Meet the Team

Mrs Jo Skinner

Jo Skinner

Role: Manager/Owner

Jo has worked at the nursery for 20 years. She has worked closely with children of all ages and has gained her BA Hons in Education and Training. Jo took over as Manager/Owner in 2008. Jo has always been passionate about Fairlands and works closely with all of the team to create a fun, family friendly environment where she aims to provide the best outcomes for your children.

Miss Beth Kelly

Role: Deputy Manager, Safeguarding Lead, SENCO

Beth started with us in April 2015 as an apprentice in the baby department. She achieved her level 3 in childcare in 2016 has also completed her Early Childhood Foundation Degree. Beth now works as the deputy manager, working towards a warm, home from home environment for children throughout the nursery. Beth works closely with staff and parents to ensure that the children are supported to grow and learn in a safe and enriching environment.

Mrs Lisa Crook

Role: Lower Nursery Supervisor & SENCO

Lisa joined Fairlands in February 2015 as our Supervisor in Pre-school. Lisa has a BTEC National Early Years qualification and is working as a SENCO within the nursery. Lisa became Supervisor in Lower Nursery in September 2017 and aims to provide a warm and nourishing environment where the children can develop securely and grow in independence and self-esteem.

Mrs Natasha Warner

Role: Pre-school Supervisor & SENCO (MATERNITY LEAVE)

Tash started at Fairlands in 2011 and has worked with children of all ages. Tash has her Level 3 in Childcare and Education and was made Supervisor in our baby department in 2014. In April 2016 Tash became our Deputy Manager and SENCO. After having had time off for maternity leave, Tash has returned to us and is now working as Preschool Supervisor and SENCO.

Mrs Rachel Turner

Role: Early years practitioner (Wrigglers)

Rachel has been working in the Baby Department at Fairlands since March 2013. Throughout her time with us Rachel has worked closely with the babies and their parents. Rachel achieved her level 3 in Early Years Care and Education in December 2009 and her Level 4 certificate in Higher Education in December 2012. Rachel currently works in our wriggler room.

Miss Lauren Glover

Role: Room leader (Wrigglers)

Lauren came to us for her work experience in July 2016 and shortly after, joined the team in October 2016. Lauren achieved her level 3 in childcare in October 2017 and is now working as the room leader of our wriggler room, working closely with Mrs Turner. Lauren is currently at university completing her foundation degree in early childhood studies.

Miss Emery Burgin

Role: Early Years Practitioner (Waddlers)

Emery joined our team in September 2017 and achieved her level 3 in childcare in September 2018. Emery is working as an Early Years Practitioner in our Baby department (Waddlers room).

Mrs Heather Inguanez

Role: Early Years Practitioner (Pre-school) & SENCO

Heather joined Fairlands in 2012, and has since worked with parents and children throughout the nursery. Heather achieved her Level 4 certificate in Higher Education in 2008. Heather is our Behaviour Management representative and now works in our Pre-school room.

Miss Amy West

Role: Supervisor (Pre-school)

Amy came to Fairlands as a pupil and then for work experience in January 2015. Amy joined our staff with a level 2 Induction to Early Years Education and Care in September 2015 and achieved her Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce in April 2017. Amy is now level 4 qualified and is studying to achieve her foundation degree in early childhood studies. Amy is our pre-school supervisor and works to support the children to grow and learn in preparation for school.

Miss Gabrielle Wilkins

Role: Early Years Practitioner (Waddlers)

Gabi joined our team in January 2018. Gabi achieved her level 3 in childcare in December 2017 and is now working as an Early Years Practitioner in Waddlers.

Mrs Debbie Bilcock

Role: Early Years Practitioner (Pre-school)

Debbie joined our team in July 2018. Debbie has her level 3 Diploma in Pre-school practice and works as an Early Years Practitioner in Pre-school.

Miss Kirsty Walls

Role: Nursery Apprentice

Kirsty started with us in January 2019. Kirsty is currently working towards her level 3 in childcare. Kirsty works in the baby department in both the Wrigglers and Waddlers rooms.

Mrs Joanna Cooper

Role: Room Leader (Waddlers)

Jo joined our team in September 2018. Jo has her level 3 in Childcare and Education and is working as our room leader in the Waddler department.

Miss Emily Smith

Role: Nursery Apprentice

Emily joined Fairlands in October 2018. Emily works in Lower nursery and is currently working towards her level 3 in childcare.

Mrs Clare Torbet

Role: Early years practitioner (Lower Nursery)

Clare joined us in June 2019, Clare has a level 3 child care qualification and works in Lower Nursery.

Miss Lauren Adams

Role: Early years practitioner

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Miss Vicky Walker

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