Welcome ToMoorgate Nursery School
Welcome ToMunchkins Childcare
Welcome To Moorgate Nursery School and Munchkins Childcare
Gianna Walsh – Acting Head Teacher
Hello! My name is Gianna Walsh and I am Acting Head Teacher at Moorgate. I graduated from university as a Primary School Teacher and trained to work with children age 3- 11 years old. I spent the first few years of my career teaching in a primary school but knew that working within early years was where I wanted to be. I gained lots of experience working in different reception and nursery classes and then went back to university to gain Early Years Teacher Status. After this I worked in another nursery school in Lancashire before coming to Moorgate.
I live in Lancashire and in my spare time I love to to go walking in the nearby woodland and sometimes even take a picnic!
I am here to work closely with your child so that I can ensure that every opportunity is given for them to achieve their potential whist at nursery. Come and find me if you have any questions or queries - no question is to small!
Emma Johnson - Teacher
Hannah Taylor - Teaching Assistant
Hello I'm Hannah Taylor, I have 15 years experience of working in childcare and I hold a BTECH National Diploma in Early Years and a BA Hons Degree in Childhood and Youth Studies. I have worked in private nurseries as room leader in ages 0-4 years and volunteered in SEN schools, nurseries, mainstream schools and I also have forestry school experience.
I live locally with my little boy and we love being outdoors and walking our dog.
I am really look forward to having lots of fun with the children. I love planning exciting and challenging activities, arts and crafts, reading stories and being outdoors, particularly forest school. I am very passionate about ensuring every child grows an learns through their interests and their own individual selves and most importantly that they are happy in our care.
Nicola Laurie - Teaching Assistant
Hi, my name is Nicola Laurie, I live locally in Ormskirk with my husband and my three boys. I trained as a nursery nurse straight after leaving school at Southport College where I gained my diploma in childcare (NNEB). I have worked in many different settings along the way from a private nursery to a boarding school!
I was really happy to be offered the part time job at Moorgate as this is were I came as a three year old and I also did some of my training here through college and later as a parent with my youngest son, Harrison. I love to be outside and I'm particularly looking forward to Forest School as I really enjoyed helping out when my son was here.
Amanda Bell - Teaching Assistant
Hello my name is Amanda Bell I have worked at Moorgate for around ten years. I qualified in 2000 with a BTEC National Diploma in Childhood Studies.
I am a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and work two days.
I am a mum of two boys so I see things from a parent’s point of view! – The first day you leave them at nursery alone..... I’ve done it .... They will be fine as I found out in our fantastic setting and with brilliant staff.
Jane Rimmer - School Administrator
I am the Nursery school’s administrator and work part time at Moorgate three days a week. I sit on reception and enjoy meeting everyone as they arrive.
I am kept very busy maintaining all the children’s records, keeping account of school funds and dealing daily with general enquires and administration to ensure the smooth running of the nursery school.
I am here to help with any queries you have and I look forward to meeting you and showing you round Moorgate.
Billy Hindle - Site Supervisor
I am Billy Hindle. I joined Moorgate as Site Supervisor in June 2015 and I previously worked in maintenance. I am responsible for cleaning nursery and carrying out small maintenance jobs. I start work very early in the mornings to clean the premises before everyone arrives and you will probably see me about outside as you come into nursery as I look after the building and grounds...