Our Staff

Meet our team

Karen and Harry Cardwell set up the original Sunflower Day Nursery in Cottingham in the 1990s. With a background in nursing and an Early Years Foundation degree in Childhood Studies, Karen now owns three Sunflowers nurseries and plays an active role in their running, alongside her skilled and experienced management team.

All keyworker staff are qualified to a minimum of Level 3 childcare qualification and all have Basic Food Hygiene and Paediatric First Aid qualifications. We are a dedicated, warm, friendly and enthusiastic team, who will always strive to go that extra mile. Staff have annual appraisals and monthly supervisions with the management team, ensuring their Continual Professional Development. We have regular staff meetings were we contribute and share our ideas, continually self-evaluating our practice.

Welcome to the Sunflowers Team

All staff have basic food hygiene and paediatric first aid qualifications.

We have an open door policy for all our staff and have monthly supervisions, annual appraisals, 6 weekly staff meetings and bi annual Company Meetings which ensures we are closely monitoring our staff and their health and well-being. Each nursery has a Health and Well-being Coordinator who attend training to help them support their colleagues.



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