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

  • Manager
  • Designated Safeguarding Officer
  • SENCO
  • Behaviour Co-ordinator
  • Deputy 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
BA/BSc Open Degree in Science
Working towards BA/BSc Honours Degree in Science
Level 2 and 3 Safeguarding/Paediatric First Aid/ Food Hygiene/SENCO and Behaviour management training
DBS Checked

Vikki Aldworth

  • Deputy Manager
  • Deputy SENCO
  • Deputy Safeguarding Officer
  • Fire Marshall
  • Funding Co-ordinator
  • Link with other settings

Level 3 Safeguarding NVQ L3 Early Years Care and Education/NVQ L 4 in Children’s care, learning and development/ Level 2 and 3 Safeguarding/ Paediatric First Aid/Food Hygiene, DBS Checked

Sadie Smith

Toddler Room Leader
Deputy Safeguarding Officer
Link with other settings

NVQ L3 Early Years Care and Education/ L3 Diploma in Management
Level 2and 3 Safeguarding/Paediatric First Aid /Food Hygiene/ DBS Checked

Holly Cole

  • Nursery Nurse L3 – Shared Baby Room Lead

NVQ L2 and L3 Early Years Care and Education/ Level 3 Diploma in Management
Paediatric First Aid /Food Hygiene/ DBS Checked

Rachel Turner

  • Nursery Nurse L3 – Pre-School
  • 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 L3 – Shared Baby Room Lead

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

Christine Aldworth

  • Pre-School assistant

Safeguarding L2/ 40 Years’ experience with her own children/ DBS Checked

Jacqueline Caslin

  • Nursery cook

DBS checked
Level 2 NVQ food production and cooking
Level 2 Certificate in hospitality and catering principles
Level 2 certificate in cleaning and supporting services skills
Essentials of Food Safety Certificate, Preventing infection certificate, The essentials of health and safety certificate, and COSHH certificate.

Paula Combstock

Cleaner (2 nights a week)