Chestnut Nursery St. Giles is nestled in the heart of the vibrant and diverse city of Norwich, operating from a grade 2 listed former auction house and chapel. The Nursery is divided into 4 unique differentiated spaces in which children can learn and develop. Families are warmly and inclusively welcomed into our Chestnut Nursery family, where we pride ourselves on respectful, positive relationships. Children are carefully observed, monitored and assessed by skilled key persons throughout their time at nursery where their own uniqueness is celebrated, and interests used as the basis of weekly planning. At Chestnut Nursery St. Giles, we aim to inspire confidence and stimulate a sense of curiosity and enquiry through open ended and child-initiated play, supported through warm positive relationships and engaging quality interactions. which nurture a sense of self, and holistic well-being. We are extremely lucky to have Heidi our resident chef who freshly prepares the children’s food each day using locally sourced produce. The creative, natural and aesthetic awareness applied to all areas of the nursery results in an innovative provision where staff empower children to foster a positive disposition to learning, independence and creativity.
Manager & Deputy Manager
Manager, Chestnut Nursery Schools St. Giles
After attaining my Level 3 Diploma, I started working for St Giles Day Nursery as a morning practitioner and have since made my way up to Room Lead and Manager of Chestnut Boutique Nursery at St Giles. I have also gone on to become one of our sites Safeguarding Lead Practitioners. I have had experience working with babies, toddlers and preschool, all of which I find thoroughly enjoyable. I have a passion for helping children to learn and develop and watching them grow. It is amazing to see how far they come when they start as small babies and progress into strong, intelligent people. There is nothing more amazing than making a bond with children, being able to comfort them when they are sad and encourage them when they are achieving. Having good relationships with parents is also very important to me, being able to reassure them and celebrate with them when their child has made an achievement is brilliant.
Deputy Manager, Chestnut Nursery Schools St. Giles
I always knew I had a passion for working with children and studied my Level 3 at Sixth Form in Children’s Play, Learning and Development. As soon as I qualified, I started working for Chestnut Nursery Schools in 2016 and have since worked my way up from a childcare practitioner to Deputy Manager. I am also one of the site’s Safeguarding Lead Practitioners. I have worked with children ages ranging from 0-5 years and have loved working in the baby room as you get to see how the children grow and develop throughout the rest of nursery. In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym and going on runs.