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Our Team

What really makes our nursery so special are the people who work for us.We value all of our staff and the important role they play in caring and supporting children’s learning.

Here is an introduction to those in charge of ensuring our nursery continues to thrive.

Ranjit Bains – Nursery Proprietor / Manager
I started in childcare over 25 years ago before I had a family of my own, working for a franchise which provided activity classes for preschool children. I took a career break whilst my children were growing up and returned to childcare once they became independant.  In 2006 we opened our Coventry branch which has successfully progressed to an outstanding setting. In 2010 we opened our Birmingham branch, with the same ethos, and I am proud to say after 5 years, and with the hard work and commitment of our fantastic staff team we are currently rated “GOOD” by Ofsted (June 2015).   I am passionate about providing quality childcare, in a safe stimulating environment that will allow each and every child to reach their full potential.Working within a great management team who share the same passion as myself, we work to continuously improve the service we provide. We operate on an open door policy with all our parents, and work in partnership to continuously improve the service we provide.

Qualifications – BA in Early Childhood Education Studies


 

Adele Stone- Nursery Manager (Job share)

Hayley staffI joined Stepping Stones in January 2010 when the nursery first opened its Birmingham branch. I enjoy working with children of all ages but find  working with the babies particularly rewarding. Being part of their development from such an early stage, and watching them grow within the nursery really gives me a sense of achievement. As well as manage the nursery, I am also the designated safeguard person (DSL) and also the Health and Safety officer.

I am qualified to a level 4 in Children’s Care Learning and Development, and I am currently working towards Team Leadership level 2.


 

Vicky Earl-  Nursery Manager (Job share)

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I have been working for Stepping Stones since 2010. Whilst working for the company I have gained plenty of experiences during my time here, supporting children and their learning as well as supporting families. I am also the settings SENCO; this role enables me to support staff and children in ensuring we are an inclusive setting and providing support for children with additional needs.I have actively progressed amongst the roles I have carried out, and worked my way up from Room Leader to Deputy Manager and now to Nursery Manager. I find my job highly rewarding seeing all children learn and achieve their full potential through providing stimulating activities. I am currently working within the baby room where we provide a secure base to ensure all children grow and development to their full potential.

I am qualified to a level 5 and currently hold in an Early Year’s Foundation degree.


 

Kelly Neaves- Deputy Manager

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 I have 12 years experience working in childcare and also have two twin boys of my own, therefore understand childcare from a parents prospective too.

As well as being a Deputy manager to support the managers, I am also a Room leader within the Tiddler room (2-3 yr olds). This can be the one of the most challenging, but rewarding stages of development.  In the Tiddler room our emphasis is to provide structured routines to encourage their personal,social and emotional skills, their physical development, and communication and language skills, plus other areas too,  to encourage independence,. We have a great staff team within tiddlers, thats work together to ensure all children enjoy and achieve throughout their day.

I am qualified to a level 3 in childcare, and also hold a level 3 in Team leading/ management. I am also a SENCO within the setting, and work closely with parents, staff and other agencies to provide additional support when required.


 

Natalie Owen- Room leader

Jade staffI have been working for stepping stones nursery since May 2012. . I have progressed within the nursery from a Nursery practitioner to Room Leader. Within my time here I have gained a great deal of experience with children and their families, creating bonds with parents and establishing children’s individual needs and how to meet these. I find my job rewarding as I help children develop in all areas of learning. I work in the Pre-school room with children aged 3-5 years. I have an additional role of the EYFS Co-ordinator  which enables me to monitor children’s profiles, and to ensure that the individual needs of the children are being met and planned for within their everyday routine.

I am qualified to a level 3 in childcare, and currently working towards my level 2 in Team Leadership