Claire Holmes - Senior Nursery Nurse

NVQ Level 3

My name is Claire Holmes, I have worked with children since 1990. I was first a nanny for a family with 3 children for 4 years and as the children grew up I decided to further my career and work within a day nursery. I started part time in the baby unit and then went full time after 3 months. I then moved around the rooms working with all ages, I also helped with the after school club and holiday club when needed. I stayed at that day nursery for 9 years. 

I then opened Stepping Stones in the year 2000 with my husband Gary Holmes who is the Managing Director. I am one of two Senior  Nursery Nurses at Stepping Stones and I am also based in the Yellow Room looking after the babies.

I acheived my NVQ Level 3 in Childcare in April 2006. I have attended courses and gained certificates for First Aid, Behaviour Management, Intermediate Food Hygiene, Child Protection and Health and Safety and I was involved in the work towards the Quality Assurance Framework and we received the 'Quality as Standard' award in 2006.

My hobbies are drawing, cooking, enjoying time with my family and looking after my niece and nephew.