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Meet our team

Here at King Offa Nursery, all of our staff are fully qualified and undergo an extensive induction programme. All staff regularly participate within continuous professional development programmes throughout the academic year to ensure the highest quality of provision is available at King Offa Nursery. 


All of our staff are fully paediatric First Aid trained and are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service as part of our recruitment processes. 


Our nursery is regulated by the standards as laid out within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework 2021, which states that there must be a minimum ratio of adult carers to each group of children present at any given time. 

These ratios are as follows:


  • 2-3 years, 1 adult to 4 children
  • 3-5 years, 1 adult to 8 children


In practice, we often have higher numbers of adults to children than this statutory minimum. 


Claire Dann - Nursery Manager 


Claire Dann has a BA (Hons) degree in Professional Learning and Development.  She has been nursery lead (manager) at Heron Park Nursery for 5 years and previously opened up another Aurora nursery in Bexhill which she managed for a year. Claire now manages both Heron Park Nursery alongside King Offa Nursery. Before that she worked for an East Sussex nursery for 12 years as a senior lead before progressing to deputy manager. Claire is also the DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) a First Aider and Planning Coordinator.


Katie Fenner - Deputy Manager


Katie Fenner has a BA (Hons) degree in Early Years Care and Education. She has been the Deputy Manager at King Offa Nursery for the 2 years, having previously worked in an East Sussex nursery for 6 years. Katie has spent many years as a qualified Forest School practitioner with great focusses on this play approach. Katie is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead (DSL). 


Alice Neate - Nursery Practitioner/2-year lead


Alice Neate has a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. She has recently returned to the childcare profession after having a child and career break. Alice is the appointed 2-year Lead for the setting, playing a close role in their development, whilst liaising with other professional for a collective approach. Alice is the named SENCo for the setting.


Chloe Mackleworth - Nursery Practitioner (Bank) 

Emma Bierton - Nursery Practitioner (Bank)

Coral Fox - Nursery Practitioner Apprentice