Meet our friendly team
Nursery Manager: Avril Dewey
My Qualifications: EYTS, Emergency First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid, Food Safety Level 2
“I have been at the Wigwam since 2015. I started as the Preschool Room Leader having just finished my Post-graduate Early Years Teacher qualification at Reading University. Since then I have worked my way up, becoming Deputy Manager before taking on the role of Nursery Manager in March 2017.”
Nursery Administrator: Debbie King
I joined the nursery in October 2016 having previously worked in administration at Reading University and Reading College. I really enjoy working in a smaller setting and interacting with the children. I play in a netball league and love spending time in the garden with my 3 grandsons.
HR: Sophie Haylock
Sophie is an experienced HR practitioner in the Early Years sector. Most recently she has built and led the HR team for Toad Hall, a group of nursery settings in the South East. Sophie works with the team to help us attract, retain and develop the best staff.
Cook: Rana Marshall
“I used to be a school teacher, After moving to England and raising my children I decided I would like a career change and as cooking has always been a passion of mine, I retrained as a chef at Reading College. At The Wigwam I have the added bonus of cooking nutritious food for the children. It is lovely to see them all enjoying their meals.”