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Meet the Team

Katie Messiah

Katie Messiah

Managing Director

Hi, I’m Kate. I joined the Kidaroo team over 13 years ago, I have been the manager here for 6 years. I very first started here in June 2007 as a student, I then began an apprenticeship in Childcare, learning and development and achieved my NVQ level 2. I quickly realised I wanted to further my knowledge and completed my NVQ level 3 in Childcare. Over the years I have gained broad experience in working with with children aged Birth-5 years. 

Sammy Davis

Sammy Davis

Deputy Manager

Hi I’m Sammy, I joined Kidaroo in September 2007. During this time I have achieved my NVQ level 2 and 3, and my experience has allowed me to become a deputy manager of our setting. I assist Tania with the SENDco role and I am a room leader in the pre school room. I have a passion for Early Years and have always enjoyed working with children.

Tania Golhar

Tania Golhar

Classroom Manager

Hello my name is Tania Golhar. I have been working at Kidaroo Childcare for over 18 years. I am passionate about early years education and have developed and embraced best working practices through foremost through leading teams and taking the role of  SENCO, for the setting . 

Helping families and children is the ethos I will always follow. To further my knowledge I was able to successfully pass my Degree in Children and young People’s Services from Derby University. This has given me the knowledge and confidence to excel in my practice. 
 Am also fortunate to be part of the Accreditation Programme called the Curiosity Approach this has enhanced my views for early years to put children at the centre for learning.
Amy Rana

Amy Rana

Administrator

Hi ,my name is Amy I have been at Kidaroo since November 2004 making it 14 years. I have an NVQ level 3 in childcare. I started of as a room leader in the folly working with the 1-2 year olds for two years. I then became room leader in the 3-4 year olds helping the children reach their full potential . I moved into the office as an office administrator in July 2009 to present.

April Lloyd

April Lloyd

Room Leader

Hi I’m April, I’ve been at kidaroo for 9 years now. I have gained my NVQ level 3 while working here at kidaroo. I have gained lots of experience during this time, working in a variety of different roles such as a 1:1 support along with being a room leader. Working with children has always been a passion of mine, watching children learn and grow within my care is very rewarding to me.

Nadina Brandon

Nadina Brandon

Nursery Practitioner

Hi, I’m Nadina
I have been working as a practitioner at kidaroo, I first started in August 2018.
I came from a school were I completed my level 2 in childcare.
More recently I have completed my level 3 in childcare.
I have gained more experience and enjoy following the curiosity approach.

Abbie Richardson

Abbie Richardson

Nursery Practitioner

Hi, I’m Abbie and I have recently finished my NVQ Level 3 at Kidaroo childcare. I have been working at Kidaroo for about a year and half now. I have always had a passion for working with children and I take great pride in watching each child at kidaroo grow and learn. I also support after school care so have lots of experience working with children of all ages!

Pinder Kauldhar

Pinder Kauldhar

Nursery Practitioner

Hello! I am Pinder. I became part of the Kidaroo family in 2007 – my love for children and helping them to learn, grow and flourish paired with my level 2 work experience was the reason why I decided to apply as a nursery practitioner and the reason why I’ve stayed as one since. Throughout these years, I’ve been able to improve myself and I’ve been offered amazing opportunities through which I’ve acquired my NVQ level 3 in childcare learning and development for example.

Hayley Forbes

Hayley Forbes

Room Leader

Hi, I’m Hayley, I started at Kidaroo Childcare in 2011 after completing my level 3 in children’s care, learning and devlopment. I have worked my way up to become a leader of pre school and most recently baby room. I have gained lots of experience in working with children birth-5 years.

Lisa Sloan

Lisa Sloan

Nursery Practitioner

Hi I’m Lisa, I have been at kidaroo since June 2019.  I have worked in childcare for 23 years starting out as a nursery assistant and gaining my level 3 qualification soon after.  I have worked in different settings and have also been a children’s nanny and worked along side teachers in a primary school.  From this I have gained lots of knowledge and experience of birth to 13 years.

Kealy Wal

Kealy Wal

Nursery Practitoner

Hi, I’m kealy. I’m a qualified level 3 practitioner and have worked at Kidaroo for almost 5 years. I started on an apprenticeship as I wanted to gain experience in childcare. I have since decided to continue my childcare development here at Kidaroo as I love being here so much. The atmosphere daily is so welcoming and everyone is made to feel like family. The positive impact you make on a child’s life daily, continues to drive my passion in this profession. I’ve taught myself British Sign Language so that I could communicate further than the norm, this enables me to communicate with  children who have communication/hearing  impairments.  I’d love to continue to develop this knowledge while training and progressing professionally. I aim to give the children I care for the very best of me. Both as a person and a practitioner

Amy Milligan

Amy Milligan

Nursery Practitoner

Hello, my name is Amy.
I have been working at Kidaroo for nearly a year now. I am a level three qualified nursery nurse and I have gained experience working with babies, toddlers, preschool and primary school ages and also I am qualified in SENCO.
I have nearly 9 years experience in childcare, being a nursery nurse and a senior nursery nurse.
I am a happy and positive person.
I always knew I wanted to work with children and very much love my job. Seeing children thrive and develop is so special and rewarding. I am proud to be a part of a fantastic setting and team at kidaroo.

