Our Staff

  • Meet Our Management and Senior Staff Teams

    All our practitioners are fully qualified and experienced in Early Years care and education
  • Marigold is proud to be a graduate-led setting, and all our management and senior childcare practitioners are qualified to at least NVQ Level 3 or equivalent.

  • We encourage our staff to aim higher and we fully support their ongoing training and development. Many of our staff have gained higher level qualifications since joining Marigold – we currently have four graduates! Our staff qualifications greatly exceed Ofsted’s requirements.

    • Tina Muscatelli
      Owner and Director

      I opened Marigold Day Nursery in 1997 along with two other family members. Working with young children has been such an amazing journey and I am very proud of Marigold and the wonderful care that we give.


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    • Vicki Dickinson
      Head of Nursery

      Since I joined the Marigold team in 1998 I have seen the nursery go from strength to strength, and I love the homely environment we have created for the children.


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    • Angela Langley
      Nursery Manager

      Hello my name is Anji. I have worked at Marigold since 2006 and I have been lucky enough to work with every age group in the nursery. I started out covering Maternity Leave and never left!


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    • Emma-Jane Gregson
      Deputy Nursery Manager

      Hello my name is Emma-Jane and I’ve worked at Marigold since 2007 mainly with the toddler and babies, however I do assist with the other age groups when needed.


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    • Debbie Candeland
      Joint Lead Practitioner in Daisy & Buttercup (Baby and Toddler) Room

      My name is Debbie Candeland and I have worked with the babies and toddlers at Marigold since 2009. Over the past few years I have been Lead Practitioner of the Baby Room which I’ve really enjoyed. More recently my role has extended and I will be overseeing both Baby and Toddler Rooms to help support Miss Emma-Jane.


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    • Helen Davies
      Joint Lead Practitioner in Daisy (Baby) Room

      Hello my name is Helen Davies. I have been at Marigold since 2006 and have had the opportunity to work in all of the nursery rooms, with Lead roles in both the Pre-school, Tweenie Room and most recently as a job share in the Baby Room.

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    • Joanne Gaskell
      Lead Practitioner in Bluebell (Toddler) Room

      Hi my name is Joanne Gaskell, known to the children and most of the staff as Miss Jo-Jo! I have been at Marigold since 2003 and have had the opportunity to work with all the age groups at the setting.


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    • Jade Iveson
      Lead Practitioner in Marigold (pre-school) Room

      Hi my name is Jade Iveson. I began working at Marigold in 2008 as an apprentice before becoming a more permanent fixture at the beginning of the following year.


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  • Questions and Answers
    Do your fees include meals?

    Yes, our fees are fully inclusive of meal costs. All our meals are freshly prepared in our nursery kitchen using quality ingredients including fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables from our own allotments.

    What do I need to bring to nursery?

    All you need to bring are some spare clothes (the children can get messy when they are having fun!), plus a supply of nappies if needed.

    Can I come and look around?

    We’re more than happy to show you around Marigold and answer your questions. We have an Open Door policy so you can come at any time, or you can ring us on 342 7709 to make a convenient appointment.

    How do I book a place for my child?

    It’s easy! We just need a Registration Form and a deposit and registration fee to secure your child’s place. The deposit is fully refundable when you child leaves nursery.

  • Minimum Staff to Child Ratios
    • Daisy Room (0 to 12 months) 1 adult to 3 Babies
    • Buttercup Room (12 to 24 months) 1 adult to 3 Toddlers
    • Bluebell Room (24 to 36 months) 1 adult to 4 Tweenies
    • Marigold Room (3 to 5 years) 1 adult to 8 Pre-schoolers
  • Why Choose Marigold?

    Not all nurseries are the same - here are some of the things that we think makes us special.......
    • We Care

      The wellbeing of the children is always at the heart of everything we do.

    • We Respect

      We treat every child as a unique individual and respect their needs.

    • We Nurture

      We have created a place where children can express themselves and feel safe.

    • We Listen

      We always listen to the children, and we value feedback from parents.

    • We Understand

      We know how hard it is to be a parent and we are always here to offer advice and support.

    • We Support

      We care for our staff too, and support their ongoing professional development.