Our Staff

All members of staff have regularly updated safeguarding and paediatric first aid training.

Cara Golding

Qualifications: BA Hons Institute of Interprofessional Child Centred Practice, Early Years Foundation Degree, NVQ 3 Child development.

I became the Manager of Ready Teddy Go in September 2018. I have been working with children in the early years for over 15 years in primary schools and children's centres in London. I am a keen promoter of outdoor learning, having run woodland school classes over the years.

I live in Kingston with my 10 year old son and our dog. In our spare time we enjoy bike rides in our local woods, exploring new countries and listening to live music.

Manager, Designated Sfaeguarding Lead, Key Person (Red Group)

Ginette Hancock

Qualifications: Level 3 – NNEB, Paediatric first aid

I joined Ready Teddy Go in September 2010 I have been working in early years for over 25 years.  I am married and live locally and have three grown up children and two grandchildren. .I have a level three qualification in early year’s education and have a qualification in paediatric first aid.  In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, music concerts, swimming and spending time with my family. 

Nursery Practitioner and Key Person (Blue Group)

Karen Mason

Qualifications: Level 3 –Education and Childcare Paediatric first aid

I have been working at Ready Teddy Go since 2013.   I had a child attend Ready Teddy Go and have never really left!  I have a level 3 childcare qualification and a qualification in paediatric first aid.  I live in Epsom with my husband, two children aged 10 and 13 years and my Labrador dog. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog, baking with my daughter and playing football with my son. 

Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Nursery Practitioner, Key Person (Green Group)

Anna Jansen

Qualification: Qualified teacher paediatric first aid

I joined RTG in September 2011. Like Mrs. Mason, I had a child in nursery and loved it so much that I joined the staff team!  I am a qualified primary school teacher and have really enjoyed learning more about the early year’s age group. I have a qualification in paediatric first aid. I am married and have three children at secondary and primary school. In my spare time I love to play the piano, be involved in my church, walk in the countryside and spend time with my family and friends.

Nursery Practitioner - Bank Staff

Sarah McManus

Qualifications: Level 3 – NNEB, Paediatric first aid

I joined the team at RTG in October 2016.  I have been working in early years for 20 years and hold the NNEB and paediatric first aid qualification .I live locally and am married with two sons one at university and the other one at college .In my spare time I enjoy long walks with the family labradoodle cocoa and going to the gym where I take part in zumba and pilates classes.I also love to cook and read .

Deputy Manager, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Key Person (Yellow Group)

Hayley Sargent

Qualifications: Level 3 Childcare and Education - Paediatric first aid

I joined the lovely team at Ready Teddy Go in September 2017.  I have been working in childcare - both in nursery setting and primary school - for 17 years and have a level 3 diploma in childcare and education and also hold a paediatric first aid qualification. I live locally with my husband and two children, both now at secondary school. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, reading and spending time with my family. 

Nursery Practitioner and Key Person (Blue Group)

Faye Windmill

I joined Ready Teddy Go in May 2019 to assist at Lunch Club. I have recently completed safeguarding training, next will be paediatric first aid and an NVQ level 3 in early years. I have two daughters of school age who keep me busy. In my spare time I love camping, the theatre and swimming.

Nursery Assistant

Rasha Muhi-Eldin

Nursery Inclusion Practitoner

Caroline Christofides

Qualifications: NNEB

I worked for ten years in a local infant school as a special needs nursery nurse before working for an equal time flying as cabin crew for British Airways.  I have three daughters, two of which are twins, who all attended Ready Teddy Go.  In my spare time  I love being with my family, gardening, swimming and travelling.

Nursery Practitioner - Bank staff

Guida Fernandes Donegan

Qualifications: Level Three Education and Childcare paediatric first aid

I have been helping out at nursery for many years since my own children were in the nursery. I work as a relief nursery practitioner when staff members are sick or the team need extra support.   I live locally with my husband and two children, my daughter is at primary school and my son is in secondary school.  In my spare time I enjoy baking, singing in a choir, crafts, gardening and visiting my home country of Madeira.

Bank staff

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Nursery Management Committee

There is a nursery management committee which is comprised of eight people:  The nursery manager, two church ministers, the ex-manager and ex deputy manager of the nursery and three other church members. We have a member of the nursery management committee who comes in to lead music sessions with the children. The committee employs the manager to manage the day to day running of the nursery.  A meeting is held three times a year to update the committee on nursery business.