Sara Khalilzadeh - Room Manager
Welcome to The Green Explorers
Sleaford Day Nursery’s Green Explorers room is a vibrant room to which we can take up to 12 children at any one time. We attempt to offer a wide range of services of care throughout the day to support their needs and interests. The Green explorers have a set range of care routines to ensure that all the children are changed and fed when needed. By end of each session, you will be provided with a feedback sheet on what your child has been doing (e.g. the period of their sleeping time) during the time they are in the Sleaford Day nursery. We provide lunch, snack and tea for the children. However, you are able to choose packed lunches if you would prefer.
The activities are balanced between adult led and child led to ensure their learning and development is supported effectively. Furthermore, Green Explorers consists of different areas and enabling resources to promote active learning as well as supporting individual children’s unique needs, interests according to their learning style.
Throughout your child’s time in Green Explorers, we ensure that each individual child is able to achieve to their full potential and are ready and prepared for the next stage. The enhancement of the room and the stimulating environment we provide aims to help your children to flourish while in their early years.
We have key people to care and plan for their learning and development. Each key person aims to develop a special bonding with your child which helps them to make them feel safe and secure while at the nursery. Development of a healthy attachment between the young children and the key person is paramount as it contributes to their mental and emotional well-being.
Meet The Team
Sara Khalilzadeh - Room Manager
Sara has a BA(hons) Degree in Early Years Education and a Masters in Education. Sara has been with us since March 2019, you can find Sara Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 9.00am-3.15pm and Tuesdays 9.00am-4.15pm. Sara loves educating each individual child to achieve their full potential whilst in Early Years. Sara loves the gym and fitness, horse riding, reading, swimming, yoga and spending time with the family.
Sam Carr - Senior & Key Person
Sam is Level 3 qualified and has been with us since September 2010. You can find Sam Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8.00am-5.45pm and on Tuesday from 8.00am-1.00pm. Sam loves bonding with the children and messy play. Her hobbies are horse riding, going out with the girls, walking the dog and music.
Julia Wing - Key Person
Julia is Level 3 qualified and has been with us since February 2006. You can find Julia Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm. Julia loves watching and helping the children to grow and develop, and telling stories. Julia is a very proud Nanna to two grandsons and likes visiting the caravan at the seaside, books and long walks.
Jen Killick - Key Person
Jen is working towards her Level 3 NVQ Qualification and has been with us since January 2018. You can find Jen on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Jen loves bonding with the children, having fun, reading stories with them and watching them grow and develop. Jen is a proud mum of 2, well 3 if you include her crazy pup! She enjoys being creative and making hair bows.
Lottie Holloway - Key Person
Lottie is Level 3 Qualified and has been with us since February 2018. You can find Lottie on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Lottie loves singing, dancing and having fun with the children. Her hobbies are keeping fit and going to the gym, going to the beach, making jewellery, meditating with crystals, Disney and Doctor Who!
Gemma Harris - Key Person
Gemma is working towards her NVQ Level 2 and has been with us since July 2018. You can find Gemma from Monday to Friday all day. Gemma loves Messy Play! Especially with Glitter, LOTS of Glitter! Gemma likes going to the gym, quality time with her partner and son and Unicorns.
Stacey Rushworth - Key Person
Stacy is Level 3 Qualified and has been with us since February 2008. You can find Stacy Monday – Thursday 11am-2.30pm and Friday 11.30am-4pm. Stacy loves creating a bond with the children and watching them grow. Stacy loves cooking and being a mummy.
Shirley Pritchard - Key Person
Shirley is Level 2 Qualified and has been with us since October 1997. You can find Shirley Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.00am-5.00pm. Shirley loves watching the children grow and flourish. She likes music, spending time with her grandchildren, wordsearches and theatre.
Paige Ruddlesdin - Key Person
Paige is qualified in Performing Arts and has been with us since July 2017. You can find Paige on Tuesday and Friday from 11.30am to 4.00pm. Paige loves to interact with the children by singing and role playing. Paige enjoys musical theatre, singing and performing on stage.
9.15am: Circle Time (Welcome Time), Song Time (Nursery Rhymes with Actions), Roll the Ball
9.30am: Outside-Play in the Garden
10.00am: Snack Time
10.30am: Sleep Time or Creative Play depending on individual routines
12.00pm: Lunch Time
1.30pm: Story Time/Song Box
2.00pm: Creative Play/Free Play
3.00pm: Tea Time
3.30pm: Free Play
5.00pm: Quiet Activities
5.45pm: Home Time