Our Staff

At Nanny Plums Nursery we understand that you want your child to feel safe, loved and happy which is why all our highly dedicated staff contribute to ensure that the needs of your child are fully met and that they are truly valued.
I have taken great care to build an experienced team so that you as parents and carers can feel confident that your child will be cared for by experts. The apprentices who join us at Nanny Plums are carefully selected and are trained up to be as outstanding as their more senior colleagues - Caroline Morton
CAROLINE MORTON (BA Honours, PGCE, QTS)
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I'm a fully qualified teacher and have enjoyed a successful career as a Senior Leader in a number of Fylde Coast secondary schools. I am passionate about working with young children to give them the absolute best start in life. I specialise in English and literacy and I'm passionate about EYFS and making learning fun and interesting for children.

 

  • Proprietor and Director

  • Combined Honours Degree and PGCE / QTS

  • Teacher

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • Paediatric First Aid Level 3

  • Food Hygiene Level 2

  • Chief Safeguarding Officer

  • Prevent Training

SARAH GRAHAM  
(NVQ Level 3)
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I am a busy mum to my three lovely children. I love working with and being around children and enjoy developing my knowledge of early years and how best to support young children. Since joining Nanny Plums I am now studying for my Early Years Educator Diploma and have the role of joint baby room leader. 

  • Baby Room Leader

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • Paediatric First Aid Level 3

  • Food Hygiene Level 2

  • EYFS Practitioner Level 3 

  • Prevent Training

  • CAF Training 

  • SEND Diploma Level 3 (Working towards Level 5)

SARAH SMITH
(NVQ Level 3)
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I absolutely love working with children and have worked with them for 30 years! I am passionate about EYFS and I specialise in creating stimulating and engaging learning environments for children and babies.

 

  • Deputy manager

  • Room Leader  2-5 year unit

  • NVQ Level 3

  • CACHE Level 4 Management of Quality in Childrens Services

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • Paedictric First Aid Level 3

  • Language Development in Early Childhood Settings

  • EYFS Practitioner

  • Prevent Training

  • CAF Training 

MICHELLE ANNETTS  
(NVQ Level 3)
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I began as a volunteer at Nanny Plums whilst my twin daughters attended. I absolutely love the setting and have enjoyed developing and strengthening my early years knowledge. I am proud to be the joint baby room leader along with my colleague Sarah. ​

   *   Baby Room Leader

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • Paediatric First Aid Level 3

  • EYFS Practitioner Level 3 

  • Prevent Training

  • CAF Training 

  • Food Hygiene Level 2

FREYJA BUSWELL
(Early Years Practitioner)
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Working at Nanny Plums is a dream come true. It’s long been my ambition to work with children and babies and I’m very proud to be a part of the team here.

  • Early Years Practitioner

  • CACHE Level 3 Early Years Workforce

  • Level 2 Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

  • Level 2 Safeguarding

KAREN LANCASTER
(SENDCo
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I’ve worked with children and babies all my adult life, it’s my dream job. I’m proud to hold the senior role of SENDCo at Nanny Plums and am committed to continuing my professional development in order to provide the best possible care for our children. 

  • Level  3 BTEC National Diploma, Children’s Care, Learning and Development.

  • Level 2 Safeguarding

  • Level  2 Food Hygiene and Safety

  • Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

  • PREVENT Duty

ALEX THORNTON
(Early Years Practitioner)
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I adore working with children and like to combine that passion with my love of being in the kitchen; teaching the children to cook, understand food groups and to make healthy choices is a privilege.

  • Early Years Practitioner

  • CACHE Level 2 Early Years Workforce

  • Safeguarding Level 2

ELAINE BATES
(Early Years Volunteer)
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I am so happy to volunteer at Nanny Plums Nursery, it’s such an amazing environment for children. I have many years’ experience working with children and am proud to have been a dedicated foster parent.  

  • Early Years Volunteer

  • Safeguarding Level 2