Our Team

Joy Scadden

Centre Coordinator, Assessor, Tutor

Joy has worked with children for over twenty years. Originally caring for abused children in residential homes, she launched her first day nursery in Dorchester in 1995…

Jenny Norster


Jenny has worked in Childcare for over 12 years, starting off as an unqualified parent helper at her sons’ Toddler group before securing a voluntary role at the preschool…

Julie Downton

Assessor, Internal Quality Assurer, Tutor

Julie has worked in childcare for over 15 years, starting off as a nanny, before settling into nursery life. She has continued with her professional development…

Sharon Murdoch


Sharon has worked with children for over 30 years and, with a husband in the Royal Navy, has moved frequently around the country. After completing her NNEB she started as…

Claire Hobson

Assessor, Tutor

Claire has worked in post 16 education for the last 15 years, educated to HND level, a qualified assessor for some years , a Certificate in Education at Exeter…

Francisca Veale

Assessor, Tutor

Francisca has more than 25 years of salient experience and extensive knowledge in the field of working with children and families, and adults, as well as establishing herself …

Zoe Peters

Assessor, Tutor

Zoe has worked in dental nursing for 30 years. After leaving school she joined a small dental practice, passing the National Certificate for Dental Nurses in 1986….