Meet the Buttercups Nursery Team

All our staff have recognised qualifications and attend regular courses to keep their knowledge up to date. They also have a wide range of other life experiences, which gives them a mature and well-rounded approach to childcare. We are keen to support local colleges and schools by offering placements to their students. All students are always carefully supervised and are supplementary to the required staff: child ratios.


Gavin McCarthy – Nursery Owner

QUALIFICATIONS: PGCE (Primary) Liverpool University

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS: December 2003

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: Giraffes Can’t Dance/Little Rabbit Foo Foo

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER: PC McGarry Number 452

 

Emma – Manager

QUALIFICATIONS: NVQ level 4 child care learning & development (Jan 2011)
Cache level 4 certificate in management of quality standards in children’s services (Oct 2010)

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS: May 2003

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Smartest Giant in Town

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER: Mr Benn

Pat -Toddlers Leader

QUALIFICATIONS: NVQ level 4 child care learning & development (April 2009)

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS: June 2008

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: Wind In The Willows

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER: Pink Panther

Angharad – Nursery Nurse

QUALIFICATIONS: NVQ level 3 child care learning & development (July 2013)

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS: Aug 2008

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: Little Red Hen

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER: Playdays

Kelly C – Nursery Nurse

QUALIFICATIONS: NVQ level 3 child care learning & development (Sept 2006)

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS: Dec 2003

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: Room On The Broom

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER: The Raggy Dolls

Donna – Nursery Nurse

QUALIFICATIONS: Cache level 3 diploma in early years practices (May 2007)
BTEC team leader (Oct 2013)

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS: Jun 2007

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: Beatrix Potter Books

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER: Jemima Puddleduck

Kelly R – Nursery Nurse

QUALIFICATIONS: NVQ LEVEL 3 CHILD CARE LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT (JUNE 2010)
BTEC Team Leader (OCTOBER 2013)

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS: NOV 2005

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Monkey Puzzle

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER: Charlie Chalk

Miranda – Nursery Nurse

QUALIFICATIONS: Cache level 2 diploma child care learning & development (March 2015)

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS: Aug 2011

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: Winnie-The-Pooh

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER: Oakie Doke

Zoe – Nursery Nurse

QUALIFICATIONS: NVQ level 3 child care learning & development (Sept 2012)

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS: May 2018

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Tiger that came to Tea

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER: Rosie and Jim

Hannah – Nursery Nurse

QUALIFICATIONS: NVQ level 3 child care learning & development Nov 2013)

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS: Feb 2012

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: Monkey Puzzle

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER: Barney

Chloe – Nursery Nurse

QUALIFICATIONS: Diploma child care learning & development level 2 (Feb 2017)

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS: Sep 2015

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: Winnie-The-Pooh

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER: Scooby Doo

Abby – Nursery Nurse

QUALIFICATIONS: Cache level 2 certificate in child care & education (Aug 2005)

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS: Dec 2017

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Tiger that came to Tea

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER: Winnie the Pooh

Steve – Nursery Chef

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS: Sep 2014

FAVOURITE FOOD: Crab linguini with lashings of chili & a glass of dry white wine

FAVOURITE TV CHEF: Rick Stein

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Estelle  – Nursery Nurse Apprentice

QUALIFICATIONS: Training Towards NVQ Level 2 CHILD CARE LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS: Sep 2017

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: James and the Giant Peach

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER: Fifi The Flowertot

Josie  – Nursery Nurse

QUALIFICATIONS: NVQ LEVEL 5 CHILD CARE LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT (Jun 2017)

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS: Feb 2008 RETURNED: Jun 2014

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: Shark In The Park

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER: Captain America

Sioned – Nursery Nurse

QUALIFICATIONS: Training towards NVQ Level 3 CHILD CARE LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS: Jan 2018

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Gruffalo

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER: Charlie & Lola

Beca – Nursery Nurse

QUALIFICATIONS: NNEB – DIPLOMA IN NURSERY NURSING (Sept 2001)

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS: MAR 2007

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Little Mermaid

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER: Teletubbies

 

Elinor  – Nursery Nurse

QUALIFICATIONS: Cache level 3 diploma in childcare & education (July 2015)

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS: Jan 2015

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Little Mermaid

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER: Teletubbies

Megan  – Nursery Nurse

QUALIFICATIONS:

NCFE CACHE LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA For CHILDREN’S CARE, LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS: Jun 2018

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER: Minnie Mouse

Jess – Nursery Nurse

QUALIFICATIONS: NVQ LEVEL 3 CHILD CARE LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT (JULY 2009)
BTEC TEAM LEADER (OCTOBER 2013)

STARTED AT BUTTERCUPS:  Sep 2009

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: We’re Going On A Bear Hunt/Three Billy Goats Gruff

FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S TV CHARACTER: Mr Tumble