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Our Nursery Team

We are incredibly lucky to have a Nursery team made up of four highly skilled, experienced Early Years Professionals, overseen by Miss Bishop the EYFS leader. Each member of the team is fully committed and devoted to instilling a love of learning and school life from the moment they meet their new children.  They have a fantastic understanding of the EYFS curriculum and the many needs of EYFS children. Their passion and commitment shines through daily and we are incredibly proud of the passionate, caring and skilled team that we have.

Mrs Lane (Senior Early Years Professional- SEYP)

I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2007 with a BA Hons in Primary Education focussing on the Early Years. I have taught in two Stoke-On-Trent Schools, teaching children from Nursery to Year 4, with 7 years experience in Nursery.

I have been part of the Ash Green family for the past 5 years as a parent. Teaching in the Early Years is my passion, I believe it sets the foundation of our children’s future development and provides a strong base for life long learning.  I’m now looking forward to joining the Ash Green team as the Senior Early Years Practitioner in Nursery and providing a safe and happy environment for the children.

Mrs Wilkinson (Early Years Professional- EYP)

Hello my name is Victoria Evans and I am a qualified Early Years Practitioner. I have worked with Education for 24 years and at Ash Green for 4 years. I previous years, I have worked with pre school children (aged 2-3 years) and also Nursery to year 4. I have completed level 1 and 2 in Makaton as well as cued articulation, which I use  to help support children with difficulty in speech by teaching them different ways to communicate. I have a certificate for paediatric first aid and also trained in the past to become a 1:1 carer for a child with type 1 diabetes. I have a passion for outdoor learning, teaching dance and I love to encourage fun, creative ways to learn.  I believe that every child matters and all children are unique.

Mrs Boulton-Lear (Early Years Professional- EYP)

Hello my name is Mrs Boulton-Lear, I am a qualified Early Years Practitioner and have completed my BTEC Diploma in Childhood Studies, I am also trained in  Paediatric First Aid.  I have worked in childcare for a delightful 11 years both in private day care settings and in school nurseries, working with a variety of children aged 2-5 years. During this time I have also worked with children on a one to one basis planning activities  specifically to support their needs.   I have two children of my own and I enjoy reading, walking and running. I have been part of the Ash Green family for almost 4 years. I really enjoy working alongside the amazing EYFS team to create safe, stimulating and fun environments for the children and building relationships with both children and parents. I feel one of my strengths is my caring nature, I love supporting both children and parents to settle into their new environment and helping them to achieve their best. I feel really privileged to be part of such a fantastic team.

Mrs Crawford (Early Years Professional- EYP)

Hello I’m Mrs Crawford, 

I’m so happy to be part of the Ash Green Family ,since moving to Stoke on Trent with my family in 2017 it has been a dream of mine to work at Ash Green I love the ethos of the school and how much fun and life experiences are valued. I knew it was the perfect school for me and my children to be apart of. I graduated in 2012 with a degree in Early Childhood Studies and since then I’ve worked in a variety settings with children from birth all the way up to year 3, these experiences have taught me how best to support children in the next stages of their development .
I love working in Early years, I love getting messy and creative. You will often find me covered in glitter or with a paintbrush in my hand.
Hearing children laugh is music to my ears and I really enjoy having fun and I’m a bit of a big kid myself!
I can’t wait to make memories with you all.

Helpful links to support learning and development:

Phonics Play

Purple Mash

Doorway Online

ICT Games This has a very good range of Phonics, Maths and Literacy games and they are all free!

Top Marks As above, many great games for children in Early Years and KS1.

Crick Web Loads more great free games!

Oxford Owl Lots of free E-Books to support reading

Tux Paint is an online painting programme that is free to download, children love it and it is great for teaching early computing skills!