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Our Teaching team

At Sapphires Nursery School we have a team of highly trained, loving and inspiring staff, recruited through a rigorous selection process.  They are totally committed to helping your child be the best he or she can be while they journey with us at Sapphires Nursery School. 

Closely vetted, carefully Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) checked, our teaching team are additionally trained in Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Food and Hygiene.

Of particular note, our specialised training program helps our staff to understand and practise the importance of secure attachments with children in their care. We believe that for your child, having a secure attachment to an early childhood teacher creates a clear advantage in developing school readiness.

We ask our staff to model a kind, welcoming and outward-looking approach to life, which makes every day full of friendship and fun, satisfying achievements and hope for more excitement tomorrow!

Our core team and their qualifications:

Emma Watson
Nursery Director

BA (Hons), Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), Circle of Security Parent Educator

emma@sapphiresnursery.com

Katrina Elliott
Head of Sapphires Nursery School

BA (Hons), Early Years Professional Status (EYPS)

head@sapphiresnursery.com

Elle Dipper
Deputy Head and Head of Teaching and Learning

BA (Hons), Early Years Professional Status (EYPS)

deputy@sapphiresnursery.com