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An experience to inspire children

Juliet
Director/Manager
NNEB Norland Diploma, Level 4 in Management
After I finished my schooling at St Georges in Jersey, I went on to study at Norland College in England. Norland is regarded as the top college to study childcare and I undertook extensive training which included hospital paediatric and maternity experience, a special needs school and a children’s hotel.

After graduating with my NNEB and 3 years of studying with placements, I went on to work as a Norland Nanny for a number of years. This experience included looking after children of high profile celebrities and successful business people in London, Los Angeles, New York and Hong Kong.

Since my return to Jersey in the late 1990’s, I have worked in large nurseries with roles including Deputy Manager and Manager. My husband and I decided to set up Cheeky Monkeys as a joint venture with Durrell, opening our doors in 2015.

Having been given the latitude to design and project manage, I was able to create a purpose built nursery facility. Together with being responsible for all operational matters and the overall service offering, the nursery is in the form of what I consider a nursery should be. Cheeky Monkeys is reflective of my experience and unwavering interest in the provision of top level childcare.
Jodie
Deputy Manager
Level 2 & 3 in Childcare, Level 3 First Line Management
I have been in the childcare industry for over 12 years and with the Cheeky Monkey team since we opened in October 2015. It has been so inspiring to see the nursery grow with our little explorers, which now includes my own child, Noah. I feel so lucky to be part of the team and can honestly say that I love my job!
Fun Fact: Jodie is an adrenaline junkie with skydives and bungee jumps under her belt!

Baby Bears

Age Group: 3 mths - 2 years

12 Babies

Joanne
NNEB, CMI Level 5 in Management
My passion has always been to work with children! I have been in the childcare industry since completing my NNEB qualification aged 18. As well as gaining experience as a Nanny I also have over 25 years working in various nursery settings. My roles in nurseries have included staff management.
Fun Fact: Jo likes spending time with her daughter and enjoying our beautiful island!
Jade
Level 2 in Children & Young People
I have worked mainly with 2-3 year olds in a previous nursery setting but am really enjoying my new position in the Baby Bears room. I am excited to start my Level 3 CACHE qualification this September and continue learning.
Fun Fact: Jade enjoys volunteering with Girl Guiding Jersey as a Brownie and Guide leader.
Stefanie
Level 3 in Children & Young People
I am new to the Cheeky Monkey team but have 8 years of experience in both nannying and a nursery setting. I love being a practitioner and find it very rewarding to help support the children as they learn, develop and grow.
Fun Fact: Stefanie enjoys reading, beautiful cliff path walks and spending time with family & friends
Kelly
Level 3 in Childcare, BTEC in Health & Social Care
I have worked in childcare for 15 years and also have a qualification in healthcare. I have a lot of experience with young children and adults with special needs.
Fun Fact: Kelly spends any free time with her family, including her two boys and close friends.

Mini Meerkats

Age Group: 2 - 3 years

28 Toddlers

Lucy
2-3yr Supervisor
Level 3 in Childcare & Education, FdA Childhood Studies Degree
I have been in the childcare industry for 9 years, working in both Jersey and Australia. I am hoping to go on and complete a BA Honours Degree in Childhood Studies in 2019 and finally a PGCE in Primary School Teaching. I have always had a passion for working with children and feel their early years are the most important to encourage them to grow, learn and discover. I was lucky enough to visit Reggio Emilia in Italy last year and spent time at the schools, learning about their approach to child-centred learning.
Fun Fact: Lucy lived and worked in Australia for a year and was lucky enough to swim with grey nurse sharks!
Shannon
Level 3 in Childcare & Education
I joined Cheeky Monkeys in 2016 and have worked in both Growing Gorillas and Mini Meerkats. I have always aspired to work with children and enjoy making full use of the outdoor environment. I have 5 years of experience working with children and apply this to my role as a practitioner.
Fun Fact: Shannon loves spending sunny days on the beach with her dog!
Jemma
BA Hons in Education, Level 3 in Childcare
I have worked with children aged 0-8 for 6 years now. I feel positive in my role of helping children grow and develop in many different ways.
Fun Fact: Jemma enjoys socialising with family and friends in her spare time.
Robyn
BA Honours in Childhood Studies, BTEC in Health and Social Care
I have always had a passion for working with children and have 7 years of experience in the childcare industry. Throughout my studies I learnt the importance of a high quality early years setting, and the impact it has on a child’s development. I aim to provide an environment which inspires children to explore and discover the world around them.
Fun Fact: Robyn loves her personal training sessions and creating healthy dishes!
Natalie
FdA Childhood Studies
I have recently joined the Cheeky team as the newest member of staff. I am really enjoying getting to know the nursery and all of the children! Previously, I have worked as a deputy team leader in a private nursery. I am also trained to work with adults and children on the autism spectrum and have experience in doing so.
Fun Fact: Natalie used to dress up as princesses for children's birthday parties!
Caroline
I have 10 years experience in after school care, teaching and working in a nursery environment. For the last 3 years I have been working in China and Korea as an English teacher. I have a background in drama and love all things creative and explorative. I have recently moved back to the Island with my husband and am looking forward to exploring beautiful Jersey again.
Fun Fact: Caroline loves travel, international culture and cooking for family and friends!
Sharon
I have been in childcare for over 30 years, gaining experience with children aged 3 months to 5 years. I have worked in various nurseries and also as a nanny for 4 years where I cared for two children. Being a parent myself helps me to offer a sensitive and caring nature towards the children, in my role as a practitioner.
Fun Fact: Sharon took a career break to raise her two girls.

