Rosina is a founding member of staff and has been a rock to the many families who have passed through the nursery. She is also a highly experienced team leader and is adept at recognising talents and strengths in her staff. This has resulted in almost no turnover of staff which to you means consistent care for your little ones.

We have a team of 21 experienced staff dedicated to creating a loving home from home atmosphere. We place a great deal of emphasis on staff qualifications and skills and we support all our staff through on the job training. 20 of our staff are qualified to at least Level 3 including all the room leaders.

We believe that well trained staff are happy and motivated and this is reflected in the quality of care we provide. All our staff are qualified first aiders, all have Level 2 food safety in catering and fully trained in Safeguarding and Protecting Children.


We are pleased to introduce you to a number of the Rocking Horse Nursery team


Rosina – Manager

Rosina is a founding member of the nursery team with nearly 22 years service.

“I enjoy watching our babies grow into independent little ones who are ready to go onto the next stage of their life’s and to know that the Nursery has played a huge part in this”

Misti Room

Birth to 12 months, a maximum of nine babies.


Jane – Assistant Manager and Senior Nursery Nurse

Jane has been at the Nursery for 20 years“I love it at the Rocking Horse Nursery because working and caring for babies, children and their families is immensely rewarding. I have a passion for providing high quality childcare and at the Nursery this is made possible by the enthusiastic team of staff I have the pleasure to work with.”


Becks Nursery Nurse

Becks has worked at the Nursery for 20 years. She is a key member of the Misti Room team where she has worked for five years.


Martika – Early language Lead Practitioner

Martika has 5 years experience working at the Nursery

She currently works in Misti but also supports the rest of the staff in identifying any language needs in the babies and children.

Martika is in her final year at University having gained her Early Years Foundation Degree she is working towards her Teachers qualification

Rainbow Quest

12 to 18 months, a maximum of nine babies.


Emma – Team Leader

Emma has been at the Nursery for 18 years.“I like being part of a team, it is a friendly and caring environment.

I enjoy watching the children develop. My daughter came here as a baby and loved it, she now comes back every day for after-school club, it has been like a second home to her”

Rebecca Rebecca – Nursery Nurse

Rebecca has been at the nursery for six years.

Jen Jenny – Nursery Nurse

Jenny has worked at the nursery for five years

Desert Orchid

Two year olds, a maximum of 20 children


Kim Team Leader

Kim has worked at the nursery for 13 years.“I love working at the RHN, it’s a fun and caring atmosphere for both children and staff”

Mill Reef

Three year olds, a maximum of 24 children


Janet – Senior Nursery Nurse

Janet has been with the nursery for 19 years.“After 19 years I am still amused by what children say and do. I enjoy watching them develop into their own little characters”


Natalie – Nursery Nurse

Natalie has three years experience at the Nursery


Emma Nursery Nurse

Emma has been with the nursery for five years.

Suny Bay

Three and a half years to school, a maximum of 24 children


Julie – Team Leader

Julie has been at the Nursery for 10 years.“I have been part of the nursery team for 10 years. I come to work to do what I love – help little people to grow.”


Gemma Nursery Nurse

Gemma has been at the Nursery six years.“Working with the children is challenging but rewarding, no two days are ever the same.

The staff are like one big happy family and there is a strong bond of friendship throughout the setting”


Mill – Nursery Nurse

Mill has been at the Nursery four years. Mill works with the pre-school children.


Nicki – Nursery Nurse

Nicki has been at the Nursery two years.“I enjoy working with a great group of friends and although caring for children can be a challenge, seeing children laugh, learn and have fun is the best reward.


Shane – Nursery Nurse

Shane has been at the nursery off and on for 10 years and can be based in any room.


Sheila – After-School Leader

Sheila is a fully qualified teacher and has been at the nursery 17 years, she previously ran the Suny Bay Room.

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