Meet The Rose Cottage Family

We promote employment of a varied mix of employees, differing in age groups and background, as in our experience we feel that this makes for the best blend and a team who is able to each contribute different qualities and experiences.

Each individual planned to work within the setting has something different to offer and we have a rigorous safe recruitment programme to ensure appropriate checks have been carried out for all new staff.

All staff at Rose Cottage Day Nursery are DBS checked and have completed Statutory Training including Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding & Child Protection, Manual handling.

We adhere to the staffing ratios which are:

Family Owned,
and Family Run. 

Nicola Bowen

Owner / Managing Director

As General manager Nicola oversees every aspect of the Nursery. Having worked in the child care sector for over 15 years she started Rose Cottage Day Nursery with her husband Paul in 2015. Her experience is in the early years practical care and includes management of a variety of Child Care settings right through to a range of Management and leadership capacities, and the last 5 years teaching and assessing delivery of CCLD, CYPW,EYE Qualifications & Paediatric First Aid.

Paul Bowen

Owner / Director

Co-Founder of Rose Cottage Day Nursery Paul works alongside his wife Nicola with behind the scenes accounting, marketing, website, maintenance and any other jobs that need doing! He has extensive Account Management experience, Product Design and Marketing experience, along with Web Design and Team leading. As with all staff Paul has an advanced DBS check, and also has certificates in Pediatric First Aid, and Child Protection & Safeguarding.

Kim Lee

Deputy Manager /
Room Leader for The Seedlings Garden, 0-2's

Diploma in Playgroup Practice 
Disabilities in early childhood 
Manual Handling in childcare settings 
Child Protection 
12 hour CPD Paediatric First Aid 
Anaphylaxis training CPD 
Food Hygiene 

Maxine Carman

Senior Room Leader /
Room Leader for The Mossy Riverbank, 2-3's

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare Education CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Childcare Education Speech & Communication Development Certificate Health, Safety & Hygiene Certificate Relationships in the Early Years Certificate Pediatric First Aid Safeguarding & Child Protection SEN Awareness Certificate Say It, Sign It Certificate
Vulnerable Families Training

Hamoe Teriipaia

Room Leader
Underground Burrow, 3-5's

Level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma
French DMB (French Teacher)
Degree in Law
Prevent Duty Certificate
EYFS, The Basics Certificate
Child Protection Certificate
Pediatric First Aid
SENCO Certificate
Food Hygiene Certificate
Health & Safety in the Workplace Certificate
Advanced Safeguarding: Train the Trainer Certificate
Managing Allegations Against Professionals Certificate
Record Keeping Certificate
Practical Safeguarding Certificate

Charlotte Miles

Deputy Room Leader
Underground Burrow, 3-5's

Level 4 Qualified
Studying towards her Early Years Childhood Degree
NCFE Level 2 in Teaching and Learning in Schools
First Aid Trained
Health and Safety Representative

Megan Rickards

Deputy Room Leader
Seedlings Garden, 0-2's

QCF Level 3 Qualified in Children's Learning & Development
Level 2 CYPW Qualified
Pediatric First Aid Qualified
Child Protection & Safeguarding Certificate
Food Hygiene Certificate

Jemma Siggins

Deputy Room Leader
Seedlings Garden, 0-2's

Level 3 QCF Children's Learning & Development Diploma
Pediatric First Aid
Sensory Impairment & Support Certificate

Georgia Lane

Deputy Room Leader
Mossy Riverbank, 2-3's

Level 3 Childcare Development Diploma
Level 1 Introduction to British Sign Language
Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid
Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at WorkSafe Guarding
Epilepsy training
Team Teach (positive handling training)Visual and Hearing impairment Training
Autism Training
Senco/Inco Representative

Hayley Day

Nursery Practitioner

Working towards Level 3 EYE Qualification
First Aid Qualified

Lisa Adair

Nursery Practitioner

NVQ Level 3 Child Care & Pre-School Education (CACHE)
Level 3 CCP
Certificate Child Protection for Child Minders (ECS)
Environmental Health Safer Foods
Child Protection
Prevent Duty for Practitioners

Amanda Durrant

Nursery Practitioner

Level 2 Qualified
Pediatric First Aid Certificate

Amy Attfield

Nursery Practitioner

Level 3 CYPW Qualified
Prevent Duty Certificate
Pediatric First Aid Trained
Child Protection Certificate

Natasha Winchester

Nursery Practitioner

Level 3 Diploma CYPW
Pediatric First Aid Trained

Stephanie Harding

Nursery Practitioner

Level 3 Qualified
Pediatric First Aid Qualified
Experienced Childminder

Kathryn Hebditch

Apprentice Practitoner

Pediatric First Aid Trained
Enhanced DBS Checked
Undertaking Level 2 Early Years Educator Qualification

Demi Martin

Nursery Practitioner

QCF BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Customer Service
QCF CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the CYPW
SENCo Training
INCo Training
Paediatric First Aid Qualified
Safeguarding Certificate
Fun with Maths Certificate
Food Hygiene
Child Protection Certificate

Phoebe Upton

Apprentice Practitioner

Enhanced DBS Checked
Undertaking Level 2 Early Years Educator Qualification

Michelle Smith

Nursery Practitioner

Childminding Certificate

Elaine Dicey

Nursery Practitioner

Level 3 Diploma in Nursery Nursing (NNEB)
Paediatric First Aid Qualified

Janet Walker

Nursery Practitioner

Registered Nurse (RGN)
Administration of Medicines
Health & Safety Awareness 
Food Hygiene & Safety
Infection Control 
Fire Safety, Prevention & Emergency Provisions 
Assisting & Moving individuals
Paediatric First Aid 12 hour CPD
Anaphylaxis training CPD 
Epilepsy Awareness certificate of attendance
Child Day Care Diploma SAC Dip. Level 3
QCF Nursery Management Level 3 
QCF Child Care Level 3 
Child Protection
The Prevent Duty

Laura Hastings

Nursery Practitioner

1st Response First Aid
A Safe Space Certificate

Albert the Fox

Events Coordinator

Albert's role mainly consists of organising trips away, and escorting the children and their families on their travels. Hugely popular, Albert has been with us since he was a pup and thinks he has the best job in the world! See some of his travels on our gallery page.

Abbi West

Nursery Practitioner

Level 3 Diploma (Early Years Educator)
Paediatric First Aid Trained
Food Hygiene Certificate
Food Allergy Awareness Trained