The people here

Little Learners has a loyal and dedicated staff team who work hard to ensure the high standards are maintained whilst still being an educational and fun environment. Click on a staff member to find out more about them. We also have a parents’ panel that allows us to regularly meet with parents and seek their views and ideas.

 

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Aimee McKinnon

After working in some of the famous and busy restaurants in the town, Aimee decided to work in a childcare nursery. She is immensely talented and

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Aimee McKinnon

After working in some of the famous and busy restaurants in the town, Aimee decided to work in a childcare nursery. She is immensely talented and will endeavour to provide healthy and interesting meals to children.

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Busy Babies

Michelle Greenhalgh

Nursery Nurse

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Michelle Greenhalgh

Michelle has been with us for over ten years, since 2003, and has a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Nursery Nursing.

 

What she loves about her job:

“I enjoy watching children develop from crawling to walking and develop character.”

 

In her spare time:

She enjoys spending time with her family.

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Busy Babies

(6 weeks - 1 year)

The Busy Babies room offers a warm, caring and stimulating little world where your baby can learn, develop and have fun.

Busy Babies is a bright and airy room that offers a snuggle corner, reflection wall, sensory bay and a range of exciting activities that your baby will always have access to. The adult to child ratio for this room is 1:3 enabling strong bonds and friendships between babies and staff.

Tiny Tots

Lauren Ostler

Nursery Nurse

Vicky Kell

Vicky Kell

Nursery Nurse

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Lauren Ostler

Laura Ostler joined Little Learners April 2014, and has a Level 3 NVQ in Children’s Play and Development.

 

What she loves about her job:

Lauren loves working with all different ages of children, and enjoys getting to know them.

 

In her spare time:

She likes socialising and going to the cinema with her boyfriend.

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Vicky Kell

Vicky has been with us since 2008 and has a Level 3 BTEC National Diploma.

 

What she loves about her job:

“Playing and interacting with the children.”

 

In her spare time:

She enjoys going to cinema and reading.

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Tiny Tots

(1 - 2 years)

The Tiny Tots room introduces your child to an inspiring new world, allowing them to gain confidence on their own two feet.

Through varied stimulating activities your child will learn about the world around them, gaining confidence as they interact with other children. The adult to child ratio for this room is 1:3 to enable our friendly, supportive staff to encourage and understand your child and provide you with detailed information about their development.

Clever Clogs

Laura Hines

Charley Barnes

Nursery Nurse

Jodie Swaby

Nursery Nurse

Helen Sunman

Nursery Nurse

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Laura Hines

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Charley Barnes

Charley joined Little Learners in May 2017 and has a level 3 qualification in childcare.

 

What she enjoys about her role

Charley enjoys spending time with the children and helping them develop to their full potential.

 

What she enjoys doing in her spare time

Charley enjoys going out with her friends and relaxing with her family.

 

 

 

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Jodie Swaby

Jodie joined Little Learners in October 2016 and has Level 3 qualification in Childcare.

 

What she loves about her role

Jodie enjoys working with a wide range of age groups and helping the children learn & develop.

 

What she enjoys in her spare time

Jodie enjoys spending time with her family and going out on trips with her partner.

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Helen Sunman

Helen has a BTEC level 3 in Early Years.  Helen is currently on maternity leave.

 

What she loves about her job:

“Spending time with the children, seeing the little things, the smiles and laughs, that show how well their developing.”

 

In her spare time:

She enjoys drawing, painting and reading.

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Clever Clogs

(2 - 3 years)

Our Clever Clogs staff are dedicated to supporting you and your child as they expand their knowledge and independence. Through their commitment, knowledge and planning, the staff encourage and assist your child to reach their full potential.

Clever Clogs enjoy the experience of learning through praise, encouragement and positive role models. Children also benefit from a stimulating outdoor area with balancing steps, planting opportunities and lots more! The adult to child ratio for this room is 1:4.

