Meet the Staff

As  a key person I will help your child to become familiar with the nursery and to feel confident and safe. It is my responsibility as a key person to meet the needs of each individual child and respond sensitively to his/her feelings, ideas and behaviour. As your child’s key person I am also responsible for maintaining proper records of the child’s development  and share these with you as a parent/guardian on a regular basis to ensure that your child is being appropriately cared for.

I’d love to hear about everything your child has been doing at home and the things they are particularly interested in. If you have any questions, concerns and ideas please let me know.

Olimpia Malaescu

Director of Operations

Olimpia Malaescu : Director of Operations

Dear Parents and Carers,

I would like to welcome you to our Outstanding nursery.

I am delighted and proud to be the Director of Operations for Pepperberry Day Nursery, Auckland House Day Nursery and Auckland College. Over the years I have had the pleasure of working alongside Mr and Mrs Akaraonye the Owners and Founders of both nurseries and the Independent school Auckland College who have been my mentors from the very beginning and have helped me progress in my career development.

I have started my journey at Pepperberry Day Nursery in 2011 before the nursery opened the doors to our children and parents. In those very early days, when the nursery first opened, Pepperberry Day Nursery had opened the doors to only 5 children and three times as many staff. Building a reputation for our new nursery has not been easy, however with the support of our Nursery Owners and Directors, the great staff team and the amazing support from the parents who believed in us and have trusted us with their most precious gifts, 6 years later Pepperberry Day Nursery is a well-established nursery and now caters for almost 120 children a day. We are also very proud to have been able to prepare the base foundations that give children the advantage they need for school readiness for 117 children that have graduated for school since the nursery opened.

Our vision is that all the children in our care will Learn, Enjoy and Flourish in our caring, nurturing and stimulating environment. Having worked for over 12 years directly with children and families and I am fully committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning across all our settings.

I have a 5 year old son (my pride and joy) who has experienced 5 wonderful years at Pepperberry Day Nursery, starting his journey at 11 weeks old and attending full time, graduating in August 2017 just weeks before his 5th Birthday. My son has flourished at Pepperberry Day Nursery due to the love and care the nursery practitioners have provided him, alongside some amazing and fun learning experiences that as a single working parent I would not have had the time to provide for my son. The staff team at Pepperberry Day Nursery have guided and helped my son every single day building his foundation of his knowledge in those early years and for that I am grateful and proud to work alongside such an amazing team to provide a service for all our children and parents that is of high standards and quality.

As a parent, I understand that finding the right childcare setting is one of the hardest jobs we must do (this does not get any easier when it comes to choosing a school, as I have recently experienced), therefore I work closely with the Nursery Owners and Directors to continually develop the nursery, from investing in the nursery resources, the learning experiences that we provide and of course the staff team, to ways in which we can get our parents involved in the life of the nursery, share information regarding children’s well-being and development and constantly seeking feedback from our parents and staff and looking at ways to improve the service. I also work closely with the Management and the Staff team to ensure that we provide the best early years care and education for all the children in our care.

Pepperberry Day Nursery is committed to working respectfully with children and families in ways that value the diversity of the community we serve and provide a continually improving environment which enables children to develop their full potential. At Pepperberry we pride ourselves in being at the heart of our community and establish close partnership working with all our parents and carers. As a parent, as well as an childcare professional, I firmly believe that children are never too young to learn the value and joy of helping others, and believe that children learn this by watching their immediate carers like their parents, teachers and friends, therefore over the years I have worked with the Pepperberry Team to support different charities and raise awareness of these amongst our children and parents. I believe that when we take the time to demonstrate we care, we demonstrate the fact there are still plenty of good people left in this world and I am committed to sharing these core values with the children and pupils in our care through the experiences and learning opportunities we offer in both our nurseries and our school.

Thank you for choosing Pepperberry Day Nursery as a next step in your child’s education and I look forward to meeting you and your little ones and offering you the support, guidance and reassurance required to embark onto your journey at our setting.

Carole Nevard

Nursery Manager

Carole Nevard : Nursery Manager

Michelle Baker

Deputy Manager

Michelle Baker : Deputy Manager

Robyn Walker

Nursery Business Administrator

Robyn Walker : Nursery Business Administrator

Hannah Baxter

Room Manager - Baby Peppers

Hannah Baxter : Room Manager - Baby Peppers

Mariya Khan

Early Years Practitioner - Baby Peppers

Mariya Khan : Early Years Practitioner - Baby Peppers

Rebecca Grainger

Room Manager - Tiny Peppers

Rebecca Grainger : Room Manager - Tiny Peppers

My name is Rebecca Grainger and I will be your child's key person. I am an Early Years Practitioner. I am originally from Scotland. I am an Early Years Practitioner and have completed my Level 3. I really enjoy reading and spending time with my family and friends. I am looking forward to working with the great team at Pepperberry Day Nursery to help provide a safe and happy environment for the children to grow.

