Katie Wood, Proprietor
I became a Childminder when my daughter was born in 2000, yet struggled to keep up with demand, although I converted my own Garage into part of the house to accommodate more Children, so I progressed to larger premises and fulfilled a dream by opening a Nursery. I gained relevant Childcare Qualifications including Level 5 Diploma & Young People Leadership & Management. My passion is being involved with Kids Club and the transition for Pre-School Children to move forward to Foundation Years.
Yvonne Gibson, HR
Yvonne, started at Woodside in September 2012, holds a Level 5 Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) Certificate in Human Resources Management and works in the office dealing with admin, finance and any other related tasks.
Becky Smith, Assistant Manager & Early Years Room Leader
Becky is our Assistant Manager & ‘Baby Room’ Room Leader, working for us since May 2017. Becky holds a CYPW Level 3 and has worked in childcare since 2011. Becky loves messy play and being crafty and getting to know all the different personalities.
Angela Cutler, Early Years Educator
Angela is working upstairs and downstairs wherever needed! Angela works as a part-time Room Leader, with many years of experience in childcare and completed her Level 3 in October 2018.
Janet Grimmer, Early Years Educator
Janet started with us in September 2018 and works mainly in our upstairs rooms. Janet is enjoying getting to know our children and learning what they like best.
Hayley Back, Early Years Educator and Acting Room Leader
Hayley works in our Baby Room, holding a Level 3 qualification. After a break from the profession, Hayley is excited to be back in a childcare environment.
Sarah Pell, Kids Club Play Worker
Sarah, holds an NVQ level 2 in Children’s Care Learning & Development, working with the term time Kids Club children and helping out as needed during the day.
Amy Callaby, Early Years Educator
Amy has been with us since October 2016, starting as a student and progressing to an Apprenticeship for a Level 3 NVC which was successfully completed in July 2019. Amy hopes to further her career by working abroad a cruise ship and seeing the world.
Gracie Wood, Early Years Educator
Gracie is working at Woodside and studying for her Foundation Degree in Early Years Education at Bishop Grosseteste University. Gracie works mainly upstairs and once a week downstairs.
Isabel Wood, Bank Staff
Isabel joins us as bank staff during holiday periods. Isabel works all over the Nursery, with all ages of children.