Chloe is a Level 3 qualified practitioner who is always eager to learn and better herself and is working towards higher qualifications. She enjoys spending time with the children and helping them learn and grow.
She takes a very open-minded approach to life and Michelle Obama is the person who inspires her the most. Her favourite place in the world is home because she would never rather be anywhere else – apart from being at the nursery of course!
Chloe’s favourite activity with the children is anything messy as she thinks messy play is the best way for children to express themselves! It’s a good job that her best quality is patience – as lots of this is needed to tidy up all this mess! She loves seeing the children thrive through new experiences and helping them reach their full potential.
In her spare time she likes to spend quality time with her family and friends and eat her nans homemade cottage pie.
Leah has a passion for office work, she finds it rewarding to help people and she enjoys being the first point of call for staff and parents and to help them with their enquiries.
In her spare time Leah loves to craft, she has a never-ending stock of craft supplies and enjoys making gifts and cards. She also likes football and enjoys watching Sheffield Wednesday with her brother. At the weekends she enjoys going on walks and visiting the local parks with her family.
Leah says her best quality is her friendliness, she always tries her best to be positive and friendly.
Her favourite place in the world is Italy, she travelled around the Mediterranean on a cruise a few years ago and visited Rome, Pisa & Florence. She enjoyed the delicious food and drinks and found the locals are very friendly.
Lead Senior Early Years Practitioner
Becky has been working at Elmore for over 4 years and is Level 3 qualified. She says that the best part about her job is seeing the children grow as individuals and reach new milestones.
In her spare time she likes to go for walks in the Peak District. Her favourite place in the world is Disney World in Florida as this is the last holiday she went on with her nan.
Her favourite activity to do with the children is messy play, she loves to get involved and get messy with the children.
Becky says that her best quality is being positive and if she could be an animal she would be a sloth as they live a very calm and chilled life most of the time but can be fierce if necessary. She says the craziest thing she has ever done is jumped off a boat into the sea while being on holiday in Turkey, certainly something that takes a lot of courage!
Senior Early Years Practitioner
Ellie has a Level 3 Childcare qualification, gaining lots of experience along the way during her 7 years at Elmore. She is super organised and says her superhero name would be ‘punctual woman’ as she is always on time and often early for things. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Punctual Woman!
She once went on a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon but her favourite place in the world is Galway in Ireland where her grandparents are from.
She loves to do science experiments with the children and get messy, she says seeing the children’s faces when they learn something new is her favourite part about her job.
In her spare time she likes to take her dogs Terry and Brian for a walk or spend time with her old film cameras developing her own films.
Ellie’s favourite Disney Character is Merida from Brave as she is fiercely independent, courageous and refuses to conform to stereotypes that don’t suit her.
Senior Early Years Practitioner
Brogan has a PGCE in Early Childhood Education and Care (0-5 years) with Early Years Teacher Status (Level 7). Watching the children discover more about themselves and seeing little peeks into the person they might be when they’re older is her favourite part about her role.
If she could be an animal Brogan would love to be her cat Iggy. He’s a big ginger ball of fluff who gets fed treats from strangers and then goes to sleep for 14 hours when he’s had enough social interaction. The craziest thing Brogan has ever done is a 2-day trek up Mt Kinabalu in Borneo, with equipment bought the night before from the Malaysian equivalent of Pound Land. Very brave!
Her favourite activity to do with the children is open ended creative play. Seeing the children choose their own resources and explore the different ways they can interact with them, gives a really good view into their interests. They might cover their hands in paint and enjoy the sensory aspect of it, or they might drive a toy car through the paint and develop an interest in mark making. You never know how they’re going to choose to engage with it!
Brogan says the person who inspires her most is her nan. She was the first registered childminder in Sheffield and was second mom to hundreds of children. She didn’t have a lot but always made the most of what she did have and having four children of her own as well as looking after other people’s children meant she had the patience of a saint. In her spare time Brogan enjoys reading, adding to her record collection, browsing interior magazines and watching films.