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Our Staff Team


 Miss Kacey Manager and Forest School Leader

Tadpoles was my first work place after I qualified and achieved my level 3 diploma in childcare and I loved it! I left Tadpoles to work with babies and absolutely loved that too. However my heart was always in Tadpoles and after I went on maternity leave after having my daughter I made the decision to come back and book my daughter in to start too!

I am a very family orientated person and love being outside! Christmas is my favorite time of year and I love to go on walks with my family all year round but at this time the most.

Designated Safeguarding Lead


Miss Pat Manager and Senco.

I have lived and worked in the local community for many years. I started working in a pre-school when my own children were young and over the years continued to train and work in many different aspects of childcare. This has included setting up before and after school and running play schemes. I am a Level 3 Qualified Practitioner, with an NVQ in Playwork and a Level 3 diploma in Pre-School Practice. 

Designated Safeguarding Lead in Kaceys absence

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Miss Maria Third in Charge

I live locally with my husband and two children. We moved to Blackwater from London and everyone made us feel very welcome. There is a great sense of community in the local area and I feel this is reflected within Tadpoles. I am a Level 3 qualified practitioner with an NVQ in Children’s Development and Learning.

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Miss Zara Level 3 Childcare Practitioner

Miss Zara has been with us for quite a while now! She has a natural passion for working with children and also has 3 girls of her own!

Miss Zara likes to keep busy and enjoys going for long walks. She enjoys watching the children grow and getting to see all of the children's own little personalities come out during their time with us at Tadpoles.

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Miss Emily Childcare Practitioner

I have my Early years, Psychology and education level 6 in Childcare and I am a childcare practitioner at Tadpoles.

I am passionate about the outdoors and enjoy playing in the garden and at forest school, teaching the children how to look after the bugs, plants and animals that we find. 

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Miss Kelly Fowler Childcare Practitioner/Third in charge

Kelly has been in childcare for  5 years after previously being in the catering industry. She loves watching the children use their imaginations to create all different kinds of arts and crafts and also to problem solve in the mathematics area.  Kelly also has two daughters of her own who are in school now but in their spare time she likes  them all to try and keep fit and healthy by going on long walks and being outside! She also enjoy BMF training which is a military program to keep fit which she does 3 times a week! She also enjoys doing all sorts of races such as the Brutal race! Kelly is level 3 qualified in childcare! 


Miss Nikki  Childcare Practitioner

I have a level 3 in childcare and education and have been working with children under 5 for 10 years! I'm also a mum to three boys!


After taking some time off with my youngest I am very excited to be starting at Tadpoles in 2023 as a childcare practitioner! 

I have enjoyed my role here as lunch time supervisor but I am very excited to become a key person again.

I will be working at Tadpoles on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday!


Miss Mandy Bank staff

Mandy is our  lovely bank staff who we can count on to call up when any member of our general staff team is unwell or away. Mandy used to run a campsite in Cornwall and has one son Tommy. Her favorite place to be is in Cornwall taking long walks on the beach with her Jack Russel dog Peggy-Sue! 


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Miss Wiaam Childcare Practitioner

Miss Wiaam has completed her childcare level 3 qualification this year! She has two girls of her own who both attended Tadpoles. Miss Wiaam has always had a passion for working with children and also loves to travel in her spare time. 


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