ridgemount staff


A team of professionals carefully manages all aspects of childcare at Ridgemount with many years of experience between them. The staff at Ridgemount have been carefully chosen for their commitment, enthusiasm, qualifications, training and experience.

We operate a Key Worker system, which means that your child has one staff member who takes a special interest in their welfare. The Key Worker develops a close relationship with your child and helps settle them into nursery life. They also regularly monitor your childs progress and keep you accurately informed.

The owner/ manager is Louise Gerrard she lives in the adjoining cottage. Louise has over 30 years Early years experience.


Management Team

Owner Louise Gerrard

Louise Gerrard is a qualified Nursery teacher with over 35 years teaching experience. Early Years Professional status July 2012.

Manager Caron Weir

Caron Weir is the Team Leader for Rising 3s. Caron holds a CACHE Diploma Level 3 in Childcare and Education and joined Ridgemount in July 2009.


Lucia Belicova

Lucia Belicova is a nursery school teacher with Qualified Teacher Status Level 5. Lucia joined us in January 2007.

Wilhelmina Alberts

Wilhelmina Alberts is a qualified nursery school teacher and holds Qualified Teacher Status Level 7. Wilna started teaching in the nursery in 2016.


Babies & Toddlers

Jodie Blackwell

Jodie Blackwell is the assistant Rising 3's supervisor. Jodie holds a BTEC National Diploma Level 3 in Early Years and has worked at Ridgemount since September 2006.

Harri Bozzard

Harri Bozzard is the supervisor for babies(under 2's). Harri joined Ridgemount in September 2010. Harriet has an NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care.

Lillie Shakespeare

Lillie Shakespeare joined the team when she qualified as level 3 in June 2016.

Alexandra Kuklikova

Alexandra Kukolikova joined the team in September 2015 and is helping in the under 3’s age group.

Caron Weir

Mary Ford is an experienced level 3 play worker and runs our After School club and holiday play scheme.


Food Preparation

Emily Hendry

Food preparation is undertaken every day by our dedicated cook Emily Hendry, who has Level 2 qualification in Food Hygiene. We have a 5 star rating. Staff also hold First Aid Qualifications and Child Protection Qualifications.

Fantastic nursery, both of my children went there for a total of 8 years. Would highly recommend :-)

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