Sam is the Lead Practitioner of Saplings 2.  She has 3 years experience in a nursery and has worked at Grace's for the past two years.  Sam has her CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education.  She has a real talent for bringing new activity ideas to the room and researching new ways to enhance the environment and make it even more exciting!  She has bundles of energy and always has lots too say!  She is a firm favourite with parents, being very approachable and always making time for them no matter how busy she is!

Samantha is a qualified Nursery Practitioner with 16 years experience.  She has an NVQ Level 2 in Children's Care, Learning & Development and an NVQ Level 4 in Management. Samantha has her own son who is 11 years old.  Samantha is really interested in how children develop, but particularly their social development and how they form relationships with others and develop their confidence.  She loves nothing more than providing children with a fun filled day.  At the end of the day it feels like a job well done when she sees their smiley faces.


Sian is an Assistant Practitioner; she has her Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People's Workforce and is working towards her Level 3.  Sian demonstrates a real flair for making meaningful observations and planning next steps for children.  Sian is very welcoming, willing and a quick learner which makes her a great member of the team.  

Kerry is a qualified Level 3 Nursery Practitioner who has been working with children for 10 years. She is a mum herself, and is particulalry good at extending experiences for children. She is very green fingered and encourages the children to get involved with gardening and growing fruit and vegetables.

Andrea is a Nursery Assistant and new to childcare. She wanted to come into childcare because she loves children and the way they are always happy and light up the room with joy and happiness. She would like to further herself in Childcare and progress on to doing her Level 2 and 3 in Childcare.