Our Team

Our team is our greatest asset and we never forget this.  We aim to be the best nursery provider and we endeavour to do this using the professionalism and experience of our team, working together, creating cohesion, encouraging further self-development, and sharing and celebrating our achievements together.

 

Coming from a multitude of backgrounds, every member of our team holds, or is working towards, a higher level 3+ childcare qualification. Our decision to surpass the regulatory requirement demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest standard of care. Carers attend regular training seminars to keep up to date with latest legislation and best practice.

 

TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More

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Melanie Hallam

Managing Director

Having spent 12 years building a career in Strategic Business Analysis, Melanie created Alderley Day Nursery to address the challenges she herself encountered when trying to juggle the corporate environment and motherhood.

 

“I desperately wanted my son to benefit from a Montessori education, which research continues to recognise as a superior learning environment, but I also needed care all year round, with flexibility when my schedule dictated”.

 

“Finding the right location was crucial in enabling us to provide valuable outdoor experiences, whilst providing organic foods was a personal must. I hope we’ve covered everything a parent could wish for in their nursery provider.”

Clare Birks dos Reis

Nursery Manager

Clare joined Alderley Day Nursery back in 2008, soon after the nursery opened, initially working as the Deputy Manager, and then later took over the role of Nursery Manager.  A highly qualified practitioner, Montessori trained, with further qualifications in Leadership and Management, Clare has worked in childcare for over 20 years.

“I enjoy working with & teaching the children throughout the nursery, supporting parents and the nursery team and working alongside the rest of the management team in the office.  I have over 20 years of experience working with young children and have two sons of my own”.

 

“The early years of a child’s life are the most formative. The Montessori environment supports every aspect of a child’s development, providing the best start in early education and learning.”

The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn.

Maria Montessori