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Clayton – Mechanical

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.


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. 



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



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


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.


Interior Signage/Artwork

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


Exterior Signage

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


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


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.


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!


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

Susan Stewart

Susan has been in early childhood education since 1989 and has a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family studies. She has served as both a lead teacher and director throughout her career. Susan loves that the early childhood field allows teachers the opportunity to exercise their own creativity in nurturing children’s skills and abilities so that they can navigate our world confidently. Her greatest blessing is as children grow and flourish under her care, she gets to see their development and learning firsthand.

Susan is married to her high school sweetheart, Daniel; and has two beautiful children, Aaron and Ashley; and a granddaughter, Avery. Susan enjoys playing pool, bowling, and baking in her spare time. However, the closest activity to her heart is spending quality time with her family. Susan’s favorite childhood book is Charlotte’s Web because it teaches the importance of friendship, kindness, and love. We are so lucky to have Susan on our team!

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Tamara Kenworthy

Tamara Kenworthy has worked in childcare for over 30 years, having North Carolina credentials I, II and Admin I, II.

Tamara loves working in the early childcare field because she absolutely loves children and feels as though she can make a difference in their lives! Children need to feel important and loved and safe, and Tamara knows that she can provide them with all of those things. In addition to helping children, she greatly enjoys connecting with and making an impact on the lives of their families, as well.

Tamara has been married for 27 years to her “awesome” husband, Jeremy. Together, they have two daughters, Nicole and Melissa. Nicole just recently got married, and Melissa is graduating from NC State University in December! They are a very close family and love spending as much time together as possible. A fun fact about Tamara is that she really enjoys crafting things and loves to bake!

Tamara’s favorite childhood book is Love You Forever by Robert Munsch as it is a book about the love of family. Family is the most important thing to Tamara! This book is about the love and care a mother gives through raising her child. Then, as the mother grows older, the child then must take care of her. Tamara loves this book because it is a great example of kindness and love! We so love having Tamara 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!