We have 36 members in our ‘purple army’ of practitioners, all of which are loyal and hard-working. They receive both ‘in-house’ and external training in number of areas, including compulsory training in safeguarding, pediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Prevent Training and Health & Safety. All staff are fluent Welsh speakers or working towards this.
Mr Stephen Cross (Director) is the responsible Individual and the proprietor of Meithrinfa Pontnewydd.
Mrs Kaye Knox Cert EYP (OPEN) is the Person In Charge (PIC) and senior Manager of Meithrinfa Pontnewydd, Gofal Teg and St David’s Out of School and Wrap around Club.
Kaye Knox Cert EYP (OPEN) has been working with Early Years Children for 27 years. Kaye is a fully qualified Early years Practitioner. Kaye is very passionate about Welsh Culture and is an active Welsh Language Learner.
Kaye is always looking to provide children with new real life experiences to develop their learning and skills around our embedded curriculums.
Kaye is supported by a staff team of 36 excellent Nursery Nurses and a Nursery Cook.
Chloe Carson is our Deputy Manager and is a qualified teacher with QTS. Miss Carson is dedicated to Early Years children and their families.
Danielle Connor has been working as the Meithrinfa administrator while training in preparation for becoming the childcare manager at Gofal Teg based at Ysgol Panteg our sister setting. Danielle hold a Ba(hons) in educational studies.
Ffion Knox is our Ystafell Babi’s and Plant Bach leader who takes care of all our children under the age of two. Ffion has 8 years experience behind her and is in the final stages of completing her level 5; advanced practice management.
Alice Emms is our senior nursery nurse and works within the Plant Mawr room. Alice is a fluent Welsh speaker is always looking for opportunities to enhance the children’s play and work on their outcomes.
Nicola Mayo is our Cyn Ysgol and Flying Start leader, she is passionate about her work and always has a smile and a song to sing.
Lily Edmunds is our admin and operational leader, she is always looking for ways to improve the smooth operation of the nursery. Lily holds a Level 5; Advanced practice management.
Nathan Corbin is every child’s go-to practitioner! He has amazing skills and also takes charge of our gardens regardless of the weather.
Hannah Luque Rhodes is all our parents’ go-to person for all invoice and accounting needs. Hannah has a full childcare background and is fluent in both English and Spanish, with the recent additional of Welsh!