Meet the Team
OwnerDanielle has worked with children of all ages for over nine years and is the mother of three young girls. Danielle is a fully qualified teacher and childminder and has taught in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 as well as in a nursery setting. She studied at Royal Holloway University of London and has a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies. Before undertaking a profession in teaching, Danielle worked as a children’s party entertainer where she spent her days as a pink fairy, sprinkling pixie dust, painting faces and training tiny Tinkerbelles.
Stephen is co owner of Quayside Wedding Crechers and has a large range of experience in working with children of all ages. As an Outdoor Educational Instructor, Stephen was responsible for overseeing and facilitating activities such as canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing and hiking up mountains! As well as helping to provide childcare and entertainment at our weddings and events, Stephen also takes care of security and risk assessments for quayside wedding crèchers, and ensures a safe and secure environment for all of the children that we care for. Stephen holds current first aid and DBS certificates.
Victoria has been a fully trained nanny for the last 13 years and has worked with children of various ages as well as 6 sets of twins. Victoria adores working with children and absolutely loves what she does for a living.
Victoria holds a Norland Diploma, CACHE level 3, ofsted registered and is first aid trained.
She is also Disney and Harry Potter mad, loves baking, arts and crafts, telling stories and being part of The Wedding Crècherz team.
Team MemberSam qualified in Early Childhood Education more years ago than she’d care to admit. From there she worked in a local nursery for two years and then moved to Canada, where she was a nanny for five years. Following this she has worked at charities for children with special needs and as a teaching assistant. After some times working in fundraising and marketing roles, Sam now owns her own Events company but enjoys coming to play with us at our events!
Leanne is a mother of 3, with a range of experience with children ranging from babies to teens and has been working in nurseries as a senior practitioner for the last 7years. She is also an assistant for a children’s arts and crafts party company. Leanne is qualified in paediatric first aid, sign language, challenging behaviour and safeguarding, also having experience in Montessori.
Leanne enjoys being creative with children and watching their imaginations run wild.
Team MemberSue has worked with us for nearly a year now and is simply magical with the children. Having a 22 year old son herself, Sue has a wealth of experience in caring for children of all ages, as well as planning action packed parties for even the most energetic children! Sue spent a long time working as a lunchtime supervisor at Muscliff primary school and often cares for her friends children and takes them to and from school.
Team MemberMaddie has worked as a Teaching Assistant in an educational setting for the last eight years and is the mother of a teenage son. She has a degree in Fashion Photography and loves to be creative when she can. Maddie is extremely experienced at providing support for children with SEN, BSED, ASD and has also had training in Signalong. Maddie is passionate at creating a feeling of security and fun for every child she works with!
Eleanor is a mother of two who has a long history of entertaining children. She has a degree in Drama and went on to tour with a production of the family-favourite, The Borrowers. She also was part of the Entertainments team at a well-known national tourist attraction. Nowadays, she’s a busy self-employed copywriter and designer, who also supports the work of her family with foster care
Laurie is mother of one and is our professional Face painter. With a foundation degree in art and 13 years experience in childcare and childrens entertainment. Laurie has redefined facepainting and has a unique and imaginative flair that turns every face into a work of art. There is no request too extravagant or unusual and is guaranteed to please.
Laurie is also currently studying for a degree in environmental sciences.
Krissie is a mother of three beautiful children (8, 6 & 3 years old), 1 girl and 2 boys. Krissie currently holds her Level 2 Award in Support work in schools. Having worked in several childcare settings for 4 years specialising with working with children with Special Educational Needs. She is a full time SEND teaching assistant and is currently progressing onto her Level 3 Diploma in childcare.
Hannah started her career in childcare working as a teaching assistant in the Early Years Foundation Stage. She has since become a nanny with 14 years experience. Hannah currently holds a Level 3 CACHE qualification as well as numerous other training courses gained over the years covering Inclusion, Health and Safety and Learning through Play.
As a nanny Hannah loves seeing children learn through providing fun activities in a safe and secure environment. In her spare time she loves a bit of baking, papercraft and walking her two dogs in the forest and on the beach
Kirsty is a mum of 3 children, 18,14 & 8 and works as a deputy manager of a pre-school in Dorset. Kirsty has her paediatric first aid, safeguarding training and is currently studying towards a degree in early years education.
In her spare time, Kirsty enjoys spending time with her children, baking and reading.
Charlotte, or Lottie as we all call her, has been working with children of all ages for 11 years Throughout these years she has achieved her level 2 and 3 national diplomas in childcare. Two years ago Lottie took the leap and decided to leave working in nurseries and become a nanny, which she absolutely loves.
Lottie tells us she is pleased to be a part of such a fun and outgoing team at Crecherz, who have such an amazing passion for the care and safety of children as she does.
Janine is a qualified Level 3 NVQ Child Care provider with 15 years experience working with young children to teenagers. She is also a Ofsted Registered Nanny working with families in and around Dorset. Janine is a Paediatric First aider, Special Educational needs trained and has Epi Pen and Diabetes training regularly.
In her spare time she enjoys swimming, cycling and seeing family and friends.
Ellena is a qualified senior nursery practitioner, who loves to teach children through the great outdoors. (any excuse to get muddy in the puddles).
Ellena is paediatric first aid trained and is working towards a Ba (Hons) in Early Years and Childhood Studies whilst working part-time and looking after young children when at the Wedding Crecherz.
Ellena enjoys; taking photo’s of her nephew and god-daughter as well as reading and making animal noises for the children during their play at the Wedding Crecherz.
Team MemberSian is a Mum to four beautiful children aged 12, 9, 6 and 2. Sian works as an Ofsted registered childminder from her home in Upton. She holds an up to date DBS certificate and regularly attends paediatric first aid training. Sian has had many years of experience looking after children both personally and professionally.
Team MemberEwa is a fully qualified childminder and also works as a nursery supervisor. A very experienced childcare professional, Ewa has enjoyed worked with children for many years, and has also worked as a nanny. Ewa has a level three diploma in childcare and holds a valid DBS and Pediatric first aid certificate. Ewa is also registered with Ofsted.