Meet Skittles, otherwise known as Eve Nowlan, our Early Years Manager at our Broomhill Nursery. Like Skittles, she may seem hard on the outside, but she’s soft on the inside! During her time at Broomhill she has worked hard to achieve her Foundation Degree in Early Years and to promote values like positivity, confidence and independence to the children, whilst also maintaining strong communication between staff and Parents/Carers.
Clearly a bit of a party animal on the side, she loves the buzz and excitement of New York, even getting engaged out there and the colourful culture of the Caribbean. She’s also been known to go nightclubbing and stay out till 4 a.m.! Eve enjoys a bit of retail therapy in her spare time, visiting new places and experiencing new things.
She loves getting creative with the children, encouraging them to represent the world around them from their own perspective, through drawing, sticking and painting. This is part of the reason why she finds her work very motivating, as there’s never a dull moment! If she could be any animal it would be a tortoise, known for their longevity, they’ve been there, done that and got the t-shirt and the same is true of Eve, what she doesn’t known about childcare, isn’t worth knowing about! Although, if you’re planning on living to a ripe old age Eve, you might want to knock the night clubbing on the head!
Acting Deputy Early Years Manager
Amy, is the second half of our Frecheville dream team, but is currently supporting our Broomhill Nursery. She has an NVQ Level 3 in childcare and SENCo qualification and loves to take the lead in organising, assessing and planning activities for all the children within a nursery. Perhaps this explains why, her animal of choice would be the Lion. Living at the top of the food chain, Lions have immense control over their environment and a fierce sense of pride, just like Amy’s pride as she sees our children progressing and blossoming within the nursery environment.
She brings amazing creativity to her role, running educational, ‘eggs-periments,’ with the children, like the time they placed eggs into different liquids, for example vinegar, to observe the changes it made to their structures. Chemistry, physics and fun, all rolled into one, how eggciting! When she’s not working with the children, she loves spending time with her family, going for long walks and introducing her little boy to nature.
With all this going on I think it’s safe to say that this busy working mum is a great multi-tasker with a strong work ethic and a million different ideas on how to keep our nursery children engaged and entertained. It could also be the reason why she fancies being Sleeping Beauty for the day, so she can finally have a kip and get some rest!