Our team

We firmly believe that good staff are at the heart of quality childcare. As well as having relevant expertise and frequently renewed knowledge via regular training, we value staff loyalty and a low turnover as being an important asset of a good nursery. Consistency of care and continuity of relationships are key in a child’s life. 

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SunriSE Staff

Business Manager - Rochelle
Operations Services Manager - Roseline

Room Leaders
Ants and Spiders - Vouriece (Deputy Manager)
Bumblebees - Carol
Butterflies - Sharon (Deputy Manager)
Dragonflies - Leah
Grasshoppers - Annmarie
Ladybirds - Christiana

Kitchen and Domestic
Head Chef - Doreen
Chef - Jackie

SunriSE Governance

SunriSE Community Nurseries was formed on 20th June 2013. The organisation is governed by a Board of Directors with strong backgrounds in parenting, early years, digitisation, private & public sector, and business. The role of the Board of Directors is to contribute and drive the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring the company remains compliant, financially sustainable, whilst meeting the needs of the children and families its supports, providing high-quality childcare and services.  The Board of Directors is supported by an Advisory Board with a team who reflect the local community and from a varied and wide range of backgrounds.

Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the governing body of the organisation and agrees the strategic plan for the organisation and ensures that the organisation has sufficient resources to employ staff and run its services by overseeing the financial management of the organisation. The Board ensures that SunriSE is run in accordance with its regulatory bodies, not-for-profit, charitable and community focused objectives. The Board comprises members working possessing a diverse range of skills and professional abilities.

Advisory Board
The Advisory Board provides advice on their areas of expertise and reviews developments and procedures in areas such as education, business, education, family services, finance, fundraising, advertising and marketing, public relations and early years.

Members of the Board

  • Florence Chiwetu (Chair and Trustee - Board of Directors and Community Committee member)
  • Jacinta Noel (Vice Chair and Trustee - Board of Directors and Curriculum Committee member)
  • Katherine Thew (Charity Treasurer and Trustee - Board of Directors and Finance Committee member)
  • Louise Bazalgette (Charity Secretary and Trustee - Board of Directors and Curriculum Committee member)
  • Sarah James (Trustee - Advisory Board and HR Committee member)
  • Janet Whyte (Trustee - Advisory Board and Community Projects Committee member)

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