Meet the Team
Maureen Ackroyd opened Toad Hall Nursery in January 1995. She is married with three children, Catherine, David and Rachel. When Catherine was a young child, her ambition was to work with children; when she had the opportunity in 1994 to start a business. Maureen investigated the possibility of starting a nursery and it soon became apparent that there was a high demand for more nurseries in the Wokingham area.
Maureen was lucky to acquire the property and even more fortunate to receive planning permission. Toad Hall Nursery opened in January, 1995 (named after the toads that inhabit the site). Since then the nursery has expanded over the years in an attempt to accommodate the many children wishing to join us. Toad Hall Nursery is now registered for a total of 107 children.
Nursery Manager and Staff Director
Catherine Treglown (nee Ackroyd) is married with three children, Sophie, Olivia and Grace. She completed her NNEB in July 1996 and worked as a nanny for two years. She joined Toad Hall Nursery in September 1998, as a Nursery Nurse. In 2001 she became supervisor of the Nursery Unit and was responsible for 7 staff and 24 babies.
In September 2006 she took on the role of Deputy Manager. Since taking on this role, she has gained a NVQ Level 4 Childcare, Learning and Development, to enable her to carry forward her role in the nursery. During her time as Deputy Manager, she undertook safer recruitment training.
In February 2013 she begun the role as Nursery Manager and has recently completed her Level 5 Diploma in leadership. Within her role, she is also the Health and Safety Officer and supports Sarah as a Deputy Safeguarding Practitioner. Since her youngest child was born in 2015 she has taken on the role of staff director.
Deputy Manager & Lead Safeguarding Practitioner (LSP)
Sarah Lovell is married with 2 children, Sophie and Katie who both attend local schools. She moved from Wales to work at Toad Hall in March 2002 and she was based in the Nursery Unit as a nursery nurse. In 2004, she became the Nursery Unit Leader and then taking on the role of Lead Safeguarding Practitioner. During her time at Toad Hall, she has gained a NVQ Level 4 Child Care Learning and Development and has completed her Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in 2016. In October 2015, she updated her Paediatric First Aid Qualification.
Laura joined Toad Hall in September 2010 as a student nursery nurse. in July 2013, she passed her Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce. Laura has worked in all areas of the nursery; in May 2015, she became the unit assistant supervisor. Laura has also completed her Level 3 in First Line Management in June 2015, and in April 2017, Laura completed her Level 5 Diploma in Leadership. In October 2016, Laura took over the role of the SENCo where she will support practitioners and children in all areas of the nursery.
Assistant Deputy Manager & Nursery Unit Leader
Hannah Willcocks joined Toad Hall Nursery in January 2009 as a student nursery nurse. She then went on to complete a NVQ Level 2 Child Care, Learning and Development in 2009 and then a NVQ Level 3 Child Care Learning and Development in 2011. She has worked in all areas of the nursery unit and became the Assistant Nursery Unit Leader in September 2012 supporting Sarah. In 2015 Hannah completed her level 2 in Teamleading, in 2016 Hannah then complete her level 3 in First Line Management. in June 2016 Hannah took over the role of Assistant Deputy Manager
Pre-school Unit Leader
Amy Day joined Toad Hall in June 2009 as a student nursery nurse, she then went on to complete a NVQ Level 3 Child Care Learning and Development in 2009. She worked within the Nursery Unit and the Pre-school Unit. In August 2014 she became the Pre-school Unit Leader and supports the running of the holiday club. She successfully completed a Transition into Play work course during May 2014 and has received appropriate training for our forest experience which we have on the grounds.