Meet our Team 

Steph 1.jpg

Steph - Nursery Manager

I have worked for Ladybird Children’s Nursery for over 5 years. I love knowing we make a difference to the children and families that pass through our doors. Creating an environment that enables the children to progress and achieve in their learning is at the heart of what myself and my dedicated staff team provide.

Natasha 1.jpg

Natasha - Early Years Educator (Maternity Leave)

I have a Level 5 in Children and young people. I began my journey in childcare as a student here at Ladybird Children’s Nursery and I am very excited to now be working here as a qualified Early Years Educator. I enjoy presenting the children with opportunities for them to achieve and reach their milestones as they learn while playing.

Kirsty .jpg

Kirsty, Early Years Educator

I always wanted to work with young children since being at school, I have worked in childcare for nearly 13 years altogether now. To be able to watch a child develop and grow is so amazing, it’s such a rewarding and filling job.

Ashley 2.jpg

Ashley - Deputy Manager

I have worked at Ladybird Children’s Nursery for over 17 years. I really enjoy providing the children with an interactive environment that is challenging and engaging. I take pride in children reaching their goals.

julie 1.jpg

Julie - Lead Early Years Educator

Ever since being at school I wanted to work in childcare. I have worked for Ladybird Children's Nursery for 15 years starting as a nursery assistant and working up to manager of one of the playgroups. I took a short break from childcare, but soon realised childcare is my passion. I love to see the progress our children make with us.

Sam 2.jpg

Sam - Early Years
Assistant 

Working with children was always something I wanted to do. Being able to look at the progress a child makes and knowing that in small part I did that! That is a bigger reward than I could ever hope to gain. Looking after children isn’t a job to me, it’s my passion. I don’t have to come here, I get to! I get to come to work every day where I am greeted with hugs and smiles. Then I spend my day shaping the next generation of doctors, lawyers and even scientists, why would I ever want to do anything else

lisa.jpg

Lisa - Nursery Cook/Housekeeper

I have worked for Ladybird Children’s Nursery for over 10 years. I have been a chef for over 30 years. Seeing the children enjoy my delicious and nutritious home cooked meals fills me with joy.

lauren 1.jpg

Lauren - Early years Apprentice

This is my first role working in childcare. I have always been interested in learning how children grow and develop. I want to make a positive effect on children’s lives, this inspired me to start a career in childcare.

Lauren Harrington.jpg

Lauren, Early years Educator

I have always been passionate about working with children from a young age, I have eight years’ experience working in schools and private nurseries with babies to children in key stage two whilst studying my level two and level three childcare and progressing on further to study my Degree in Children and Young People and gaining a level five qualification. Whilst studying my degree I carried out a placement within a nursery school that progressed into my first job working in the childcare sector. I have spent the last four years raising my own family and I have continued my knowledge and development as a practitioner raising my two daughters. After gaining experience across the age ranges my main passion is working within early years supporting and encouraging babies and young children to explore their curiosities and seeing their face light up when they learn something new. I feel that there is greater rewards working with younger children as a early years educator guiding children as they learn about their world around them gaining confidence in their learning and development.