Meet the team

Many of our staff have been with us for a long time and only leave us when they are moving on to further training or to achieve promotion in another setting (or to have babies of their own!). All are trained early years specialists or in the process of achieving their early years qualification.


The Directors of Batford Day Care Limited are:

  • Sarah Hedges (Head of Batford Nursery School and Day Care)
  • Jo Hobbs
  • Georgina Wesley
  • Jenny Elworthy Croughton


The Day Care Managers are Jo Hobbs and Nicola Mainwaring and the Deputy Manager is Amy Gaitely.

Our Senior Practitioners are Lauren Harvey and Sarah Darkins.

 Buntings (0-2s) 

EYP, Room Lead

Zoe Faint

EYP, Room Lead Support

Kayleigh Harris


Gillian Clayton


Abi Cooper


Zahra Shafique

Early Years Assistant

Julia Lamb

Early Years Assistant

Sophie Bates

  *EYP = Early Years Practitioner

Cuckoos (2-3s)
EYP, Room Lead Monica Chowdury
EYP Mandy Carhart
EYP Naomi Dickinson
EYP Sylvia Harris
EYP Joy Scott
EYP Tracey Holden
EYP Tanya Fisher
Early Years Assistant Emma Bates

*EYP = Early Years Practitioner

 Rainbows (3-4s) 

EYP, Room Lead Jennie Harris
EYP, Room Lead Jackie Ismay
Early Years Assistant Michele Evans

 *EYP = Early Years Practitioner

Support Staff
Admin/ Finance Officer Zoe Price
Chef Chrissy McGarvey