Paige Brooker

Early Years Apprentice - Tiny Peppers

Paige Brooker : Early Years Apprentice - Tiny Peppers

Caitlin Stock

Early Years Apprentice - Tiny Peppers

Caitlin Stock : Early Years Apprentice - Tiny Peppers

Rebecca Judge

Room Manager - Sweet Peppers - Maternity Leave

Rebecca Judge : Room Manager - Sweet Peppers - Maternity Leave

Rachel Timperley

Temporary Room Manager – Sweet Peppers

Rachel Timperley : Temporary Room Manager – Sweet Peppers

Hi, my name is Rachel Timperley and I am the temporary Room Manager in Sweet Peppers. I started working at Pepperberry in August 2019. I am Level 6 qualified and I used to work in a children's play centre. I have also volunteered on the children's ward at my local hospital. I enjoy reading and playing my violin. I love spending time with my family and friends.

Rebecca Fisher

Early Years Practitioner - Sweet Peppers

Rebecca Fisher : Early Years Practitioner - Sweet Peppers

Jinx-Jae Hood

Early Years Apprentice - Sweet Peppers

Jinx-Jae Hood : Early Years Apprentice - Sweet Peppers

Emma-Jane Siddons

Early Years Apprentice - Sweet Peppers

Emma-Jane Siddons : Early Years Apprentice - Sweet Peppers

Amelia Dono

Early Years Apprentice - Sweet Peppers

Amelia Dono : Early Years Apprentice - Sweet Peppers

Samantha James

Early Years Practitioner - Sweet Peppers

Samantha James : Early Years Practitioner - Sweet Peppers

Hello, my name is Sam and I have recently completed my Level 3 as an Early Years Educator. I have been working in nurseries for just over 3 years and I absolutely love it. I have worked in all age groups and thrive helping children on their journey as they learn and grow. I have a diploma of Higher Education in coaching and sports development, so use my experience and knowledge to lead mini P.E and sports sessions. I have gained vast knowledge, understanding and skills through liaising with speech and language therapists, Cheshire East, teachers, health care professionals and SENCO workers in how to help create a suitable, fun, safe and holistic environments meeting all their needs whilst meeting their milestones at their own pace.

Joe Armstrong

Early Years Apprentice - Chilli Peppers

Joe Armstrong : Early Years Apprentice - Chilli Peppers

Ashlee Gill

Early Years Practitioner - Chilli Peppers

Ashlee Gill : Early Years Practitioner - Chilli Peppers

Jessica Miskell

Room Manager - Pre-School 1

Jessica Miskell : Room Manager - Pre-School 1

Jennie Hart

Room Manager, Qualified Teacher - Preschool 2

Jennie Hart : Room Manager, Qualified Teacher - Preschool 2

Joanne Freel

Early Years Practitioner - Pre-School 2

Joanne Freel : Early Years Practitioner - Pre-School 2

Malak Zubir

Early Years Practitioner - Bank Staff

Malak Zubir : Early Years Practitioner - Bank Staff

Tami Carey

Early Years Practitioner - Bank Staff

Tami Carey : Early Years Practitioner - Bank Staff

Tara Ali

Early Years Apprentice - Tiny Peppers

Tara Ali : Early Years Apprentice - Tiny Peppers

My name is Tara Ali and I have started my employment at Pepperberry Day Nursery in March 2019 as a Lunchtime Assistant. I have a Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning. I have worked in different schools as a voluntary Teaching Assistant as well as a mid-day assistant. I enjoy working with children and I look forward to being part of Pepperberry’s team. I am now an Apprentice within the Tiny Peppers room and am nearly close to finishing my Level 3.

Monika Kaczorowska

Early Years Practitioner - Tiny Peppers - Maternity Leave

Monika Kaczorowska : Early Years Practitioner - Tiny Peppers - Maternity Leave

Stacey McKenzie

Early Years Practitioner - Chilli Peppers - Maternity Leave

Stacey McKenzie : Early Years Practitioner - Chilli Peppers - Maternity Leave

Hi, my name is Stacey and I am Level 3 qualified and have been working in childcare for nearly 6 years. I have recently joined Pepperberry and have enjoyed getting to know the children and the team. I enjoy singing and dancing and making a mess.

Jamie-Leigh Steels

Room Manager - Chilli Peppers

Jamie-Leigh Steels : Room Manager - Chilli Peppers

My Name is Jaime-Leigh and I am 22 years old. I currently live at home with my partner and dog Roxy. I am Level 3 qualified. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and going on adventures together. At nursery I enjoy doing messy play activities and making sure the children have fun.

Natasha James

Early Years Practitioner - Pre-School 1

Natasha James : Early Years Practitioner - Pre-School 1

My name is Natasha James and I am an Early Years Practitioner. I studied Education, Childhood and Youth at Manchester Metropolitan University whilst I completed my PGCE and graduated in 2019. I love working with children and I am delighted to be contributing to their development. In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family and friends, walking my dog and trying new things.

Laura Van Den Berg

Early Years Apprentice - Sweet Peppers

Laura Van Den Berg : Early Years Apprentice - Sweet Peppers

My name is Laura Van Den Berg and I am a Lunch Time Assistant.

I am originally from South Africa and I have been living in England for the last 18 years. I am a single Mum with an 11yr old daughter and we live in Wilmslow. I started my experience working with children when my daughter was in reception and I volunteered at her school. I then became a midday assistant and then a school kitchen assistant until February 2018. For the last two years I have been studying Maths and English at Macclesfield College. I hope to study childcare in the future. I love working with children and seeing them grow up. In my spare time I love spending time with my daughter and doing gardening, baking and playing candy crush