Meet the Team - Hazel
General Manager / Director
Health and Safety Officer
City & Guilds NVQ Level 3
Early Years Child Care & Education
I am married to Dave and I have two grown up children Helen and Clare and have lived local to the area since 1976. Sadly, in March 2005 my eldest daughter Sharon died from breast cancer.
I have been working with children aged between 3mths to 4yrs 6mths for the last 24 years. In June 1998 (in partnership with my daughter Helen) I set up Buttercup’s Nursery School in Whiteley. The last 20 years have been a tremendous learning curve for me both personally and professionally and by working as a partnership with my daughter, Buttercups Nursery School has now become very successful and popular. I have 4 grandsons, Oliver (Helen’s son) and his brother Jack and my youngest daughter Clare has two children Louis and Freddie.
My role at Buttercups is to manage the day to day running of the nursery and to work as a co key person to all the children at Buttercups. My role as SENCO is to provide an environment in which all children are supported to reach their full potential and to have regard for the DfES Special Educational Needs Code of Practice. My training is on-going so as to meet the ever changing needs in Childcare & Education and Business Management.