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Our Team

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As the owner of Little Oaks Nursery I’d like to welcome you to this site and thank you for the interest you’ve shown in our setting. 

Although the nursery has been established for well over ten years, I have owned it since the start of 2019. Among the many wonderful qualities that the nursery offers, is a fully committed, highly qualified and experienced team: Some of which have been at the nursery for over ten years, with the majority all having worked together for over five years.

Little Oaks is completely focused and committed to the care and development of the children it looks after every day. With structured play, and education through fun, we also ensure we follow the EYFS code of practice in all we do. Through our experience and qualifications, we are delivering well balanced and friendly children that not only posses the necessary skills to take with them to their next place of learning, but also the other life skills like sharing, friendliness, fun and laughter.

I’m proud to have Little Oaks Nursery in our small, but perfectly formed chain of 3 settings and, should you wish to come and see us, I’m confident that you’ll leave both loving the nursery and with an impression of people that enjoy what they do and are the consummate professionals in the way that they do it.

Duncan Highet
Owner

Our Professionals

Laura Palethorpe

Laura Palethorpe

Nursery Manager

Laura has worked here since September 2016 and has worked her way up to her current role as Nursery Manager.  Laura has an NVQ Level 3 in childcare; and is currently working towards her Level 5 in Leadership and Management.

Tara Clark

Deputy Manager & Room Leader of Bluebells

Tara has worked here since February 2022 and has many qualifications including Qualified Teacher Status, Level 4 Special Needs Diploma and Attachment in Early Years Diploma.  Tara leads the Bluebells Room alongside Alison and Lorraine, whilst helping to run the Nursery alongside Laura.

Sophie Ashby

Sophie Ashby

Room Leader of Poppies

Sophie has worked here since September 2014 and has an NVQ Level 3 in childcare, Sophie leads the Poppies Room alongside Kerrianne and Amy.

Kerrianne Butler

Kerrianne Butler

Poppies Room

Kerrianne has worked here since September 2015 and has an NVQ Level 3 in childcare; she works alongside Sophie and Amy in the Poppies Room.

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Amy Rosser

Poppies Room

Amy has worked here since September 2020 and has an NVQ Level 3 in childcare; she works alongside Sophie and Kerrianne in the Poppies Room.

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Millie Gould

Poppies Room

Millie has worked here since January 2021 as our apprentice and is working towards her NVQ Level 2 in childcare, she works alongside Sophie, Kerrianne and Amy in the Poppies Room.

Lorraine Warren

Lorraine Warren

Bluebells Room

Lorraine has worked here since May 2015 and has an NVQ Level 3 in childcare; she works alongside Tara and Alison in the Bluebells Room.

Alison Greenwood

Alison Greenwood

Bluebells Room

Alison has worked here since February 2009 and has an NVQ Level 3 in childcare, she works part time alongside Tara and Lorraine in the Bluebells Room.

Leila Greenwood

Leila Greenwood

Bluebells Room

Leila has worked here since January 2008 and is unqualified; she works part time alongside Tara, Alison and Lorraine in the Bluebells Room.

Amy Wright

Bluebells Room

Amy has worked here since January 2022 as our apprentice and is working towards her NVQ Level 3 in childcare, she works alongside Tara, Alison and Lorraine in the Bluebells Room.

Maria Weatherley

Maria Weatherley

Maria has worked here since September 2006 and is unqualified; she works here part time, covering lunch breaks.

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