Springfield Road
Meet the Team

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Hello, I'm Jess Ratcliff

Having worked in other industries for 10 years, I knew that I would like to pursue a career within childcare because I enjoy seeing children learn and achieve.

After a year of training and placement in other setting while working in Seymour House Day Nursery Schools part-time, I was offered a full time position in here where I took advantage of the training opportunities Seymour House has to offer and I was promoted to Senior Nursery Educator. Witnessing the children grow and blossom has motivated me to study further to lead the team in continuing our outstanding standards.

With the support from the team and the organization, I was able to achieve my CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services and was promoted to the Nursery Manager at Broomfield Hospital Day Nursery School in Chelmsford.

I would be delighted to welcome you to our outstanding setting and meet our friendly and passionate team and show you what Seymour House Day Nursery School has to offer.


Hello, I'm Katie-Rose Hardie

I'm the Head of Early Years Practice at Springfield Road Day Nursery School, Chelmsford.

I joined Seymour House in July 2011, having completed my BA (Hons.) degree in Early Childhood Studies. I have been privileged to work as an Early Years Educator and Teacher at three of the Seymour House Day Nursery Schools. I am excited to have returned to Springfield Road Nursery as Head of Early Years Practice.

I enjoy supporting the children to develop and learn through play based activities, providing stimulating resources to engage the children with their play. I am passionate about being involved in each individual child’s journey as they join us at Springfield Road Nursery, watching them grow and develop and then leave as they begin their transition to school.