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Vicky Pyne

Centre Director

Hello my Name is Vicky Pyne; I first came to Ragstone House in March 2001, where I joined as nursery assistant helping out qualified staff throughout the day. I was then offered training by the company. I now have a level 3 NVQ in Childcare and a BTEC level 3 in Leadership and Management. As years went on i have progressed through the setting form practitioner to room leader, senior staff member, assistant manager and back in 2017 I became centre director. 

As well as having the role of centre director, I’m also the nursery SEND coordinator, Health and safety officer. With both these roles I work alongside inside and outside agencies.

Being at Ragstone House for such a long time I’ve seen so many children pass through our doors and move onto to their next adventure in life, I feel humbled that myself and my team have played a  part in that. 

I see my centre as a family, a home from home that enables children to grow and develop in an environment that enriches the mind and is full of love. 

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Julie Jones
Senior Room Manager

I started my childcare journey back in 1996 when i left school. I have had the opportunity of working in a variety of settings and been a private nanny, but found my home here at Ragstone House back in August 2005.I have an NNEB LEVEL 3 qualification, as well as many advanced qualification to support my role as Senior room Manager. Another role that im passionate about is SEND Coordinator, where i believe early intervention is key to a child success and happiness.
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Rebecca Batt
Room Manager

I have worked for Ragstone House for 6 years, I'm NVQ 3 qualified. I have experience with all age groups, but my passion is working with children of 3 years plus, which I currently work with at the present. I am the room manager of the Dinos room, supporting my other team members creating an environment that is fun and stimulating.
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Amy Ovenden
Qualified Early Years Educator

I started my career with Busy bees back in December 2015. I have completed a degree in Early Childhood Studies with first class honors. I have worked my way up to Assistant center director, and closely support the center director with the every day running of the setting. My real passions lies with SEND and supporting those children and parents though what can be difficult times, showing them that we here at Ragstone House are here for them and they are apart our family.
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Vanessa Hall
Qualified Early Years Educator

I started at Ragstone House in October 2014, Ive had the pleasure of working with all ages. I currently work within the Toddler room 3 days per week.
I have my NQV level 3 in childcare and help support the senior team on a day to day basis.
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Rebecca Dinley
Qualified Early Years Educator

I have worked for Ragstone House since September 2003 years. I have a NVQ 3 in childcare and currently work in the baby room . I really enjoy seeing our babies reach mile stones and enjoying the different activities we offer. Our sensory time has to be the best part of the day, the babies really love the colours, lights and different textures.
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Caroline Scriviner
Qualified Early Years Educator

I have been part of the Ragstone Family since May 2008 I started here as a student and secured my QNV LEVEL 3.
Working in the center for so long has given me the opportunity to work with different age groups and build up my knowledge as a practitioner.
I also help children with SEND and have worked as a 1:1, helping support those children with there individual learning plans.