Clever Clogs – Helen

Helen Wressell gave up a “mundane” office job to become an Early Years Practitioner and “make a difference.”

She is now making this difference at Clever Clogs after joining us as a Senior Practitioner in April 2022, working in Little Badgers, our room for children aged 2-3.

With 15 years’ experience in nursery settings, including a stint as a Deputy Manager at a former workplace, Helen is a good example of the high calibre of people we are able to recruit in the nursery.

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Clever Clogs – Rachael

Rachael Bland is no stranger to Clever Clogs having worked previously in the nursery, so we were delighted to welcome her back recently.

She first joined in 2017 and now, whilst studying for a degree in business management, she has returned to work on a part-time basis in our after-school/holiday club.

This includes picking up the children from school and bringing them back to the nursery for wraparound care and in the school, holidays putting on activities for children up to the age of 11.

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Clever Clogs – Beth

Beth Anderson always thought she would follow her grandfather in accountancy but, thankfully for Clever Clogs, she is now counting her childcare qualifications rather than numbers on a spreadsheet!

Beth, 28, started at Clever Clogs in January 2022 and works as a Senior Practitioner in our Little Owls room for children aged 3-5.

She says: “It’s lovely seeing how much the children develop at this age and knowing you are making a difference. There are not many other jobs where you can say that.”

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Choosing a nursery

Choosing a nursery for your child is difficult at any time but doing this during a global pandemic makes it even harder.

Luckily for mum-of-one Kathryn Watson, she was able to lean on people she knows for good advice, and this led her to the doors of Clever Clogs Bowburn.

Kathryn’s daughter, Alexandra, was born at the very start of the pandemic in 2022 and with her return to full-time work (Kathryn works as an estates surveyor) from maternity planned for early 2021, she needed to find a suitable day nursery.

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Well placed

As a nursery school/early years teacher, Anna Hall was well placed when it came to choosing a setting for her own daughter.

After being recommended two nurseries in her area, she visited both but knew immediately when she stepped foot in Clever Clogs Bowburn that we were the one.

Anna explains: “I teach in a nursery pre-school and have taught reception in the past, so I knew the sorts of things I was looking for and I found that at Clever Clogs.

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Tel: 0191 384 3610

Address: New Ferens Park, Durham, DH1 1GG

Nursery Manager: Sharon Lewis

Bowburn Nursery

Tel: 0191 377 9192

Address: Durham Road, Durham, DH6 5AT

Nursery Manager: Sharon Lewis