Lucy - head at Southdown Nursery

Lucy - head at Southdown Nursery

Hello! My name is Lucy Smith and I am the Head here at Southdown.  I took on the role in January 2015 having been on the team for 6 years.  I have a degree in Business and Finance and whilst my children were young I seized the opportunity to undertake as many courses as I could and to carry out voluntary work.  This enabled me to gain knowledge and experience as a home support volunteer for Sure Start for 6 months, to train and volunteer with Portage for 1 year and to learn basic Makaton. Whilst at Southdown I have held various roles including being a session leader, the nursery’s SENCO/INCO and being in charge of the nursery’s planning.

The staff

The staff

We are a friendly and experienced team of 7, with one Qualified teacher who is currently training as a Forest School Leader, 4 NVQ Level 3 in children’s care and development, 1 Level 2 qualified and 1 member of staff to start her training in September 2015.