The Team

Darling Buds Nursery 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.

Darling Buds Nursery
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 – Nursery Nurse
  • Deb Betty – Daisies Group Leader
  • Chloe Gallivan – Daisies Nursery Nurse
  • Laura Miller – Group Leader
  • Charlotte Mears – Nursery Assistant
  • Becca Murry – Nursery Assistant
  • Sarah Coombes – Poppies Group Leader
  • Claire Coombes – Nursery Nurse
  • Gemma Mitchell – Nursery Nurse
  • Lucy Shanahan – Sunflowers Group Leader
  • Shanice Burnett – Violets Nursery Nurse
  • Lauren Powell – Afterschool and Holiday Club Group Leader
  • Georgia John – Nursery Nurse
  • Amy Imperato – Nursery Nurse
  • Gina Powel – Lunch cover and support staff
  • Danielle McConnell – Violets Group Leader
  • Zoe Harrison – Poppies Nursery Nurse
  • Natalya Mills – Nursery Assistant
  • Brooke Bennett – Nursery Nurse
  • Sarah Mohammed – Nursery Nurse
  • Bina Begum – Nursery Assistant
  • Lyndsey Kelly – Sunflowers Nursery Nurse
  • Marisa Teodosio – Sunflowers Nursery Assistant
  • Ashleigh Treherne – Afterschool Club Nursery Nurse
  • Layali Ali – Afterschool Club Nursery Nurse
  • Ummul Khanan – Lunch time cover and support staff
  • Charlotte Tye – Daisies 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
Darling Buds Nursery