Jean Vine

Jean is the owner of St Ives Nursery and was an experienced teacher when she decided to set up a children’s nursery in 1998. Having started her career at St Ivo School in the 1970s as an English and Drama teacher, she progressed through the full age range ending up as Reception Class teacher at Houghton school. During her teaching career she was a Deputy Head in Sussex and Head of a primary school in Gwynedd. She has a B.Ed(hons) from Nottingham University. Jean has five children of her own and lots of lovely grandchildren too.

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Kim Johnson

Kim has a wealth of experience in childcare, having worked in the field now for over 20 years. In addition to managing St Ives Nursery she has also run an out-of school club for many years. Kim has her NNEB (National Diploma in Nursery Nursing) and NVQ Assessors Award. She has worked at St Ives Nursery since 2000 and, as well as being our Manager, she is a Child Protection Coordinator, Fire Safety Officer and Early Years Funding Coordinator.

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Kimberly Griffiths

Kim has worked at St Ives Nursery since 2007. As well as being our Deputy Manager, Kim is also a Child Protection Coordinator, Equalities Coordinator and Charity Events Coordinator. Her enthusiastic approach to charity fund raising ensures the children enjoy these events as well as improving the totals we raise every year. Kim has an NVQ Level 3.

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Becky Vine

Becky joined the family business as Office Manager in 2012 coming from a legal and administration background.

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Annette Cannon

Annette originally worked in the nursery in a childcare capacity but since 2011 she has been our housekeeper. She oversees the day to day housekeeping of the nursery and ensures that the children are provided with nutritious and delicious meals at nursery.

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Nigel Baldock

Nigel has been the Maintenance Manager of St Ives Nursery part time since 2010. He became a full time member of the team in 2014.

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Kathy Griffiths

Kathy is our Nursery Cleaner and has been keeping our beautiful nursery as sparkly as her smile, since 2008.

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Kelly Collins

Kelly has worked at St Ives nursery since the beginning of 2012 and has a Level 3 NNEB in childcare. She is the Unit Coordinator for our 3-4 year olds and also the Pooh Bear Room Leader.

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Emma Carter

Emma has worked at St Ives Nursery since the beginning of 2013 and has a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. She is Unit Coordinator for our 2-3 year olds and also Room Leader in the Honey Bees room.

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Kayeigh Yaxley

Kayleigh has worked at St Ives Nursery since the beginning of 2012 and has a Level 3 NVQ in Children’s Care Learning and Development. She is the Unit Coordinator for our 0-2 year olds and also Room Leader in the Ducklings room

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Sarah Garwood

Sarah joined us in 2014 and is currently the Room Leader in the Bunnies room. She has a Level 3 NVQ in childcare.

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Nicola Turner

Nicola has worked at St Ives Nursery since 2005 and has a Level 3 NVQ in childcare. She is currently working in our Ducklings and Bunnies rooms.

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Sofie Mansfield

Sofie first worked at St Ives Nursery in 1999, and returned to us after having her children. She has a Level 2 NVQ in childcare. She is currently working in the Bunnies room.

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Sabrina Schiel

Sabrina has been with us since 2015 and has a Level 2 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce. She is studying towards her Level 3 and is currently working in the Paddington Bear room.

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Loredana Nohai

Loredana joined us in January 2016 as a Nursery Assistant. She has experience of working with children and is currently working in our Ducklings room.

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Nicky Carter

Nicky has worked at St Ives Nursery since 2011 and has a Level 3 NVQ in Children’s Care Learning and Development. She is also our Special Educational Needs Coordinator and works in the Paddington Bear room.

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Laura Knibbs

Laura has worked at St Ives Nursery since 2013 and has a Level 3 NVQ in childcare. She is currently Room Leader in the Paddington Bear room.

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Sian Chappell

Sian has worked at St Ives Nursery since February 2016 and has a Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce. She is currently working in the Ducklings room

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Zoe Lattimore

Zoe is a Nursery Nurse and joined us in 2014. She has just completed her Level 2 Children’s and Young People’s Workforce Diploma and is working towards her Level 3. Zoe is currently working in the Rupert Bear room.

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Sherry-Anne Smith

Sherry-Anne is an Apprentice Nursery Nurse and joined us in 2015. She is currently working in the Bumble Bees room

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Claire Murat

Claire has worked at St Ives Nursery since 2012 and is currently working in the Noahs room. She has a Level 3 NVQ in childcare.

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Xanthee Jacobs

Xanthee has worked at St Ives Nursery since 2009 and is currently the Room Leader in the Rupert Bear room. She has a Level 3 NVQ in Children’s Care Learning and Development.

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Nicole Witherington

Nicole has worked at St Ives Nursery since January 2016 and has a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. She is currently working in the Pooh Bear Room.

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Sophie Walters

Sophie is a Nursery Assistant and joined us in March 2016. She is currently on Maternity Leave.

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Joanne Mason

Jo has worked at St Ives Nursery since 2003 and has a Level 3 NVQ in childcare. Jo works throughout the nursery and supports Annette with housekeeping.

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Pat Boswell

Pat has worked at St Ives Nursery since 2011 and has a Level 2 NVQ in Early Years and Education. Pat works with all age groups throughout the nursery.

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Melanie Eagling

Mel is a Nursery Assistant and has worked at St Ives Nursery since 2011. Mel works with all age groups throughout the nursery

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Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson is a Nursery Nurse and has a Level 3 Diploma in Play work.

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Ashleigh Baseley

Ashleigh joined us a Nursery Assistant in 2016 and is currently working in the Bunnies room.

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ST IVES NURSERY

Eastwood House,
15 Needingworth Road,
St Ives,
Huntingdon,
Cambs PE27 5JP 
01480 380081
info@stivesnursery.co.uk