Our Team

Daisychain is managed by Lucy Gale and is supported by the nursery deputy Kathy Goodhew, who between them have forty years of experience and qualifications in childcare and education. Each unit has a Senior Early Years Practitioner that leads a team who hold qualifications of level 3 and above in childcare and education.

We are committed to the continuing development of our staff and provide a wide range of relevant in-house and external training.


Lucy Gale has been in childcare for sixteen years, she qualified in Level 3 Childcare and Education in 2009. Lucy has three of her own children, all of which are in senior school studying for A Levels and GSCEs.

Lucy has many years of experience of working with children from three months to eleven years and has run many a thriving room in nurseries aboard in Germany and in Wiltshire.  Lucy runs a very busy but calm nursery, she ensures that all policies and procedures are adhered to and oversees the general day to day running, she is also the Nursery SENCO and Safeguarding Lead.  She loves to be able to spend time in the rooms with the children when time allows.



Deputy Manager

Kathy’s role within Daisychain is to assist Lucy in the day to day running of the nursery and support each unit, she is also the Deputy SENCo and Deputy Safeguarding Lead.

Kathy also has many years of childcare experience, originally she was a childminder in a Wiltshire village whilst bringing up her two boys. She later became involved in the village Pre School as parental help and on the committee. Kathy continued her path in childcare by becoming a pre school practitioner and qualifying with a level 3 in 2005.

Kathy has four children and four grandchildren.

Unit Seniors

We have  highly experienced and qualified Unit Seniors that have been with us for many years, they have a variety of backgrounds in early years care and education.

Emma Witcombe runs ‘Snowdrops’ our busy baby unit.  Having recently gained her Level 4  she has now embarked on her Level 5 in Early Years.

Chloe Moriarty runs ‘Bluebells’  our full of  life toddler unit. Chloe has many years of experience working with the under threes.

Kathy Goodhew runs our lively Pre School unit ‘Buttercups’

All our Unit Seniors are Deputy Safeguarding Leads.

Early Years Practitioners

We believe it is important to have a good mix of ages along with experience.  Some of our staff have been with us since doing their apprenticeships, and some have previously held senior positions within other nurseries and have chosen to return to the more hands on role of an Early Years Practitioner.


Julie Barnett and Carolyn Venton are our qualified nursery cooks who prepare and cook our seasonal snacks, lunches and high teas; they cater for all allergies and dietary requirements. Parents have the chance to taste some of Julie and Carolyn’s wonderful cooking throughout the year as we hold many family events such as Mother’s Day Tea, leavers party and Christmas get togethers.


We believe that continuous training is essential to further our staff’s personal development; every member of staff is trained in paediatric first aid, safeguarding, food safety, manual handling and COSHH and are encouraged to attend face to face training and study with on-line courses.