Quotes from present staff

Sandra Jones – Manager, Chester Road 

“I have worked for Seesaws for 21 years, it is a happy and friendly place and is a home from home environment. The staff are great and provide our lovely children and parents with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. All children are unique, valued and at the heart of Seesaws.”

 

Adele Lynch – Senior Deputy, Chester Road 

“I have worked for Seesaws for 13 years. I enjoy working for this company because we learn good teamwork skills. All staff are given the opportunity to express their ideas and create a wide range of activities for the children. We create a fun and enjoyable environment for the children and build good relationships with their parents.”

 

Toni Browett – Deputy Manager, Chester Road

“I started at Seesaws in September 2011 working towards my Level 2 Childcare. With help and support of my Assessor I went on to achieve my Level 3. I was then given the opportunity to become part of the management team. I have now been at Seesaws for nearly 5 years and have had the privilege of gaining experience in a nursery, and being paid whilst training.”

 

Emma Robbins – Deputy Manager, Avenue Road 

“Training at Seesaws has helped me to gain an in depth understanding about how to provide the best possible care for the children I look after. I have completed both my Level 2 and 3 in my time at Seesaws. Working on the floor everyday and the great advice and support from my assessor really helped me to complete my course and also made it enjoyable. From completing my training I have become a qualified nursery nurse and was taken on by Seesaws. I am now Deputy Manager at Avenue Road as well as head of my tweenie room. I am also have competed my Level 3 in Management and I’m currently doing my Level 5 in Management”



Clare Sheldon – Third in  Charge, Merridale 

“I have worked at Seesaws for Three and a half years and started my Level 2 and then was taken on for my Level 3. I enjoyed my training here and I had enough support from all management and my assessor. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to work with children. I have now been taken on as a qualified member of staff and have been offered a job as park of the management team. I accepted the position and am now Third in Charge at the nursery ”

 

Joanne Barnett – Level 3 Nursery Nurse, Merridale 


“I started my Level 3 in October 2010 and completed in 2013. It was an amazing journey, I had support off all sorts of people whilst doing my Childcare and my Functional skills. I enjoyed learning all the different areas and learning all of the different stages to child development. When I did qualify as Level 3 Qualified practitioner, I was given the management position of third in charge in the same week. I would recommend the training as it is great opportunity and gives experience of knowledge and achievements.“ 

 

Emma Bench – Third in Charge, Walmley 

“I began at Seesaws as a college student whilst completing my Level 2 qualification. I was then employed in 2003 to undergo my Level 3 training. The advantage of an apprenticeship over a college based qualification is the support and experience that you receive whilst working in the setting, alongside qualified nursery practitioners. I also received lots of support from my assessor during my weekly tutorials. I am currently head of Rising 3’s room and a SEN Officer.”  

 

Nicky Ling – Director of Training  

“We are always very proud of the learners that achieve their qualification. We feel honoured and privileged to have been part of their life changing experiences. Each person brings something special and unique to our nursery. Many have gone on to further their career in higher education or have had the opportunity to join our management team across the company.”

 

Amanda Thornton – Functional Skills Tutor / Assessor 

“I joined Seesaws in 2002 as a Level 3 trainee at our Walmley nursery. Within 18 months I was promoted to Deputy Manager at Avenue Road. A part-time childcare assessor position then became available, which steered my career onto a new path. I then assessed for 2 days each week whilst gaining my assessor qualification and was Deputy Manager at Chester Road for 3 days per week. As Functional Skills became compulsory, I trained to become a Functional Skills tutor in Maths and English. This then extended to include ICT, when it became a compulsory part of the childcare qualification framework. I now tutor Maths, English and ICT at all 5 nurseries and get a real sense of fulfilment when my learners pass their exams.”