The Nursery Team
We pride ourselves in providing a high quality educational programme and knowledgeable, dependable care for your child.
We have a strong depth of experience and qualification at Abbotswood from the Nursery Manager who holds a BA (Hons) in Early Years.
As early childhood professionals we encourage an environment in which young children can grow and develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually but most of all have fun whilst learning.
We believe in the importance of working together with parents/carers to provide the very best for every individual child in our setting. As a team we believe working with parents creates the best environment for children and we recognise parents as the child’s first educator therefore we really value the thoughts, information and support that they provide.
The children within our care are treated as individuals and accordingly move to the next area/group of the school when they are ready to do so and only after parental and key person/group worker consultation.
We pride ourselves in a highly qualified staff team which is fully supported by the Proprietor who is heavily invested in the staff's professional development leading to a quality workforce providing enhanced care for your child.
BA hons Business Management
L3 Early Years Practitioner Apprentice
I am a business management graduate and have worked in all kinds of industries in operations management.
I have grown up with my mother’s passion for delivering high quality childcare and now I have taken over our family business. I have a passion for business especially in Romsey and I am so proud that Abbotswood have been a pinnacle part in educating Romsey's children.
Abbotswood was my childhood home and I have been lucky enough to watch the nursery grow and flourish over the past 22 years.
What I love about Abbotswood is that we can use the great outdoors to our advantage and explore in completely natural surroundings in rain or shine! I love engaging with the children outside.
We find bugs and wildlife and generally get nice and muddy!
Qualified Level 3 Early Years Practitioner
Foundation Degree in Early Years (L5) Student
I have been at Abbotswood since 2012 and this was my first job in Childcare. I have been a childcare practitioner and a private nanny. I have an understanding of how new children feel when joining the setting and now as deputy manager, I am able to over see tours and settling in sessions.
I enjoy seeing all the children happy and having fun whilst attending.
I love Abbotswood because of the homely feel and friendly people.
Level 3 in Childcare
I have been at Abbotswood for four and a half years and this is my first childcare experience. I like to get messy with the children through creative activities such as body painting and creating collages.
I love Abbotswood because of the outdoor space where children can enjoy the natural environment.
Foundation Degree in the Early Years
I have worked at Abbotswood for twelve years and enjoy watching babies grow and progress until they are ‘ready for school’ everyday is fun and unique and I like to support the babies’ individual needs for their age.
I love Abbotswood because of the fun experiences we have as well as being part of a team who have so much energy.
Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education
After my two-year college course, I started my job as a qualified practitioner at Abbotswood and I have now been here for a year. This is my first job in childcare and I am finding it so rewarding.
I love Abbotswood because of the homely feel with all my colleagues and families making memories.
Studying Level 3 in Childcare
I am currently completing my Level three and will be completed in September. I have worked with children for two and a half years and have been at Abbotswood for eight months. I enjoy water play with the children and watching their enjoyment.
I love Abbotswood because it feels like one big family.
Nursery Assistant. Modern Apprentice.
Studying towards Level 3 in Early Years.
I have been at Abbotswood since December 2015 and have worked with children through NCS, Camp America and other nursery settings. I enjoy supporting the children to grow as well as reading stores. I love Abbotswood because of the home form home environment where the children are always happy.
BTEC National Certificate in the Early Years
I am a new staff member and have been here for two months, I have four years childcare experience in nursery settings as well as schools. I enjoy exploring the garden with the children.
I love Abbotswood because all the children are friendly and welcoming.
Studying Level 3 in Childcare
I am a new staff member and have been here for four months, within this time I have started my Level 3 training through an apprenticeship. I like to read stories to the children as well as bring in the garden.
I love Abbotswood as everyone is so friendly and there is a large garden for the children to explore.
BA (Hons) in Early Childhood studies
Qualified Childcare Practitioner. BA (Hons) in Early Childhood studies (L6)
I have been at Abbotswood since May 2017 and I have a BA hons degree in the Early Years. I have worked in a range of childcare settings such as nurseries, schools and Sure Start centers. I enjoy watching the children have fun and find it very rewarding when they learn new skills.
I love Abbotswood because everyone is so friendly and loving
Baby Room Assistant. Modern Apprentice
Studying Level 3 in Childcare
I started working at Abbotswood in August 2017 after a career change from teaching teenagers. I am currently studying for my Level 3 in Childcare. I chose to work at Abbotswood firstly because of its beautiful rural setting and the emphasis on the importance of outdoor play and nature. Secondly the family vibe amongst the staff and the strong relationships we build with the children. I love Abbotswood because it feels like home.