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 122 children.
Nursery Manager and 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 supports Sarah as a Deputy Safeguarding Lead. Since her youngest child was born in 2015 she has taken on the role of staff director. In 2023, Catherine also became the Nominated Person for the Nursery
Nursery Manager & Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
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 Designated Safeguarding Lead. 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 September 2017, she became Nursery manager.
Lead Language Practitioner (LLP), SENCo and Nursery Unit Leader
Claire joined Toad Hall during March 2022 and has two children both in school. When Claire began employment, she was providing 1:1 care for a child with additional needs. In September 2022, Claire joined the nursery unit team as the child she provided 1:1 care for moved onto school. During January 2023, Claire took on the role of Nursery Unit Leader and started working alongside Hannah as a SENCO in preparation for Hannah’s maternity leave.
Assistant Deputy Manager & Pre-school Unit Leader (Maternity Leave)
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 Team Leading and in 2016 Hannah then complete her level 3 in First Line Management. In June 2016 Hannah took over the role of Assistant Deputy Manager. During May 2017, Hannah completed her Level 5 Diploma in Leadership.
Baby Unit Leader
Sarah Haynes joined Toad Hall in May 2008 as a student nursery nurse and went on to complete her NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, learning and Development in January 2009. Sarah has worked with all the age ranges within the nursery and became a permanent member of staff within the Baby Unit in the Summer of 2015 when she took on the role of Unit Leader to cover maternity leave. When the Unit Leader decided not to return from Maternity leave, Sarah continued the role.
Health & Safety Officer
Kerry joined Toad Hall in September 2016 as a qualified nursery nurse after working as a private nanny for a local family. Whilst Kerry has worked within all of the rooms in the nursery, she accepted the position of assistant leader in the Baby unit in 2022. Kerry holds a NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and has recently taken on the role of Health & Safety officer.