The Team

the team

Over the past 20 years Darling Buds has cared for whole families where siblings and other family members have passed through our doors. From babies to school we provide a full wrap around service giving breakfast, taking the children to school before picking them up at the end of the day, allowing you the parents to concentrate on your working day and can have peace of mind in the knowledge that your children are safe and well cared for.

Our lovely nursery has been providing under 5’s excellent experiences since 1996. We are a fully registered. We are a private nursery and not part of a chain. As the owner of Darling Buds I am here everyday hands on, supporting both my managers and staff. My ethos has always been to give the children at Darling Buds the very best care possible.

The Management Team consist of:

  • Cherie Salley – Director and Owner
  • Claire Potter – Operations/Administration Manager
  •  Michelle Rayment – Nursery Manager

The Nursery Team consist of:

  • Linda Sinclair – Buttercups Group Leader
  • Beth Highlegar-Hobbs – Nursery Nurse
  • Jo Oeppen – Nursery Assistant
  • Libby Evans – Nursery Assistant
  • Mandy Johnson – Nursery Assistant
  • Darleen Robinson – Daisies Group Leader
  • Deb Betty – Nursery Nurse
  • Chloe Gallivan – Nursery Assistant
  • Laura Miller – Violets Group Leader
  • Stephanie Law – Nursery Nurse
  • Charlotte Mears – Nursery Assistant
  • Becca Murry – Nursery Assistant
  • Sarah Coombes – Poppies Group Leader
  • Claire Coombes – Nursery Nurse
  • Gemma Mitchell – Nursery Nurse
  • Lucy Shanahan – Nursery Nurse
  • Jasmine Rahman – Nursery Assistant
  • Shanice Burnett – Sunflowers Group Leader
  • Lauren Powell – Nursery Nurse
  • Rhian Crowley – Nursery Assistant
  • Georgia John – After school and Holiday Club Group Leader
  • Lorren Hutchings – Nursery Assistant
  • Amy Imperato – Nursery Nurse
  • Gina Powel – Lunch cover and support staff
  • Beth Davies – Nursery Nurse

The Management Team are assisted by the Room Group Leaders and Nursery Nurses/Assistants

We have an excellent team of managers and staff most of whom have been here for a number of years and have a range of qualifications. The staff are all qualified, ranging  CCLD Level 2, to CCLD Level 5. We provide continual development for staff and regular training in areas including:

  • Child Protection
  • Level 3 Child Protection
  • Behaviour Management
  • First Aid
  • Health and Safety
  • Food Hygiene
  • Mackerton
  • Outdoor Play
  • Welsh
  • Music and Movement (Busy Feet)
  • Speech and Language
  • How does your garden grow
  • Free, Found and Fabulous
  • Healthy Friends
  • Level 3 Play work
  • Sensory Play
  • Magical Maths

We always look to add additional training courses to our list to keep our staff up to date with all the up to date educational and best care practices.