Lisa Callan – Lead Practitioner at The Pond
Lisa has a wealth of experience working with young children. She began her work in Early Years as a childminder and after six years decided to move into private nursery education where she had the role of Deputy Manager.
Lisa has led The Pond since it opened in September 2016 and is an extremely dedicated, warm and knowledgeable practitioner. She has really driven The Pond forward and continues to strive for excellence.
Patricia Gabriel – Nursery Nurse
Patricia has worked in the Early Years for 8 years. She began her career at a Montessori nursery, then onto a private day nursery before working in Nursery and Reception at Laurel Lane Primary School.
Patricia has a great knowledge of child development and, from her many years in a school setting, understands how to best prepare children for nursery and reception. We are lucky to have her working here with us.
Catia Teixeira – Learning Support Assistant
Catia began her career in her home country of Portugal where she trained at a private nursery. Since moving to the UK she continued to work in day nurseries, became a childminder, then moved to Laurel Lane Primary School where she worked in nursery and reception.
Catia has a great deal of expertise and experience working with children with behavioural difficulties. Her knowledge is very much appreciated by the team.
Nikki Cole – Early Years Strategic Lead
Nikki brings a depth of experience in Early Years Education (0 – 5 year olds, in case you don’t know all the education acronyms)
Nikki first joined Frays Academy in 2006 as a class teacher and has worked for the Trust in various roles, including Early Years Leader, Inclusion Manager and now the Early Years Strategic Lead for Frays Academy.
Nikki’s experience means that she is excited and eager to ensure an exceptional learning environment for 2 years olds.