Lisa is part of the team as a Nursery Assistant and currently working towards the Btec Level 3 Diploma in Early Years.
"I live locally in the village, I am married and have two beautiful daughters.The younger daughter attends Giggles Galore daily and loves it. I organise the daily morning snack which is provided for the children. I have rearranged the kitchen area I work in to make the preparation and serving of the snacks more efficient. This means snack time runs more smoothly, and frees up more time for both the nursery staff and the children, allowing more time for learning and play. In the evening after a very busy, happy and productive day, I clean the nursery".
Penny has 30 years experience in childcare and education. Holding Levels 4 and 5 Foundation Degree (Arts) in Early Years & Education, Sure Start Senior Practitioner status, and a Bachelors Degree (with honors) achieved in 2018. With 8 years of teaching/lecturing of Child Development, Health & Social Care and Early Years, her role in the nursery is to support the staff in their professional development. Penny joined the team in 2016 and is looking to further develop her degree in September 2018.
Giggles Galore nursery is managed by Paula Somers. She is a vastly experienced childcare professional that has obtained Level 3 EDI Children's Care, Learning & Development and has many years experience as a registered childminder. Paula manages the setting on a day-to-day basis and is supported by a team of experienced childcare professionals.
"My two daughters, my family and Giggles are my life".
Helen works in the nursery in the Toddler Room and looking to complete a level 3 in Early Years.
"I am married to Matthew and we have one daughter. I have worked as a midday supervisor and teaching assistant in a primary school and a pre-school. I was a volunteer breastfeeding peer supporter with the health visitors for 6 years and a Homestart volunteer for 3 years. During my time with both of these I did a considerable amount of training. I initially came to Giggles to complete my level 3 in the baby room".
Florence is a childcare apprentice (Childcare & Education) studying her Level 2 diploma. She assists with all aspects of the day-to-day care of children and ensures their development and wellbeing within the nursery. Florence will be starting maternity leave around September 2018, ready for the birth of her first baby.
"I left school in 2015 and soon after began my Apprenticeship Level 2 at Giggles Galore, this finishes in March. I have two nephews which I spend a lot of my spare time with, also I enjoy time with my friends. The baby room is my passion. My favourite author is Jacqueline Wilson".
Ildiko is part of the team as a Nursery Assistant and currently working towards the Early Years Level 3 Diploma.
'I moved to the UK from Hungary in 2005. I met my husband here and we have two boys. We love the countryside and like to go exploring different places when the weather is nice. I also enjoy music, baking and decorating cakes.
I love children so working in childcare is the perfect job for me.'
Zoe is level 3 qualified having achieved her Diploma in Childrens Care. She joins us as a nursery nurse and continues her professional development via various external training courses.
"I am a fun loving, easy going, friendly and cheerful person with a good sense of humour. I am a very caring person, enthusiastic about my job and I love doing what I do"
Ciara is an NVQ Level 3 qualified early years practitioner having achieved her Childcare and Education qualification. She assists with all aspects of the day-to-day care of children and ensures their development and well-being within the nursery.
"I live in Peakirk with my mum, dad & sister. I studied at Arthur Mellows Village College and left School in 2014 to start an early years Apprenticeship with Giggles Galore and studying at Stamford College 1 day a week. I gained an NCFE Level 3 Diploma for Children & Young People's Workforce (Early Learning & Childcare) in January 2016. I have attended a Paediatric First Aid Course and I'm currently a key worker for 9 pre-school children".
Vickie has completed her Level 3 CACHE Diploma in Childrens Care and has joined the team as a nursery nurse. She will continue to further her knowledge via various courses from the Birth to Five Training Directory
"I have been on the Giggles Galore journey from the beginning. My two children are my world and I am married. The little spare time I do have I enjoy reading, cooking and being with my family".
Casey is Deputy Manager and has completed NVQ Levels 2 & 3 in Childcare and Education. Casey is an experienced childcare professional having both studied and worked in nursery settings throughout her career. She oversees the Baby Room and ensures the children are safe, secure and stimulated.
"I am married to Simon and have two delightful sons. In my spare time, I like to play darts and go shopping".
Meet the team
Georgia is qualified at both levels 2 & 3 of the Diploma in Childrens Care; she joined the team as a nursery nurse and will work with our after school children, continuing to further her knowledge on various external training courses. Georgia is due to expand her own family shortly, and commence maternity leave around September 2018.
"I'm 20 and currently live in Holbeach with my beautiful daughter Esmae. I became a mummy on 24th November 2016 and absolutely adore every second of it. I joined Giggles in December 2015 as an Early Years Practitioner. I am fully qualified in both Level 2 and 3 Childcare and Education and am always looking for opportunities to expand my knowledge. I'm a bubbly person and working with children and babies is my passion".