Emma Serdet Owner / Manager Post Graduate
First Class BA hons in Education Studies and Early Years.
Hi my name is Emma and I am the owner and manager of Oakey Dokey Childcare. I have been a childcare practitioner since 1998 and I am passionate about delivering the best possible childcare for Early Years children. I have two children of my own and believe that all children are unique, precious and above all inspiring. There is not a day that goes by when I still do not learn something new from the children I care for.
Lorraine Baker- Level 3 Nursery Assistant.
I have always wanted to work in childcare. Although it has taken me four years to complete my training it is all worth it now. I have been coming to the nursery for four years as a student. I loved it so much I wanted to come back every year. I am so happy to now be a staff member at the nursery that supported me through everything.
Jenna Keall - Deputy Manager / Baby Room Lead
My name is Jenna, I qualified as a Level 3 Nursery practitioner in 2005. I have a real passion for childcare and the way in which children learn and develop.
Julie Hands-Level 3 Under two's
Hi my name is Julie and I have worked in childcare since 2009. I love coming into work as each day is different and it is so rewarding to see the children develop in their own unique way.
Kate Denton- Level 3 Under two's.
Hi my name is Kate I am Level 3 qualified. I enjoy being a part of helping children develop and learn new skills.
Bethany Elliot- Level 3 Nursery Assistant
I like working in childcare because it is the best feeling when you know you have helped a child develop and have been able to watch a child grow and become their own person.
Bethany Sinclair- Level 3 Baby Room. My name is Bethany and I am level 3 qualified. I love working in childcare because it's a great feeling watching children learn, develop and grow into their own unique characters. Knowing you've helped children and seeing them happy is really rewarding.
Danielle Parry- Level 3 Baby Room Hi my name is Danielle I am level 3 qualified. I enjoy watching the children learn and develop and being part of their experiences.
Donna Rodgers- Level 3 Nursery Assistant
I have worked in childcare for 10 years and I love watching the children develop into strong independent little people. i love being part of their learning journey along the way.
Sammy Blakeston- Level 2 Nursery Assistant Training for Level 3
I have worked and studied in childcare since 2012. i enjoy contributing to the children's independence and development. I have lot's of fun with the children and enjoy creating fun activities.
Mairi Berrick - Level 2 Nursery Assistant Training for Level 3.
My name is Mairi and I have been working in childcare for since 2012. I love seeing children's development and improvements. It makes me feel that as a team we have accomplished something extremely meaningful with all the unique children we look after.
Stacey Fawcett- Level 2 Nursery Assistant. Training for Level 3
Seeing children grow and learn over the years is why I enjoy working in a childcare environment. My family inspired me to go into childcare as I was good with younger family members.
Louise Gillies- Level 3 Nursery Assistant
My name is Louise and i am a level 3 practitioner. I really enjoy working in childcare because I enjoy supporting children in their development and learning. Helping children achieve their goals is one of the best parts of being a practitioner as I can ensure they reach the best outcomes possible. Seeing children smile from encouragement makes me smile.
Sandra Robinson - Level 2 Nursery Assistant.
I enjoy working with the children, It is very rewarding to support and develop the children and watch them grow, from a little seed to a big flower. I also get to become a four year old all over again.
Tracey Neil- Nursery Assistant Level 2 Training for Level 3.
I am so happy to start my childcare career at oakey Dokey, the staff are all very supportive and the set up for children is amazing. Helping care for the children with such a great team really inspires me. I am looking forward to being with the team for many years to come.
Natasha Teeboon- Apprentice Level 3
I chose to work in childcare education as I am passionate about ensuring all children receive; a positive, happy and caring start to their educational journey. Nursery is the perfect setting to achieve this.
Daniel Hardy- Apprentice Level 2
I am excited to be able to start my career within Oakey Dokey. I look forward to progressing, learning and growing within such a great working environment. Witnessing children become their own through the years to come is what inspired me to work in childcare.
Jasmine Williams- Apprentice Level 3
My name is Jasmine and I am currently doing a Level 3 Apprenticeship. I enjoy working with children because we can make a difference and every day is different.
Lauren Elder- Level 3 Nursery Assistant Currently on maternity leave
Hello my name is Lauren I am currently doing a Level 3 childcare course which i will be completing soon. I have always loved children, I am the oldest of 8 grandchildren which meant I looked after most of them. This then followed me into adulthood and I thought why not work with children as a career, rather than a boring 9-5 job. I learn something new everyday and never bored.