We have an amazing team of highly skilled and qualified nursery staff….

Heather Ashcroft – Owner

I am currently completing a PhD at the University of Chester. The research is about children and adolescents with complex health care needs.
I also have a Masters in Health Visiting (2010) and a degree in Nursing (2006).

I am always available for families wanting to discuss their children’s needs within the Nursery environment and provide health related advice when needed. I look forward to meeting you.

Louise Hassall – Manager

Diploma in Childcare
NVQ 3
Management and Leadership

I became a nursery nurse in June 2000 and have been in the managers role since 2008. I like spending time with my family, going on holidays, the gym and swimming. I also likes going to festivals.

Angie Evans – Deputy Manager

NVQ 2 and 3
Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Management, has also completed level 2 Team Leading

Started- February 2005

Likes Zumba, spending time with friends and family and also reading.
Dislikes fish and snakes.

Nicky Jones – Deputy Manager

NVQ Level 3

Working towards management level 3

Started – August 2007 and has been in childcare since 2005.

Likes – spending time with her family and friends.
Dislikes – creepy crawlies.

Cara Edwards – Nursery Practitioner in 2-3’s Room

NVQ Level 3 in Childcare

Stacey Aston – Nursery Practitioner in 2-3’s Room

NVQ Level 3

Started – January 2012

Likes – friends and walking.

Dislikes – Spiders and flying ants.

Lauren Hassall – Assistant in the 2-3 room

Started – March 2011

LLB Law degree.

Likes – reading on her Kindle, holidays, swimming, going to the gym and spending time with friends.

Dislikes – clowns.

Sophie Large – Baby room leader

Children’s Care Learning and Development.
Early Childhood Studies Degree.

Started – July 2011

Likes – going on holiday and spending time with her family and friends. She also likes craft activities.

Dislikes – not being busy and is very scared of pigeons.

Gemma Walker

DCE Level 3 diploma.

Has worked in childcare since 2003 and has worked here since September 2009.

Likes – crabbing with her children, listening to music, eating crisps and drawing.

Dislikes – tuna and dishonesty.

Amy Wyness

Works in our 2-3 room.

NVQ Level 2.

Has been in childcare since 2011 and has worked here since December 2015.

Likes – outdoors, sun and adventures.

Dislikes – spiders.

Beth Griffiths

Currently completing a Level 2 apprenticeship in our preschool room.

Started here in March 2016.

Likes – walking, holidays and going to the cinema.

Dislikes – snow and frogs.

Courtney Meredith

Currently completing an apprenticeship in our baby room.

Started here in March 2016.

Likes – spending time with friends and family and going on holiday.

Dislikes – spiders and other little creatures.

Abbie Moffatt

Currently completing an apprenticeship in our baby room.

Started here in March 2016.

Chloe Smith

Currently completing an apprenticeship in our preschool room.

Started here in March 2016.

Likes – musical theatre, singing, dancing and drama.

Dislikes – dishonesty.

Eleanor Dodd

Works around the nursery.

Sarah Bone

Works around the nursery.

Anna Corlett

Started here November 2016.

She has always wanted to become a teacher so after her A-Levels she completed a 3 year teaching degree with specialism in early years.

She has volunteered since she was 16 in a range of special needs and primary schools.

Likes – swimming as she is a qualified life guard, horse riding and dance.

Dislikes – rice.

Sophie Whitfield

She has been in childcare for 6 years and started here January 2017.

Foundation degree in Early Years practice.

Studying for full honours degree.

Likes – going to the gym, exercise and spending time with family.

Dislikes – creepy crawlies.

Jayne Aston

Jayne has been our cook since October 2015.

Level 2 award in food safety.

Basic cookery and cookery assessments.

Likes – holidays.

Dislikes – animal cruelty.