Our Staff

We choose Wiggles & Giggles staff for their caring attitude, playful natures and dedication to childcare, as well as their experience and qualifications. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic team gives our children the best chance to achieve their potential. The vetting procedure for our staff employment is strict, we follow the ‘Safer Recruitment’ guidelines set out by Ofsted which includes an Enhanced DBS and references.

Wiggles & Giggles have in-house training programme’s delivered by WMCA as well as additional external courses to improve the quality of care offered to our children.

Staff Ratios:

Wiggles & Giggles work to the Ofsted guidelines of ratio of staff to children to ensure your child has the best level of care. The ratios differ according to the age group of children:

Under 2 years old:1 adult to 3 children
2 to 3 years old:1 adult to 4 children
3 years +:1 adult to 8 children

First Aiders:

All qualified nursery staff (Level 2+) are Paediatric First Aider’s and our Apprentices/ Trainee’s complete their Paediatric First Aid Certificate within the first 3 months of them starting with us. There is a first aid box complying with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 which is kept in an accessible place out of the reach of children in every room. We also have a Health and Safety Officer (Elizabeth Wigglesworth) who makes sure all the H&S needs of the nursery are up to date.

Lincolnshire County Council Early Years Team:
Wiggles & Giggles Day Nursery works hand in hand with the Early Years Team at Lincolnshire County Council, which gives parents peace of mind that the care offered to their children is of the highest standard. They have been invaluable in their knowledge and guidance throughout our journey and cannot speak highly enough of the Early Years Team.

Nursery Manager

Christine is a highly qualified Childcare Practitioner with a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked with children for over twenty years. She is extremely passionate about childcare and strongly believes in the importance of educating, care, development and safety of children.  Christine is dedicated to ensuring Wiggles & Giggles maintains it’s high standards and well deserved status in the community.

Deputy Manager

Hayley has worked in childcare for over twenty years and comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience within a Deputy Manager role. A mother of two herself Hayley is quietly confident and is a calming influence on the babies in the Jungle Room and the other children within the Nursery. 

Trainee Deputy Manager

Abbi is Level 6 qualified and brings a copious amount of enthusiasm to her role being a positive and approachable member of the team. She is based mainly in The Grasslands Room, however, shall be seen throughout the Nursery in all rooms as training proceed’s. Abbi is also SENco trained and is currently training in Forest School.

Room Leader – Grasslands Room (3-4 yrs)

Blair has 7 years experience of which 3 years have been with us. She has her Level 5 qualification and was promoted to Room Leader role for her dedication and excellence. She is a positive, organised and enthusiastic member of the team. 

Care Practitioner – Grasslands Room

Michelle is the mother hen of our family! Having eighteen years experience in childcare and Level 3 qualified provides a good combination of knowledge, guidance and patience. Always at the ready to give a hug and supportive advice.

Care Practitioner – Grasslands

Sarah is also one of our SENco’s, is Level 3 qualified and has ten years experience. She has a very caring nature and is always their to help whether it be the children in her room, a parent or team member. She is now the proud mother to one!

Care Practitioner – Grasslands /Woodlands & Jungle Room

Carmen has eight years experience and holds a Level 3 qualification. Always bubbly and smiley she oozes positivity in every room she helps in. Carmen has a great sense of fun and connects with all children in the setting with ease.

Room Leader – Woodlands Room (2-3 yrs)

Angela has over twenty years experience and is NNEB qualified, there isn’t much she doesn’t know about child development! She has the gift of being able to guide children in the right direction with ease and a positive, caring attitude. 

Care Practitioner – Woodlands Room

Ellen is Level 3 qualified and has a ‘mothering’ nature which the children are drawn to. Quietly spoken, calm in nature and a really caring personality wins the children over in the Woodlands Room!

Care Practitioner – Woodlands Room

Laura has five years experience and is a qualified Level 3 practitioner. With her gentle disposition and patient manner Laura is a calming influence on the children. She has a sound understanding of the children in her care. 

Care Practitioner – Woodlands Room

Eva has just gained her Level 3 qualification whilst with us having already gained a Degree in Primary Education in Spain. She has great knowledge and understanding  of child development and has already become an established member of the team. 

Care Practitioner – Woodlands Room

Lauren has three years experience and also brings with her two years of Forest School experience. She is hoping to start training in Forest School in the near future and finds the outdoor learning exciting and fulfilling.

Room Leader – Jungle Room (3 months – 2 yrs)

Charlotte is qualified at Level 6, she has 4 years experience not only in childcare but behaviour management. She’s conscientious, organised and is eager to make a difference to the children in her care and to her team. 

Care Practitioner – Jungle Room

Beth is Level 3 qualified and is also a mother. She enjoys working as a team, has a great sense of humour and is always willing to lend a hand wherever needed. She has bonded well with the children in her room and made some great parent partnerships.

Care Practitioner – Jungle Room

Carla is doing exceptionally well in this busy and varied room. She has a friendly demeanour and has recently gained her Level 3 qualification with us. Although only having three years experience in a Nursery she has all the natural qualities to be a wonderful practitioner and recently has become a mother.

Care Practitioner – Jungle Room

Leanda has over 20 years experience and is Level 3 qualified, previously having been both a Deputy Manager and Manager of a Nursery before she brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and a calming presence to the children. She is also a mother of two.

Care Practitioner – Jungle Room

Ary has nine years experience, is Level 2 qualified and has started her Level 3 with us. She has previously been an English Teacher in a preschool in her native home of Mexico. She is keen to support the children’s Spanish speaking skills alongside the BilinguaSing classes that are held on site.

Care Practitioner – Jungle Room

Vanessa is a mother and a Level 3 Childcare Practitioner. She is quick to learn, conscientious and has a kind heart. Although only recently qualified in childcare Vanessa has been within the care industry for many years as she is a qualified Occupational Therapist.

Nursery Cook

Our dedicated Cook Christine is an absolute treasure! There’s nothing this lady doesn’t know about providing a healthy and nutritiously balanced menu for our little ones. She has gained a consecutive 5 star rating from the Environment Agency since she came on board with us three years ago and has handled allergens and dietary preferences with ease. 

Nursery Cook

Having recently joined us Louise is a whizz in the kitchen having been in catering for some considerable time she has taken to Nursery cooking and all that comes with it with ease. She has a great sense of humour and professionalism.

All our staff are not only chosen for their qualifications, experience and personality but are chosen by our ‘rule of thumb’ which is quite simply a question to ourselves, ‘would I be happy leaving my child with you?’. As a parent, rest assured that if the answer is ‘no’ then I’m afraid that candidate does not become employed here. We pride ourselves on the knowledge that our staff are members of a very trusted team of skilled practitioner’s and our standards shall remain as such. All our staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality care and learning for your children. We are immensely proud of our team and the fantastic work they do everyday in what can sometimes be a very challenging role.