Our Staff

Our team of practitioners have a wealth of experience and knowledge, we work as  an incredible team, sharing our practice to engage the children with their next steps for learning.  We have a Key person available for each child and their families, and they work as part of a key group, sharing any relevant information to better support the children and ensure consistency. All of our staff are DBS Checked and first aid trained.
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Natasha Smith
Natasha Smith

Nursery Owner A qualified Nursery Practitioner since 1994.  Managing various sized settings for 15 years, Completing many qualifications including a degree in Early Years before moving on to become an Early Years Improvement Officer for the Local Authority.  Moving back into managing her own setting, also a mum to 3 children. Qualifications and training include: FDa Early Years Education, NVQ's 2, 3 in Early Years, Customer service, First aid, food hygiene, Safer recruitment, Safeguarding

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Sara Sherrard
Sara Sherrard

Nursery Manager - A qualified Nursery Practitioner since 2017 and worked at the setting since 2011,  A mum to 4 children. Qualifications and training include: NVQ level 3 in Early Years, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Prevent duty. SENDCO leader First aid trained Food hygiene Safer recruitment Epilepsy awareness trained Tube feeding trained (enteral)

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Anna Lane
Anna Lane

Senior Nursery Practitioner A Qualified Nursery Practitioner since 2006, Anna Joined the setting in 2017 having previously been a manager in another preschool.  Anna is mum to 4 children. Qualifications and training include: NVQ level 3 in Early Years Safeguarding Prevent duty First aid trained Food hygiene​

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Amy Rayiru
Amy Rayiru

Qualified Nursery Practitioner - A Qualified Nursery Practitioner, Amy Joined the setting in June 2017.  Amy is mum to 1 child. Qualifications and training include: NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 Safeguarding (Lead) Prevent duty First aid trained Food hygiene Epilepsy awareness

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Lizzie Warner
Lizzie Warner

Nursery Practitioner A qualified Nursery Practitioner, Lizzie Joined the setting in March 2018 and is currently our breakfast club leader.  Lizzie is mum to 2 children. Qualifications and training include: NVQ Level 3 Safeguarding Prevent duty First aid trained Food hygiene Epilepsy awareness​

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Sally Thompson
Sally Thompson

Deputy Nursery Practitioner A Qualified Nursery Practitioner since 2008, Sally Joined the setting in April 2021.  Sal is mum to 2 children. Qualifications and training include: Cache level 3 in Early Years Safeguarding Prevent duty First aid trained Food hygiene

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Sam Sebestyen
Sam Sebestyen

Nursery Practitioner A Qualified Nursery Practitioner in Early Childhood Studies since 2013, Sam Joined the setting in September 2017 having previously experience in a Steiner school. Sam is our Forest School Leader. Sam is mum to 1 child. Qualifications and training include: Diploma in Early Childhood studies Forest School level 3 Safeguarding Prevent duty First aid trained Food hygiene Epilepsy awareness

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Sharon Dann
Sharon Dann

Qualified Nursery Practitioner Our Breakfast and After school club leader.  Sharon Joined the setting in September 2020 and has her NVQ level 3. Qualifications and training include: NVQ level 3 Designated Safeguarding Lead Prevent duty First aid trained Food hygiene

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Debbie Hellen
Debbie Hellen

After school Practitioner An after school club Practitioner, Debbie Joined the setting in April 2019 and is training to achieve her NVQ Level 3 in Early Years.  Debbie is mum to 2 children. Qualifications and training include: Safeguarding Prevent duty First aid trained

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