Nursery Staff

CAROLINE BURNS


I have cared for children for over 20 years. I firstly worked as a nanny/childminder. I gained my NNEB Nursery Nurse Diploma in 2001.

In 2009, I returned to education to study to gain a degree in Early Childhood Studies. I qualified with a BA Honours Degree (1st Class) in 2011.  I have also successfully completed a course in Paediatric First Aid.

I worked for several years for Action for Children Charity and the NHS. Alongside working in the Pagoda I am currently a volunteer mentor with Action for Children working with children who have additional emotional or behavioural needs.

I am passionate about caring for children and particularly interested in enabling children to develop their well being and self esteem which I believe to be the foundation for all areas of learning and development.



EWA GLADYSZ

I am qualified with a Polish degree in Early Education and Pre shool and English Level2 diploma in Childcare and Education. 

During my Level 2 training I worked in a variety of settings where I gained knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage.  I have also successfully completed a course in Paediatric First Aid.

I am in the unique position of being able to combine my experience in 2 countries to enhance my practice

I have worked in nurseries and Merseyside Polonia, Polish Community organisation, as a Family Support Worker. I still volunteer for this centre.

I speak Polish and English

I think working with children is an incredible experience of being part of assisting them to grow, develop and learn new skills.



YAN MING GUAN 

I qualified with both CACHE Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. During my training I have worked for a variety of settings where I gained valuable experience. 

I enjoy working with children as it is a job which is constantly changing, different every day and seeing the children grow and develop is an amazing feeling. 

I completed a Fine Art course and enjoy encouraging the children to develop their creativity, imagination and individuality.  I have also successfully completed a course in Paediatric First Aid.
I speak three languages: English, Cantonese and Mandarin.