Meet The Team

Meet the team

Find out a bit more about the members of staff on our team!

Management/Office

Michelle – Nursery Manager
Michelle – Nursery Manager

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Michelle – Nursery Manager
Hi my name is Michelle Richardson, I have been working here at Auden Place now since July 2013. I am Level 5 qualified in Childcare and Management and have worked in childcare since 1995. In my spare time I like going to the gym, reading and socialising.

Nicola – Deputy Manager Operations

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Hi my name is Nicola Aherne. I have been at Auden Place since 2009. I started out as an Early Years Educator in the Sunshine Room and then moved to the Rainbow Room and got promoted to room senior. I have since been promoted again to third in charge and I am also the Senco. I am a trained Forest School leader as well as being qualified in child care and management to Level 5. My hobbies outside of work are my children, grandchildren and love of animals.

Lisa – Deputy Manager Curriculum

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Hi my name is Lisa and I am the Curriculum and Quality Manager here at Auden Place Community Nursery and I have the Foundation Degree in Early Years Care and Education. “Being a professional educator within the world of childcare can be so rewarding. Seeing the children develop from babies into young people, developing their own interest and personalities and listening to them whilst they play- their imaginations make me smile!” I am lucky enough to be in a position where I can inspire, support and provide training to driven and dedicated team members who share our vision.

Rainbow Room - Babies

Katie K. - Deputy Room Leader
Katie K. - Deputy Room Leader

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Katie K. - Deputy Room Leader
Hi I am Katie and I am level 3 qualified. I am a positive, enthusiastic, patient and caring person who loves working with and being around children.

Sarah
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Sarah
Hello my name is Sarah. I started working as part of the Auden team in July 2015. I enjoy working and interacting with the children. In addition to this, I plan various activities for the children to be engaged in, which helps them with their overall development. I hope to pursue a degree in Early Years in the future.

Shannon
Shannon

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Shannon
Hi, My name is Shannon. I am Level 2 qualified. I started at Auden Place in September 2018. I’m currently doing my level 3 apprenticeship in childcare in Auden Place.

Krysta - Room Leader
Krysta - Room Leader

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Krysta - Room Leader
Hi, My name is Krysta. I was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia in my last years of secondary school. I studied and worked in nurseries in Australia for the last 6 years, spending a range of time in different age groups. I adore watching babies meet those first major milestones, so I am loving being a part of the Rainbow room.

Rainbow Room - Toddlers

Libby

Libby

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Libby
Hello, I’m Libby. I am currently studying for my Level 3 here at Auden. I started working here in June 2018 and I am really enjoying my time here with the children.

Alicia - Deputy Room Leader

Alicia - Deputy Room Leader

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Alicia - Deputy Room Leader
Hi, my name is Alicia. I am currently doing a degree in Early Childhood Studies. I started as a student at Auden Place and have been working here as a permanent member of the team since November 2018. I love working with children and seeing their development.

Casey

Casey

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Casey
Hi my name is Casey I started at Auden Place in November 2017 as a student. I currently have a level 2 in childcare and this year I will be working towards my level 3.

Ashley

Ashley

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Ashley
Hi my name is Ashley. I have been here at Auden Place since December 2017 and I am currently studying for my Level 3 in childcare
I am really enjoying my time here with all the lovely staff and amazing children.

Sunshine Room - Toddlers

Diana – Room Leader
Diana – Room Leader

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Diana – Room Leader
Hi my name is Diana. I started working at Auden Place in September 2015. I am NVQ Level 3 qualified. My hobbies include shopping, going out with friends and travelling the world.

Emily
Emily

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Emily
Hello, my name is Emily Holloway. I started at Auden Place in September 2015 and I am NVQ level 3 qualified. I am also a Forest School Leader. My hobbies include scouting. I also enjoy socializing with friends and family and getting my nails done.

Faith
Faith

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Faith
Hi my name is Faith. I have been here at Auden Place since 2017. I love being with the children and watching them develop every day.

Maryan
Maryan

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Maryan
Hi, my name is Maryan and I am a level 3 Early Years Educator. I started here at Auden Place in September 2017.

Shaquel
Shaquel

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Shaquel
My name is Shaquel. I started working at Auden in February 2016. I am currently studying for my Level 3 in Early Years. I love being creative with a variety of things, I also love drawing. I enjoy seeing the development of the children, knowing that I have made an impact. I am a helpful, understanding and patient person who likes to make a difference.

