Our Staff Team
Kacey Manager and Forest School Leader
Tadpoles was my first work place after I qualified and got 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. I have also just recently refreshed my first aid training.
Sue Moulsham Room Leader
I have a level 3 qualification in childcare and have lots of experience working with children in pre-schools. I am really passionate about working with children and families and I enjoy working in the outdoors and up at Forest school. I have just completed my first aid training too.
Gemma Moulsham Room Leader
(Currently on maternity leave)
I have a level 3 qualification in child care and education and I am the room leader in Moulsham room. I have worked in childcare for 10 years in various nursery’s and preschools. I enjoy being outside and up at forest school, I am also currently studying for my Level 5 Leadership and Management qualification.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my sister and having cuddles with my two nieces. I also have two giant African land snails called Gary and Sneil.
Holly Eaves Qualified Practitioner based in Moulsham Room:
I have been a nanny for many years working with many different families of which I really loved! I have two boys of my own one of which already attends Tadpoles and one who is due to start in the future! I have always loved working with children and feel that this is the most rewarding job to be in and I really enjoy it. I have my level 3 qualification in childcare and education and have just completed my first aid course.
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. I am also trained in first aid.
Maria Wyndhams Room Leader
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 and am also first aid trained.
Marina Wyndhams Qualified Practitioner
I have lived in the area for twelve years. I have a long relationship with Tadpoles as both my children attended Tadpoles when they were little.
A few years ago I obtained my Level 2 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. I always wanted to further my training and I am very happy to now be a part of this friendly team of which i have just qualified in childcare level 3 with. I have recently completed my first aid training too!
Kelly Fowler Qualified Practitioner based in Moulsham Room:
I have been in childcare for 5 years after previously being in the catering industry. I love watching the children use their imaginations to create all different kinds of arts and crafts and also to problem solve in the mathematics area. I also have two daughters of my own who are in school now but in our spare time I like us all to try and keep fit and healthy by going on long walks and being outside! I also enjoy BMF training which is a military program to keep fit which I do 3 times a week and I also enjoy doing all sorts of races such as the Brutal race! I am level 3 qualified in childcare and also have my first aid training up to date!
Emily Moulsham Qualified Practitioner
I have my BA (Hons) degree in children’s education and psychology and I work in Moulsham Room at Tadpoles.
I am passionate about the outdoors and enjoy playing in the garden and up at forest school, teaching the children how to look after the bugs, plants and animals that we find. I have recently completed my First aid training too!
Chelsea – Wyndhams Trainee Practitioner
I am a proud mum to two beautiful girls. I joined Tadpoles in February 2019 and im currently enjoying doing my training to become a Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner. I actually have a long relationship with Tadpoles as I attended here myself as a child. Both of my daughters currently attend Tadpoles and absolutely love it! I have also recently completed my first aid training too!
Mandy and Jessie
Mandy and Jessie are 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 Buster!
Some of you may of seen Jessie as she currently works in the breakfast club and after school club of Frogmore infants and junior school! She is currently doing her level 5 in childcare and her passion is forest school, you will find her mostly outdoors where she enjoys finding bugs and insects with all the children!