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VICKI EDWARDS. BA(Hons)

Vicki
is the nursery manager and owner and has worked in the childcare sector since 1995. Vicki has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree in Children, Schools and Families and is qualified to BTEC standard in nursery nursing and has attended many short courses in child care. She is a qualified first aider and has a Foundation Degree in the Integrated Education and Care of Children and Young People.
Vicki has also been awarded the Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) which is a professional accreditation endorsed by the government for graduate practitioners who have demonstrated a set of professional standards.

   
SAM HASTON

Sam has been at Abacus since 2003 and has a level 3 Diploma in Childcare and has completed her level 5 in Leadership and Management.  Sam is our Deputy Manager, a Designated Lead Practitioner in Safeguarding and a qualified first aider. Sam has attended many short courses in childcare.

   
KIM McHUGH

Kim has been with Abacus since 2013. Kim is qualified to NVQ level 3 standard and is a team leader. Kim has attended many short courses in child care. She is a qualified first aider.
   

KELLY MARSDEN

Kelly started work at our sister nursery - Mossgate - in January 2019. She has a Level 2 Certificate in Children’s care, Learning and Development

   
KATH WOODHOUSE

Kath is our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and works at all four of our nurseries. Kath has a BA (Honours) in Geography, a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and a Post Graduate Diploma as a Teacher in the Deaf. She worked as a special needs advisory and support teacher in North Lancashire for 23 years, in high schools, primary schools, pre-schools and with babies in their homes. During this time she gained experience in working with children with a wide range of special needs and her work included cooperative working with a wide range of professionals, including those in health and social care.

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