Dawn Mitchell – Director/Manager & Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Dawn is level 5 qualified in early year’s development. Previously Dawn has worked in various childcare settings including a room leader and SENCO role at an outstanding nursery. Dawn is currently the nursery’s safeguarding coordinator which she has found extremely fulfilling. In her spare time Dawn enjoys spending time with her little boy, family & friends.
Mark Evans – Director
Mark has a BTEC Nation Diploma in Business, he has worked alongside Dawn and Russell to make sure we are a successfully run business to allow Dawn the time to work with the other Nursery Practitioners in making our setting the best child care available. Mark enjoys playing football at weekends alongside other sports through the week.
Russell O’ Connell – Director
Russell has always enjoyed being around children and they absolutely love him! Russell has really enjoyed developing the setting into what it is today. He enjoys extreme sports and sky diving and is also a partner for a successful building company.
Lauren Barnes – Nursery Manager & Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) – currently on maternity leave
Lauren is an Early Years Teacher (level 6 qualified). Lauren has been with us since the start and has enjoyed watching our family grow. Lauren has worked in an outstanding nursery previous to starting here at Dawny’s. Lauren is has undertaken safeguarding courses to work alongside Dawn as a safeguarding coordinator. Lauren loves spending time with her horse Annie.
Carly Summers – Nursery Manager & Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Carly has worked in previous nursery setting so brings lots of experience with her. She started as a nursery practitioner within Dawny’s and progressed to nursery manager. When Carly isn’t working she has a passion for photography and spending time with family, friends and her little dog, Ronnie.
Joanne Owen – Part Time Office Manager
Jo is here to support everyone. Jo is responsible for any administration at the setting and is always a first port of call for any information you may require. Jo has previously worked in an outstanding nursery for 5 years so has ample experience in this field. Jo works three days a week (Monday to Wednesday). Jo enjoys spending time with her family, friends and looking after her guinea pig and rabbit. Jo has a level 3 qualification in Business and Administration and Management and Leadership.
Natalie O’Connell – Part Time Office Manager
Like Jo Natalie is here to support everyone and is also responsible for the accounts administration. Natalie works 2 and half days a week (Wednesday morning, Thursdays and Fridays). In her spare time Natalie loves spending time with her three children.