The Aunties 



Auntie Emma, Deputy Manager and Safeguarding Officer
Emma has worked for Cherry Trees since 2008 becoming Manager in 2012 - she stepped down in 2019 and is now Deputy Manager.  She has a Level 3 NVQ in Childcare, Learning and Development.  Emma has two teenage daughters plus two dogs.  She is also a huge fan of the Rocky films!


Auntie Marie, Special Education Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (Sendco)
Marie joined Cherry Trees October 2019.    She has a Level 3 NVQ in Childcare.  She has worked in childcare for 12 years and has two sons.  She likes to spend her spare time with her family, which usually entails watching them play football every weekend! 




Auntie Hayley
Auntie Hayley became a Committee Member when her youngest child was at Cherry Trees.  Having worked previously in childcare she joined Cherry Trees as a staff member in 2014.  She has a Level 2 NVQ in Childcare, Learning and Development.  Hayley has four children so has lots of experience!  She is also a HUGE Man City fan.





Auntie Salima, Manager
Salima joined Cherry Trees in September 2018 as Deputy Manager. In 2019 she took over as Manager.  She has a Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Early Years.  She has worked in childcare for 11 years and has two sons.  She likes to spend her spare time with her family, cooking and baking together. 


Auntie Michelle
Michelle has worked for Cherry Trees since 2004 but has worked with children since 1982 and has a NNEB qualification.  Michelle has three children - two grown up and one teenager. At Cherry Trees Michelle loves to get the children involved in Messy Play - the messier the better! - and at home she enjoys dancing and gardening. 


Auntie Nicola
Nicola joined Cherry Trees in 2011 after gaining her NVQ Level 2 in Childcare.  Having taken a break in 2015, she returned as a permanent member of staff in 2018.  Nicola has four children and enjoys cooking, reading and 
up-cycling furniture. 



Auntie Dawn 
Dawn started working at Cherry Trees in 2006 but has worked with children for 20 years.  She has an NVQ Level 3 qualification in Playwork.  She has a fur baby - her three-legged dog - and enjoys listening to music and spending time with her family and friends. 


Auntie Sandra
Sandra joined Cherry Trees in 2014.  She has two children, both at secondary school.  She has always worked in an office and during her time at Cherry Trees has split her time in the office and with the children.  However, this year she is now working in the office full-time, making sure all of Cherry Tree's administration needs are met.