Meet our friendly team
Nursery Manager and SENCO: Katherine Rose
My Qualifications: Early Years Teacher Status,
Additional Training: Role of The SENCO, Attention Autism
I have worked in Early Years for 12 years; since leaving school. At first I volunteered at a local nursery and this enabled me to realise that I had a passion for working with children. At an early age I obtained my ASA Level 1 and 2 Swimming Instructor Qualifications and worked part-time teaching swimming to children aged 3-11. This encouraged me further to pursue a career working with children.
I then went on to complete my BA (Hons) in Childcare and Education before continuing to gain my Early Years Teacher Status at Reading University.
I joined The Wigwam in July 2017 as the Preschool Room Leader and thoroughly enjoyed my time in that role. I have been lucky enough to further my career in the Deputy Manager role and now as Manager. I look forward to what the future brings!
Deputy Manager and Turtles Room Leader: Amanda Bradbury
My Qualifications: NVQ Level 3
I started working at The Wigwam whilst studying for my Level 2. Since then I have also completed my Level 3. I have been lucky enough to gain experience across all the rooms in Nursery and am the Room Leader in the Squirrels. I always wanted to work with children and really enjoy coming to work. I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to be Deputy Manager at the nursery and look forward to working closely with Katherine and Kim.
Deputy Manager and Squirrels Room Leader: Kim Cowdrey
My Qualifications: Level 3, Paediatric First Aid, Studying for my Level 5 Management qualification
I have worked in Childcare for 8 years, gaining my Level 3 qualification in 2012. I began working as a Nursery Assistant and have worked my way up through a variety of roles, gaining a lot of experience in both room based and management roles.
I am currently studying for my Level 5 management qualification with Henley College. I am excited to have an opportunity to join the team at The Wigwam and look forward to my future here.
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.”