"Parents and carers comment on the staff's passion to maintain the highest levels of quality"

"This very well-qualified staff team is enthusiastic, highly ambitious and provide each other with excellent support."

Ofsted 2016


Jane Medina is a fully qualified teacher with many years' experience. We employ fully qualified and experienced staff who work together to provide a homely, secure atmosphere in which the children can learn through play and gain confidence. We are registered with Staffordshire County Council as a pre-school nursery for children aged 2 to 4 years.

We have 9 staff, 2 full time and 7 part time and Jane Medina, for a capacity of 25 children. Staff attend regular courses throughout the year.

All staff are First Aid and Child Protection trained.

"Staff are proud of the ways they help children to play, explore and enjoy the fun of learning."

Jane Medina - The Proprietor

Experienced teacher for over 25 years in the Sutton Coldfield area.

Took over at Coogee Nursery School in September 2004.

Gemma Rushton - Assistant Manager

  • Whale Group Key Worker
  • Enco co-ordinator
  • Diploma in Childcare and Education
  • Leadership and management qualification
  • Over 10 years' experience in working with 0 - 18 year olds
  • Joined the Coogee team in January 2007


Debbie King - Deputy

  • Dolphin Group Key Worker
  • Senco co-ordinator
  • NVQ Assesor
  • NNEB
  • Management experience in day nursery settings.
  • Joined the Coogee team in 1983 with a short break inbetween.

Kath Sawyer - Nursery Nurse

  • Starfish Group Key Worker
  • NVQ 3
  • Has experience of working in a school library and working with year 5 children.
  • Joined the Coogee team in February 1988.

Vicki Aston-Green - Nursery Nurse (on Maternity Leave)

  • Starfish Group Key Worker
  • Child Protection co-ordniator (Safeguarding)
  • NNEB
  • Gained experience whilst at college, in nursery school,infant school, daycare with babies and a special needs school and on a children's ward in hospital through placements.
  • Joined the Coogee team in February 2002

Nicola Wheat - Nursery Nurse

  • Whale Group Key Worker
  • Degree in Early Childhood Studies
  • Joined the Coogee team in October 2013 (covering materinity leave)
  • Management experience in local setting

Karen Harris - Nursery Nurse

  • Starfish Group Key Worker
  • NNEB
  • Management experience in Day Nursery setting
  • Joined the Coogee team in September 2014

Jill Wilson - Teacher

  • Starfish Group Key Worker
  • Joined the Coogee team in April 2017

Lynn Smith - Nursery Nurse (supply cover)

  • NNEB
  • Worked at local private school for 23 years
  • Joined the Coogee team in January 2016