Tammy Vickery
Tamasine Vickery

Job Role

Nursery Lead


  • To deliver and ensure a high standard of learning, development and care for the children who attend The Childcare Academy, in line with Early Years Foundation Stages (EYFS) and Ofsted requirements.
  • To manage the day to day activities at The Childcare Academy
  • To ensure that the nursery is a safe environment for children, staff and others.
  • To develop partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development.
  • To manage other staff in the nursery.
  • To ensure all staff understand and work to nursery policies and procedures
  • Take responsibility for planning, which ensures each child is working towards the early learning goals
  • To organise and participate in the key person system
  • To conduct staff appraisals and supervisions as appropriate and to identify staff training needs
  • To oversee the maintenance of records following the policies and procedures of the company


  • NNEB Diploma
  • Key Skills COM L2
  • CCLD Technical L3
  • Adult Numeracy L2
  • L3 Award in English for literacy and language teaching
  • A1/A2
  • IQA L4
  • Management L4
  • PTLLs
  • E&D L2
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • ICT L2
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Prevention and control of infection
  • Psychological first aid
  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • Fire Safety Principles
  • Safety handling of medication
  • Food safety awareness
  • Health and Safety in the workplace


Reading, swimming, family walks, family holidays.

Why I love my vocation

I have worked in the childcare and education industry for 27 years, having started working in a nursery at 18. It’s true to say that I’m passionate about child development. Knowing that I have been an instrumental part of a child’s health, welfare and development gives me great pride in what I do. I love to witness children grow and develop as I play and interact with them. It’s rewarding to see children achieve their early learning goals, knowing that I have supported them in their achievements. For these reasons, I have enjoyed working with children and young people for years.