Staff

At Hippitots our staff are part of a team aiming to provide a stimulating environment that encourages your child's natural curiosity to observe, experience, socialise and learn. The creation of a happy, stimulating and safe environment is brought about by our committed staff, who share an absolute love of children.

Our staff are approachable and responsive. They will always take time to tell you what has happened during the day and pass on anecdotes.

We encourage your involvement at all times and hold parents' events and opportunities to share your child’s learning.

Meet our team

Kay Durnall
Manager
Joined Hippitots in 2003
BA (Hons) Degree Children & Early Childhood
Early Years Sector Endorsed Foundation Degree
Effective Leadership & Management (Level 5)
NNEB

0 to 3 years team

Danielle Wilkinson
Early Years Professional & Senco
Joined Hippitots in 2009
BA (Hons) Degree in Childcare
BTEC Diploma in Childcare

Kaye Gibson
Senior Children’s Practitioner
Joined Hippitots in 2003
NVQ Level 2 & 3 Early Years Care & Education

Kimberley Archer
Senior Children’s Practitioner
Joined Hippitots in 2006
NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education

Samantha Brumwell
Senior Children’s Practitioner
Joined Hippitots in 2008
Cache Level 2 Childcare & Education
NVQ Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning & Development

Laura Stores
Children’s Practitioner
Joined Hippitots in 2009
BTEC Children’s Care, Learning & Development Level 3
Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Certificate Care

Francesca Heartfield
Children’s Practitioner
Joined Hippitots in 2015
Cache Childcare & Education Level 2 & 3

Anna Choi
Children’s Practitioner
Joined Hippitots in 2013
Childcare Level 3 Diploma
Children & Young People’s Workforce Level 2

Courtney Swan
Children’s Practitioner
Joined Hippitots in 2016
Apprentice Early Years & Education

Zico Harris
Children’s Practitioner
Joined Hippitots in 2016
Cache Diploma in Childcare & Education

Jo Jackson
Supply Children’s Practitioner
Joined Hippitots in 2009
NCFE

3 years plus team

Catherine Stores
Deputy Manager & Senco
Joined Hippitots in 2003
BA (Hons) Degree Children & Early Childhood
Early Years Sector Endorsed Foundation Degree
BTEC Social Care
NVQ Level 3 Early Years Care & Education
Cache Level 4 Effective Senco

Kim Houchen
Children’s Practitioner
Joined Hippitots in 2011
BTEC Certificate in Childcare
BTEC Diploma in Childcare

Laura Webb
Children’s Practitioner
Joined Hippitots in 2013
Level 2 & 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce: Early Learning & Childcare