The Ark Team

We are committed to employing staff who share our vision and will care for, stimulate and inspire your children.

Our nursery is graduate led and all our staff are fully qualified, we also encourage staff to further their knowledge and expertise through the completion of relevant higher qualifications such as QCF Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Management). We encourage, provide and support training and Continuous Professional Development. All staff go through a rigorous vetting procedure and thorough induction.

All staff are trained in Safeguarding Children and this is refreshed every three years.  The majority of staff also hold First Aid and Food Hygiene certificates.

Staff have a wide range of specific skills training such as autism, Makaton, managing Epilepsy, behaviour management, fire safety, allergen awareness, to name but a few.  Our combined knowledge helps us to provide  quality service to our children.

However, a caring and nurturing environment can only be provided by staff who have a genuine interest in children.  Our staff don’t just have the necessary qualifications, they also have the interest, motivation and dedication to ensure that The Ark is a great experience for your children and you.

We understand the pressures facing families trying to juggle work, childcare and busy lifestyles so we’ll do all we can to ensure that childcare at The Ark caters for your individual needs. We aim to provide wraparound care that can accommodate your changing needs as children progress through nursery to primary school. We will always endeavour to work with you and take the stress out of your daily childcare arrangements.

Roisin Meehan
Manager

Amy Lindsay
Deputy Manager

Lindsey Stevenson
Acting Deputy Manager

Laura Black
Room Leader

Sarah Hunniford
Room Leader

Laura Wylie
Room Leader

Shannon McCann
Room Leader

Julie Bryars
Room Leader

Jill Moffitt
Room Leader

Doreen Beattie
Assistant

Diana-Rose Gorman
Assistant

Chloe Wilkinson
Assistant

Jemma Downes
Assistant

Lauren Henry
Assistant

Diane Johnston
Assistant

Laura Lyttle
Assistant

Rhiana Weldon
Assistant

Toni Hilsden
Assistant

Lisa Cartmill
Assistant

Lauren Blakely
Assistant

Roberta Jelly
Assistant

Heather McKane
Assistant

Nicola Willams
Driver/Assistant

Nadine Liggett
Assistant

Ruth Morgan-Barrett
Relief Assistant

Hannah McCrory
Float Assistant

Linda Bassett
Cook