Manager: Ruth Callan

Ruth supports and leads our current Early Years team, in delivering the high quality and flexible Early Learning and Childcare experience that occurs at Ferryfield Nursery & Playgroup. Ruth also works very closely with the Management Committee in the governance of the Nursery.

Ruth joined our team in 2022 and has a BA in childhood practice. Ruth comes to us with over 25 years of experience working within the childcare sector. Ruth leads the team of 2 qualified and experienced Early Years Officers and an Early Years Practitioner.

Early Years Officer: Mandy Nicol

Mandy joined our team in 2009, before this she worked at Kettle Playgroup.  She holds a SNNB and a HNC in Social Care, First Aid and Child Protection, amongst others. Mandy holds a qualification in Autistic Spectrum and has spent time at John Radcliffe school gaining experience working with children that have additional   needs.

Early Years Officer: Belinda Greenhill

Belinda joined the team in 2011. Whilst with us she has completed her SVQ 3 in Childcare and has completed  many training courses over the years and holds qualifications in Food Hygiene, Child  Protection and First Aid; amongst many others.

Early Years Practitioner: Lee Ritchie

Lee joined the team in August 2022 with a wealth of knowledge within the ASN sector of early years. Lee is currently undertaking training to gain an SVQ III in Childcare.