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.
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.
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 son and 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.
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.
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 Knights room. 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.
Brenda is 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.
Lynn joined the team at Kinder Castle in September 2018. Lynn is team leader in Merlin and enjoys being creative and having fun with the children. Lynn enjoys spending time with her family and her dog Jaxx
Nicole joined the team at Kinder Castle in November 2018. Nicole works in Camelot room and likes to watch the children excel in their learning. Nicole enjoys watching movies, reading stories and walking her St Bernard dog, Milo.
Kirsty joined Kinder Castle in December 2018. Kirsty works in Knights room and enjoys watching the children grow and develop. Kirsty likes to shop, go to the cinema and spend time with her family.
Alexandra joined Kinder Castle in January 2019. Alexandra works in Camelot and enjoys coming into work to spend time with the children. Alex loves shopping, ice skating and going out with her friends.
Emily joined Kinder Castle in January 2019. Emily enjoys having fun with the children and gaining experience and learning new skills. Emily enjoys going out for meals with her family and friends
Kerry joined Kinder Castle in March 2019. Kerry loves to watch the children learn new skills and in her spare time she looks after her 2 young children which keeps her very busy!
Louise joined Kinder Castle in May 2019. Louise enjoys messy play with the children. Outside of work Louise enjoys taking her daughter swimming and visits to the park.
Lottie joined Kinder Castle in March 2020. Lottie enjoys watching the children achieve new challenges at nursery. In her spare time Lottie enjoys cooking at home for friends and family.
Nichola joined Kinder Castle in February 2019. Nichola enjoys forming new bonds and spending time with her key children. Outside of work Nichola enjoys going on adventures with her little boy.
Lauren joined Kinder Castle in January 2020. Lauren enjoys creating new ideas for our tuff trays for the children to enjoy. Lauren enjoys spending time with her niece and nephew at home.