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About Forest Footsteps Childcare


Forest Footsteps Childcare first established in January 2018. The Owner and Manager, Erin Cuffley took the opportunity to start a pre school at the scout hut offering a more flexible childcare option for parents and families. Forest Footsteps Childcare is open 5 days a week for 51 weeks of the year offering a safe and secure environment for children to explore the natural outdoors and delivers fun, engaging and stimulating educational experiences. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS).


Erin Cuffley – Owner/Manager


Erin has 20 years childcare experience in day nurseries, nannying, childminding and pre schools. Erin left school starting her apprenticeship at a day nursery, caring for children aged 3months-5years progressing to be a Deputy Manager. Whilst Erin’s own children were babies she nanny’d for a family caring for the family’s primary age school children. Erin has also been an Ofsted Registered Childminder where she gained vast amounts of knowledge and skills to running her own childcare provision.

Erin Cuffley
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Erin is the Owner and Manager of Forest Footsteps Childcare. She has a NVQ 4 in Early Years Education and is also First Aid qualified, holding paediatric and outdoor first aid certificates. She is our Forest School Leader. I regularly attend training. She is also the Safeguarding Lead and the person to contact regarding data protection. She aims to provide a high quality childcare service working in partnership with your child and your family.  She is passionate about providing a stimulating environment to support your child's learning through outdoor play and exploring heuristic resources. 


Kelly Maiden

Kelly is a Senior practitioner and Forest School Assistant,  holding a NVQ 3 in Childcare and Education and level 1 in Forest School.  Kelly also holds a first aid certificate and a DBS. Kelly has previous experience as a Nanny, working in a nursery and having her own 2 young children. 

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Debra Allen

 Debra joined the Forest Footsteps team in 2019 as an Early Years Practitioner. Debra holds a NVQ lV 3 qualification in Childcare and Education. Debra also holds a paediatric first aid certificate.

Debra has lots of experience working with children from nurseries, pre schools, nannying and her own son. Debra is our setting SENCO.

Olivia Williams

Olivia joined us in Summer 2020. She joined us an an apprentice and is currently working towards her Level 3 in Childcare and Education.

  Amanda Brown

Amanda is our Deputy Manger at Forest Footsteps Childcare and also the deputy safeguarding Lead. She is fully qualified Early Years Practitioner with lots of nursery experience. She also hold a full paediatric first aid certificate and Enhanced DBS. She works at Forest Footsteps Childcare on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during the term time.  

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Amy has joined our team as bank staff. Amy regularly covers staff holiday, training and lots more. Amy has 2 primary school  children. Amy is a qualified teacher and also holds an Enhanced DBS and a Paediatric First Aid Certificate. 


Amy Boennic

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Charlotte Langley

Charlotte joined our team as an apprentice. Charlotte has a Lv 2 qualification in Early Years and will be completing her Lv3 with us. Charlotte also holds a paediatric First Aid certificate and an enhanced DBS. 


Vikki Gavagan

Vikki joined us January 2021 and is a Nursery Nurse Assistant helping as lunchtime cover. She works Monday-Thursday term time only and has a daughter of her own.

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