Our team

Staff at West Wight Nursery provide education and care within the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. Play underpins learning and development and staff provide a balance of child initiated and adult led play based activities to meet each child's developmental needs. "Excellent staff interactions and effective teaching techniques ensure that all children's future learning steps are identified and monitored exceptionally well. This means that children make very good progress" Ofsted 2013.


We are very proud of our team who are highly trained and uphold the National Standards set by Ofsted at all times. All our room staff are well motivated and are developing new skills at all times. These include training in Asperger Syndrome, Early Language Development, Mental Health, Disability awareness, and much, much more.


All staff are pediatric First Aid Trained and have a minimum Level 2 Safeguarding as well as prevent duty and FGM training.

Kim Tyrell

Nursery Manager


Early Years Teacher Status, BA Hons Early Childhood Studies, NVQ level 3 Care, Learning & Development, Pediatric First Aid trained, Safeguarding Officer Training Level 3, CAF & Information sharing Training, Food Hygiene.

 Senior Staff/Duty Deputies


Linda Garrett

Interim Deputy Manager / Health & Safety Officer / Nursery Lead

NVQ Level 3 in Childcare & Education, Pediatric First Aid trained, Early Langauge Development, Safeguarding Level 3


Lisa Sexton

SENCO Deputy & Tumblers Room Lead

NVQ Level 3, Learning, Care and Development, Accurate Assessment Training, Early Phonics, Makaton, Safeguarding Level 3 & Pediatric First Aid training.  Sen Training


Joanne Sexton

Duty Deputy & Deputy Safeguarding

Managing Safeguarding Responsibilities, NVQ Level 3, Care, Learning & Development, Pediatric First Aid trained, SEN Training, Elklan Training, Early Language Development, Superheros - celebrating and developing imaginative play


Joanna Wenman

Duty Deputy & Crèche Room Lead

NVQ Level 3, Health & Education (Cache), Early Langauge Development, Safeguarding Level 3 and Pediatric First Aider


Room Staff



Anna Thompson

Level 3 Diploma in Children’s and Young People’s Workforce (City & Guilds), Pediatric First Aider and Level 2 Safeguarding


Cheryl Jones

Trainee Apprentice Level 2


Cally Dunn

Level 3 Childcare, Learning & Development (City & Guilds)



Kim Lizska

NVQ Level 3, Care, Learning & Development (City & Guild), Safeguarding Level 2


Holly Robinson Phenix

BIIAB Level 2 Certificate for Children and Young Peoples workforce


Sarah Findlay (1 to 1)

NCFE Cache Level 2 Certificate for Children & Young Peoples Workforce

(Working towards Level 3)


Deanna Dykes

Level 2 Cache Level 2 Diploma in Childcare


Kimberley Waite

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education, Pediatric First Aider and Level 2 Safeguarding



Kristy Ray

Level 2 Children and Young People’s Workforce & Level 3 Health & Social Care, Safeguarding Level 2


Shannon Merrett

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education, Pediatric First Aider and Level 2 Safeguarding


Honor Burcham

Level 2 Diploma in Children and Young peoples workforce (Cache), SENCO Training


Fun Club

Rachel Williams

Level 2 Child Care & Education


Supply Staff/Holiday Club


Susan Cawse (Breakfast Club)

Level 2 Childcare & Education


Kayleigh Butler

Level 3 Children Learning & Development  (Early Years Educator BIIAB)


Administration / Operations


Jocelyn Ashton - Administrator/Finance Officer/GDPR

Kali Dent - Housekeeping

Ashley Garrett - Housekeeping

Clint Oliver - Site Manager




Director/ Chairman

John Howe


Secretary / Vice Chairman

Sylvia Richards


Director/Staff Liasons/Partent

Lester Brett-Hill



Ellen Penstone-Smith



Mary Millard

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01983 640 190

Opening Times

Term time

Mon - Fri: 7.30am - 5pm


After School Fun Club

Mon -  Fri: 2.45pm - 5pm

School Holiday Club

Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm

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