The Team

Lesley 
OWNER
BA Hons Early Childhood Studies Early Years Professional Lesley has owned the nursery since it was established in 1990. She comes from a Midwifery background and is dedicated to providing high quality childcare. Lesley is a proud mum of 2 grown children and dedicated grandma to her granddaughter.
Yona 
NURSERY MANAGER
BA Hons Early Childhood Studies Early Years Professional Safeguarding Officer Paediatric First Aid Trained Started working at the nursery in 1999 as a level 3 practitioner. During her time at the setting she has gone on to further her studies and has been managing the setting since 2007. Yona is a proud mum of 3 children.
Helen 
DEPUTY MANAGER - CURRICULUM LEAD - EARLY YEARS TEACHER
BA Early Childhood Studies Early Years Professional SENCO Paediatric First Aid Trained Started working at the nursery in 2013 as the Deputy Manager. Helen joined us from another nursery and has many years of experience in working in early years. Helen has her PGCE in Special Educational Needs. Helen is currently on maternity leave and will return in August 2018
Sammi 
ROOM LEADER – UNDER 3'S
Level 3 Qualified in Early Years Paediatric First Aid Trained Started working at the nursery in 2017 and is an experienced early years practitioner. Sammi has also completed her level 2 team leaders award. Sammi is a passionate practitioner who has an enthusiastic approach to leading her team in developing practice within the room.
Meghan 
NURSERY NURSE
Level 3 Qualified In Early Years Paediatric First Aid Trained Has been with the nursery since 2013, Meghan came to us as a modern apprentice and has since gone on to qualify with her level 3. Meghan is an enthusiastic and ambitious practitioner.
Louisa 
NURSERY NURSE
Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies Level 5 Forest School Practitioner Level 3 Paediatric First Aid Trained Has been with the nursery since 2011, Louisa has come to us from another nursery and is a very experienced practitioner. Louisa has a passion for the outdoors and during her time with us has completed her level 3 forest school training and has been leading our forest school program for the last 4 years. Louisa is a very proud mum of 2 grown up girls
Vicky 
NURSERY NURSE
Level 3 Qualified in Early Years Paediatric First Aid Trained Has been working at the nursery since 2011. Vicky came to us as a student whilst training for her level 3 and joined our team once she completed her training. Vicky is a proud mum of 1.
Christine 
NURSERY NURSE
Level 3 Qualified in Early Years Paediatric First Aid Trained Has been working at the nursery since 2005. During her time at nursery Christine has achieved her level 3 and is a very experienced nursery nurse who works with our babies.
Jessica 
BANK STAFF NURSERY NURSE
Level 6 Degree in Early Childhood Studies and Education Paediatric First Aid Trained Jessica joined the nursery team in 2008 and during her time with us has completed not only her level 3 but has since gone onto further her studies completing her BA Hons in early childhood studies. Jessica now works in a school however she sometimes works the end of shift hours 4-6 and also covers in the holidays so is a very familiar face around the nursery.
Chloe 
NURSERY ASSISTANT
Currently working towards Level 3 in Early Years. Paediatric First Aid Trained Chloe is the newest practitioner to our under 3's team. Chloe joined us in 2017 from another setting. Chloe works full time and works alongside Christine and Penny looking after our babies
Faye 
NURSERY NURSE
Level 3 Qualified in Early Years Paediatric First Aid Trained Currently working towards her level 5 Foundation Degree Faye joined our team in 2015 from another nursery as a level 2 practitioner. Faye has since completed her level 3 and qualifies with her foundation degree in May 2018.
Penny 
NURSERY NURSE - BABIES
Level 3 Qualified in Early Years Paediatric First Aid Trained Penny joined our team in 2015 and came to us as a level 3 qualified practitioner. Penny has a number of years experience working in various nurseries in North Yorkshire. Penny is a proud mum of 1 grown up son.
Riya 
NURSERY NURSE
BA Early Childhood Studies Early Years. Paediatric First Aid Trained Riya works two days a week and joined our team in July 2017. She has previously worked in other nurseries and has also completed her degree in early years. Riya is a mum of one.
Gemma 
NURSERY NURSE
Level 3 Qualified in Early Years Paediatric First Aid Trained Gemma joined our team in March 2017 as a newly qualified practitioner. She is an enthusiastic practitioner who enjoys all areas of the toddler room however her favourite is role playing with the children and joining their tea parties.
Donna 
COOK
level 3 qualified in Early years, Level 2 basic food Hygiene and Food allergens awareness. Donna has worked at the nursery since 1999, Donna took a two year break from early years and re-joined nursery in 2016 as the nursery cook. Donna is a proud mum of 2.
Sehrish 
DEPUTY MANAGER/PRE-SCHOOL LEASER
BA Early Childhood Studies Early Years. Paediatric First Aid Trained Sehrish has re-joined our team in 2017 after a 3 year break. Previous to this Sehrish had worked at nursery for 6 years. She has returned to cover maternity leave of the deputy manager. She is a highly qualified and motivated practitioner who leads her team to provide high quality care and education to the children.
Samm 
NURSERY NURSE
Level 3 qualified. Peadiatric First Aid Trained Samm originally joined us back in 2001 as a trainee, during her 12 years with us she qualified with her level 3 and proved herself to be an excellent practitioner. Samm left nursery to run her own childminding business whilst looking after her three girls. Samm’s children are now in school she has re joined the nursery 2018 two days a week.
Andrea 
SUPPORT WORKER / NURSERY ASSISTANT
Peadiatric First Aid Trained Andrea joined the team in 2017 as a support worker. She has 11 years experience working in schools. Andrea works three days a week and is a much loved member of the pre-school team. She has two grown up children and is eager to learn more every day.
Jessica 
NURSERY ASSISTANT
Level 2 qualified. Peadiatric First Aid Qualified Jessica joined us in 2017 and is looking at starting her level 3. Jessica is a keen horse rider and enjoys spending time with the children in the woodland area.
Toni 
BANK STAFF
Level 3 Qualified. Peadiatric First Aid Qualified Toni joined our bank staff team whilst she was training for her level 3. She is currently working towards her degree in social care at Bradford University. Toni works to cover staff holidays ad days off in her free time.
Jaz 
BANK STAFF
Level 2 qualified in Early Years Jaz joined us as a level 3 trainiee on a Student placement. She proved very popular with the children and staff team and has now joined our bank staff team covering staff holidays in her spare time whilst working towards her level 3.