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Staffing Structure and Qualifications

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ALISON TURNER
Position: Director and Nursery Manager

  I have over 35 years’ experience of working with young children within the education sector. My early experiences were working in a nursery school in Tower Hamlets, East London with children from varying backgrounds. It was when my own children were born I decided to stop commuting and look for work nearer home. I took a position as an early years practitioner at Broomfield Primary school where I managed the early years class before purchasing this setting 10 years ago.  I particularly enjoy outdoor activities and carry this through with the children in the nursery.
Professional Qualifications: BA Education, NNEB, CPQS, First Aid. Foundation Degree Learning Support (3-11 years), (Designated Person for: Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Special Education Needs (SenCo)
elaine-photo   I run the business side of Sunrise Nursery.  In 2004, whilst Alison was working at Broomfield School, an opportunity arose to purchase the nursery setting.  As sisters we had talked about starting our own business and this was perfect timing. We decided that the nursery had to have a  family atmosphere but run with a professional approach.  I believe we have succeeded in this, we have long serving and loyal staff who create a happy and safe environment for the children.  I am responsible for the day to day finances, including invoicing, budgeting, and payroll.  When I am not working you can usually find me on the golf course or better still on holiday.
ELAINE ELPHINSTONE
Position: Director, Administration and Financial Controller

   
laurac-photo   I have worked in education since 1998 where I worked as a one to one with a child with special needs and have been with Sunrise from the very beginning. I have a Level 3 qualification and I am First Aid Trained. I have completed several training courses in that time, specialising in Behaviour and Special Educational Needs. I particularly enjoy introducing the children to all aspects of music, through singing, musical instruments and listening. I am a keen photographer and thoroughly enjoy going to the theatre and cinema with my husband and two daughters.
LAURA COLLIER
Position:
Senior Early Years Practitioner
 

 

 

TRICIA BOWEN

Postion:

Early Years Practitioner 

  I have worked in a Primary School foundation setting for many years. Working one to one with special needs children and also as a class teaching assistant. I joined Sunrise Nursery in March 2015. I really enjoy helping the children on their nursery journey. I has been said that I make very good smelling, colourful play dough! I hold a paediatric first aid certificate. In my spare time I enjoy holidays and relaxing with family and friends.

 

 

JENNY ALEXANDER

Postion:

Early Years Practitioner 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have two children who attend Broomfield Primary School. 3 years ago after, many years in the insurance industry, I gave up work to spend more time with them. In the last 2 years whilst my children were attending Sunrise Nursery and school I became a parent helper in the reception class.  It was during this time that I found my passion for working with children.  I joined Sunrise in January 2017, originally for 1 morning a week but in April 2017 I was offered more hours and a permanent position. I am now working toward my NVQ level 3 in Childcare.  In my spare time I spend time with my family, socialising with friends and making cakes.
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JOANNE SHARMAN

Postion:

Early Years Practitioner 

  I started working with children 20 years ago as a Youth Worker and then at a Children's Home as a Residential care worker, this is where I gained my NVQ qualification. I also worked as a support worker for special needs children at local school in Chelmsford. In my spare time I enjoy dog walking, and watching my three children flourish in their favourite activities of Ballet, Horse riding and Scouting. This takes up a lot of my spare time!