The Teepee Team

Chloe Entwistle – Early Years Practitioner

Chloe has previous experience working in catering but since having her two children decided that early years was for her. Chloe is passionate about working with children and making a difference to young people’s lives.

Zahraa Mahmood – Room Manager


My qualifications: NVQ Level 3, Paediatric First Aid

Zahraa joined the nursery in June 2014 and has since completed her NVQ Level 3 and is currently studying for her Foundation Degree at BCA.

“I believe that the beauty of childcare is the experiences that children give to me and the honour of knowing that I am a helping hand in their happiness and development during their time in the setting.”

Perry Axton-Harris – Room Manager – Kittens

Perry Axton-Harris 1My Qualifications: NVQ Level 3, Forest School Leader, Paediatric First Aid

Perry started at Teepee Day Nursery in 2011 as a student. Perry has always enjoyed being with and working with children, as she has younger brother and sisters. Since joining the nursery she has passed her NVQ Level 3 and has been a Room Manager in all of the rooms. She enjoy working with children of all ages.

Nicole Odell – Nursery Manager

My Qualifications: Foundation Degree, NVQ Level 3, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene Level 2

I joined Small is Beautiful Ltd in 2008 when my son started school.  During my time here I have been promoted from Room Leader, to Assistant Deputy Manager, Deputy Manager and then Nursery Manager in March 2013.  In 2016 I went on to gain my foundation degree in childcare and I am now studying for my BA in Early Years.

Before joining Small is Beautiful Ltd I was a childminder for 3 years and I also have 3 children of my own who keep me busy at home!

Ali Munnis – Assistant Deputy Manager and Room Manager Cubs

My Qualifications: NVQ Level 3, NVQ Level 2 Team Leading, Paediatric First Aid

Ali has worked in childcare since 2004 and during this time she completed both her Level 2 and 3 in Childcare. Ali started working with us back in 2004 and progressed through her Level’s 2 and 3 with us.  After having Ella Ali worked as a nanny and then worked at another setting but loved us too much so decided to join us again when she had the chance! And we snapped her up!

Outside work Ali is super-busy and enjoys spending time with her young daughter and baby son.

Michelle Jenner – Deputy Manager

My qualifications: Foundation Degree, NVQ Level 3, Forest School Leader, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene Level 2

Michelle joined the nursery in April 2013 and since joining has achieved both her Level 3 and Foundation Degree and has spent time working at both The Teepee and The Wigwam, where she has experienced being Room Leader in the baby, toddler and pre school rooms and now works across all of the rooms as a Deputy Manager.

She has lots of experience in childcare in both nursery and home settings, working with all ages. In her spare time she is a busy working mum and so enjoys spending time with her family.

Audrey Maddison – Early Years Practitioner

My Qualifications: NVQ Level 3, Paediatric First Aid, First Aid at Work

When Audrey’s children were very young Audrey worked as a lunchtime controller at their local primary school and loved it! When Audrey had the chance to change her career she jumped at the chance and did her Early Years training and has been working full time in childcare ever since. Audrey has worked at the nursery since 2018, but is no stranger to the nursery, as her grandchildren came her and so knew we are a small, friendly, welcoming nursery.

Abby Fuller – Early Years Practitioner Pups

My Qualifications:  NVQ Level 2 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.

Abby joined us from a large nursery as she wanted to work in a small setting.  Abby enjoys helping the children learn through exciting activities. Abby is creative and enjoys arts and crafts with the children.

‘I enjoy baking cakes and going out with my friends as well as babysitting in my spare time.’

Emma Tennant – Owner

My qualifications: MA, NVQ Level 3

“I trained as a nurse and a midwife before working for Johnson & Johnson on its baby range. I then had two gorgeous children and have been a working mother ever since.

Back in 2003, I couldn’t find a good enough nursery locally for my children, so I set up Teepee Day Nursery in Bracknell.

Day nurseries tend to be either privately-run single locations or larger chains. Teepee bridges the gap. A small, loving, children’s nursery with the dynamism and best practice of a much larger business – you really do get the best of both worlds.

I completed my postgraduate diploma in Early Years in 2015 rolled on to do a Master’s in Early Years Education, which I finished in 2018. I am totally committed to the care and education of our youngest children, and I hope you’ll find that shows in the way we run our nursery.”

Tara Wilson – Early Years Practitioner – Kittens

My qualifications: NVQ Level 3, Paediatric First Aid

Tara has worked in childcare since 2009 and has worked at Teepee since 2014. Tara has masses of experience both professionally and also as a mum, and her son come to nursery with her too.


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