Meet the Family

Canterburys Nurseries is a family owned and family run business. Let us introduce ourselves!

Carolyn Hutton

NNEB
DPQS
Playwork NVQ3
Safeguarding L3
Paedriatric First Aid
BA (Hons) Early Years)
Early Years Teacher Status
Carolyn created the nursery in 1991 when her own children were still very young and has worked in a full time position ever since.  Carolyn currently coaches and trains the staff, whilst defining the Canterburys Way and deciding the focus and direction of the education and care.

Vinny Merritt

NVQ3 CCLD
Safeguarding L3
Paedriatric First Aid
Vinny is Carolyn’s husband and the company Financial Director.  Vinny runs the Head Office, based at Canterburys 2, and deals with all aspects of the finance and funding for all settings.

Jenni Robinson

NVQ3 CCLD
Safeguarding L3
Paedriatric First Aid
Jenni is Carolyn’s daughter and joined Canterburuys straight from school, following her mother’s footsteps and working her way up and proving herself responsible to manage and run the new Infant and Toddler Centre with the same vision, enthusiasm and commitment to quality as Carolyn.

Rob Hutton

BA (1st Class Hons) Education with SEND
NVQ3 CCLD
Safeguarding L3
Paediatric First Aid
Rob is Carolyn’s youngest son.  He leads Canterburys 2 with compassion and a thorough understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion.  Rob is responsible for, and dedicated to, the safeguarding and behaviour of children at all  three settings.

Sophie Hutton

BSc (1st Class Hons) Speech and Language Therapy
SENDCO
Communication Champion
NVQ3
Paediatric First Aid
Sophie is a SALT and leads the Nest provision, based at Canterburys 1, where she and her staff care for children with additional needs, offering one-to-one and small group therapy.

Joe Brammer

BSc Music Technology
MSc Audio Production
EYTS
Paedratric First Aid
Joe is based at Canterburys Infant and Toddler Centre, assisting Vinny with the finances and administration.