Meet Our Team

Rachelle Riley      

Owner

I first opened Care4kids Childcare's doors in 2014 due to popular demand from my childminding buisness which I had been doing since 2003. I started at home having a few children then we very quickly grew and with a bathroom flooding and a need for childcare in the local village it was time to expand to the Pavilion in Charing. I have six children three boys, Callum, Jamie and Jenson and three girls Iysha, Bobbi and Frankie. All my children have been through my settings, with the younger four  currently still attending the Nursery and After School Club, which they even want to attend on the days when I am home as they love the team so much. I am very proud to have such a passinate team in my Nursery, Breakfast and After School Club.

Stacey Smith

Manager


Hello my name is Stacey, growing up I knew I wanted to work with children, my mum, nan and aunt were childminders so I worked hard starting babysitting at 12 years and completing my level 2 at West Kent college, I then did my apprenticeship level 3 in my first setting. 
I have worked in child care for the past 18yrs, I have worked in two setting my last setting I was there for 15 1/2 years. 
I was being made redundant due to the nursery shutting, I was looking for a new job and met Rachelle first, I looked at four other settings however my heart was already with Rachelle and Care4kids I'm very pleased with my decision and look forward to having the privilege to care for the children at Care4kids. 
I have two girls Sophie and Charlotte aged 11 and 9 years I enjoy taking them out and baking with them.
I especially enjoy making their birthday cakes each year. 
I enjoy walking my dogs and going to the beach in the summer. 
My main goal is to ensure that the children I care for feel safe and secure and are supported and encouraged to achieve their full potential. 
I look forward to my future at Care4kids with the friendly and happy team and children. 
 

Jess Cartwritght

Deputy Manager

Hiya I’m Jess,

the minute I left school I knew I wanted to study childcare so went on to complete 2 years at college and am now a fully qualified level 3 Early Years Practitioner. I started work with Care4kids childcare in June 2016, I work with all ages within the nursery and have bonds with all my key children.I am also lucky to work with the after school children where our friendships are strong and secure allowing the children to feel they can confide in me, as well as play games and have fun with. I am here to help parents/carers and children with any concerns or advice. 

Donna Millen

Level 6 supporting manager

Hi I'm Donna, I have been working with children for 10 years it is my passion to watch and help them to grow and develop into the little individuals. I am Montessori trained, I finished my BA hons in Early Years Degree in July 2015, I am always keen to keep up to date with current training to further  and extend my knowledge. I joined Care4kids in January 2015 and havent looked back since. The care and attention each individual child receives is amazing with such a fun friendly environment to work in. All the parents/carers are lovely and Rachelle's vision is perfect, she is such a great person to work for. We have a highly skilled team that work well together and are fully supportive of the Ethos which makes being Care4kids supporting manager very rewarding. 

Ebony Drewett

Level 3- Early Years Practitioner

I have worked with children for the past 17 years, in a nursery setting and child minding for various children. 

I worked at the Old School House in Headcorn for 15 years as a supervisor in the toddler unit.

I enjoy helping children develop and find it really rewarding when children feel safe and secure in there nursery setting especially when they have found it difficult to part with there parents.

I enjoy teaching learning through play and helping children to explore new things.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family/friends and my three children.

I also enjoy helping out with fund raising for my youngest son’s school and my daughters dance club not forgetting going to the gym with my friends 

Steph Jarvis

 Administrator & Level 3 Pratitioner

Hi I’m Steph, Rachelle’s little sister! I am a mum to three children, two girls 14 years, 12 years and one boy 2 years. All three of my children have and are currently attending Care4kids Childcare. 

I have been working with Rachelle for 12 years and have seen many children grow and flourish into young adults. I have a diploma in homebased childcare and many other certificates under my belt from the 12 years in childcare. I currently work mainly in administration and the Afterschool club.

I enjoy working with the children and enjoy the rare moments I get in the nursery setting interacting with the little ones.

Georgia Spicer

Level 3 - Baby Room supervisor

Hi my name is Georgia, I was volunteering at Care4kids for a year as part of my previous course when I decided I loved working in such a happy and caring environment with lovely children, parents/carers and staff.

 

I started training for the Early Years Educator Level 3 at Care4kids as an apprentice and havent looked back since.

 

Louise Hawkins

Level 3- Early Years Practitioner

I joined Care4kids two years ago, I have two children and my youngest currently attends our setting and enjoys it very much. As a parent I  know how hard it can be to leave our children, however it gives me great pride to say I belong to such a loving caring dedicated team which look after my daughter. I have worked in childcare for about 7 years now and I really enjoy seeing how the children grow, develop and achieve their mile stones each in their own individual ways knowing I always do my best to help them along their journey.

Amber Gilbert

Level 3 - Deputy Manager  After school & Holiday Club  Sendco for Nursery & After school club

I have worked in Childcare for 14 Years and I have always been extremely passionate about my job and making a difference.

 

I like to spend my free time on holidays and travelling, Walking my two dogs and spending time with my family. I am very creative and enjoy DIY projects around my home and up-cycling furniture.

Anna Wade

Apprentice - Level 3

Hiya I'm Anna, I joined care4kids back in November as I have always loved working with children and enjoy watching them thrive in their own individual ways. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs and spending time with my friends. I am currently working towards my level 3 qualification.

Chloe Dowsett

Level 2 Early years Practitioner & After school Play worker

Hi I have recently joined Care4kids Childcare but my daughter Gracie has been attending for the past year and loves  her time at nursery. I have always wanted to work with children. I have a level 2 qualification and will soon be starting my Level 3 with Care4kids Childcare. I have gained lots of experience whilst studying for my level 2 and am looking forward to the new adventure with Care4kids Childcare.   

Tina 

Level 3 - Forest school Leader 

Joanne Etheridge

Nursery Cook

Joanne has recently started as one of the nursery cooks and it already feels like she has been part of our ever growing team forever.Many of our children are at the hatch asking Joanne what lovely meals she is going to cook for them. Joanne cooks along with Michelle Cooks with the children at least once everyweek and help them with there knowledge and understanding of the food we cook and eat.

Michelle Gunner

Nursery cook

I have worked for Care4kids for 4 years. I enjoy working in the kitchen providing the children with healthy nutritious meals. I like cooking with the children helping them develop their cooking skills and learning about the food they eat, as its nice for them to discover new foods and flavours. Its a very rewarding job especially when the children tell me my food is delious and there are lots of empty plates.

Nursery helpers

Care4kids We're here for you:

Tel: Nursery

01233 712712

Nursery Mobile:

07888755103

7.30- 18.00

(Other hours can be arranged)

Tel: Afterschool & Holiday club

01233 714231

08.00-18.00

Club Mobile :

07942297199

 

 

 

 

Care4kids Nursery

The Arthur Baker Playing Fields

The Moat

Charing

TN27 0JJ

 

Care4kids Afterschool and Holiday Club

The Courtyard

Charing Hill, Charing Kent

TN27 0NL

 

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