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 and Forest School Teacher
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 10 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 and Bertie now attend school in Bramhall. Ceri enjoys running, playing the guitar and mountain biking in her spare time. Ceri has completed her Forest school teacher training in Spring 2020 and is our Forest School Lead at nursery.
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 complete 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 in the Lake District with his 2 sons Monty and Bertie. He has always enjoyed science and is a Radio 4 fan too!
Rebecca Culley – Nursery Manager (photo pending)
Rebecca has joined our team November 2020 as our Nursery Manager. Rebecca has many years experience working in Early Years settings and has previously been an area manager for a small chain of nurseries. Rebecca has a Diploma in Higher Education and attained her Early Years Professional Status (EYP) in 2013. Rebecca is keen to support staff development and help them to become confident practitioners. Rebecca likes greeting new families to show them around the nursery. In her spare time Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family, she has 4 nieces and 3 nephews that keep her busy! Rebecca loves movies and is a big Denzel Washington fan.
Terri Moran – Deputy Manager and Pre School Room Leader
Terri has also been working as part of the railway family since we opened in 2015. Terri is our Pre-School Leader and Deputy Manager. Terri is BTEC Level 3 qualified and has over 7 years experience working with children in early years settings. Terri 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 and makes great use of our outdoor space. Terri makes good links with schools during the transition period, inviting teachers into our nursery setting to help the children and their families feel secure when taking on the next step in life at ‘big school’.
Tasha Peacock – 3rd in charge
Tasha joined our team in February 2017 and has had experience working in our toddler and baby room. Tasha has over 8 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 baby room, 4 longs days – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Tasha enjoys meeting new families and making them feel welcome into the nursery and has great relationships with the children and their families. 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!
Sarah Massey – Nursery Cook
Nina Cassidy – Nursery Nurse
Nina is a highly experienced practitioner with over 8 years experience working in early years settings, she joined our team the first year we were open and has supported many children and families settling into nursery life. Nina is level 3 qualified and works as a Nursery Nurse in our toddler room, she loves planning exciting activities for the children to explore – especially when it gets closer to Christmas! 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. Nina works 2 days a week – Wednesday and Friday.
Niamh Rogers – Nursery Nurse
Niamh joined The Railway Nursery Team in the summer of 2015, as our Apprentice Nursery Nurse. Niamh has completed her Level 2 childcare qualification and more recently 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 all of our rooms at The Railway Nursery, this has helped her gain practical experience whilst carrying out her studies at college. Niamh works 4 days a week in our toddler room.
Julie Smith – Nursery Nurse
Julie is a friendly and very experienced member of our team, she joined our team in November 2016 to support as a relief member of staff. Julie now 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. Throughout her career Julie has gained experience of working with children of all ages in both a nursery and school environment. 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 joined our growing team in June 2016. Debi is very creative and enjoys all kinds of messy play with the children, you will often find Debi covered in craft materials! 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 full time, she loves helping children explore new experiences. Debi is keen to develop her knowledge and has attended a variety of training courses, and in 2020 has started to learn how to crochet. In her spare time Debi likes to visit her family and spend time with her nieces.
Georgia Pennells – Nursery Nurse
Georgia has worked with young children for several years and has experience in childminding and working in primary schools. Georgia joined our team in the summer of 2017 as we were having an extension built, she supported all rooms during this busy period and we loved her so much we kept her! Georgia works Monday in our pre school room and has key person responsibility. Georgia completed her Level 3 NVQ in Childcare to become a Qualified Nursery Nurse in 2019. Georgia 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!
Olivia Dunham – Nursery Assistant
Olivia started working at the nursery in January 2019, and works full time hours. Olivia is working towards her Level 3 Childcare qualification, studying with Cheadle and Marple college, she is looking forward to learning more about children and their development. Olivia works in our pre school room 5 days a week, she has a great imagination and enjoys creating fun and exciting activities for the children. In her spare time Olivia enjoys reading and taking her dogs for walks.
Marta Skoczek – Nursery Nurse
Marta started work at our nursery in January 2019, she works full time in our pre school room. Marta originally comes from Poland and has been living in the UK for a number of years. Marta has 10 years of experience working in different nurseries. She really enjoys messy play and exploring sensory activities with the children. Marta was leading a sensory group in her spare time, she organised children’s parties. Marta lives with her 2 young children and German Shepard and she dreams about some quiet time, they keep her very busy! Working with children is Marta’s life, love and passion.
Megan Jones – Nursery Nurse
Megan joined our Railway family in February 2020 and works alongside Tasha in our baby room, working part time. Megan is a qualified nursery nurse and has 3 years experience working in childcare settings, she especially likes to care for the younger babies and toddlers. Megan has a little boy aged 1 years and loves being a Mummy, she enjoys baby classes with her little boy where she can get ideas to share at nursery. Megan is currently on maternity leave until Spring 2021.
