Our staff

Don’t just take our word for it on why we think we’re great employers – read on for profile details from members of staff:

 Clair Hallums: Manager of Buttons and Bows Nursery

Clair joined the Group in November 2012, as a Nursery Assistant in the Toddler room at Buttons and Bows after being in the sector for 10 years. She was then promoted to Room Senior in March 2014. In October 2016, Clair was promoted to Manager of the Nursery.

During her time within the Nursery, Clair was encouraged and supported by her manager to complete her Level 5 in Early Years.

Comment from Clair: ‘I love working for the Bows and Arrows Group, as have always strongly agreed with their ethos. I also love that there is the potential to grow and enhance my career.’

Papia Rahman: Senior Nursery Practioner at Little Learners

EYP Qualified, Papia joined the Bows and Arrows Group just over a year ago, bringing with her a wealth of experience. Initially starting out as a Nursery Practioner in the Pre school room at Wig Wams, she was soon promoted to a Senior in the Toddler room at Little Learners.

Comment from Papia: ‘I really enjoy working for quite a small Nursery group and definitely feel part of the team. It’s great to be part of a highly professional yet easy going team which are really passionate about their roles. By working for Bows and Arrows Group, I feel part of a  bigger picture making a real difference in the children’s lives.’

Jana Pannell: Nursery Practioner at Wig Wams

Jana has been at Wig Wams Nursery for over a year. Already qualified to level 3, Jana joined us on a part time basis to gain valuable experience whilst she studies for her BA in childhood.

Comment from Jana: ‘Bows and Arrows have been really flexible over my study arrangements enabling me to get the best of two worlds: studying and spending time with the children which I love.  Currently I do one day a week at Uni but in September this will go up to three and Bows and Arrows will adapt my hours accordingly. By working for a charity Nursery Group, I really feel the children are key and there is a fantastic sense of community which makes my work feel really worthwhile.’