Childcare Team


Caroline Henson

Deputy Manager

Key worker for our early learners and longest serving member of our staff team. Working towards Level 3 in Early Years and has certificates in Paediatric first aid, safeguarding and Level 2 Food Hygiene. Caroline is our health and safety officer. She is passionate about childcare, likes meeting new people and enjoys learning.

Caroline Henson

Sharlene O'Donovan

Room Leader (Baby Room)

Works with our pre-school children. Level 2 qualified working towards her Level 3 in Yearly Years. Attended children safeguarding training and has certificates in Level 2 Food Hygiene and Paediatric first aid. Sharlene is our behaviour management officer. She loves listening to music and cooking. Enjoys a tropical holiday.

Sharleen O'Donovan

Lilian McKie

Room Leader (Preschool Room)

I have 16 years’ experience working in early years. I enjoy childcare because I feel that every day is different and I like to see the children develop and grow. I did temporary work at Turville between September and December 2016. I then went on Maternity leave but stayed in contact with the nursery as I really enjoyed my time there. I have now been lucky to return as a permanent member of staff. Turville is such a happy and homely setting and I am very happy to be a part of the team.

Qualifications:

  • Early Years Professional Status
  • BA Hons Children’s Development and Learning
  • NVQ Level 3 in Management
  • First Aid
Lilian McKie

Lydia Haywood

Childcare Practitioner

Hi I am Lydia and I am 16 years old. I have recently finished my studies at Great Marlow School and I am looking forward to working as an apprentice as Turville. I have wanted to work in childcare for a long time and I am really looking forward to embracing the whole experience.

Lydia Haywood

Antonia Perry

Childcare Practitioner

I have been in childcare for almost 12 years now. I have completed lots of different qualifications over the years including Forest School Leadership and Special Needs. I enjoy looking after my all of my pets- there’s a few (2 dogs, 8 cats, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, doves and 5 snakes!).

Qualifications:

  • Cache Level 3 Diploma in Pre-school
  • Forest School Leader
  • Basic Fire Awareness
Antonia Perry

Kirstin Chaplin

Childcare Practitioner

My journey in childcare started 16 years ago when I started my level 3 diploma in childcare with dreams of one day becoming a teacher. Nurseries, Nanning and setting my own pre-school, Oh and 4 children later I’ve still yet to achieve that dream but I’ve certainly kept busy.

I enjoy creative and using lots of resources in different ways…I’ll be that annoying member of staff in the room that covers the lego brinks in paint or even worse use it in playdough! Never the less I love building characters and helping children grow.

Qualifications:

  • Ba Hons in Early Childhood Studies
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Prevent Duty
  • Designated Safeguarding officer
Kirstin Chaplin

Elizabeth Hobdell

Childcare Practitioner

Hi my name is Elizabeth and I work in the Robins room. I started here at Turville in July 2017 and I am looking forward to starting to work towards my Level 3 in childcare. My daughter and two nephews attend the nursery and I love being able to see them in a different environment.

Elizabeth Hobdell

Megan Poulter

Childcare Practitioner

I am Megan and I work in the Robins room. I started here at Turville in November 2016. I am loving being part of and working with such a strong and welcoming team. I am currently level 2 qualified and am looking forward to starting my level 3.

Megan Poulton

Shelly Porter

Nursery Cook

Hi! I have worked in the village since 2015 while my son attended Turville Nursery. As I got to know the lovely staff at the nursery, I ended up working here in the kitchen from July 2017. It has been such a nice privilege to work and watch my son bloom within the nursery for a couple of months before he started primary school in September. I hold a diploma in public services after planning to join the police force but because of a health condition, I wasn’t able to do so. I totally love working here with the children and the staff aren’t so bad either! Of course, I also love coming to work in such a beautiful small village surrounded by countryside and spectacular scenery.

Qualifications:

  • Level 2 food hygiene
Shelly Porter