Our Staff

Nestots, an Ofsted-rated ‘Good’, 90-place nursery in Ewell, is recruiting for a number of posts for qualified early years practitioners (Level 2, Level 3 or higher early years qualification required).

If you are seeking employment in the early years sector please email us at NestotsDayNursery@Nescot.ac.uk

Our Nursery Staff

We have a loyal and dedicated team, most of whom have been working with us for 12 years on average. This helps the children to get to know and build relationships with all members of staff in the nursery and settle quickly as they progress through the different rooms.

Donna Patterson – Director of HR & Organisational Development. I joined Nescot in 2008, and have had line management of the Nursery Manager since April 2014 and then the Nursery Business Manager since January 2017. It is immensely satisfying to be with such dedicated and professional staff who work very hard to give all the children in their care an excellent experience.  I cannot recommend enough the Nestots team who provide a warm and welcoming environment to all the childre

Andrew Moody – Head of Nursery. I have worked in childcare for over 20 years and have a wealth of experience in the Early Years Sector and managing successful day nurseries.  I have a Level 4 qualification in Early years as well as being a qualified Forest school leader.

Working in Early years is a big passion of mine and I strive to give the children in my care the best start in life. Ensuring the nursery makes the children feel safe and secure and at the same time promoting fun and adventure and embedding learning and development. A environment where parents and carers are happy to leave their children. We do this all of this and more here at Nestots. I am looking forward to the journey of further developing the nursery here at Nestots

I am married and have 2 young children myself. This allows me to relate to parents, understanding their needs and offering advice and guidance where need. I enjoy spending time with my family and building lots of enjoyable memories.  I am a passionate sports fan and still play rugby when I can.

I am always willing to help and if you have any issues or just want some to chat to, please come and speak to me in the office     

Gemma Spicer – Deputy Manager. I have worked at Nestots since 2010. During my time here I have worked in all of the rooms and gained great relationships with parents and children. You will find me in Green Room, which is where I have been for the last six years. What I really enjoy about working here at the nursery is that everybody is really warming, supportive and friendly towards each other. I am currently Level 3 qualified and one day would like to achieve my Assessor qualifications. I have three children of my own which keep me busy at home and they have all attended Nestots.

Clair Hemo – Third in charge

I have worked in Nestots since 2018 and you will find me in Yellow room with the babies up to 18 months old. I have recently achieved my level 3 qualification and love coming to work everyday to care for the children and support their learning and development. I love to see children develop new skills and encourage them along the way. I have built great relationships with both the children and their parents and feel that I am always friendly and approachable . I have 3 older children of my own and can relate to any concerns or worries parents may have about their own children and will always do my best to help them in any way I can. Nestots is a great place to work and lots of fun. We have an amazing team of qualified staff , who work together to provide a safe ,nurturing and enabling environment with the children at the heart of everything we do

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Meena Soomarooa – Early Years Supervisor. I have worked at Nestots since 2013 and you’ll find me in Green Room. I am a level 3 Nursery Nurse and I have over 10 years of childcare experience. I am a qualified early years practitioner with extensive knowledge of early childhood development. I am friendly and approachable and have built up strong relationships with the parents of the children within my room as well as within the nursery. I love working with children and my mission is to help each child develop a strong belief in his or her own ability. I also enjoy working with parents and colleagues to ensure I deliver the best childcare. It gives me enormous satisfaction that I can help the children in my care develop and progress at this very important stage.

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Laura Lindsay – Early Years Supervisor. I have been working at Nestots for 14 years. I have always been in Blue Room with the 18-month to two-year-olds, so I am very familiar with that age group. I started my training at Nescot college in 1998 and qualified in the year 2000 with the NNEB Level 3. Once I qualified I worked at a nursery for two years with 2 to 3-year-olds. Then I moved on to a crèche where I worked in the mornings and I also did kids camps in the holidays. In the afternoon I worked in an after-school club. I did this until 2003 when I started to work at Nestots. I have always loved working with children and knew that it would be the career that I would choose. I am married with two boys of my own, so

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Ritu Chaturvedi – Early Years Supervisor. I joined Nestots almost two years ago, and it is certainly a great place to work. I am qualified to Level 3 in Childcare & Education and I’m currently working as an Early Years Supervisor. I have worked in different roles related to childcare settings for over 10 years, working my way up to the role of Deputy Manager of a Children’s Centre. I am a graduate and hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations. In recent years I have acquired a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and Level 2 in Leadership & Management which helps me in delivering my duties. I am passionate about offering high-quality childcare and education. I believe in hard work and keeping the atmosphere lively with a positive mind set. Working alongside my wonderful, highly-talented teammates at Nestots, I ensure that children’s developmental needs are always supported, and successful outcomes are achieved. I find my job incredibly rewarding. I have worked with children from 3 months to 5 years and I am also a mum myself with lovely two grown up boys. I love seeing the children develop and learn new things during their journey at the nursery. I strive to create a stimulating, safe environment which enables all children to reach their full potential.

Nicole Marechal – Early Years Supervisor. I joined Nestots in 2016 and your find me in Blue Room. I hold my level 3 diploma in child care and have a passion for children’s learning and development. I have worked across all age groups from 3 months to 5 years. I’m also a mum myself to two beautiful girls one of which attends Nestots. I had my first daughter at 14 years old which allows me to sympathise with many of our student parents. I’m friendly and approachable; always happy to share advice or a helping hand. I’m enjoy my journey at Nestots and love the home from home environment we offer with an amazing team. There is nothing more rewarding then watching and supporting a child achieve their highest potential. I aim to create a fun loving environment allowing for children to follow their own likes and interests.

Molly Stanton -Early Years Supervisor. I joined Nestots in 2022, but have been working in childcare for 6 years.

I have worked my way up from an apprentice to a qualified level 3 Nursery Practitioner.

I have experience working in all age groups from 3 months up to 5 years. I have a young nephew at home who I spend a lot of time with and enjoy watching him learn and grow each day.

I am approachable and always happy to listen.

Building relationships with the parents is just as important to me as building relationships with the children.

One of the most rewarding parts of my job is watching the children grow and reach milestones. You will find me in Purple Room with the 18-24month olds.

Staff Ratios

We ensure that the correct staff ratios are maintained at all times.
Under 2 years 1:3, 2-3 years 1:4, 3-5 years 1:8.
All Nestots staff are police checked and 2 references are taken before they join our team.