Meet The Team

Our Staff

The Nursery is family owned and managed.

We have a dedicated and experienced team of highly trained, qualified and passionate early years professionals ensuring your child receives the very best start in life.

All our staff are checked for their suitability and trained in safeguarding, equality and diversity. All have paediatric first aid too. Every Child has a key person to help them settle and develop in the nursery.

Melissa Heywood Photo
Nursery Owner and Safeguarding Lead

Melissa Heywood

I have over 20 years’ experience in childcare and education. I have an honours degree in Childhood Studies and I am an Early Years Teacher. My qualifications teamed with my managerial experience equip me with vast knowledge in all aspects of care, education and development of young children.

My belief is that to deliver high quality care and education that all children deserve, is down to meaningful play opportunities in a stimulating environment surrounded by staff who are attentive and care.


Liz Johnson

I have over 20 years experience and worked at the nursery for over 15 years.

My main passion is watching the children being creative and thinking critically. I enjoy watching the benefits that children gain through loose parts play and outdoor learning.

Deputy Manager and Early Years Teacher

Rachel Batey

Deputy Manager, SENCO and Safeguarding Lead

Sarah Newton

Rebecca Butler

Younger Baby Room Team Leader – Level 3

Michaela Aldred

Younger Baby Room Level 3

Kendell Chester

Younger Baby Room Level 2

Louarna Hinson

Older Baby Room Team Leader – Level 3

Chloe Knox

Older Baby Room – Level 2 (working towards level 3)

Hazel Earl

Older Baby Room – Level 2

Elaine Corker

Older Baby Room – Level 4

Lisa Stafford

Tweenies – Room Leader – Level 3

Kerrie-Marie Shore

Tweenies – Room Leader – Level 3

Morgan Hall

Tweenies – Level 3

Ellie Knox

Tweenies – Level 2

Millie-Mae Crawshaw-Scholes

Tweenies – Modern Apprentice

Nikki Webber

Tweenies – Room Leader – Level 3

Rachael Taylor

Tweenies – Room Leader – Level 3

Olivia Clough

Tweenies – Level 2

Emily Hattersley

Preschool Team Leader – Level 3 (working towards level 4)

Jack Wallace-Mckay Richards

Preschool Room – Level 3

Charlie-Marie Giles

Pre-school Room – Level 2

Danielle Stafford

casual worker – level 3

Debbie Dyson


Lesley Cunningham

Morning and Tea Time assistant

Jim Bridge

Handy Man