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About Us

We have 12 members of staff and 2 college apprentices, 13 work directly with the children. All our staff have DBS checks and are all continuing their professional development.

Our Staff

Karen

Manager / SENCO

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

Hello, my name is Karen and I have been working at New Millside for over 10 years, starting as an Assistant and now Manager, SENDCo and Deputy DSO.

I have 3 children ranging from 37 to 18 years old and 3 grandchildren age 12 to 4. All three of my grandchildren attended New Millside, the youngest still attends, 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, SENDCo training, designated safeguarding officer training, Advanced Speech & Language training and a variety of child development courses including English as an Additional Language and Makaton, Pediatric First Aid & Epilepsy.  I am currently working towards a Diploma in Autism Awareness and have completed levels 1 to 3 in Autism Awareness which includes managing a setting and teaching autism awareness. I have a good basic understanding of French and Spanish.

Stephanie

Deputy

NVQ Level 2
First Aider
Health & Safety Officer

Hello my name is Stephanie. I have been married for 13 years and 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 of course my husband!

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 amazing children and a cat Mia who is more like a dog as she follows us everywhere and loves cuddles! In my spare time I love making memories with all my family, going for walks and bike rides, I also enjoy running, crafting, video editing and gardening. I love working here with a very supportive and wonderful team and my lovely sister Steph who works here as well. 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

SEN Support

Deputy SENCO
First Aider

My name is Mahdia and I have 2 lovely boys (12y and 6y) 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.

Jenu

Assistant

NVQ Level 3
First Aider

Hello, my name is Jenu. I have been working at New Millside Preschool since 2018 and I am pleased to be part of the team with supporting colleagues. I have a BTEC National Diploma in Early Years Qualification (Level 3). I enjoy working with children. I believe that children make me a better person everyday. I admire their honesty, creativity, endless energy and flexibility. 

I am married and have two girls aged 10 and 8. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family. 

Aneeka

Designated Safeguarding Lead / EAL Lead

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 and a younger sister is currently a volunteer here, and one younger brother. I also have my Aunty that also works here with her youngest child attending at the moment.

Nadia

Assistant

NVQ Level 2 - Working Towards Level 3
First Aider

Mia

Assistant

Level 3
First Aider

Nazia

Assistant

NVQ Level 2
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. 

Samantha

Assistant

Georgina

Assistant

Level 3

Monika

Assistant

Qualified Teacher Status

Hello,

My name is Monika and I am a qualified teacher who started working for New Millside in March 2020. I have experience in working with children of all ages and teaching has always been my love and destiny. I am really pleased to be a part of the Millside team, working alongside very kind, passionate and professional colleagues.

I have a husband and a son and my hobbies are travelling the world, psychology and foreign languages.

I believe that working with children is more than a 'job'. It is a vocation, an innate passion for helping and guiding young people towards great achievements in their future lives.

Jennifer

College Apprentice

Amber

College Apprentice