Emily Whitewood – Nursery Assistant
Emily joined our team in October 2019 as a Nursery Assistant, Emily works 3 days a week – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Emily works alongside all staff members in all rooms, since coming back to nursery after COVID-19, Emily has been working alongside Tasha in the baby room and is enjoying learning about the individual routines and how she can support the babies. In her spare time Emily likes to play music, she has performed at a number of weddings with her partner. Emily can play the piano and guitar and we look forward to her sharing her musical talents with the children!
Natalie Kinsey – Nursery Nurse
Natalie has joined our team in August 2020 and works 3 days a week in our baby room – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Natalie qualified in 2018 and has 3 years experience of working with babies in an early years setting. Natalie loves creating new and exciting activities for the babies to explore. In her spare time Natalie likes to look after her nieces and nephews and also likes to take her dog for long walks.
Matty Allan – Nursery Nurse
Matty joined the team in September 2020. Matty has a degree in Early Years Childhood Studies and is keen to further his experience within a nursery setting. Matty has completed work experience in nurseries and schools and has a positive attitude to learning and implementing what he has learnt with the children. Matty will be working in our toddler room and is looking forward to meeting everybody and getting to know the ways of our nursery life.
Our Amazing Relief Team
The Railway Nursery have their own bank of staff to call upon to help cover staff holidays, staff training and sometimes at short notice staff sickness. The relief team support all rooms here at nursery and have built a good relationship with all of the staff. They have worked with the team to get to know the children and the different routines in each room.
Vikki Parr – Relief Nursery Nurse
Vikki has been working as part of the railway family since we opened in 2015. Vikki has over 17 years experience in Early Years and is Level 5 qualified, having completed her foundation degree in Early Years Childhood Studies at Stockport College. Vikki was the Nursery Manager April 2017 until October 2020, she liaised 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 answering any questions they may have. Vikki took a step back as manager to become a Foster Carer, but she remains on our bank staff team and is happy to come and help out to cover staff holidays and training days.She enjoys playing basketball, and has played at county level, and has been all over the world pursuing this interest.
Alessandra Luperto – Relief Nursery Assistant
Alessandra started work at our nursery March 2019 as part of our relief team. Alessandra helps to cover staff holidays, training days and sometimes over lunch time as an extra pair of hands. Alessandra also works in a cafe in Bramhall, so this keeps her very busy! Alessandra is originally from Italy, she visits her home frequently to see her family. Alessandra is a proud Auntie to a niece and nephew.
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, 10 nephews and 6 nieces. Mary is a qualified psychiatric nurse, but no longer practises since becoming a mother. Mary also has 3 granddaughters and a grandson who she loves spending time with. And if you haven’t guessed already, Mary is Vikki’s mum!
Leila Beaumont – Relief Nursery Assistant
Leila joined our team in July 2020 as part of our relief team. Leila has previously had experience working in primary school settings as well as Early Years settings. Leila enjoys learning new things and often researches training that she can complete at home. Leila describes herself as patient and approachable, she loves to make relationships with the children and their families. Leila has 2 young sons and enjoys spending time with her family.
Charlotte Smith – Relief Nursery Nurse
Charlotte used to be one of our relief staff members and joined the teaming March 2016, she helped to cover staff holidays and staff training days. Since completing her university studies Charlotte became a full time member of our staff team, working in our toddler room. Charlotte has no joint the relief team again as she starts her studies to complete a PGCE beginning in September 2020. Charlotte is level 3 qualified and has been working with children in early years since 2014. Charlotte completed her BA Honours in Education Studies in 2018, she was very proud to achieve a 2:1. In her spare time Charlotte likes to dance, and she has been in performances to raise money for different charities.
Emilie Smith – Relief Nursery Assistant
Emilie joined our team in July 2020 as part of the relief team and is looking forward to getting to know our team, the children and their families. Emilie is a 2nd year student studying Speech and Language, going into her 3rd year in September 2020. Emilie has enjoyed placements with a range of age groups of children and also has experience teaching children gymnastics as she is a senior coach at a local gymnastics club. Emilie will support all rooms in her role as Relief Nursery Assistant.
Sue Lindsay – Relief Nursery Assistant
Sue joined our team mid August 2020. Sue has a wealth of experience working with others, supporting children of all ages, including college aged. Sue has recently moved back to the UK from Dubai. Sue worked in a nursery in Dubai with children in early years and loved her time there and wanted to recreate that experience in England. Sue looks forward to supporting the children and creating a fun atmosphere for the children to learn and explore.