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About Us

We have 13 members of staff, 12 work directly with the children.
All our staff have DBS checks and are all continuing their professional development.

Our Staff

Karen

Manager / SENDCo

NVQ Level 3
National Level 3 SENDCo Award
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
First Aider
Domestic Abuse Champion

Hello, my name is Karen and I have been working at New Millside for over 15 years, starting as an Assistant and now Manager, SENDCo and Deputy DSO.

I have 3 children ranging from 41 to 24 years old and 5 grandchildren age 19 to 7 months.  Three of my grandchildren attended New Millside and my youngest daughter also attended.
I think this gives me a great understanding of the concerns, wishes, aspirations and needs from all perspectives.  I am committed to the idea of ‘every child is a unique child’ and am passionate about getting to know fully every child at New Millside, so that I can help them to feel completely safe and understood.  I feel strongly that a positive first experience of education is essential and at this age that means a place where you feel acknowledged, praised and encouraged.

I have a Diploma Level 3 in Childcare & Development and have attended a variety of Management training courses including achieving Excellence in the Early Years, I hold the National Level 3 SENDCo Award, Designated Safeguarding Officer training, Advanced Speech & Language training and a variety of child development courses including English as an Additional Language and Makaton, Paediatric First Aid & Epilepsy. I have completed levels 1 to 3 in Autism Awareness which includes managing a setting and teaching autism awareness and have achieved the AET Impact Award Embedding the AET Standards Framework in the Early Years. I have a good basic understanding of French and Spanish.

Stephanie

Deputy / Keyperson

NVQ Level 2
First Aider
Health & Safety Officer

Hello my name is Stephanie, I have 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys.

I have worked for New Millside Pre-school since 2014 and I love it here!  I have over 20 years’ experience in the childcare sector with a qualification in NVQ 2. 

It's my passion to see the development of the children through early years and I believe the support we provide will help them shape their future when moving into mainstream school.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my own children and friends and family.

Natalie

Administration and Finance Manager

First Aider

Hello, my name is Natalie and I have been working at New Millside Pre-school since 2018. Prior to this position I was a Legal Secretary for 11 years.

I am married and have two lovely children and a cat called Mia. In my spare time I love making memories with all my family, crafting and video editing.

I enjoy working here with a very supportive team, and of course with my sister Steph. You will usually find me in the front office and if you ever have any queries, do not hesitate to ask and I will try my best to assist you.

Mahdia

Deputy SENDCo / Keyperson

NVQ Level 2  - Working Towards Level 3
First Aider

My name is Mahdia and I have 2 lovely boys. I have over 8 years experience of working with children of varying abilities as working with therapists, after gaining my NVQ2 in childcare, I always felt my vocation was in helping children reach their full potential.

Nazia

Keyperson

NVQ Level 2  - Working Towards Level 3
First Aider
Named First Aider
Health & Safety Officer

My name is Nazia and I have been working at New Millside Preschool since 2013. I started working at New Millside as a lunch club assistant and worked my way up to being full time and as a health and safety officer. This was my first job in this profession when I left college and I love it. I haven’t many nieces and nephews so I have lots of experience in being with children. I love gaining more knowledge and being able to go on courses to extend my further knowledge. I love watching the children grow and develop into independent little beings. 

Aneeka

Designated Safeguarding Lead / EAL Lead / Keyperson

NVQ Level 2  - Working Towards Level 3
First Aider

My name is Aneeka, I have been working at New Millside since 2014.

I am married and I am level two qualified practitioner. I started as a lunch club assistant as part time and worked my way up to first full time, then to Eal lead and now to room leader. I have also worked with children with additional needs and have achieved tier 1 autism training. I have completed many courses for my role and will do so in the future.

I have always loved to work with children and seeing their little personality’s blossom. I am very creative and absolutely love messy play. I am enthusiastic for my future ahead in childcare. I can speak English, Urdu and Potwari. I have many nieces and nephews who I spend time with on a regular basis and enjoy it very much most of who have attended New Millside Pre-school.

I am the second eldest sister in the family I have one elder sister who also works at New Millside, a younger sister and one younger brother.

Nadia

Keyperson

NVQ Level 3
First Aider

Mia

Keyperson

NVQ Level 3
First Aider

Georgina

Deputy SENDCo / Keyperson

NVQ Level 3
National Level 3 SENDCo Award
First Aider

Samantha

Keyperson

Jenny

Designated Safeguarding Lead / Keyperson

NVQ Level 3

Hello my name is Jenny, I joined New Millside in November 2022, I have over 11 years experience of working in childcare, although I briefly returned to Dental nursing I quickly realised that it is so much more rewarding and fulfilling helping children to grow into amazing little independent people ready to go on to school and it is great to be part of a really great team of supportive colleagues.

I am married and have 3 grown up children, in my spare time I like to potter about in my garden and take my dog on long walks.

Karen

Lunchtime Assistant