The Team

JanetEmmaHannah
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I have worked in the childcare industry since 1999I have worked in the childcare industry since 2007I have worked in the childcare industry since 2010
WendyKateSue
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I have been working in the childcare industry since 1979I have been working in the childcare industry since 2003I have been working in the childcare industry since 2001
Hi. I started working with children when I was 16, helping in my local church in London looking after chikdlren in a creche / Sunday School. When having my own children, I then went on to help and later run the Mother and Toddler group. When my youngest went to school, I worked in a playgroup until I moved to Burnham where within two weeks, had started working here when it was known as Burnham Preschool. I am now in my 20th year. I find 2-4 year olds the most interesting and fun age group to work with and enjoy helping and supporting them in their development and hope to continue to do so for the foreseeable futureI’m Kate and have worked with children for 20 years since leaving school. I have gained my NVQ Level 3 and have attended lots of various other childcare courses.Hi! I'm Sue and have worked as a practitioner for 12 years after studying for a BTEC National Diploma in Childcare. I worked in a local village nursery for 9 years and then took some time out to spend with my boys. I started work at Octopus in 2017 and the team I work with are like an extended family. The children are fab and instantly put a smile on my face, knowing what we have taught them, they will take with them on to their school years and beyond. Every day is different in childcare - n two days are the same. To see the children happy and content means the world to me. It really is the job that keeps giving.
KerenDonna
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I have been working in the childcare industry since 2006I have been working in the childcare industry since 2009
Hi - I am Donna and am mum to Tyler and Mia. I did my Year 10 work experience at Octopus before we moved into our current setting and started working here properly as an Apprentice whilst studying for a Level 3 in Childcare in 2008. I qualified 18 months later and have worked here ever since. I chose this area as I have always enjoyed watching how children grow and develop. I absolutely love my job :)
GeorgeFayeLaurelChloe
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I have been working in the childcare industry since 2004I have been working in the childcare industry since 2009I have been working in the childcare industry since 2015I have been working in the childcare industry since 2016
Hi – I’m George and work predominantly in the office. I can honestly say that I love my job! From my window, I hear the screams of excitement from the children, I get to taste their baking, my wall is covered with lots of paintings from them and when I need a break from my computer, I can go into Daycare, have a quick playdate and read some stories! I’ve been working in an Early Years setting for over 10 years now and it’s lovely seeing children who I knew at the start of my career turning into young adults and those who left our setting more recently grabbing me in Tescos for a quick chat about how well they are doing at school I'm Faye. I used to childmind for five years and have two cheeky children of my own. My son used to attend Octopus Children's Daycare and my daughter still does. Up until last year, I was on the committee and love making things work. An opportunity arose for me to work within the setting as a practitioner / nutritional advisor (chef to you and me) which I jumped it. It's a great setting which allows me to work with the children - infact, they have helped me choose the menus for all of the children to enjoy.Hello - I'm Chloe. I have a Level 3 Diploma in the Early Years Workforce and I am deputy SENCO here at Octopus. I absolutely love working alongside the children to help further their development in all areas. My aim is to ensure that all of the children are having lots of fun whilst they are learning
CaroleTrishVicki
CaroleTrishVicki
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I have been working in the childcare industry since 1996I have been working in the childcare industry since 2003I have been working in the childcare industry since 1994