At Chrysalis we are committed to employing high-quality staff with relevant qualifications.

Our Manager Tanya Ryan, she has been working in childcare since 2005 and has completed a Foundation Degree in Early Years Management and Leadership and BA Honours in Early Years Education and Childcare. We have a qualified Primary Teacher who is in charge of the curriculum and runs circle time and phonics activities with the Pre-School children during term-time. The majority of our staff have been trained in paediatric first aid and we have people in charge of safeguarding, special educational needs, equality and fire officers.

For children aged 0-2 years we operate a ratio of one member of staff to every three children. For children aged 2-3 years a ratio of one member of staff to every four children and for children 3-5 years a ratio of one staff member to every eight children. These are our minimum requirements and we aim to exceed these. We have a Manager and a deputy at the Church Hill site and a Manager at the Pre-school site who are supernumerary and therefore can help when needed as necessary.

Every child will be allocated a key person who is responsible for setting your child’s target and reviewing their progress and liaising with parents to keep you informed. Children’s progress files can be accessed by parents freely whenever you wish.

We have qualified Chefs at all the sites who are committed to producing healthy menus with fresh ingredients daily.

We have specialist members of staff who run sessions in various rooms. All extra-curricular sessions are included in the fees.

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Tanya Ryan

Nursery Manager

My name is Tanya Ryan and I am the Nursery Manager at Chrysalis Day Nursery and Pre-School.
I have been working in Childcare since 2005 and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with you.
I have completed my Foundation Degree in Early Years Management and Leadership and BA Honours in Early Years Education and Childcare.
I started working at Chrysalis in March 2020 and I am Paediatric First Aid trained and the Designated Safeguarding Officer.

Hannah Botten

Pre-School Manager

My name is Hannah Botten and I am the operational Manager of Chrysalis Pre-School.
I have worked at Chrysalis since August 2012 when the nursery opened.
I have a Level 3 in childcare and a Level 4 in Management.
I am paediatric first aid trained and also the designated person for safeguarding at Pre-School.

Caroline Noakes

Deputy Manager

My name is Caroline Noakes and I have worked at Chrysalis since 2012. I was first employed as a Room Leader and worked my way up to become a Deputy Manager. Whilst being at Chrysalis I have completed team leading, safeguarding, senco and level 3 first aid. I have worked in childcare for 10 years and I am passionate in providing the best care and watching children develop.

Alexandra Taylor

Finance Officer

I am Alexandra Taylor the Finance Officer at Chrysalis. If you have any queries regarding the fees, childcare vouchers or your invoice I will be happy to help answer them.

My email address is