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our co-workers

respect - care - trust 
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School Admin Officer 

Natalie

Natalie joined us in May 2022. She organises and supports, not only Becky, but all the staff, parents, families and children in the nursery. She has had a positive impact across the whole organisation and is a joy to work with!

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School Support and Training Co-ordinator 

Pat

Pat works as a support to the school in every way imaginable and coordinator for the comings and goings of training facilities. Pat also enjoys supporting the children in nursery who stay for lunch. She has been working with us since 2001, working previously as caretaker/cleaner/admin and is now very much ‘the mother hen’ looking after the people, the place and the plants!

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School Cook

Elaine

Elaine joined the team in September 2017, as nursery cook, preparing delicious, home cooked lunches for our 30hour children. Elaine was originally a parent and has stayed involved in the school ever since. 

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Kitchen Assistant and Dinner Nanny

Amy

Amy joined the Wingate family in June 2021, to replace Jen. Amy is a mum to 2 children, both who came to our school. She is fitting into the team beautifully and learning a lot from Elaine, our cook.

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Kitchen Assistant and Dinner Nanny

Kayleigh

Kayleigh was one of our parents, but then offered to help out with cleaning, so was offered a contract to help Alan out from time to time. She also stepped into helping the lunchtime crew on occasions and so recently joined the team, supporting the children in lunchtime club. 

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Caretaker, cleaner

Alan

We first met Alan when his little girl, Abbie, was in nursery. As a parent, Alan was instrumental in the development of the nursery allotment, heading up a small team of dads to help get the Lottie ship shape for the children to use every day.

Alan joined us in 2020 and has slotted beautifully into the team, taking great pride in looking after the School and Childcare spaces, working alongside Jen, our cleaner. Together they take good care of our beautiful building and work with sensitivity to the children’s needs, supporting the role of the educators and the work they do.

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Cleaner

Mandy

Mandy works alongside Alan, as part of the cleaning team. We first met Mandy when she brought her little boy, Kieron to nursery. Kieron is a big lad now, but it's lovely to welcome Mandy back in the house! She was appointed in 2023 and is really enjoying her work to help create a beautiful, clean environment.

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Housekeeper @ the cottage

Sarah

Sarah joined the team in October 2021, and is the mother hen at the cottage, looking after the little people and the building. She compliments our team beautifully, ensuring the children are well fed and the indoor spaces at the cottage are as beautiful as in our main building. Sarah also helps out with lunches for visitors when hosting ‘a day @ wingate’.

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