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Meet the Team

Early Years Team

Helen McGreavy

Early Years Manager

Helen manages our Early Years department. With a Foundation Degree (Level 5) in Early Years, Helen leads our Nursery provision following a 30 year career in childcare.

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Laura Callacher

Early Years Deputy Manager and Senior in Ladybird Room – Level 4

Laura has worked in childcare for over 10 years and she says she loves it more and more every day! She enjoys being able to watch children grow and develop and move on to Primary school.

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Michaela Rusby

Senior Early Years Practioner – Bumblebee room – Level 4

Michaela has been in childcare for just over 10 years. She has enjoyed gaining knowledge and experience to develop children’s skills and help them to have the best experiences during their time at nursery.

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Claire Fyles

Early Years Practitioner

Claire has worked in Nursery since 2006. She has experience of working with children of all ages after working in each room over the years. Following her maternity leave Claire is now part time Early Years Practitioner and is looking forward to furthering her career and experience.

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Emma Chatten

Early Years Practitioner

Emma has recently finished her Apprenticeship to qualify as level 3. She was presented with Apprentice of the Year 2017 at Southport College which was very well deserved! She is looking to continue her studies and be involved with so much more in the years to come.

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Judy McManus

Early Years Cook

Judy has over 25 years in the catering industry. She says she can honestly say this is her most rewarding job. She loves helping the children discover new foods and tastes and learn healthy alternatives.

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Megan Summerfield

Early Years Practitioner in Bumblebee Room – Level 3

Megan has been in childcare for nearly 4 years. She has loved the experience and learnt so much. She is excited and enthusiastic about her continuing career and development with us.

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Lorraine Mulgrew

Early Years Practitioner in Babyroom – Level 3

Lorraine has been in childcare for over 12 years. She has experience working with children of all ages in the nursery. Lorraine finds it rewarding to watch the children grow and develop new skills and to help them with their everyday needs.

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Janet Wright

Senior Early Years Practitioner in Babyroom – Level 3

Janet started working at the YMCA in 2004 as an Early Years Practitioner and has worked her way up to being a Senior Early Years Practitioner in Babyroom. She finds it very enjoyable helping and watching the children grow and learn new things.

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Katie Wignall

Early Years Practitioner in Ladybird room – Level 3

Katie has been qualified for 5 years. She enjoys craft activities and has enjoyed developing herself with different courses to help the children. Katie is currently studying for her Level 4 qualification in Childcare which is keeping her very busy but she is enjoying!

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Rayann Hoskin

Early Years Apprentice

Rayann is an Early Years Apprentice and for the short time she has spent in nursery she says she has learnt so much and is grateful for that. With all the confidence and knowledge she has gained in the setting she hopes to have completed her course and qualified by next year.

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Lynne Walsh

Part time Early Years Practitioner in Bumblebee Room - Level 3

Lynne has worked with children in a primary school for 3 years before joining YMCA Sefton Nursery. She has really enjoyed working with school age children but is now excited to be working with pre-school children to help them learn and develop. Lynne is passionate about working with children and watching them grow.

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Olivia Fitton

Early Years Apprentice

Olivia is an Early Years Apprentice who is working towards her level 3 in childcare.Olivia enjoys working with children helping them to develop their skills. Olivia is excited to be starting out in childcare and to see what the future holds.

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