One of our newer members of our Elmore Kindergarten family, Hollie has been a great addition to the team. Not only does she have her Degree and hold Early Years Professional status, she also possesses a wealth of experience in safeguarding and recently became our Lead Safeguarding Co-ordinator working across all four nurseries. She has an organised, no-nonsense management style and brings great warmth and humour to her conversation, making her approachable and easy to chat to.
However, she may need that sense of humour, as she is also an avid supporter and season ticket holder of one of Sheffield’s well-known football teams. We’ll not tell you which one for fear of reprisals! When she’s not chanting on the terraces, she has been known to try her hand at a spot of netball and likes nothing better than a quick bop along to S Club 7, we won’t judge Hollie!
She enjoys holidaying in Mexico, making people happy and her Mum’s homemade shepherd’s pie. Apparently, her alter ego is Snape Dog?! Could this be DJ Snape Dog of You Tube fame? No, we have no idea either, why not ask her the next time you call into the nursery and then let us know too?! Come back S Club 7, all is forgiven!
Deputy Early Years Manager
Come and visit our Ecclesfield Nursery and you’re sure to see the beaming grin that emanates from our Lauren. Always ready with a warm drink and even warmer smile, Lauren makes you feel at home the minute you step through the door. With many years of practical childcare experience, she actually started life at Ecclesfield as a work experience student, but having enjoyed her time with us so much, then took the initiative and asked for a job!
Courage and determination are both great traits to demonstrate to the children and Lauren has them in spades. Working her way up to her Deputy Manager position and gaining more skills and qualifications as she’s gone along, she brings a great deal of positivity and progression to her team and loves watching the children flourish as they develop.
Lauren shares Hollie’s love of Mexico particularly the food and beautiful beaches and has even attempted a cliff dive whilst holidaying there. If she could be any animal, she would be a dolphin and has had the fantastic experience of swimming with them twice. The first record she ever bought was the Spice Girls, ‘Wannabe,’ so I’m guessing she’s a fan of ‘Girl Power’ too! So, what is next for Lauren, more qualifications, diving with sharks? Come on Lauren, “Tell us what you want, what you really, really want?!”