Little Learners

Emily Norton

Danielle Moody

Deputy Manager

Laura Hunt

Nursery Nurse

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Emily Norton

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Danielle Moody

Danielle joined Little Learners in March 2017 and has Level 3 qualification in childcare.She is currently Deputy Manager w.e.f 01/06/2018.

 

What she loves about her role

Danielle enjoys observing and aiding children’s progression throughout their time in Little Learners.

 

What she enjoys doing in her spare time

Danielle enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

 

 

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Laura Hunt

Laura joined the Little Learners team in 2014 and has a Level 3 in Children’s Play, Learning and Development

 

What she loves about her job:

Watching the children develop and grow.

 

What she does in her spare time:

She loves to socialise and go to the gym.

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Little Learners

(3 - 5 years) 

The Little Learners staff will continue your child's development, preparing them for a smooth and positive transition into full time school. 

Little Learners benefit from quality learning and developing close friendships through fun activities. Our staff work closely with each child to ensure they are progressing and thriving within the environment ahead of starting school. The adult to child ratio for this room is 1:8.

School Stars

Chloe James

Kayleigh Rand

Nursery Nurse

Hayley Dickinson

Hayley Dickinson

Nursery Assistant

Carla Freer

Carla Freer

Nursery Nurse

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Chloe James

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Kayleigh Rand

Kayleigh came back to Little Learners in June 2017 and has a level 3 qualification in Childcare.

 

What she loves about her role 

Kayleigh enjoys interacting with the children in all rooms, especially Busy Babies.

 

What she enjoys doing in her spare time

Kayleigh enjoys spending time with her family & friends.

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Hayley Dickinson

Hayley, who’s been with us since 2012 is currently completing her Level 3 in Childcare.

 

What she loves about her job:

“Interacting with the children.”

 

In her spare time:

She enjoys spending time with her family.

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Carla Freer

Carla joined in 2008 and has a level 3 NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.  Carla is currently on Maternity Leave.

 

What she loves about her job:

“I enjoy spending time in each room and getting to know all the children”

 

In her spare time:

She enjoys going to the cinema and spending time with her family.

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School Stars

(4 - 11 years)

The School Stars Club offers after school care between 3pm - 6pm and also a breakfast club from 7.15am - 9am for children attending Victoria Dock Primary School. 

School Stars offers an exciting holiday club open to all school aged children. Within this time your child will receive options to vote for activities and have fun with friends. The adult to child ratio for School Stars is 1:8.

Office Team

Danielle Moody

Deputy Manager

Leeann Taylor

Nursery Manager

Sarah Fisher

Sarah Gill

Deputy Manager

Jeanette Lister

Jeanette Lister

Administrator

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Danielle Moody

Danielle joined Little Learners in March 2017 and has Level 3 qualification in childcare.She is currently Deputy Manager w.e.f 01/06/2018.

 

What she loves about her role

Danielle enjoys observing and aiding children’s progression throughout their time in Little Learners.

 

What she enjoys doing in her spare time

Danielle enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

 

 

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Leeann Taylor

Leeann joined Little Learners in September 2016 and has Level 3 qualification in Childcare.She has taken over as a manager now w.e.f. 01/06/2018.

 

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What she loves about her role

Leeann enjoys creating activities with the children that help them grow & develop.

 

What she enjoys in her spare time

Leeann enjoys spending time with her family and supporting her son who plays football.

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Sarah Gill

Sarah has a CACHE Diploma in Nursery Nursing and has been with us since 2005.  Sarah is currently on Maternity leave.

 

What she loves about her job:

“Working with the children and staff team and making positive relationships with parents”

 

In her spare time:

She enjoys climbing mountains.

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Jeanette Lister

Our Administrator Jeanette joined our team in 2003.

 

What she loves about her job:

“I enjoy the variety of my job, interacting with the team, our parents and their children on a daily basis, no two days are the same!”

 

In her spare time:

She enjoys spending time with her family, playing netball and running.

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Office Team