Our staff

 

 

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

  Sara Brackston  – Manager & Baby Room
Sara holds an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare.  She has worked in childcare for over 20 years.  Sara is SenCo Officer, First Aid Officer and a Fire Marshal for the Nursery.  She has a Level 2 in Food Handling, and 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 – Baby Room
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.
Amy Wilce  – Toddler Room
Amy has an NVQ Level 3 and has been with us since September 2012.  She has Paediatric First Aid and Child Protection certificates.  Amy has attended courses on Exploring Progress and Good to be 2.
 
Emma Baldwin  – Toddler Room
Emma started at Little Stars in January 2014.  She is currently working towards her 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 – Toddler Room
Toni has a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education.  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.
  Lucy Matthews  – Two’s Room
Lucy has an NVQ Level 3 in Child Care and Team Leading.  She has worked in Childcare for 15 years.  She has been with us since 2011.  Lucy has Paediatric First Aid and Child Protection certificates.  Lucy is a mother of 2.
  Caroline Harbinson – Two’s Room
Caroline holds a Level 2 Teaching Assistant Qualification and is currently working towards her NVQ Level 3 in Childcare.  Caroline has Paediatric First Aid and Child Protection certificates.  She has been with us since January 2013.  She has attended a course on Good to be 2.  Caroline is a mother of 2.
  Sophie Bateson – Two’s Room
Sophie has a BSc (Hons) in Early Years Development and Education, NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care and NVQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant.  Sophie has recently undertaken Paediatric First Aid training.  She has attended a course on Engaging Environments.
Karen Bennett – Currently on Maternity Leave
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 – Pre-Shool Room
Justine is a qualified Primary School Teacher and music teacher.  She has recently undertaken Paediatric First Aid training.  She is a mother of 4.
  Naomi Bevan – Pre-School Room
Naomi is a qualified swimming instructor and is working towards her NVQ Level 3 in childcare.  She has Adult First Aid, Paediatric First Aid and Child Protection certificates. She has been with us since June 2015.  Naomi is a mother of 1.
  Amy Bowery  – Pre-school Room
Amy holds a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification.  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 – Pre-shool Room
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 3 Diploma in Children and Young People.  She started at Little Stars in September 2013.  She has a Level 2 in Food Handling and has 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.