The Nursery Team

Who we are

The staff who work at St Anne’s college nursery are fully qualified, experienced nursery nurses.  They hold first-aid certification, DBS clearance, as well as various training certificates (BTEC, CACHE, etc.). Any temporary members of staff have clearance by the agency they work for.  We place a great value on training ­— all staff are encouraged and supported to expand their knowledge through ongoing, annual training courses.

Nursery Manager

Charie Jones

Foundation Degree in Early Years

Diploma in Childcare and Education

Charie has worked in childcare for over 20 years. Her experience includes working in nursery settings as a nursery nurse, as a SEND teaching assistant in a primary school, and as a nanny. Charie previously worked at St Anne’s College Nursery for seven years (2005-2012) and rejoined the nursery in June 2023. 

Deputy Manager

Charlotte Vowell


CACHE Level 3 Certificate for Children in Education

Charlotte has worked in primary education and childcare 17 years. She has now been at the nursery since 2016. 

Charlotte specialises in Special Needs (SEND)

She is also the nursery’s designated safeguarding lead.


Nursery Nurse

Lesley Douglas


CACHE Level 3 Certificate for Children and Young People’s Workforce

Lesley has worked in childcare for 26 years. She has been at St Anne’s for since 2004.

Lesley champions equality and diversity within the nursery. 

Deputy Manager

Rebeka Power


NNEB Diploma in Nursery Nursing

Rebeka has now worked with children for 30 years in roles including early years as a nursery nurse, as a teaching assistant and as a nanny.  Rebeka started at St Anne’s in April 2016. 

Rebeka is the lead on health and safety within the setting, dealing with risk assessment to keep all children and staff safe.


Nursery Nurse

Selina Weston


Diploma in Pre-School Practice

Selina has worked in alongside children for at least 30 years. She has worked in various schools and preschools. Selina began work with St Anne’s in 2017.

Selina specialises in communication and language skills.

Additional training among the staff includes

  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • 12 hour paediatric first aid
  • 16 hour outdoor first aid
  • Special educational needs
  • Equality and diversity
  • Manual handling
  • Fire training
  • Supporting children’s development of speech language and communication
  • Problem solving reasoning and numeracy
  • British sign language level 2
  • Safeguarding
  • Key person
  • Two year check
  • Let’s explore outside
  • Observation, assessment and planning
  • Y.F.S record keeping
  • Supporting children with English as an additional language
  • Schemas
  • Why do they do that?
  • Messy explorations
  • Story making and telling at Forest School
  • Appraisal and staff development
  • Using sharp tools at forest school
  • Food hygiene
  • British sign language level 2