Day Nursery & Pre-school Provision in Coventry
Meet the team
I’m Kim Lane and I’m the Nursery Manager at Westhill Corner Day Nursery in Coventry. I started my career with Tommies Childcare in June 2015.
I’ve been working within the childcare sector for 12 years, where I started as an Apprentice and was able to work my way up. I have been part of an ‘Outstanding’ nursery setting and understand what is needed to achieve great childcare and early years education. I really enjoy working at with children and nurturing and encouraging them to be the best they can be. I believe that children can do so much better if they have a positive early years’ experience to ensure that they start school with the skills needed to achieve all they can.
Early years exploration and play is set out wonderfully here at Field House. Children become independent learners, gaining new skills and friendships. Heuristic play is available throughout the nursery and is a key element in engaging the children to discover and investigate.
I believe that when you walk in the door, you will feel the warmth and nurture from the staff, which is what makes our nursery special.
If you’re thinking of bringing your child to Westhill I’d be delighted to meet you and talk through any questions you have. Just arrange a visit.
My name is Rachael Madden, Deputy manager here at Westhill Corner.
I joined Tommies in 2015 after I relocated to Coventry from Liverpool. I am qualified as a Level 3 Practitioner and have over 10 years’ experience working in childcare.
Since working here at Westhill we have won many company awards, including Nursery of the Year, an Innovative Environments Award for our garden area, and I have also personally received the Nursery Practitioner of the Year Award, which I am extremely proud of.
In 2018 I had my own child who also attends the setting. We both love coming to work and nursery. I am very lucky to see my daughter throughout the day and get to see all the lovely things she experiences.
Westhill is a very special nursery, and we’d love the opportunity to show you around. Why not arrange a visit and see the nursery for yourself?
Westhill Corner is supported by a team of 12 staff, who are all passionate about working with children in the early years.
All of our employees have Paediatric First Aid Training and receive regular and ongoing training through a variety of internal and external professional development opportunities.
Our commitment guarantees that our employees are the best of the best, recruiting those who have a desire to make a difference to children and are passionate about the early years as a career choice.
In 2016, Ofsted noted that: “Children enhance their physical skills and spend time outside each day. They develop good independence skills as they learn to dress themselves for outdoor play.”
Whilst the outdoor area at the setting is smaller than some settings, what they do in the outdoors with the children is of real value to children’s learning and development. The setting has appointed Sarah Wellington as their Outdoors Co-ordinator. She has maximised the effectiveness of the areas available in the outdoor space and is always looking at ways to enhance this further.
Many of the staff team have been in post for over 5 years, meaning that you and your child are reassured by the consistency of a familiar face. We believe this is incredibly important when working with the very youngest children.
The setting received several awards at the 2019 Tommies Childcare Awards Ceremony:
- Nursery of the Year (2019)
- Deputy Manager of the Year (2019): Amy-Lee Mackay
- Third in Charge/Room Leader of the Year (2019): Stacey Scott
- Trainee of the Year (2019): Chrissie Wincott
- Innovative Environments Award (2019): Baby Room
All of these have awards have been received due to the hard work and commitment that the team have contributed to making the setting a great place to be for the children in their care.
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The best way to find out more about Westhill Corner is to see it for yourself. We’re always happy to welcome parents to explore our setting.