Our Team

Our team is made up of dedicated, loving professionals who are continuously training to provide for your child to the best of their ability. We aim to ensure each member of our team has a full enhanced DBS, safe guarding and first aid certificates meaning you can be secure in the knowledge that your child is in a safe, as well as loving, environment.

Here at Blue Sky our team is made up of Nursery Nurses and Apprentices who all have, or are working towards, their Level 3 in childcare. We provide continued training to make sure our team is kept up to date with important information needed to safeguard your children to the best of their ability.

Management and Admin

Viv

Blue Sky Day Nursery and her fantastic teams are headed by business owner Vivienne Pooleman. Viv has a foundation degree in working with children and young people, from York St John University.

In 2005 Viv opened the first Blue Sky Day Nursery, founded on the belief that parents deserve to have access to childcare that can be flexible and suit parent’s various changing scheduling patterns. Viv knows that when a child is engaged, entertained and happy, then they take in more information. This is why she believes children learn most through play and activities.

Jo

Jo Watson is our Area Manager, she runs behind the scenes of Blue Sky Day Nursery for Market Weighton, York, and now Pocklington. She has a First-class Honours degree in Early Childhood Studies along with many other qualifications she has gained over the 24 years she has been a childcare practitioner.

Jo, is a mum to three grown up children and a grandma to two little boys, she shares her time between all 3 settings and helps in every way she can. She has worked in most areas of childcare throughout her years at Blue Sky. She has run the office, sorting finances, and producing advertisements for the settings. Jo hasn’t just worked in admin, she can sometimes be found working in the care rooms, making a mess and having fun with the children.

Room Supervisors

Lauren

Lauren Fox is our trusted and well loved Imps Room Supervisor. Lauren has been working hard as the active Downstairs Supervisor, while we search for a Pixies Room Supervisor, since we opened our doors. Lauren is qualified in Childcare, with a Level 3 qualification, and 10 years in childcare.

Lauren is hard working and dedicated to the care and safety off the children she is looking after. She has taken in stride the responsibilities of not only 1 set of children but 2, making sure that both Pixies and Imps is running in a way that will be sustainable in the long run, no matter who is in-charge.

Nursery Nurses

Here at Blue Sky our team includes Nursery Nurses who are trained and qualified to look after our children. Our Nursery Nurses are Certified with at least a Level 2 and have opportunities to get further qualifications.

Rebecca

Rebecca Keeble is our senior nursery nurse and is currently working in the Elves room here at Blue Sky, however she can be found in every room chatting and playing with children of all ages. Becky has a Level 3 Childcare qualification.

Becki has a bright personality, she is friendly and helpful with parents and children alike. When Blue Sky Pocklington opened Becki was one of the first members of staff hired and she is a well loved member of staff.

Chloe

Chloe Stephenson is a qualified Nursery Nurse and is working in our Pixies team. Chloe has a Level 6 qualification in Childcare and has been a supporting and caring member of Blue Sky’s team since joining.

Chloe helps out in both Imps and Pixies where she is needed, she is active in engaging the children in play. Chloe is a cheerful team member who can always be seen with a smile for the children and parents that come to Blue Sky.

Lynsley

Lynsley Ivring is a member of our Elves Team, she has been helping to teach and prepare our Imps for their next stages in development. Lynsley has a Childcare Level 3 qualification and has worked in different nurseries before joining Blue Sky giving her a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Lynsley is a caring member off staff who encourages a healthy lifestyle among our children. She can often be found outside with the children, playing with them as they enjoy the water/ sand and messy play.

Sarah

Sarah Cammidge is a Member of our Pixies team, she is supporting the new children as they start key stages of development. Sarah is a Nursery Nurse with a Level 3 qualification in Childcare.

Sarah has been a stelar addition to our team and has picked up our ways of working quickly and efficiently. She has a positive attitude to all tasks she takes on and she is always a helping hand when she is needed.

Faryn

Faryn started working for Blue Sky in October 2021, she predominantly works in our Imps room. She loves singing with the children, and getting everyone involved in baking and messy play activities.

When she’s not at work Faryn is at home, in the Wolds, with her 3 children and loves to get outside on country walks and making memories with her children.

Nursery Assistants and Apprentices

Nursery assistants are qualified members of staff, who have at least a Level 1 qualification in Childcare. Our assistants are advised and encouraged to take on a Level 3 qualification with us, so that they can become Level 3 certified Nursery Nurses.

Amber

Amber Wood is a positive and upbeat Nursery Assistant here at Blue Sky Pocklington. She has a Level 1 qualification in Childcare and is an upbeat member of our team and she works between the rooms, mainly Pixies and Elves.

Amber is a hard worker who happily helps out through out the entire building. She actively engages the children in activities and is always ready to get messy with the children.

Sian

Sian Bennett is a confident and upbeat member of our Pixies team. She has a level 2 childcare qualification and experience in nurseries before joining our team.

Sian is the latest member of staff to join our team and is a wonderful addition to our nursery family, she has fit in so well it feels like she has always been here.

Reanna

Reanna Craggs is one of the youngest members of our team, who works through out Blue Sky Pocklington in every room. Reanna is one of our apprentices who is aiming for her Childcare Level 2.

Reanna is always energetic and happy to get involved in the activities with the children. She is willing to get messy and engage with the children, playing, reading and chatting with them.

Culinary Team

Angela

Angela Moore is our cook for Pocklington, and also covers for Robert at Market Weighton when she is needed. Angie is Food Hygiene Trained and has her Allergy awareness certificate.

Angie is an open and bubbly character who cooks healthy and tasty food for every meal she makes. The children enjoy both her cooking and her smile, which she always wears to work.