Sharmin
Sharmin

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Sharmin
Hi My name is Sharmin, I have always been interested in working with children. I started working at Auden Place in November 2017 as a student and I am now a member of the Auden Place Team. I have just started my second year at University studying Early Childhood Care.

Rachel - Deputy Room Leader
Rachel - Deputy Room Leader

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Rachel - Deputy Room Leader
I am a qualified Level 2 Practitioner and I have been at Auden Place since 2013. I am currently completing my Level 3.

Star Room - Preschoolers

Clare
Clare

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Clare
My name is Clare Keegan and I have worked at Auden Place since May 2015. I am currently completing my Level 3. I enjoy reading, drawing and spending time with my family and friends.

Holly - Deputy Room Leader
Holly - Deputy Room Leader

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Holly - Deputy Room Leader
I have been working here at Auden Place since September 2017. I hold a Level 2 certificate and will be working towards my Level 3 this year.

Hayley - Room Leader
Hayley - Room Leader

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Hayley - Room Leader
Hello my name is Hayley and I joined the Auden Place team in June 2017. I have worked in childcare since September 2005 and have enjoyed furthering my knowledge and working in different environments with all age ranges. I am very passionate about my role in childcare and enjoy watching the children develop in their early stages of life and feel rewarded that I play a part in their development. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with my friends and family, going out for walks and participating in fun runs.

Umme
Umme

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Umme
Hi I started as a student at Auden and then became a bank staff member in July 2017. I am currently studying towards a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies. In my spare time I like to be with my family and friends.

Mary
Mary

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Mary

Abbee

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Kitchen

Lury - Kitchen Assistant
Lury - Kitchen Assistant

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Lury - Kitchen Assistant
Hello my name is Lury. I came to work at Auden for 3 weeks as agency cover in the kitchen. I loved it so much that when a permanent position came up for kitchen assistant I didn’t hesitate to apply. I love helping the cook to prepare lunch and watching the children enjoy the various foods.

Rita - Nursery Cook
Rita - Nursery Cook

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Rita - Nursery Cook
Hi my name is Rita and I joined Auden Place in October 2017. I am an experienced cook and love cooking for the children within the nursery. As a mum of 4 myself I am aware of allergies and various dietary requirements. I am very glad to have been given the opportunity to join the amazing team at Auden Place.

Bank Staff

Aferdita
Aferdita

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Aferdita
Hi I have been a member of the team since 2013 and I love working with children. Being a member of the Bank Staff team allows me to work in all the rooms, joining in with activities, helping children to develop and making sure they are having fun safely. I am proud to be a member of the Auden Place team.

Cecilia
Cecilia

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Cecilia
Hi, I am Cecilia. I have been working at Auden since 2015. “I love working with children because they are wonderful learners”

Lucy
Lucy

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Lucy
Hi my name is Lucy and I started at Auden Place in September 2016 as a student. I am Level 3 qualified and I am currently completing my degree in childcare. I enjoy working with children of all ages and seeing them achieve in their own unique way

Anika
Anika

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Anika

Gozde
Gozde

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Gozde
Hi, I am Gozde. I started at Auden Place as a student and then was lucky enough to be offered a job as a member of the Bank Staff Team. I am currently in my last year, studying for my Level 3. Once finished I would like to work here as a full time member of staff.

Ebony

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Hi my name is Ebony I’m currently studying for my level 2 NVQ in childcare. I love working with children, watching them grow and learning new things. In my free time I enjoy planning fun activities to do with my children & spending time with family and friends.

Aicha

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Diellona

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My names Diellona. I started at Auden Place as a student three years ago while I was finishing my level 2&3 Child Care Qualification. I am currently in my first year of University, studying Psychology and Auden Place has given me the opportunity of working here as Bank Staff, I absolutely love working here.

Lunchtime Assistants

Ruth
Ruth

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Ruth
Hello, my name is Ruth. I am loving the opportunity of working and learning at Auden Place to gain my Level 3 qualification. Both my children attended the nursery before they went to primary school and I was also part of the Management Committee. I used to be an opera singer and love the performing arts, films and books. I also love walks in the countryside and having fun with friends and family.

Fozia

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Hi my name is Fozia. I been working in Auden place since March 2018. I am NVQ level 2 childcare qualified. In my spare time I like exploring and going on adventures with my kids.