The Manager at Farley, Steeple Langford is Katie. Katie has held the CACHE Diploma and NVQ level 3 in Early Years Childcare since 2005. Katie loves how Farley reflects her own upbringing, exploring the outdoor environment, making dens and climbing trees. Katie joined us in 2012 as the Manager at our nursery in Farley and is very pleased to now be bringing her little one to Farley Steeple Langford, to have the chance to explore and enjoy the outdoor environment as much as she did! Katie is on maternity leave at present retuning in January. Dan will be acting Manager for the interim period.
Dan is the current acting Nursery Manager for Steeple Langford. Dan studied Early Years in London and was the Early Years Professional and Deputy Manager at Sparsholt before taking on this exciting role. Dan is currently writing his dissertation towards an MA in Early Years. “I am passionate about the outdoors and all of the learning opportunities that nature can present to us. I really enjoy the open ended possibilities that the outdoors presents and seeing the children flourish and grow in confidence in the environment around them.
Mel runs the office over at Steeple Langford and has over 12 years of administrative experience, working for the MOD before having a career break, Mel has brought up 2 lovely children, one of which now attends our holiday club. Mel joined Steeple Langford in the summer of 2015. Mel loves it here at Farley, she wishes there was nursery like this when her children were small.
Laura is the Room Supervisor for our busy 2 year old room Bee Garden and also our Deputy Manager. Laura qualified with her NVQ level 3 in 2010 and started working in the Bee Garden team in October 2012. Laura is friendly and fun and the children often say “Laura is my best friend”. Laura believes that Farley is the best style of learning, as the children are free to choose what they want to do by exploring and playing. Laura loves being outside and watching the Bee Garden children grow and develop! Laura is currently on Maternity leave and expected back in 2019.
Sophie is the Room Supervisor for Marigold, our very busy baby room. Sophie originally joined us as a student when Steeple Langford first opened, she then became a full time member of staff gaining her NVQ level 3 and is always smiling! Sophie loves the freedom the babies have to be outside and explore their environment, and the way they develop their personalities and grow in confidence whilst at Farley. Sophie thinks it’s the best start any baby can have in life! Sophie is acting Deputy Manager in Lauras absence and room supervisor of Marigold & Merrygrove.
Fran has worked at Steeple Langford for two years in the Bee Garden room before stepping up to the supervisor position in April 2018. During this time she has studied towards and completed her level 3 in Early Years. This has helped Fran learn about Child Development and how to encourage her Bee Garden children to thrive and learn to their full potential. Fran is passionate about working outside and loves watching the children grow and develop in to independent explorers and life-long learners in the Farley environment.
The final move is into Top Conker where Lauren is the Supervisor. Lauren has been qualified with a CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education since 2014. Lauren was with us as a student and enjoyed it so much that once qualified joined us full time and has thoroughly enjoyed every day since. Lauren loves watching the Top Conkers develop their independence and imagination in their ever changing outdoor environment.