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An experience to inspire children

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.
Deputy Manager
Level 2 & 3 in Childcare, Level 3 First Line Management
I have been in the childcare industry for over 16 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. Baby number two will be joining Cheeky Monkeys in 2021! 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

0-2 years Supervisor
Level 3 in Children & Young People
I joined Cheeky Monkeys in January 2018 and have previous experience in both nannying and within a nursery setting. I love being a practitioner and find it very rewarding to help support the children as they learn, develop and grow. Having been part of the Baby Bears team for almost two years, I am now the room supervisor.
Fun Fact: Stefanie enjoys reading, beautiful cliff path walks and spending time with family & friends
Level 3 in Childcare, BTEC in Health & Social Care
I joined Cheeky Monkeys in August 2016 and have worked in childcare for over 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.
Level 3 Childcare & Education
I have recently returned to a full-time position at Cheeky Monkey's. 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!
Introduction to Early Years Settings
I joined Cheeky Monkeys in early 2020 and feel very privileged to be part of the team. Having just completed the 'Introduction to Early Years Settings' last year, I am aiming to start the Level 2 Cache qualification this year. I have a BA (hons) degree in textile design and can't wait to combine my creativity with childcare. The regular trips to the zoo are great and I love my many adventures with the children!
Fun Fact: Teresa loves baking cakes, embroidery, crochet and trekking up mountains!

Mini Meerkats

Age Group: 2 - 3 years

28 Toddlers

2-3 years Supervisor
Level 3 in Childcare & Education, FdA Childhood Studies Degree
I have been in the childcare industry for over 11 years, working in both Jersey and Australia. I am currently studying part time at highlands college to complete a level 6, BA Honours degree in childhood studies. I would then like to go on and complete a PGCE to become a primary school teacher. 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!
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 over 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!
BA Hons in Education, Level 3 in Childcare
I have worked with children aged 0-8 years and joined the Cheeky team in March 2017. My BA Hons was completed in 2015 at Liverpool Hope University. I feel positive in my role of helping children grow and develop in many different ways.
Fun Fact: Jemma enjoys travelling and socialising with family and friends in her spare time.
BA Honours in Childhood Studies, BTEC in Health and Social Care
I have always had a passion for working with children and joined Cheeky Monkeys in January 2016 with over 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!
FdA Childhood Studies
I am thoroughly enjoying being part of the Cheeky Monkey team, since joining in December 2018. Previously, I have experience working 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!
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.
Level 2 in Children & Young People
I have worked mainly with 2-3 year olds in a previous nursery setting but am really enjoying working at Cheeky Monkeys. After a year of working in the Baby Bears room I have just moved to Mini Meerkats.  I am due to finish my Level 3 CACHE qualification this July after studying for the past year.
Fun Fact: Jade enjoys volunteering with Girl Guiding Jersey as a Brownie and Guide leader.
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!

Growing Gorillas

Age Group: 3 - 5 Years

28 Pre-Schoolers

3-5yr Supervisor
Level 3 in Childcare & Education
I have worked in childcare for over 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.
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.
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
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 moved back to the Island with my husband in 2019 and am really enjoying exploring beautiful Jersey again.
Fun Fact: Caroline loves travel, international culture and cooking for family and friends!
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!
NVQ Early Years Level 2
I have over 14 years’ experience working with children ranging from preschool through to young adults. During my previous roles and my volunteering role with the Jersey Scouts Association I have completed full training in Safe Guarding, First Aid and Child protection. While creating activities for my previous nursery roles and the Scouts events I believe invent creative activities for all of the children making learning fun and interactive for all involved.
Fun Fact: Terri has been a volunteer with the Jersey Scouts Association for years and has learnt all sorts of skills!


Nursery Chef
Having trained at culinary college in Romania, I have had 8 years of experience working as a chef. I like to create healthier options where possible, especially when cooking for children!
Fun Fact: Outside of work, Ana loves to spend as much time as she can with her daughter, who she adores!


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

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!
Level 3 in Childcare & Education
I am thrilled to be part of the Cheeky Monkey team, working as lunch cover in all areas of the nursery. I took a break from working in childcare and have spent the last 8 years bringing up my children. Prior to that I lived in Scotland, where I studied for my childcare qualifications and gained experience working in a private nursery.
Fun Fact: Tracie loves being outdoors, on the beach or in the countryside with her dog & 5 children!
I love working with children and have experience with babysitting and 0-3yrs in a creche environment. Whilst I am home from University for the summer I am enjoying helping out the Cheeky Monkey team.
Fun Fact: Jo is also a qualified Swim Coach!