Our Team

“Children are effectively supported by well qualified staff who regularly praise them. As a result, children are happy, settled and well behaved”
Gigglers Ofsted Report 2015

At Gigglers Day Nursery, we know that the people caring for your children are the most important tools in supporting their development. We value the trust a parent has with us when they leave their child in to our care each day, therefore the management team at Gigglers ensure that we maintain a strong staff ethos that sustains high quality practice.

The staff team consists of numerous level 4 and 3 qualified staff who are Key people to individual children. We also have two students who are working towards their NVQ Level 3 in childcare. To ensure that high quality practise is delivered but without compromise, we have additional staff who are not included in the adult to child ratios.

We are confident in our practice and believe that it is of a high standard to share with students. We mentor and guide students from college and local schools as they complete their qualifications. We are committed to supporting and nurturing students in their learning as these students will be the next childcare practitioners who will take on the responsibility of supporting future generations of children’s development.

All our staff and students go through a strong induction process and Gigglers Day Nursery has a strong safe recruitment policy in place. As part of the induction staff go through essential training such as First Aid and safeguarding. All staff and volunteers go through an advance DBS check.

The Management team


Kym- Director

Kym underwent her NVQ level3 in Early Years and is currently qualified to a level 4 in Early Years and Leadership, Kym is continuing her professional development at university.


Laura- Nursery Manager

Laura Thomas is an experienced Nursery Manager and in September 2014, Laura became the Manager at Giggler’s day Nursery. As well as many training qualifications, Laura has a Diploma in Childcare and Education and in Leadership and Management. Laura is currently studying for her degree in Early Years and is qualified to a level 4 in Early Years and Leadership.


Elaine – Deputy Manager

Elaine Corker has vast experience of being a Manager of Early Years Settings. Elaine leads on our quality in all areas relating to the Early Years Foundation Stage. Elaine is qualified to a Level 4 in Childcare and has attended many more training courses to extend her strong knowledge on all areas relating to childcare practise