Nikki Hewson, Business Manager
Batchelor of Science with Second Class Honours in Diagnostic Radiography (1994)
CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (2017)
Paediatric First Aid (2019)
From 1994 – 2011, I worked as a Radiographer, starting as a Junior Radiographer working my way up to Superintendent Radiographer in charge of a team of 60 Radiographers.
After my 2 boys were born in 2010 and 2012, I decided that I wanted to be a stay at home mum.
I have been working at Chestnuts Nursery and Pre-school as the Business Manager since 2016. After working at Chestnuts Nursery and Pre-school for 2 years, I decided I wanted to pursue a career in childcare and qualified as a Level 3 Early Years Practitioner in 2017.
Both my boys went to Chestnuts Nursery and Pre-school.
Gwen Clelland, Chestnuts TW2 Manager
Early Years Practitioner level 4
Paediatric First Aid Qualification
Mum of 3 children: 2 boys and 1 girl
34 years experience of working with children in nurseries, creches, Children's Centres and the home environment.
I was a nursery nurse for 24 years then gained my level 4 early years diploma 10 years ago .
Ania Tilbury, Chestnuts Corner Nursery Manager
I have a degree in Economics and have completed my NVQ3. However, my
passion will always remain in childcare.
I have been in childcare since 1995, when I started to volunteer in local
nurseries as a student, whilst working across settings and with local families.
During this time Iʼve also completed courses in safeguarding, first aid, food
hygiene, behaviour management and paediatric first aid.
Iʼm also a mother and understand the importance of a great start in the
educational life of a child.
Mina Safi, Chestnuts Corner Nursery Manager
- Early Years Practitioner level 3, working on my level 4.
- Paediatric First Aid Qualification
- Safeguarding Qualification
- SENCO Qualification
- Health and Safety Qualification
- Languages spoken: English, Pashto, Dari and Urdu
Mum of 5 children ages of 22 to 11, including twins.
I started working at the Chestnuts Nursery as an Early Years Practitioner in 2014. During the past seven years at Chestnuts, I have been working in all three branches and have experience working with children of different ages. I have had a variety of reponsibilies including the Preschool TW2 Deputy Manager.