Clifton Village  



The team is highly skilled, friendly and most of all passionate about what they do, making the nursery a truly special place for your child. The nursery currently employs seven members of staff working directly with the children plus an administrator. The leader is trained to a level 6 standard achieving a BA in Childhood studies. 1 staff member has Early Years Teacher Status, 1 staff member holds a level 6 qualification, 1 holds level 5, 3 hold level 3 qualifications in childcare.

All staff members are first aid trained and have attended Early Years Foundation Stage training. All staff attend regular relevant courses arranged through:

  • The revised EYFS
  • Characteristics of effective learning
  • Early intervention courses
  • Signing for children with SEN
  • Making story time magical
  • Early phonics
  • Numicon- a teaching strategy to gain understanding of mathematical concepts
  • Establishing Effective Partnerships with Parents
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Loose parts and natural play
  • Health & Safety
  • Food Safety
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • Quality learning journeys.


Meet the team

Hannah Morton

Nursery Manager,​ Safeguarding Lead, BA(hons) Early Years 

Melanie Walker

Deputy Manager – NVQ level 3, Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Carol Cane 

Nursery Administrator 

Katy Cranston

Nursery Practitioner, BA Early Years 

Sarah Boyce

Nursery Practitioner, NVQ level 3

Sarah Collins

Nursery Practitioner, Early Years Teacher Status 

Helen Rowlands

Nursery Practitioner, NVQ level 3 

What our customers are saying

Clifton Village Nursery has made my child feel welcomed and secure after transitioning from a Private Day Care Nursery. She is now thriving in this child-lead learning environment and looks forward to attending the nursery. As a parent it is such a relief to see my child skip along in to Nursery and wave good bye with a smile.

Linda Brown, Parent