At Parkview we all work together to plan an appropriate and stimulating environment and activities for the children, We hope parents will build a close relationship with their key worker and other staff.
Rhiannon Hughes- Head Teacher
'I have been Headteacher at Parkview since September 2021 and I am very excited and priviliged to be joining the team here at Parkview Nursery School. I wholeheartedy believe in giving every child the skills and knowledge to be able to acheive their full potential. I live in Seascale with my Fiancee, my daughter and our family cat - Han Solo.'
Sheila Barrett - Teacher (SENCO)
'I am the key worker for red group in both the morning and the afternoon as I work full time. I have taught at Parkview Nursery since 2009 and really value the support and respect offered by the parents and the local community. Previously I taught in London, where I really enjoyed going to the theatre. I also lived and taught in a country in Africa called Mozambique, where I had many fantastic holidays seeing wild animals such as lions and gorillas! I have also taught in Cumbrian villages such as Seascale and Egremont enjoying playing Squash as my hobby. As a Teacher I have taught classes of children across the age ranges from 3 to 8. I have also run my own successful childminding business catering for children from 3 months old, employing assistants as it flourished. I have accepted a variety of responsibilities over my teaching career and currently work as the SENCO at Parkview.'
Diane Craghill - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
'I have worked at the nursery for quite a few years now so I am like a piece of the furniture! I really enjoy playing and working with the children and seeing them develop during their time here. Home is in Haverigg, where I live with my family, my daughter Ellie who is growing up very fast and the family dog called Harvey. We enjoy going on walks together and sometimes we have to help my dad round up the sheep. I like sports, especially football, rugby and swimming.'
Kelly Smith - Senior Teaching Assistant and Key Person for White Group
Sheryl Kendall - Teaching Assistant
'I have worked at Parkview Nursery School since 2005. Prior to working here I worked in administration for a large company for several years, until I decided on a complete career change and retrained in Early Years Education. I am so glad I did! I have lived in Millom all my life. I am married and I have two teenage sons, Jack and Luke. In my free time I like a bit of retail therapy, enjoy visiting different places, watching my sons play rugby, enjoy reading and like to catch up with friends and family'
Heather McMeekin - Teaching Assistant
'I recently joined the park view team having previously worked in other childcare settings. I live in Millom with my husband and 3 children, 2 sons and 1 daughter, and have lived here all my life. Together we enjoy trips to the woods, bike rides, but weekends are usually taken up by watching my boys play sports or weekdays my daughter dancing. I find it a pleasure to work at Parkview and every day is different, watching and helping the children to grow and learn in lots of different ways.'
Victoria Bradley - School Administrator
'I have recently joined as the new Administrator and Clerk to the Governors for Parkview Nursery. I live with my husband and 2 children, 1 daughter and 1 son at Whitbeck on our family run beef and sheep farm. I moved to the area nearly 20 years ago from a little village called Witherslack, near Grange-over-Sands. When not at work I can be found helping on the farm. In my spare time (which is very rare!) I like taking the children to Silecroft beach, shopping and days out with the family.
Louise Evans - Lunchtime Assistant
Patrice Gleaves - Cleaner
Our Vision at Parkview is to encourage every individual to
- walk their own path
- build their own bridge
- climb their own mountain
in order to fulfil their potential in life and learning
As a Local Authority Maintained Nursery School we offer:
- 3 year old funded places (15 hours a week)
- 3 year old funded places for working parents (up to 30 hours a week)
- Flexible sessions which can be used over a full day if wished
- Parents can pay for additional sessions if wished
- Hot lunches
- Resourced Provision for children with Special Educational Needs
We work closely with Stepping Stones Nursery next door who can provide wrap around and holiday provision for children attending Parkview Nursery.