At Best friends childcare we employ only the best staff. Our staff team is dedicated, hard working, enthusiastic and each share a love to care for and inspire children. Our staff team are all up to date with the necessary training to ensure they have an outstanding understanding of how each child learns and develops when they are with us. We have many staff who have specialist qualifications and a range of skills to enhance the learning here at Best Friends.
Below you can see our fabulous team and learn just a snippet about who they are.
Director – Gemma Gittins – Director of Childcare and General Manager
Hello and welcome to Best Friends Childcare Ltd website. I am the proprietor at Best Friends Childcare and we have a sister nursery in London Colney. I have 20 years experience at all levels with the last 10 years being in a management role.
I am self-motivated and a positive individual, who can either work on my own or within a team.
I have a great rapour with, children, staff and parents and enjoy a challenge. To achieve my full potential I set myself personal goals and encourage this amongst my staff. Trust and motivation of staff is paramount in creating a great team. I am ambitious, reliable and capable of bring comfort, support, guidance and help to the profession I am dedicated too.
I am passionate about my job, making sure that I go above and beyond in making sure that all parents are happy, content and secure in leaving their child within our care.
Stacey Roskilly – General Manager Designate
I have been a part of the Best Friends Team since January 2013, previously working as a Head of Room and a Nanny since leaving school. I have a NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and a NVQ Level 3 in Management. I am always looking to further develop my knowledge and skill set so will be undertaking my Level 5 qualification as from April 2017.
I am very passionate about my job and I provide a welcoming environment where the children in our care can come to learn and socialise. Supporting the staff in the setting, is also very important to me. I am constantly thinking of ways to improve our practice, not just developing myself but the team around me.
I love watching the children grow and mature daily and enjoy building bonds with their parents to ensure a close working partnership and relationship.
Jessica Williams – Assistant Manager – Butterfly Room
I have worked at Best Friends Since May 2014, gaining my Level 2 Team Leadership, as well as certificates in Childcare, First Aid, Safeguarding, Food Hygiene and Fire Marshal.
I love seeing how the children grow and develop and I get a sense of satisfaction that I have been a part of them meeting their milestones.
I really enjoy planning new and exciting activities for the children and watching them interact with each other and having lots of fun throughout the day.
Charlotte Morris – Senior Nursery Practitioner – Caterpillar Room
I have worked at Best Friends since July 2015. I have worked both in the After-School Club and the Nursery giving me experience with a variety of age groups from 4 months to 8 years. I gained my Level 3 qualification in Childcare in January 2017 which gave me a better understanding into a child’s development and how they learn and develop.
I enjoy getting to know each child individually and being able to fulfil their needs and development to their full potential.
Rekha Amin – Assistant Practitioner
I have worked at Best Friends Childcare for 2 years and have previous experience, working as a Lunch Time Assistant. I also have two children of my own.
I am a qualified First Aider as well as having certificates in Safeguarding and Food Hygiene.
I enjoy working with children, I find my job very rewarding as each day is different and to know I am part of the children’s development and day fulfils me with so much joy and reward.