Farmyard Friends

We are always working hard to ensure we provide the service that is right for you and your child. All staff are dedicated to the care, learning and happiness of all the children within our care.

Having the right staff is key in supporting your child’s learning and development. At Farmyard Friends we have exceptionally highly qualified and experienced practitioners who are committed to continual professional development.

Proprietor & Managing Director & Safeguarding Lead, Caroline Basham holds a BA (hons) degree in Early Years Care and Education and has Early Years Professional Status.

Caroline is supported by her management team as follows:

Nursery Manager, SEND Co-ordinator and Safeguarding Lead - Kristina Bamford who has a Level 4 in Understanding Early Years and a Level 4 in Nursery Management.

Deputy Manager & Pre School Lead - Bethan Ashbridge - Foundation Degree Level 5 in Learning and Support 

Deputy Manager & Pre-School Lead - Rebecca Nicholson who has a Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Childcare Practice and Management.

2-3 Years Co-ordinator - Kirsty Taylor who has a Level 3 Cache Diploma in Childcare and Education.


0-2's Co-ordinator - Leanne Fowler who has a Level 4 in Advanced Childcare Practice and Management.

Our dedicated and caring team of qualified nursery nurses includes Sarah Fells Level 4, Clare Bond Level 3, Abigail Dexter Level 3, Jessica Johnson Level 3, Adele Kubicki Level 3, Katie Kay Level 3 and Emma Dixon Level 5.  Laura Rolling, studying Level 2 and Catherine Basham, studying Level 3, are our nursery apprentices. Amy Mattinson has joined our team as a nursery assistant and is planning on commencing her training to become a qualified practitioner.

All staff hold Paediatric First Aid, Food Safety and Safeguarding children qualifications which are updated regularly. The quality of our staff is the best possible guarantee that your child will experience high quality care and learning experiences.

We also have the support of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Early Years Team and have strong links with our local Children’s Centre in Hornsea.

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