Staff & Keyworkers
At Tarka tots we strive for quality in education, play, environment and parent/carer relatioships. In order for us to offer an affective, high quality and fun learning environment for your children, We ensure all of our staff complete appropriate training specific to their roles annually, in addition to their Professional qaulifications. These include Safeguarding, First Aid, and care and curriculum specific subjects.
All of our permanent staff hold a minimum level 3 qualification in Early Years. Our managment team and supervisors have all been with Tarka Tots for over 10 years and hold levels 4 to 7 in specific Early Years disciplines.
Our staff include:
Managing Director: Sharon Merritt Level 7 CAPS Ed, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management with the ILM. Settings SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator), and Safeguarding Lead, ably assisted by a strong management team.
Managing Director - Sharon Merritt Level 7 CAPSEd in Early Years & SENCO, Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management. SENCO and Safeguarding lead trained, and lead training officer.
Area Manager & Administrator - Erika Lewis Level 5 Foundation Degree in early Childhood Studies. Safeguarding Officer & Senco
Abi Jury - Deputy Manager, Level 4 & Safeguarding Officer & Fire Warden
Jenny Chick Floating Manager & Quality Lead - Level 4 Practitioner & SENCO & Safeguarding lead trained.
Hannah Lovell - Level 4 Practitioner
Sunnie Edworthy - Level 3 Practitioner
Chelsea Gist - Level 3 Practitioner.
Gemma Stabb - Level 3 Practitioner
South Molton Nursery
Erika Lewis - Area Manager - Level 5 Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies. Safeguarding Officer and SENCO
Christine Lees - Manager BA in Early Childhood Studies
Sharon Merrit- Level 7 CAPSEd in Early Years, FLnstLM, SENCO & Safeguarding lead, and lead training officer.
Debbie Putman - Level 4 Practitioner
Emma Kingdon - Deputy Manager and level 3 Practitioner, Fire Warden
Kirsty Templeton - Level 3 Practitioner
Emma Talbot - Level 3 Practitioner
Rebecca Homewood - Level 3 Practitioner
Rose Gould - Level 3 Practitioner
Leha Manning - Level 3 apprentice Practitioner
Christopher Merritt - Maintenence & Resource Manager.
Christopher Lewis - Administrative Office Manager
Angela Burgess- Button - Qualified Chef, Catering Manager & Allergy advisor
Brianna Burgess- Button - Qualified Chef and trainee Practitioner.