Our Team

The staff team at St Gregory’s Child Care Trust work between the Nursery, Pre-School and Kids' Club settings.
A Word

From Denise

Welcome to our website.

I hope you will find everything that you need to know about our setting here. We accommodate children between the ages of 2 and 11 on the Catholic School of St Gregory the Great school site.

Our aim is for each child to have their own unique experience at St. Gregorys Child Care Trust. Here, your child will be challenged and supported in trying new things. They will learn to take risks, have fun and build the confidence to fulfil their full potential. Our experienced staff will keep a careful eye on your child’s development; we will work together to meet their needs and achieve our aim of all children of varying abilities making excellent progress. I am extremely proud of our setting and will be very happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have. I look forward to meeting you and your child.

– Denise

Our Team

Leadership

Leaders within St Gregory’s Childcare Trust play a vital role in ensuring both the parents and the staff in each of their rooms have a point of contact for support or advice. The Room Leaders are responsible for ensuring the high standards of the Trust in their rooms, from the practitioners’ interactions with the children to the cleanliness of the environment. Each Room Leader has been appointed for their leadership and communication skills, their experience and qualifications, and their friendly nature.

Denise Arnold

Denise Arnold

St Gregory’s Childcare Trust Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Claire Plant

Claire Plant

Deputy Manager & Nursery Room Leader for Nursery

Cheryl Groom

Cheryl Groom

Pre-School Room Leader

Danielle Hester

Danielle Hester

Kids' Club Leader

Our Team

Administration

You may not see them very much but our Trust could not run without them. The Trust office is open 9.00am to 1.00pm – Monday to Friday. If you have any correspondence for the Trustees, please pass it to Caroline in the office.

Caroline Forde

Caroline Forde

Administrator

Lisa King

Lisa King

Finance Assistant

Our Team

Room Staff

Our practitioners are the backbone of the Trust. Together with the Room Leaders, they are the ones who get to know the children as individuals, encourage them, play with them and listen to them. Many of our staff work across the different areas of childcare within the Trust, helping transition between settings and getting to know our families really well. All our practitioners are qualified or working towards a childcare qualification. They have been chosen for their understanding of and connection with the children, their enthusiasm for creating and preparing exciting activities for these curious minds, and their ability to work and positively contribute to the team. We are very proud of our Staff Team.

Mary Elizabeth Hunt

Mary Elizabeth Hunt

Pre-School Deputy Room Leader

Catherine Stanton

Catherine Stanton

Pre-School Deputy Room Leader

Helen Morris

Helen Morris

Nursery Deputy Room Leader and SENDCO

Shannen Crossan

Shannen Crossan

Deputy Room Leader

Suzzie Caudle

Suzzie Caudle

Deputy Kids' Club Leader & Childcare Assistant

Chris Easey

Chris Easey

Deputy Kids' Club Leader & Childcare Assistant

Maisie Shell

Maisie Shell

FS Deputy Kids Clubs Leader & Childcare Assistant

Lena Ireland

Lena Ireland

Childcare Assistant

Kelly Spratt

Kelly Spratt

Childcare Assistant

Suzzie Caudle

Suzzie Caudle

Childcare Assistant

Ella Shell

Ella Shell

Childcare Assistant

Ayesha Amer

Ayesha Amer

Childcare Assistant

Hayley Allison

Hayley Allison

Childcare Assistant

Natalie Ward

Natalie Ward

Childcare Assistant

Maureen George

Maureen George

Childcare Assistant

Lauren Shipley

Lauren Shipley

Childcare Assistant

Isobel Clarke-Boyle

Isobel Clarke-Boyle

Childcare Assistant

Claire Hooper

Claire Hooper

Childcare Assistant

Petah Manouchehri

Petah Manouchehri

Childcare Assistant

Noemi

Childcare Assistant

Philly Roberts

Philly Roberts

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Cathy Thorn

Cathy Thorn

Mandarin Teacher

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Location:St James' Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3QG

Telephone:01242 515387

Email: childcare@st-gregorygreat.gloucs.sch.uk

Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am - 1pm

Our Organisation

St. Gregory’s Childcare Trust is a registered charity (nr. 1099491) and is registered with Ofsted (URN: EY267801).

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