Meet the team

Frankie Benedetti

Manager

  • Level 4 children’s care, learning and development
  • Paediatric first aider
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead

I am the proud Nursery Manager at Twizzle Tops Basildon, I joined the team in 2011 and hold a Level 3 and 4 in Children’s learning, care and development.

The valuable experience I have gained during my career has helped shape the way I manage my close knit team. I particularly enjoy working with a strong team and supporting them to provide amazing childcare and experiences for the children. I look forward to welcoming you to our family nursery.

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Courtney Key

Deputy Manager

  • Level 3 children’s care, learning and development
  • Paediatric first aider
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead

I am the Deputy Manager at Twizzle Tops Basildon, I joined the team in 2012 and hold a Level 3 in Children’s learning, care and development.

I qualified in 2009 and have gained a lot of experience in all areas of childcare and development. I particularly like to work closely and create bonds with all of our families and through patience and understanding, the communication and relationships built with the children, families and staff within the setting produce amazing results.

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James Hagger

Early Years Team Leader / 3rd in charge

  • Level 3 children’s care, learning and development
  • Paediatric first aider
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Safeguarding and health and safety certificate at Level 3.

Enjoys working with challenging families and children and being a role model.

I have been working in the early years sector for over ten years and has gained amazing awards and experience. My passion is working with the preschoolers as I enjoys teaching and learning and I thrive seeing the children getting ready for their next stage of development and I enjoy runing a fantastic school readiness programme. I am a great role model to the children and my experience and skills support the children in their everyday learning. The outcomes and achievements that the children leave the nursery with ensure they are ready for school.

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Kelly Morrell

Early Years Team Leader

  • Level 3 children’s care, learning and development
  • Paediatric first aider
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead

Enjoys working alongside the manager to ensure smooth day to day running of the setting.