Roundabout Day Nurseries

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Staff turnover within the company is very low, this gives continuity within the business and confidence to parents and children alike.

All staff have a training programme to follow and this enables development within the group. We encourage external training courses if staffing levels can be covered.

All staff have recognised childcare qualifications at NVQ Level 2 OR 3, one staff is in her last year of the Foundation degree in early years and one staff has NVQ 3 as a teaching assistant.

Julie Hughes has worked for the company for 27 years, having started to work at Roundabout Bucknall until 2001 when she was transferred to Timeout.

Her responsibilities include the day to day running of Timeout, the before and after school club e.g. school runs,  staff cover during holidays, organising trips and holiday packs for parents for school holidays.

Her responsibilities also include helping the manager with day to day running of the Roundabout Bucknall and Etruria when the manager is on holiday.

Julie’s qualifications are NVQ 2 Play work, NVQ 3 childcare, Level 1 safeguarding.

Gill Clarke - Founder & Consultant

Julie Hughes - Long standing staff member and Timeout Manager

Gill Clarke, the founder of Roundabout Nurseries was initially trained as an NNEB having worked in special education. She went on to Madeley teacher training College, qualifying in visual arts and special needs for children.

Gill spent a short time working for social services before opening Roundabout Bucknall in 1980.

Michelle Potts qualified in 1999 with BTEC National Diploma in childhood studies, worked as a nanny for two years and then joined Bucknall in January 2003. 

Other qualifications include paediatric first aid, food hygiene and safety, in addition, she has just completed NVQ 3 in Business Management.

Michelle is responsible for  safeguarding, equal opportunities and covering as SENCO/behaviour management officer. Michelle has a 2 year old son named Charlie.

Michelle Potts - Manager


Shazia Dhad has recently purchased Roundabout Day Nurseries and Time Out. She has big plans with the nursery and intends on continuing to grow the business by promoting quality education to the children of Staffordshire.

Shazia Dhad - Owner