Buttercups Childcare Torquay Team

Meet the team at Buttercups Childcare Torquay...

Sue

Sue

I am Sue I am the joint proprietor/manager with Hannah. I founded Buttercups Childcare together with Hannah in 2007. I have been working with children for many years. I first started working with children in 1990 at a pre-school Hannah attended when she was three years old. I started out as a volunteer, but as my love of working with children grew, I became more involved in the group, and went on to start my early years training and became a qualified pre-school supervisor. Having achieved this qualification, I began my career in childcare. Over the years that followed I have worked in various settings from private nurseries, Infant school, crèche and holiday play schemes. I have continued with my training, and I now hold the following qualifications, N.V.Q. Level 3 in Childcare and Education, Cache Level 1 in Home Based Childcare, Pre-school Learning Alliance Foundation Stage, Portage & Special Educational Needs Training, Child Protection, Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene.

In my spare time I enjoy sewing, reading and spending time with my husband, my two sons and Hannah. As a family we enjoy sports, barbecues and movies.
Hannah

Hannah

I am Hannah and I am the joint proprietor/manager here at Buttercups Childcare, I hold a DCE level 3 in Childcare and Education, Cache Level 1 in Home Based Childcare and I have completed the following course’s, Early years Thrive training, Special Needs Portage, Supporting Speech and Language Development in early years training, Supporting Children’s Behaviour, Child Protection. Paediatric First Aid Training and Food Hygiene. I hold a degree in leadership and management which I completed in 2012. I am currently studying my foundation degree in Early Years and Education with Plymouth University.

I have been working with children since 2005.  I founded Buttercups childcare with Sue in 2007 and during this time I have been working with 0 – 2’s and specialising in the care of babies in the first year of life. I enjoy providing a caring, nurturing and stimulating environment for young children, and offering support to new parents.

In my spare time I enjoy drawing, tap dancing and going to the gym.
Joanna

Joanna

I am Jo I have been working in childcare for over 12 years now. I love working in a job that I am passionate about. I joined the Buttercups team in July 2013. I enjoy working with the babies and toddlers in the 0 – 2’s room. I really enjoy caring for this age group of children, helping them to grow and develop as individuals. I hold an NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Education, Paediatric First Aid, EYFS Training, Safeguarding, and an NVQ level 3 in Leadership and Management. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with my friends as well as spending time with my god children.
Aimee

Aimee

I am Aimee, I Joined the Buttercup Team in September 2014, having previously been a student at Buttercups since 2012. I now hold a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding and EYFS training. I enjoy working in the 0 - 4’s room. I love working with the children, I especially love being active in our garden!  In my spare time I love making things and being creative.
Jodie

Jodie

I am Jodie, I have been working with the toddlers in the 2 - 4‘s room at Buttercups since May 2014. I love art and craft activities with the children, exploring different textures, shapes, patterns and ideas .Helping each child discover new things and making things they can feel proud of! I hold a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education, Paediatric First Aid, EYFS Training, Safeguarding and an NVQ level 3 in Leadership and Management. In my spare time I like to surf! I also love spending time with my Family.

Hayley

Hayley

I am Hayley I am the Nursery Room Supervisor for both age groups. I work with the 0 - 2‘s and the 2 - 4’s age groups. I hold an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education, Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, and EYFS training. I enjoy working with both age groups of children. I love being creative as well as outdoor learning. I love helping the children explore the environment and being creative outdoors. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and baking.
Alison

Alison

I am Ali I joined the Buttercups Team in May 2015 after completing my Level 3 in childcare and Education here in 2014 as a student. I also hold paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding and EYFS training. I work with the
0 - 2’s and the 2 - 4‘s age groups. I enjoy messy play activities with the children in both age groups, exploring different textures through sensory play. I also enjoy cooking activities as well as arts and craft. I am a very active person and I am always on the go!  In my spare time I love being outdoors come rain or shine.