Our Team

We are there for your child and you
  • In order for us to support your child's development in the best possible way, we employ people with different educational training backgrounds.

  • Our work has one clear focus: your child’s individual needs.  Our team members attend regular further training courses, which enable them to bring new ideas and proposals to their daily work – ideas that will also benefit your child!

    • Ellie Green

      Ellie Green

      My name is Ellie Green and i have been qualified since 2000 within childcare. I achieved my foundation degree in 2013 which allowed me to extend my knowledge further. I have 3 children aged 18, 12 and 8 and i love nothing more than spending time with my family. I love being a part of helping children reaching their own potential and watching them develop!

    • Clare Williams
      Owner of Bottesford Bunnies

      Clare Williams

      Owner of Bottesford Bunnies

      Hi, I am Clare – I have been associated with Pre School since 2001, when my eldest daughter started and I became treasurer of the committee. I have owned Bunnies jointly since 2010 and solely since April 2013. I am very much a hands on owner, working at Bunnies every day, ensuring that children are given the best possible care and education.

      Personal Info:
      • Position:
        Owner
      • Qualifications:
        NVQ level 3 leadership and management
      • First Aid:
        Paediatric First Aider
      • Food Safety:
        Level 2

       

    • Jayne Hutton
      Manager/Early Years Teacher

      Jayne Hutton

      Manager/Early Years Teacher

      My name is Jayne, I have been with Bunnies since June 2012, previous to this I was Manager of a pre-school in a small village. I came to work for Bunnies, for a number of reasons. Firstly, I wanted to work in a much larger pre school with children of different ages and stages of development, so I could use the knowledge I had gained from completing my degree and Early Years Teacher Status. Secondly, and more importantly, I am passionate about working with children in the Early Years and as such, I strive to give each child, the best start in life and to help them reach their full potential.

      On a lighter note, I love to sing and I sing all the time at Pre School with the children, as I believe music and song support children’s early language and communication development.

      Personal Info:
      • Position:
        Manager/Early Years Teacher
      • Qualifications:
        Safeguarding Children & SENCO Co-ordinator
        BA(Hons) Applied Studdies (Early Childhood) Level 6
        CACHE Level 3 in Early Years Foundation Stage Practice
      • First Aid:
        Paediatric First Aider
      • Food Safety:
        Level 2
    • Angela Digby
      Deputy Manager/SENCO

      Angela Digby

      Deputy Manager/SENCO

      My name is Angela and i have worked at Bottesford Bunnies since February 2015. Before this, I was a childminder caring for children from 4 months to 12 years. I also ran Childminder stay and play sessions for the local authority . Both of my daughters attended Bottesford Bunnies and really enjoyed their time here.

      Working with children means that every day is different and you never quite know what’s coming next. I enjoy working with the little individual characters and love the amazing things that the children come out with. I have recently achieved the Early Years Educator qualification.

      Personal Info:
      • Position:
        Deputy Manager/SENCO
      • Qualifications:
        NVQ level 3 Children & young people in the workforce
      • First Aid:
        Paediatric First Aider
      • Food Safety:
        Level 2
    • Julia MacDonald
      Early Years Practitioner

      Julia MacDonald

      Early Years Practitioner

      Hi, I’m Julia and have been with Bunnies for over 8 years. I am level 3 qualified and am joint Health & Safety co-ordinator with Clare the owner. Whilst it is vital for the children to manage their own risks, safety is paramount.  I never cease to be amazed at the transformation to the strong independent learners our young ones become as they become ready for their journey into full time education.  I love to take a “can’t” and see  a face light up when it becomes an “I can”!!!

      Many of my skills are from the grand old ‘school of life’ and having 4 children of my own, I can appreciate individuality, and each time around have shared our parents worries that each of their own child’s needs will be met by our caring friendly team (one of whom has been here forever.! )
      Personal Info:
      • Position:
        Early Years Practitioner
      • Qualifications:
        DPP Level 3 in Childcare
      • First Aid:
        Paediatric First Aider
      • Food Safety:
        Level 2
    • Shannon Toyne
      Early Years Practitioner

      Shannon Toyne

      Early Years Practitioner

      Hi, I’m Shannon, I became part of the Bottesford Bunnies family in 2014, when they took me on as their first apprentice. I achieved my Childcare level 2 in May 2015 and more recently achieved my level 3. I get along with children so well because I’m really just a big kid and enjoy getting engaged in their activities with them. Not many people can say they love their job but I certainly can!

      Personal Info:
      • Position:
        Early Years Practitioner
      • Qualifications:
        NVQ Level 3
        Children & Young people in the workforce
      • First Aid:
        Paediatric First Aider
      • Food Safety:
        Level 2
    • Helen Othen
      Early Years Practitioner

      Helen Othen

      Early Years Practitioner

      My name is Helen, i have been working at Bottesford Bunnies since October 2016. At the moment i split my time between helping in the office and working with the children. I am a mother to twin girls who attended Bunnies and i love seeing the children learn and develop as they get ready for school.

      Personal Info:
      • Position:
        Early Years Practitioner
      • First Aid:
        Paediatric First Aider
    • Laura Morfitt
      Early Years Practitioner

      Laura Morfitt

      Early Years Practitioner

      I have worked with children since i left college in 2010. I have a little girl who has just turned1. Since becoming a mummy, i have a greater understanding of how privileged we are to care for other peoples children.

      Personal Info:
      • Position:
        Early Years Practitioner
      • Qualifications:
        level 3 Cache Childcare & Education
      • First Aid:
        Paediatric First Aider
      • Food Safety:
        Level 2
    • Dave Williams
      Site Manager

      Dave Williams

      Site Manager

      Hi I’m Dave, I have been involved with Pre-School for over 7 years, first as Chair of the committee and then as site manager. I enjoy working with the children and a great team!