Our Staff Team


 Miss 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. 

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. I am also trained in first aid. 

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Miss Sue Third in charge

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. 

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Miss Maria 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.

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Miss Jessie Childcare


I have a level 6 qualification in childcare and have really enjoyed working with Tadpoles whilst being a member of bank staff. I have built up a good relationship with all of the children and Tadpoles team and really enjoy Forest School! 


Miss Emily Childcare 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! 

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Miss Kelly Fowler Childcare Practitioner

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! 


Miss Chelsea Childcare Practitioner:

(Currently on maternity leave)

I am a proud mum to two beautiful girls and a little boy. 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!

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Miss Marina Childcare 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!


Miss Holly  Childcare Practitioner

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. 


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!