Hello - My name is Nadine Barrett and I am the Nursery Manager here at Bijou and I come from just outside of Bridgend.
I entered the childcare profession in October 2011 to help promote my own understanding and knowledge of children and childcare after having my first child for as all Mums will know the first child is a massive learning curve.
My little boy is now seven and has had an amazing start before starting school due to attending crèche sessions with myself which gave him a big confidence boost with other children, their interactions and of course learning.
I completed my level 3 Childcare and have stayed in the wonderful and extremely rewarding world of caring for others little angels before completing my level 5 Advanced Practitioner Certificate. I have experience of ASL and simple signs for a diverse range of learning and development for children. I’m fully qualified in safeguarding, child protection and paediatric first aid. I believe children deserve the best start possible and with people who care for them to entice learning, providing safe and fun activities while learning basic skills and independence in a child friendly environment. I look forward to welcoming you to Bijou Nursery and showing you around our unique environment and telling you of some of the plans we have for the development of the Nursery over the coming Months.
Hi I'm Samantha Rennison and I have lived in the local area for many years and I am a proud mummy right in the heart of Cowbridge.
I qualified many years ago at Cache Level 2 in Childcare and worked as a private nanny prior to my final year at University, where I studied Criminal Psychology, before eventually becoming a full time Mum to 3.
I have always loved children and since acquiring the old Bijou, it was always my goal to convert Bijou to a Nursery for babies and toddlers, where they can learn and grow in a safe and secure environment. I'm excited that Bijou has a a lot of facilities on offer, so that parents know that there is a lot for their children to do in terms of activities, the new sensory suite and of course the nursery room, which includes a unique story corner.
I am completing my Cache Level 3 and shall be embarking on my Cache Level 5 Advanced practitioner qualification in the not too distant future.
Qualifications: Cache level 2 in Childcare & Babies.
Hi – My Name is Hannah Williams and I am one of the team here at Bijou Nursery and I am currently studying for my Cache Level 3 in Childcare.
Over the last few years I have been busy raising my two children who are now 15 and 10 and because I enjoyed interacting with young children so much I decided to start a new career focusing on helping a dedicated team look after young children and to give them a caring start in life and I have chosen Bijou as that place.
I have spent several years caring for people in the community and I also am qualified first aider and also hold a level 2 Food Hygene.
My Name is Lynsey Jones and I am a mother of 3 children and for much of my life I have focussed on specialist care for the elderly but like many parents I have enjoyed bringing my children up. As they have grown, I felt that I would like to change that focus to child care and I have been working with the team at Bijou since opening in September 2018.
I am currently studying my Level 3 in Childcare and I am also a qualified First Aider. Whilst part of my duties will be the catering for the children, I get a great deal of joy working with Autistic children and I am looking forward to seeing the Bijou sensory room when its finished.