My name is Lisa Stevens and I am the Centre Director at Stevenage Great Ashby Nursery since January 2013. Previously, I was Manager at Busy Bees Welwyn Garden City for nine years and have in total 29 years of childcare experience. I have a range of qualifications and experience from completing my NNEB in 1992, NVQ level 3 in 1998, Assessor and Internal verifier award to more recently Certificate in Leadership and Management. Over the past few years I have attended many courses and training to ensure my knowledge is current within the childcare industry, including Level 3 cert in food management, safeguarding designated person, paediatric first aid and EYFS courses. The current staff team have a long service history ranging from 5-20 years inclusive and are a stable experienced team, we take pride in our low staff turnover and consistent key person approach to caring for every child’s individual needs. I find being part of children’s growth and development both rewarding and satisfying, I get the best of both worlds being office based my job entails working closely with parent’s but there is opportunity during the day to spend time in the rooms joining in the children’s activities. I currently work Tuesday - Friday, both of my children have attended the nursery since 8 months of age until they both left for Reception. Sarah Wymer is the Centre Director on a Monday.