The Staff

Tejas Earp 

  • Proprietor and registered person;
  • Montessori Teacher
  • Health and Safety Officer

Mrs Tejas Earp has been running nurseries for over 25 years and has been the current owner of The Secret Garden Day Nursery since 2011.

Sophie Penaligon No photo description available.

  • Early Years Manager
  • Designated Safeguarding Officer
  • Behaviour Co-ordinator
  • Fire Marshall
  • Funding Co-ordinator
  • Health and Safety Officer

NVQ L 2 and 3 in early years care and education
NVQ L 4 Children’s care, learning and development
A1 Assessors award
BSc Honours Degree in Social Science
Level 2 and 3 Safeguarding/Paediatric First Aid/ Food Hygiene/SENCO and Behaviour management training
DBS Checked

Clare Gibbs

Nursery Nurse level 3

Toddler Room Key Person

Training Courses- Paediatric First Aid/ Safeguarding level 2/ Prevent / FGM

Charlotte Videtta 

  • Baby Room Lead Supervisor

BTEC Level 3 in Health & Social care/ NVQ L3 Early Years Care and Education

Training Courses- Paediatric First Aid/ Level 2 in food safety & catering/ Early years working with babies training/ Safeguarding level 2/ Prevent training/ Epi Pen

Rachel Turner 

  • Pre-School Room Lead Supervisor
  • Link with other settings

NVQ L3 Early Years Care and Education/NVQ L 3 in Management
Level 3 Safeguarding/Paediatric First Aid /Food Hygiene/ DBS Checked

Charley Tribble 

  • Nursery Nurse L4 –Toddler Room Key Person
  • Funding Co-ordinator

Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young people’s workforce/ Level 2 Safeguarding/ DBS Checked
Level 2 certificate for the children and young people’s workforce

Victoria walker

Baby Room Lead Supervisor

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Education Studies/ Foundation Degree in Arts in Early Years
  • Level 3 BTEC National DIPLOMA IN Children’s care, learning and Development

Training Courses- Level 2 Safeguarding/Paediatric First Aid / Level 2 Food Safety and Catering

Jacqueline Caslin

  • Nursery cook

Level 2 NVQ food production and cooking

Level 2 Certificate in hospitality and catering principles

Level 2 certificate in cleaning and supporting services skills

Lily Clarke- Trainee Nursery Nurse Level 3

Baby Room Key Person

DBS Checked

Training Course- Paediatric First Aid/ Safeguarding level 2/ Prevent training

Esme Drewett- Nursery Assistant L2

Training towards her level 3 in childcare

DBS checked

NVQ L2 for the children and Young persons workforce

Training Course- Paediatric First Aid/ Safeguarding level 2/ Prevent training