Staff Qualifications & Training

We’re very proud that the entire Tree House team is very well qualified and have been with Tree House for many years. Over 150 years in total actually !!!

Staff Qualifications and Training * Joined Tree House

Claire Sharp – Nursery Nurse *2011

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education
Food Hygiene Certificate
First aid (2008)
Level 1 STC (Somerset Total Communication)
Safe Guarding
Treasure basket training
Making it with clay workshop
Revised EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) training

Chloe Knapp – Deputy Manager *2000

BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts
BA (hon) Dance Theatre
CACHE level 3 in Childcare
“Oh no not planning” training
Level 1 STC (Somerset Total Communication)
Letters and Sounds training
Safeguarding Training
Early Years Action Plus Funding
EYP (EarlyYears Professional status)
Promoting Positive Behaviour
SENCO ( Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) training
First Aid (2012)
Speech Sounds, Speech and Language training
Revised EYFS Early Years Foundation Stage) training

Amy Jordan – Little-End Team Leader *2006

Diploma in Childcare and Education level 2
Diploma in Childcare and Education level 3
First Aid (2009)
Food Hygiene
Revised EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) training

Sam Sharp – Senior Nursery Nurse*2004

CACHE level 3 diploma in children’s care and education
First Aid (2009)
STC ( Somerset Total Communication)
Listening Strategy training

Karen Tyson – Nursery Nurse *2011

BSC hons- Initial Teacher Education
First aid (2009)
Calling new SENCOS (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) training
Safeguarding and Child Protection
STC (Somerset Total Communication) level 1
Essential Communication Training
Developing Happy, Confident Children training
Revised EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) training

Trudy Croker – Deputy Manager *1991

BTEC first certificate in caring studies
City and Guilds in Practical Caring Skills-2
First aid (2012)
Introduction to BSL (British Sign Language)
Protecting Children From Abuse training
Helping children grow up well training
Nurturing the young mathematician training
ICT in the foundation stage training
STC (Somerset Total Communication) level 1
CACHE level 3 in children’s care and education
Parents as Partners training
Safeguarding
Supporting Young Children Through Conflict training
Food links to fun for under fives
Activities for young people training
Introduction to Forest School training
Revised EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) training

Amy Goodman – Nursery Nurse – *2014

BTEC diploma in early years
basic child protection

Amy Phillips-Baskett – Senior Nursery Nurse *1998

STC ( Somerset Total Communication)
First aid (2009)
Calling all SENCO’s ( Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator)
Sing up! training
Story telling training
NVQ level 2 in Childcare and Education
NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Education
CACHE level 4 Managing Quality Standards in children’s service
NVQ level 4 in Childcare and Education
Revised EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) training

Kat Johnson-Williams – Senior Nursery Nurse *2005

NVQ level 2 in children’s Care, Learning and Development
NVQ level 3 in children’s Care, Learning and Development
NVQ lever 4 in Nursery Management and Leadership
BTEC in Nursery and Business Management
STC (Somerset Total Communication) level 1
Food Hygiene Certificate
First Aid (2009)
Planning, Observation and Assessment training
Supporting EAL Provision in Early Years Settings training
Supporting EAL Provision in Pre-Schools
Racism Matters training
Employment Rights and Responsibilities training
Health and Safety training
Revised EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage ) training
Letters and Sounds training

Zoe Matton – Nursery Manager *2004

CACHE level 3 Certificate in work with children
STC (Somerset Total Communication) level 1
First Aid (2010)
Risky Play training
Employment Law training
Child Protection training
Calling New SENCO’s training
Are you ready for OFSTED training
Policies and Procedures training
Introduction to BSL (British Sign Language)
Advanced Pre-School Practice training
Protecting Children from Abuse training
Revised EYFS (Early Years Foundation stage)

Shirley Gunning – Chef *1991
Level 2 award Food Safety and Catering

Hayley Cousins – Deputy Chef *2008
Level 2 award Food Hygiene

Jo D’Amore – Nursery Nurse/Catering Assistant *2003
NNEB – Childcare
Level 2 award in Food Safety and Catering

All members of staff have GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Maths