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Clayton – Middleton

Nest Rebrand Timeline

Classroom Furniture & Materials

Every classroom will be transformed with top of the line, solid maple craftsmanship pieces including tables, chairs, shelves, toys, and every day classroom supplies.

Done

Big Brave Blocks

Our jumbo blocks will ignite children’s imaginations encouraging learning, social development, movement, and of course fun! Click here to learn more about children’s development through big block fun. 

Done

Paint

All walls within the school will receive a fresh new coat of paint!

Done

Flooring

Easy to clean vinyl-plank flooring will be installed throughout the school.

Done

Outdoor Play Spaces

Our outdoor play spaces will be rich with plants and natural elements, exciting play themes, and physical challenges. Children can learn to assess risks and test their boundaries within an environment created with their safety, health, and skill-building in mind.

Done

Interior Signage/Artwork

Beautiful artwork, classroom signs, and signs emphasizing our core values will adorn the interior of our school.

Done

Exterior Signage

New exterior signage will ensure we can’t be missed!

Spring 2022

Digital Signage

Never miss a beat! Our digital displays outside classrooms and in our lobby will keep you up-to-date on weekly curriculum activities, school announcements, events, menus and more!

Spring 2022

Security

We will be installing state-of-the-art security systems at the entrance and throughout our school to keep our children safe and provide parents peace of mind that their children are safe in our care.

Spring 2022

Air Purifiers

Air purifiers using ActivePure Technology® will continuously clean and protect air and surfaces 24 hours a day, reducing 99.96% of airborne SARS-COV-2 viral partials as well as other viral contaminants.

Click here to watch a short video with more information on how this technology protects your child while in our care.

Done

Interior Renovations

Natural elements true to our brand will be carried throughout the design of our school. Our welcome area will become a warm and inviting space, and even our hallway spaces will receive fun Nest elements!

Done

The Nest Difference

We are proud to offer the highest quality early education program for families in the communities we serve. As you compare other daycare and childcare facilities, we invite you to come experience The Nest difference!

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

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Lisa Varner

Lisa Varner has been in the early childcare field for over ten years; she has her NCECC credentials I & II, and is First Aid/SIDS/CPR/BSAC certified.

Lisa initially started working with infants and fell in love with it. Lisa realized quickly that children learn so much in these first years and loves to be a part of this developmental stage. Lisa’s passion is to teach children how to be good friends, take turns, learn patience, follow directions, and much more.

Lisa and her husband have four children together. Their oldest child is 29 and his passion is cooking; the second is 22, and he attends APP State for Music Education. Their two youngest children are 14 and 15. They are into every sport at school and they enjoy youth group at church.

A fun fact about Lisa is that she loves to garden; she starts every plant in her yard by seed!

Where the Sidewalk Ends is Lisa’s favorite childhood book as she enjoyed the funny poems and pictures. We are so grateful to have Lisa on our team.

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Krista Lewis

Krista has been in the early childhood education field since 1996 and has a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family studies. She has served in many roles throughout her career, from serving as a floater, teacher, cook, lead teacher, assistant director, director, and now regional director. She can do it all! Krista has always had a special place in her heart for children, and she loves being able to make a difference in children’s lives every day.

Krista lives with her husband, son, daughter, and their dog in Thomasville. Krista’s biggest fear has always been flying, but she recently overcame that fear on a trip to Chicago and will fly again with less anxiety! Her favorite childhood book is The Baby-Sitters Club because she likes that it is about friends that will accept each other no matter what. We love having Krista on our team!