Olivia Quinn

Olivia Quinn

Nusery Practitoner

Hi I’m Olivia, I have worked at kidaroo for 3 years now. During this time I’ve gained valuable experience with children aged 0-5, I’m passionate, dedicated and committed to my role within the early years sector. I have always been keen to develop my knowledge even further about SEND and the role of the SENDco. I enjoy being apart of afterschool care, spending time with children 0-12 years, I also love setting up provocations and invitations to learning.

Claire Moore

Claire Moore

Nursery Assistant

Hi I’m Claire.
I have been at Kidaroo for nearly 2 yrs and I have loved every minute. I work as a 1:1 for our children who have SEND and also as a float member of staff where needed.
I first started working with children 17 years ago then went on to work in the mental health sector with adults, both young and old for 10 years to broaden my knowledge and experience. I then decided I wanted to work with younger children once again and completed a support teaching and learning level 2 course.

Anita Julka

Anita Julka

Nursery Assisstant

Hi, I’m Anita. I have been at Kidaroo for many years.
Whilst at Kidaroo I have gained my level 2 qualification in childcare.
I am Our Lunch Club staff member as well as a relief member of staff , enabling me to gain valuable experiences in all of our rooms including the Folly (Baby Room).

Dawn Vesty

Dawn Vesty

Health & Safety Officer

Hi, I’m Dawn. I’m a fully qualified health and safety officer. I am currently working towards my level 2 in childcare. My role within Kidaroo involves the health, safety and hygiene of the premises to ensure  a safe environment for everyone.

Groups & Age Ranges

Baby Room

The baby room offers a calm tranquil play space for children to explore and discover. We happily take babies from 6 months of age and ensure they are loved and cared for by caring and qualified staff.
There is nothing more we love at this nursery is so see babies happy and settled and our team work hard to ensure we help you the parents and carers feel confident to leave your precious baby in our care.

We also strive to give you the care, attention and reassurance you need when leaving your little one for the first time. Your baby requires you to be happy and confident and this, in turn, will ensure a smooth and stressfree transition period. At Kidaroo Childcare our main priority is the happiness of you and your baby. Your little one will be nurtured and cuddled when things get a little bit overwhelming or they are just so tired from all the wonderful interactions and stimulation at the nursery. Our baby room is an exquisite extension of home and not a watered down version of school. We ensure our baby room is full of opportunities for baby to investigate and explore, to crawl and toddle to.

Through informative chats and settling in sessions, we gain a firm understanding of your baby and their needs and routine. We are led by baby, with regards sleep patterns and feeding. This is a nursery where the individual needs of each baby are met.

Outdoor play is essential even at this young age and our babies have their own specially designed play space outdoors, where they can crawl and investigate. In summer months we create an oasis of cool tranquillity by providing a Bedouin tent which shields them from bright sunshine and harmful rays. Children under the watchful supervision of our qualified team have the opportunity to sleep outdoors in comfy baby nests, sleeping peacefully with a gentle breeze and wonderful fresh air.

Babies at our nursery are seen as incredible little learners, who are loved and nurtured to ensure they thrive and develop. Our baby room is a haven of loveliness and I highly recommend you view the nursery. This is a feeling you gain when entering the room, that cannot be portrayed effectively in words.

Pre School

Even though we call this the preschool room, this is where we teach children LIFE readiness skills. This is isn’t about getting our children to conform or to meet set criteria or standards. Our aim in the pre-school room is to nurture our children to develop holistically following The Early Years Foundation Stage.

To develop independence and confidence, self-help skills and friendships. To be able to share and take turns with friends. To develop skills of empathy and kindness, love and compassion for their friends and others they meet. To be able to listen and follow instructions. In our preschool room, our children are designers in their own learning, they are investigators in their own play. They are given the support of responsive staff who are experienced and qualified. A team who understands how to facilitate continual development through questioning and extending learning opportunities that will spark curiosity and a desire to learn more.
The preschool room is a magical place where pockets of awe and wonder are purposefully orchestrated, provoking critical thinking and imagination. The team set up invitations to learning which subconsciously entice a child to investigate and be curious. through The Curiosity Approach pedagogy, we aspire to inspire the thinkers and doers of the future. Providing children with the skills they require to reach their full potential.
Early Years is the most crucial years of a child’s life 75 % of their brains are developed before the age of 5. At Kidaroo Childcare, we are confident that our nursery, its team and our approach will set children up to be happy sociable and a love of learning. Creating memories that last a lifetime.

These years pass by so quickly, together we can ensure their childhood is a memorable one.

Timetable and Prices

The nursery is open from 730am – 6pm Monday to Friday
We are open 50 weeks per year.
The nursery closes for two week at Christmas and all Bank Holidays.

All invoices are emailed termly and payments are due on the 1st of each month.