Kingfisher Kindergarten has a caring, friendly and qualified team of 8 highly trained and qualified individuals.  We all share the same passion to work with and enrich young children's development while in our care. We are all First Aid and Safeguard Trained.
La-Ryne van der Westhuizen

Over 8 years of experience working with young children,  La-Ryne has been the owner of Kingfisher since October 2018.  

Lesley King
Level 3 Practitioner

Lesley is our longest serving staff member and has been with Kingfisher since 1995. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our setting and the children adore her.

Kirstie Hart
Level 3 Practitioner

Kirstie joined our team in April 2021. She has worked in childcare since her teens and is fully qualified.  She is very nurturing and has a wonderfully calm approach with the children.

Kirsty Johnson

Kirsty joined Kingfisher in April 2018 having worked in childcare since college.  She is highly skilled and trained and we are very lucky to have her lead our team. Her brilliant approach to her role is evident all throughout our setting and always has bright and bold ideas. 

Sarah McEwan
Level 3 Practitioner

Sarah joined our team in March 2018 and has been a very popular member within our team and to the children.  She trained at college and is fully qualified.

Lynsey McDonald
Nursery Assistant

Lynsey is one of our Nursery Assistants and a great help around the setting.  She is very popular with the children and always found playing games or doing puzzles.

May Wheeler
Deputy Manager

May has been with us since January 2017.  She is very dedicated to her role and finished her Level 3 Qualification in one year. She is dedicated and committed to her job and it really shows through her fun approach to working with the children.

Karen Waterman
Qualified Teacher

Karen has been with us since February 2018.  She is a qualified teacher and loves working within Early Years.  She brings a lot of diversity to the team and is great with the children.

Nursery Pet

Nerys is our Nursery Pet.  Nerys is a Giant African snail and the children love taking care of her, giving her a bath, spraying and feeding her.  She loves a warm bath, fruit and is particularly fond of cucumber.