All our staff are Level 3 paediatric First Aid trained, have achieved Level 2 First Aid for Mental Health and two staff members, Louise and Bhawana, have achieved Level 3 Supervising First Aid for Mental Health.
Manager - Louise Duckworth
I have held the position of Nursery Manager at Sandhurst Station since February 2006, prior to this I worked as a Nursery Manager for the Army Welfare Service (AWS) in Germany for nine years. I have achieved my NVQ level 3 in child care and I have NVQ level 3 & 4 in Management.
Supervisor - Kathryn Waughman
I have been working at the Nursery since September 2009 and have worked in both Preschool and Toddler rooms and enjoy working with the different age groups. I have achieved my Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young people's workforce and have also achieved my Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice Level 4. I am SENCO coordinator for the nursery.
Room Leader Pre-School - Bhawana Rai
I have been working at the Nursery since February 2010. Prior to this I spent three years working at All Souls' Church of England Primary School, working with Children aged four to eleven, and previous to that I worked at Hornbill School for two and a half years. I have a Teacher's Assistant NVQ level 2 and Children's Care Learning and Development (CCLD) NVQ level 2. I also have my level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young people's workforce and am Nepalese support staff.
Key Worker - Purna Rai
I have worked at the Nursery since September 2010 and work in the Pre-school room. I have worked at the International Primary School for two years and I have a Level 2 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce and am working towards my level 3 Diploma in Children's Learning and Development. I am also Nepalese support staff.
Key Worker - Debbie Rimmington
I have worked at Sandhurst Station Nursery since May 2012, both voluntarily and paid. I have worked in both Preschool and Toddler room and enjoy it immensely. Prior to this I worked for Service Children's Education (SCE) in Germany and gained Teacher's Assistant NVQ level 3.
Key Worker - Suxma Rai
I started volunteering at Sandhurst Station Nursery in Summer 2017 and then became a permanent member of staff in September 2017 working as a Key Worker in the Toddler room. I currently have my level 2 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce and am studying towards my Level 3 Diploma in Children's Learning and Development. In Spetember 2018, I moved into the Preschool room, still as a Key Worker.
Key Worker - Kayleigh Lawton
I joined Sandhurst Station Nursery in September 2019 as a Key Worker in the toddler room after volunteering for a couple of months beforehand. I studied Child Development at College and gained a BTEC National Diploma Level 3 in 2007 before heading straight into a Nursery Nurse position at a nursery in Yorkshire, where I remained until 2014. During my time at the nursery I became Senior Nursery Nurse and then covered Maternity Leave for the Deputy Manager before leaving to have my children.
I then decided to move into military life and join my husband, taking a break from work before moving to Sandhurst and joining the Nursery which I enjoy thoroughly.