Growing Gorillas

Age Group: 3 - 5 Years

28 Pre-Schoolers

Susi
3-5yr Supervisor
NNEB, Level 3 Forest School Leader
I have over 25 years of experience with children aged between 0-12 years. My passion since childhood has been the great outdoors and I love encouraging the children to explore, get muddy and learn about their natural environment. I enjoy travelling and experiencing other cultures, the children love hearing about my adventures!
Fun Fact: Susi loves gardening, fishing, birdwatching and playing with her cats in her spare time.
Chantal
BA Honours in Education, Level 3 in Childcare
I have experience in nannying, babysitting and working in a nursery environment for over 10 years now. As well as my degree, which included modules such as psychology and sociology of education, I have taken various short courses held by the JCCT.
Fun Fact: Chantal enjoys singing in a choir and water sports in her spare time!
Niema
Level 3 in Childcare & Education
I have worked in childcare for the past 5 years, gaining experience in various nurseries and also as a nanny to two children. I love being out and about with the children and especially enjoy our visits to the zoo.
Fun Fact: Niema has an interest in health & nutrition and is currently studying nutritional science.
Maria
Level 3 Early Education & Childcare
I have worked in the childcare industry for three years now, in different parts of Europe and America. I have experience working as both an au pair and a teacher and am also a qualified languages teacher - French, Spanish, Italian, English. I have been visiting family and friends in Jersey for over 10 years and have recently moved here myself.  
Fun Fact: Maria loves languages, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Chef

Betty
Chef
Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Catering
I have been a chef in the childcare industry for 13 years now. Cooking is my passion and I feel it is important for children to be introduced to healthy and fresh produce from a young age. I run a clean and tidy kitchen which always achieves a 5 Star health and safety rating.
Fun Fact: Betty enjoys spending time with friends and family in the sun.

Accounts

Victoria
Admin & Accounts Assistant
I am based in the office at Cheeky Monkeys and help Juliet behind the scenes. There is always lots to do as we are a busy nursery but every day is completely different. The team at Cheeky Monkeys run a tight ship and are very professional. They are a fantastic bunch and really love what they do, it is a pleasure working with them.
Fun Fact: Vicki is a Mum to two boys and a qualified health & fitness coach in her spare time!

Cover Staff

Kerry
NNEB Diploma in Nursery Nursing
I have worked in private day nurseries for many years now and most of my experience is with 0-2yrs. Throughout my childcare career I have been both a room leader and a deputy manager. I absolutely jumped at the chance to work at Cheeky Monkeys with Juliet and the rest of the team.
Fun Fact: Kerry is a massive Take That fan and has seen them live 18 times!
Stacey (currently on Maternity leave)
I have worked in childcare for 6 years now, as a nanny and also in a nursery setting. I enjoy working with children of all ages and I am currently based in Growing Gorillas during the mornings.
Fun Fact: Stacey loves to spend the afternoons with her son Dylan.
Natalie (Tilly)
Level 3 in Childcare & Education
I am currently completing my degree in Childcare & Education, and will start my third year in September 2019.  My passion has always been to work with children and I love to work with all of the age groups. I have experience working in various nurseries and schools in the island.
Fun Fact: Natalie has been part of St Johns Ambulance for 18 years and helps run the badger unit!
Linda
NNEB
I am new to the team but have worked with children and families for over 25yrs. I have experience in a variety of roles and within different settings, both in Jersey and Sweden (my native country). I have previously studied for an MA in Primary Mental Health Work and enjoy applying my training to working with young children and families.
Fun Fact: Linda loves spending time outdoors (in all seasons), travelling and also socialising with family and friends
Carly
Level 3 Childcare & Education
I have recently started a full-time position at Cheeky Monkey's after completing my qualification. Working with children is a strong passion and a rewarding experience to me. I love being part of the children's journey to grow and develop by giving them the best support they need. I also volunteer at youth clubs, working with older children to teach skills and give advice.
Fun Fact: Carly loves going out to eat with friends and spending time at St Ouen's beach on sunny days!
Holly
Level 3 in Childcare & Education
I have recently finished my studies in childcare. As part of my course I worked on placement at Cheeky Monkeys. I have now progressed to working at the nursery full time as part of the Baby Bears team.
Fun Fact: Holly enjoys babysitting, spending time outdoors and having fun with friends!