015. Working in all rooms, Hope is often seen getting very messy with the children in activities such as body painting. Hope enjoys shopping with her friends outside of work.
Bethan joined us in 2014 and often engages the children in a variety of creative activities, including printing and mark making. When not in work, Bethan enjoys going to the gym and dining out.
Amy has been with us since 2014, and forms lovely bonds with the children and often undertakes sensory activities with them, including cloud dough and feather play. Outside of work, Amy enjoys socialising with her friends.
Tammy has worked at Kinder Castle since 2014. She enjoys seeing the children grow in confidence as they make connections during free choice play. When not at work, Tammy enjoys spending time with her two daughters.
Amy joined us in 2016 and works in all of the rooms. Amy has a lovely nature with the children and enjoys working with every age group. Outside of work, Amy likes to go shopping with her friends.
Aimee joined the team at Kinder Castle in July 2017. Aimee loves to support the children through play and offers lots of cuddles at any time. Aimee enjoys going for walks with her little dog, Missy and visiting her family in London.
Brenda has recently joined the team as our resident cook. Her meals are extremely popular with the children and staff alike! Outside of work, Brenda enjoys spending time with her husband going on cruises.