Our staff

 

 

Our staff are of a high calibre, they regularly attend course to develop their skills.

  Sara Brackston  – Manager 
Sara holds a Cache Level 5 in Childcare.  She has worked in childcare for over 20 years.  Sara is the Designated Safeguarding Lead, SenCo Officer, First Aid Officer and a Fire Marshal for the Nursery.  She is a Level 3 Forest Schools Leader.  She has Paediatric First Aid and Child Protection certificates.  Sara has Safer Recruitment training and has recently attended a Managing Behaviours Course. She has also attended courses on ECAT; Creating Opportunities to Develop Children’s Communication; and Best Practice: observations & enabling high levels of engagement.  Sara is a mother of 4.
  Joanne Knight – Deputy Manager
Jo has an NNEB qualification in Childcare.  She has worked at Little Stars since 2008.  Jo is a Fire Marshal for the Nursery.  She has Paediatric First Aid and Child Protection certificates.  Jo has attended courses on Engaging Environments; Mark Making for Boys; Making Maths Fun; Positive Behaviour; and Managing Behaviour. She is a mother of 5.
 
Emma Baldwin 
Emma started at Little Stars in January 2014.  She currently holds a NVQ Level 3 in Childcare.  Emma has Paediatric First Aid and Child Protection certificates.  She has attended a course on Managing Behaviour.  She is a mother of 3.
Toni Knight 
Toni has a CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Childcare.  Toni re-joined us in September 2015 after taking a year off to work as a Nanny for 2 boys.  Toni has Paediatric First Aid and Child Protection certificates. She has recently attended courses on Engaging Environments and Exploring Progress.
Karen Bennett 
Karen has an NVQ Level 3 and has worked in Childcare since 1997, she also has Forest School Level 3.  Karen has Paediatric First Aid and Child Protection certificates.  Karen joined us in October 2014, she is a mother of 1
  Justine Corbijn 
Justine is a qualified Primary School Teacher and music teacher.  She has recently undertaken Paediatric First Aid training.  She is a mother of 4.
  Amy Bowery 
Amy holds a Cache Level 5 in Childcare.  She started at Little Stars in September 2013. She is our adult first-aider and has had Epipen training. She also has Paediatric First Aid and Child Protection certificates.  Amy has attended courses on Observation, Planning & Assessment; ECAT; Creating Opportunities to Develop Children’s Communication; Good to be 2; Provocations; Making Maths Fun; and Best Practice: observations & enabling high levels of engagement.
  Bronte Williams
Brontë has an NVQ Level 2 and has been with us since March 2014.  She has Paediatric First Aid and Child Protection certificates.
Janet Phelps – Administrator
Janet holds a CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Children and Young People.  She started at Little Stars in September 2013.  Janet is Deputy Senco and Deputy Safeguarding Lead for the nursery.  She has a Level 2 in  Safer Recruitment training.  Janet has Paediatric First Aid and Child Protection Certificates.  She is a mother of 5.
  Sue Newman – Cleaner
Sue is our cleaner and has been with us since 2012.