Stacey Schultz

LA Governor - Chair

My name is Stacey Schultz and I have been a Local Authority Governor for Great Coates Village Nursery School since February 2014 and Chair of Governors since March 2016.  I live in Great Coates village with my husband Skip and two sons, Jackson aged 7 and four-year-old Teddy.  Both children attended the Nursery before starting at Wybers Wood Academy. 

I work part-time as a languages teacher in one of the local secondary schools and I have a passion for education and life-long learning. 

I used to work in marketing and publishing as a copywriter before qualifying as a teacher in 2008. My previous experiences include editing newsletters and sitting on various committees, often in publicity/marketing roles. I also love singing with Grimsby Bach Choir and getting out on bike rides with my family.

Claire Knight

Parent Governor

My name is Claire Knight and I have been on the Governing Body as a Parent Governor since February 2014.

I live in Healing with my husband and two boys, Jude 8 and Noah 6.  They both attended the nursery and now attend Healing Primary School.  

My background is in education having graduated with a degree in English with Qualified Teacher Status in 2001 and later studying for a Masters in Education.  I worked as an Early Years Foundation Stage Co-ordinator for eight years before having my boys. 

I currently work as an Assistant Head at a primary school in Healing.

I feel very privileged to be given to opportunity to support the Nursery and represent the views of the parents, as a Parent Governor.

Councillor Kevin Redgrift

Co-opted Governor - Vice Chair

My name is Councillor Kevin Redgrift, having served the village as a Councillor for the last 12 years. I joined the Governing Body in March 2016 as a Village Council representative.

I have lived in Great Coates for the last 29 years with my wife Evelyn, and we have two grown-up daughters and two granddaughters. I recently retired but my background is in engineering, having worked locally at several companies along the Humber Bank.

As a resident / Councillor of the village, I have both a personal and local interest in the Nursery and I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to become more involved with GCVN, supporting its future development and helping the children to flourish. I would also like to help build ties with the Nursery, Village Council and the community. 

Nicola Riley

Nicola Riley - Parent Governor

My name is Nicola Riley and I am a Parent Governor.  I live on the Wybers Wood estate with my husband Daniel and two children James, aged 6, and three-year-old Jessica. James really enjoyed his time at the Nursery but now attends Healing Primary. Jessica started at the Nursery in September 2017. 

I have a level 3 qualification in childcare and education, which is one reason why I was so keen to join the governors for my passion for the education of child development.

I have worked in many Day Nurseries supporting children from 0-4 years. I started off as a Nursery Nurse, progressing to deputy in charge, which was a great achievement. I have recently chosen not to return to work after having my daughter and I am now working part-time as a poolside assistant for a baby swim class called Puddle Ducks. This is really rewarding, watching the babies develop in the pool with confidence and greeting and settling in new, nervous mums.