Ian Pearson – Nursery Manager
My name is Ian and I am the Manager at YMCA Day Nursery. I have a passion for working with young children, providing a positive environment and helping them as individuals to develop. I have been fortunate enough through my experiences to work with children in some of the poorest parts of the world which has inspired me to ensure children have the best start in life. I have been involved with YMCA movement for many years and believe the YMCA approach to inspire children and young people can make a difference to society. I really like that YMCA North Tyneside works with some of the youngest and oldest members of our community. In my spare time, I love spending time with my wife and two children.
Kirsty – Lead Nursery Practitioner
My name is Kirsty and I’m the lead nursery practitioner in the Toddler room. I have always wanted to work with children as I have dreamed of playing such a vital role in supporting and guiding children through the first crucial stages in their lives. Having an Early Years professional Status has provided me with great knowledge and understanding of early years and child development, meaning I can help to support and provide the best care and education to help shape the minds of little people. I enjoy being part of the YMCA family as it is a positive friendly community to be a part of. In my spare time, I love to shop and spend time with my family and my boyfriend. I also love weekends away and exploring new places.
Beth – Preschool Room Lead
My name is Beth and I am the Room Lead of Pre-school. I have always had a passion to work with young children, ever since my mum was a childminder. Knowing I can help the children to have the best start in life inspires me to do so. I left school and went to college to further my knowledge and understanding of Early Years and to gain experience in childcare. Working with children is the most rewarding job I could imagine. Working for YMCA North Tyneside is amazing, everyone is so friendly and they work together to achieve the best, they are like a big family. In my spare time, I love seeing my friends and family and I enjoy weekend breaks.
Sally – Lead Nursery Practitioner
My name is Sally and I’m the lead nursery practitioner in the Baby Room. I have a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education and 4 years experience working in childcare. I am very passionate about my job and enjoy helping young children to grow and develop to their full potential. I understand the importance of giving a child the best start in life. I feel that YMCA is an amazing charity and has given me the tools, training and support that is required for me to achieve this. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with the people I care about the most.
Emma – Toddler Room Lead
My name is Emma and I am the Toddler room lead. I have worked in childcare for over 12 years. I have always wanted to work with children from being very young myself, it is a very rewarding job, knowing we are helping starting the children off with the best start in their life. I have a 3 year old daughter myself who I spend my spare time with along with my family and friends.
Amy – Nursery Practitioner
Jennifer – Nursery Practitioner
My name is Jennifer, and I work in the Toddler room. I have dreamed of working in childcare from a young age and have nearly 4 years experience working with children aged 0-5. From leaving school I immediately started my childcare journey moving to an apprenticeship after the first year. I love every minute of working alongside our strong team providing quality care and education for the children. My hobbies outside work include long walks and messy play with my daughter.
Laura – Nursery Practitioner
My name is Laura and I work in the Toddler room. After leaving school I went to college to develop my knowledge further in childcare and gain more experience in early years. I started off as a student at YMCA Day Nursery while I was at College, completing multiple placements there. Everyone in the team was so welcoming, kind and caring. Once I was qualified I started to work at the YMCA Day Nursery as bank staff, I then went on to work full time permanently in the Toddler room as a nursery practitioner. In my spare time i enjoy going shopping and visiting my friends and family.
Lauren – Nursery Practitioner
My name is Lauren and I work in the Toddler room. I love working with children and have done since I was 16. I love to watch the children develop, grow and learn new things everyday. I enjoy working at the YMCA nursery as I have a great working relationship with everyone there. I have a son called Charlie and I love spending my time with him being outdoors.
Rachael – Nursery Practitioner
My name is Rachael and I work in the Preschool room. I started working in childcare when i was 19 and I have always had a passion for caring for young children. I have had a break from early years for around 5 years to have my two children but i knew this was a profession that i wanted to come back too. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family going on days out and watching some of our favourite films together.
Tanya – Nursery Practitioner
My name is Tanya. I have my level 3 in childcare and have been working with children since I was sixteen years old. I love working at the YMCA because it is a very welcoming nursery for children and their families.
Louise – Pre-School
My name is Louise and I work in pre-school.
I have always wanted to work in childcare and decided at the age of 32 to go back to college and study for my level 3. I love being able to help support children and help them through their vital early years.
I have a ten-year-old daughter so most of my free time is spent enjoying days out with her and my family.
Jessica – Bank Staff
My name is Jessica and I am bank staff at YMCA Day Nursery. I am a fully qualified Level 3 Nursery Practitioner. I have had a range of placement experiences in a variety of settings within ages 0-5. I am very excited to be part of the YMCA team. I have a passion for working with children and understand the importance of the best start in life for a child. I see this as a very rewarding job. In my spare time I like to relax and watch a movie or go on a walk with family and friends.
Mikaela – Bank Staff
Hello, my name is Kayla and I am a Bank staff member of the YMCA Day Nursery Team. I currently hold a Level 2 in childcare and Education and I am building up my experience to help me achieve my Level 3. I am passionate about a career in childcare and I enjoy working with the YMCA Team as they are really supportive and friendly. In my spare time I enjoy long walks with my dog and spending time with my family and friends.