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Our Team

Your child is safe with us.


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

Jayne Miles

Jayne Miles

Nursery Manager

Jayne has been Nursery Manager here for over 10 years and has many childcare qualifications including BA Hons in Early Years, Early Years Professional Status and has recently qualified as an Early Years Assessor.

Laura Palethorpe

Laura Palethorpe

Deputy Manager

Laura has been Deputy Manager here since September, 2016 and has an NVQ Level 3 childcare qualification; she is working towards her Level 5 in Leadership and Management and helps to run the Nursery alongside Jayne.

Alison Greenwood

Alison Greenwood

Room Leader of Bluebells

Alison has worked here since February, 2009 and has an NVQ Level 3 in childcare, she runs our Pre School Room.

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 in our Baby Room.

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Nicola Hardie

Poppies Room

Nicola has worked here since September 2019 and is working towards her NVQ Level 3 in childcare, she works alongside Sophie and Kerrianne in our Baby Room

Sophie Ashby

Sophie Ashby

Room Leader of Poppies

Sophie has worked here since September, 2014 and has an NVQ Level 3 in childcare, she runs our  Baby 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 Alison in our Pre School Room.

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Kaitlin Paterson

Bluebells Room

Kaitlin has worked here since November 2020 and is working towards her NVQ Level 2 in childcare, she works alongside Alison and Lorraine in our Pre School Room.

Leila Greenwood

Leila Greenwood

Bluebells Room

Leila has worked here since January, 2008 and is unqualified; she works alongside Alison and Lorraine in our Pre School Room.

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Millie Gould

Poppies Room

Millie has worked here since January 2021 and is working towards her NVQ Level 2 in childcare. She works alongside Sophie and Kerrianne in our Baby 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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Amy Rosser

Bluebells Room

Amy has worked here since September, 2020 and has an NVQ level 3 in childcare, she works alongside Alison and Lorraine in our Pre School Room.

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