Louisa - Nursery Manager - B.Ed Honours Degree in Primary Education 2012, Qualified Teacher
'I always admired my teachers growing up, and I wanted to follow in their footsteps, supporting the next generation. I spent 5 years teaching in Primary schools before joining the family business, and whilst I truly miss having my own class of children, I really believe it is the best choice I ever made.'
Mother of one - 9 Years experience - 4 year ACS
Kirsty - Deputy Manager - Student Co-ordinator - NNEB 1991 - Foundation Degree in Early Years 2014
'As a child, no one understood what I went through when my parents split up. I went into child care to make sure that other children had someone that understood, and that could support their emotional needs.'
Mother of two - 30 Years experience - 18 Years ACS
Chelsey - Blue Room Practitioner - NVQ Level 3
'I love working with children and helping them develop and learn, whilst also making sure they have as much fun as possible along the way. I believe every child is unique and to be able to watch them grow and develop their own little personality is something truly special. Every child deserves the very best start in lifeand to be able to play a part in that is so rewarding.'
Mother of one - 5 years experience - 4 months ACS
Faye - Outdoor Learning Lead - Green Room Practitioner - NVQ Level 3
'I am passionate about working with children, supporting their learning and development. I enjoy meeting new children all the time and helping them gain as much knowledge as they can, but also making their time at nursery stimulating and exciting.'
16 Years experience - 10 Years ACS
Leanne - Red Room Practitioner - BTEC National Diploma - 2003
'Whilst gaining my qualification it became increasingly apparent how important the first 5 years of a child's life are. All of the milestones, laughter, tantrums and learning is unique to every child. I love that I get to be a part of this journey with the children and their families.'
Mother of two - 17 Years experience - 17 Years ACS
Chanice - Red Room Practitioner - Level 3 Diploma 2016
'I love working with children as I enjoy seeing them developing new skills and watching their personalities grow as they learn everyday. I enjoy cooking and baking and love to include this in activities with the children where I can.'
7 Years experience - 1 month ACS
Tanya - Nursery SENDCO - Yellow Room Practitioner - NVQ Level 3 - 2010
'Since I was 15 years old I've always wanted to care for young children. To play a part in providing the best opportunities for all children to smile and grow in a happy, safe and stimulating environment is the best feeling in the world. My love and enthusiasm continuously grows.'
17 Years experience - 9 Years ACS
Joanne - Peripatetic Practitioner - NNEB 2000
'I have always wanted to work with children, and after nearly 17 years in my job I'm still passionate and enjoy helping the children achieve their full potential. It's such a rewarding job and wouldn't want to do anything else.'
Mother of two - 21 Years experience - 21 Years ACS
Here at Anna-Ca-Soo, continuous training is extremely important to us. With practices, procedures and advice being updated constantly, we believe it is crucial to always stay up to date and ahead of the game. That is why our staff are given oportunities throughout the year to go on training courses.
All staff receive regular training in the following areas:
Pediatrics First Aid Training (every 3 years)
Safeguarding Children (every 2 years)
PREVENT (every 3 years)
Food Safety (annually)
Infection Control (every 2 years)
Fire Safety and Awareness (annually)
On top of the above mandatory training, staff are encouraged and supported to attend training courses in areas of interest, passion, and where they feel they need extra support.