Here at The Railway Nursery we are absolutely committed to giving children the very best start. We always have high expectations of children and adults and we have a highly qualified and skilled team who understand how children learn best.
We understand the link between the quality of our provision and its impact on children’s learning and development. Our children are the future of our community and we are privileged to help shape their future.
Meet Our Team
Ceri Milton – Nursery Owner
Ceri has a degree and a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and is a primary school teacher with a passion for sharing best practice and excellence in teaching. She has over 7 years experience in teaching and also enjoyed leading her school in Music and PE. She is a musician and plays the piano and guitar. Ceri has a positive approach and loves teaching as she finds it extremely rewarding and enjoyable. Her and Paul have 2 young sons (Monty and Bertie) Monty now attends school and Bertie in our nursery pre school. Ceri enjoys running, playing the guitar and mountain biking in her spare time.
Paul Milton – Nursery Owner
Paul is a qualified Early Years Teacher, has a Masters degree and a PGCE and worked as a property developer before The Railway Nursery project began. He was involved with the initial renovation project of the nursery building alongside our team of builders and is very proud of how our setting has developed with the pre-school extension now taking place too. Paul is the nursery Business Manager and is also responsible for maintaining the building, resources and gardens. He is willing to turn his hand to all requests! He loves outdoor pursuits, particularly walking up mountains with the family dog, Daisy. He has always enjoyed science and is a Radio 4 fan too!
Vikki Parr – Nursery Manager
Vikki has over 15 years experience in Early Years and is Level 5 qualified, having completed her foundation degree in Early Years Childhood Studies. Vikki is the Nursery Manager, she liaises closely with parents to ensure they feel safe and secure at all times when making the big decision to leave their baby at nursery for the first time. Vikki enjoys meeting new families and showing them around the nursery setting. Vikki also supports staff with their individual training needs, sourcing good quality training for the team to ensure high standards of knowledge and understanding. She enjoys playing basketball, and has played at county level, and has been all over the world pursuing this interest.
Terri Moran – Deputy Manager
Terri is our Pre-School Leader and Deputy Manager. She is BTEC Level 3 qualified and is keen to continue with her qualifications at The Railway Nursery. She has a particular interest in teaching pre-school children, igniting their curiosity and engaging them in their learning. Terri enjoys spending time with the children exploring the outdoors. Terri makes good links with schools during the transition period, inviting teachers into our nursery setting to help the children feel secure when taking on the next step in life at ‘big school’.
Sarah Massey – Nursery Cook
Nina Cassidy – Nursery Nurse
Nina is a highly experienced practitioner with over 8 years experience working in day nurseries. Nina is level 3 qualified and works as a Nursery Nurse in our baby room. Nina and her husband have a little boy and Nina enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys socialising and trips abroad, especially to America, she is a big Disney fan! Nina loves being a Mummy to Finn and also has two cats who are a big part of their family, called Coco-pops and Sky.
Niamh Rogers – Apprentice Nursery Nurse
Niamh has joined The Railway Nursery Team as an Apprentice Nursery Nurse. Niamh has completed her Level 2 childcare qualification is currently studying towards her Level 3 qualification at Cheadle and Marple college. She has a passion for working with children and enjoys seeing children learn and develop. Niamh has experience working in our pre school room and baby room, this has helped her gain practical experience whilst carrying out her studies at college. Niamh works 4 days a week in our baby room and spends 1 day a week studying at college.
Sarah Griffiths – Nursery Nurse
Sarah is a Qualified Early Years Teacher (EYT) and has also completed her Primary Education degree. Sarah works alongside Niamh and Nina in the baby room. At nursery Sarah enjoys getting messy and likes creative activities. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her young nephews and is also an animal lover, she has a pet rabbit called Toby. Sarah is the NDNA Practioner of the Year 2017!
Jeny Escobedo Zago – Nursery Assistant
Jeny is a Nursery Assistant and works part time at the nursery. Jeny is originally from Mexico and has lived in Manchester for 4 years. Jeny has 2 children, Sofia and Daniel. Jeny has lots of experience working with children, you will often hear Jeny singing and dancing with the children which they love! Jeny speaks fluent Spanish and we hope she can teach us some new words. Jeny works alongside Debi and Tasha in our Toddler room.
Mary Parr – Relief Nursery Assistant
Mary is one of our relief staff members, she helps to cover staff holidays and staff training days. Mary has a wealth of experience looking after children, especially as she has 4 grown up children of her own, 7 nephews and 6 nieces. Mary is a qualified psychiatric nurse, but no longer practises since becoming a mother. Mary also has 2 granddaughters and a grandson who she loves spending time with. And if you haven’t guessed already, Mary is Vikki’s mum!
Julie Smith – Nursery Nurse
Julie is a friendly and very experienced member of our team. Throughout her career Julie has gained experience of working with children of all ages in both a nursery and school environment. Julie works in our pre school room on a Wednesday and Thursday, she loves creative activities and often researches new exciting ideas she can share with the children. Julie has 3 children who keep her busy at home and in her spare time she enjoys walking her dog, swimming and going to the cinema.
Debi McLean – Nursery Nurse
Debi has a BTEC Level 3 qualification and has worked with children for many years. Debi is very creative and enjoys all kinds of messy play with the children. In her spare time Debi enjoys a range of craft projects for friends and family and love to spend time with her nieces. Debi works in our busy Toddler room alongside Tasha and Jeny.
Georgia Pennells – Nursery Assistant
Georgia has worked with young children for several years and has experience in childminding and working in primary schools. She is a talented dancer and musician and has been responsible for large scale dance and music programs in school. Georgia enjoys creative activities with the children and they love her singing and dance sessions too! Georgia works full time in our pre school room, she has key person responsibility AND she is working towards her Level 3 NVQ in Early Years.
Tasha Peacock – Nursery Nurse
Tasha has over 6 years of Early Years experience and is Level 3 Qualified. She loves getting messy with the children and organising trips for the children to the local parks and shops. Tasha works full time in our Toddler room alongside Debi and Jeny. Tasha enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephew in her spare time, she also loves tapas food and enjoys finding new restaurants to visit!
Victoria Maddock – Nursery Assistant
Victoria is full of fun and always has exciting activities planned for the children from the moment they walk into nursery. Victoria works in our busy toddler room and enjoys the fast pace of the days in there! In her spare time Victoria is kept very busy with her lovely little boy who is soon to be starting ‘big school!’
Charlotte Smith – Relief Nursery Nurse
Charlotte is one of our relief staff members, she helps to cover staff holidays and staff training days. Charlotte is level 3 qualified and has been working in childcare since 2014. Charlotte is working towards her BA Honours in Education Studies. In her spare time Charlotte likes to dance, and she has been in performances to raise money for different charities.