We Are There for Your Child and You

We employ people with different educational training backgrounds.  They all attend regular further training courses which enable them to bring new ideas and proposals to their daily work - ideas that will also benefit your child!

Dawn Heap - Owner/Senior Manager


Started the Nursery in March 1993

Qualifications:  EYPS - Early Years Practitioner Status, Advanced Management, City and Guild Vocational Assessor D32, 33 and 34, Montessori teacher and NCFE Level 2 in Mental Health Awareness.

Gail Bowery - Deputy

SENCo/Safeguarding Officer

Date Employed: November 1994.

Qualifications: Cache Level 4 NVQ in Childcare, Learning and Development, CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Working with Children, Safeguarding Level 1 and 2, CAF Level 1 and 2, Paediatric First Aid, NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity, NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines, NCFE Level 2 in Food and Nutrition, City and Guild in Food Safety and Hygiene, EDI Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Customer Service, NCFE Level 2 in Mental Health Awareness and NCFE Level 2 in Team Leading Knowledge.  I have also completed several different workshops such as An Introduction into the Role of the SENCo, Including Children with Additional or Special Educational Needs in the Early Years, Pen Green 'Being 2' Project Training and CAF roll out training.


Elizabeth (Lizzie) Edwards - Deputy Manager

Date Employed: April 2018

Qualifications:-  BA Hons in Early Years Practice

Food Safety and Hygiene


Paediatric First Aid


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Rebecca Hall Nursery Practitioner

Rebecca Hall  Nursery  Practitioner

Date Employed: November 2015


NVQ Level 2 Childcare, learning and Development

Diploma Level 3 Childcare, learning and developmentLevel 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)


Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene for Catering

Level 1 and 2 Introduction to Safeguarding & Child Protection 

Diane Thorpe - Nursery Practitioner


Date Employed: December 1999

Qualifications:  Level 3 NNEB, Food Hygiene Certificate, Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding Level 1, CAF Level 1, NCFE Level 2 in Food and Nutrition, City and Guild Level 2 in Food Safety and Hygiene and an NCFE Level 1 in Personal and Social Development.  Also completed Planning for Vulnerable 2 year olds training.

Linda Trayner - Cook

Date Employed: May 2010

Qualifications:  Professional Catering Skills Programme for School Catering Managers, Certificate of Achievement in Food Hygiene for Lancashire County Commercial Services, CAF Level 1, City and Guild Level 2 in Food Safety and Hygiene, Safeguarding Level 1, NCFE Level 2 in Food and Nutrition Paediatric First Aid, and NCFE Level 2 in Mental Health Awareness. NCFE level 2 in Dementia Care.

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Jazmyn Wright- Nursery Practitioner - Level 3

Date Employed: October 2016


Maths,English, Science, Personal & Social Education GCSE

Level 3 Btec National Diploma Childrens Play , Learning & Development.

Paediatric First Aid (QCF) - In Process

Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene for Catering - In Process 

Level 1 Introduction to Safeguarding & Child Protection - In Process 



Karen Bell -Nursery Practitioner

Date employed:  Sept 2006


NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development, BTEC Level 1 in Health and Social Care,

Paediatric First Aid,

Safeguarding Level 1

CAF Level 1, NCFE Level 2 in Mental Health Awareness and City and Guild Level 2 in Food Safety and Hygiene.

Jade Bennett- Coupe - Level 3 Practitioner

Date Employed: March 2018

Cache Level 3 - Diploma in Childcare and Education

Paediatric First Aid

Safeguarding Level 1

NDNA Brillant Babies

Food Hygiene

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