The team behind Almond House Nursery, Huddersfield.

Almond House Nursery's Team

We know it's important for you to know who will be taking care of your child. Our professionally trained childcare practitioners are Almond House's greatest asset and we like to shout their praises from the rooftops. We take pride in further investing in their qualifications and careers and the children reap the benefits of this.

Karen Hazelden

Nursery Proprietor

Qualified Nurse and Midwife

My motto - the most precious gift you can give a child is your time!

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Emma Hollas

Nursery Manager and SENDCO

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education

Fun fact - Socialising improves learning and development for all children including young babies!

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Lara Ingham

Business Development Manager

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Nursery Nursing (NNEB)

Top tip - A large cardboard box can be anything from a space rocket to a puppet theatre, the possibilities for play are endless!

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Rachel Shaw

Nursery Chef

NVQ Level 3 in Catering, Distinction in Childhood Nutrition

Top tip - Home cooked, wholesome food is the best fuel for healthy development.

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Brit Hubbard

Childcare Practitioner and Practitioner Development Co-Ordinator

BA (Hons) in Early Years and EYTS

My motto - A day digging for worms and making mud pies with children is a day well spent!

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Hannah Crawshaw

Pre-School Leader

Level 3 in Children's Learning and Development

My Motto - Teaching young children isn't about simply imparting knowledge; it's in everything you do with them, every single day.

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Emma Pheasey

Childcare Practitioner

BTEC Level 3 Early Years Educator

Fun Fact - Group activities help children to develop empathy, cooperation and communication skills.

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Alexa Lapac

Childcare Practitioner

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education

Top tip - A bath and a story before bed is the perfect wind-down for your child after a busy and fun-packed day at nursery.

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Paige Naylor

Childcare Practitioner

Working towards Level 3 Early Years Educator

Top tip - Blowing bubbles is great for soothing and entertaining babies and toddlers.

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Bethany McDonagh

Childcare Practitioner

Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education

Fun fact - While all children grow and develop in similar ways, each child does so at their own pace.

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Chloe Hickingbotham

Childcare Practitioner

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Early Years Education and Care

Fun fact - There are over 50 different ways to make play-dough!

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Megan Bell

Childcare Practitioner

BTEC Level 3 Early Years Educator

Top tip - All you need for hours of fun with children is a den made of a clothes horse and some old blankets!

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Hannah Wade

Childcare Practitioner

Working towards Level 3 Early Years Educator

My Motto - Live in the moment, these precious days with our children are gone too soon.

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"I cannot recommend Almond House enough, each member of staff is truly fantastic. Being a first time mum I was very worried about finding the perfect nursery for my daughter. I visited many nurseries and this was the only one that really stood out to me as a lovely environment for my daughter to progress in. I cannot thank the staff enough for all of their hard work each day; they are amazing!"

- Katherine, mother of Ava