40 Years of Busy Bees

Kids 1st - Rake Lane North Shields

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Nikki McDonald

Centre Director

Hello, my name is Nikki McDonald and I am the Centre Director in Kids 1st Rake Lane.

I see training as a positive opportunity and have completed many training courses in childcare and management. I gained a level 4 at Northumbria University in childhood studies and professional practice and love to collaborate and exchange skills and knowledge within my team.

I began my childcare career in an out of school club in 1998 and have worked in various childcare roles since such as soft play, managing homecare with children with additional and specific needs, managing a nursery setting and finally beginning my career at Rake Lane in 2010.

I am proud to work within a diverse team with amazing skills who enjoy to provide a stimulating and exciting environment for each and every child we care for.


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Team Member Maria McCluskey

Maria McCluskey

Assistant Centre Director

Team Member Amy McNally

Amy McNally

Senior Room Manager

Team Member Edward Denholm

Edward Denholm


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