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 is currently studying for her PGCE in Special Educational Needs
Louise 
ROOM LEADER – UNDER 3'S
Level 3 Qualified in Early Years Paediatric First Aid Trained Started working at the nursery in 2005 as a level 3 practitioner. During her time at the setting she has gone on to further her knowledge in early years through various training courses and has recently completed her level 2 in team leading. Louise has been the room leader of our under 3's unit since 2015
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 
NURSERY NURSE
Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies Level 5 Currently working towards 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 foundation degree and is currently studying her final year of her BA Hons in early childhood studies.
Shania 
NURSERY ASSISTANT
Currently working towards Level 3 in Early Years Paediatric First Aid Trained Shania is the newest practitioner to our team. Shania originally came to us on a student placement, however we were so impressed with her dedication and engagement with the children we asked her to join our team full time in 2016. Shania is currently studying hard to achieve her level 3
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 has recently started her foundation degree.
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.
Jennie 
NURSERY NURSE
Level 3 Qualified in Early Years Paediatric First Aid Trained Jenny joined the team in 2011 as a trainee Nursery nurse. She has gone onto complete her level 3 as well as a variety of training courses to further her knowledge of early years.
Jade 
NURSERY NURSE
Level 3 Qualified in Early Years Paediatric First Aid Trained Has been working at the nursery since 2013. Jade joined our team as a level 3 qualified nursery nurse and has attended a variety of training courses to further her knowledge of early years.
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.