Care at "Little Angels" is provided by experienced and qualified staff. At all times the OFSTED ratio of adults to children are well maintained. We recruit staff, not only on the basis of their qualifications, professionalism and experience, but also for their personal qualities. We look for enthusiasm, dedication, team working, maturity and a genuine love of children. We our proud of our exceptionally low staff turnover and many of our staff have over 10 years service with Little Angels.

In addition to the Proprietor we have a Nursery Manager and a Deputy Manager, an Office Administrator, together with full time and part time staff, including a part time cook. Each room has a Room Manager and senior members of staff who are permanent to that room. They are responsible for ensuring that planning is completed, good team work exists and the room runs smoothly and efficiently and the needs of the children are adhered to always. Our full time staff are usually allocated to one particular room to ensure familiarity and consistency for the children and parents. Part time staff where possible are allocated to a room although they may be 'floated' where the needs arise The nursery is committed to the ongoing training and development of staff and we are exceptionally proud to have achieved our "Investors in People" Award in 2001, reaccredited in November 2004 and September 2007.

We are committed to the development of our staff. The Proprietor, Nursery Manager, Deputy Manager and Senior Staff member have achieved their Early Years Professional Status. Six staff have achieved a Foundation Degree in Early Years & Childcare and three staff are studying for this currently. All staff receive regular training to enhance their professional development and are expected to study for a recognised childcare qualification.  This commitment to staff training and development has no doubt contributed to our OUTSTANDING grading by Ofsted in 2011 and 2015

The leadership team supports all staff to engage with training, including degree level development. Staff comment that they feel highly valued and supported in their work with children.

Bridget Crane – Proprietor/Manager

BA(Hons) Law & Business Studies

NVQ3 Childcare

Early Years Professional Status

Natalie Thurston - Nursery Manager

Natalie Thurston - Deputy Manager/Pioneers Room Manager

NVQ3 Childcare

BA Degree in Early Years

Early Years Professional Status


Lynda Cameron – Room Manager Explorers

Lynda Cameron – Room Manager Explorers

NVQ3 Childcare

Early Years Foundation Degree

Becky Chambers - Nursery Officer

Becky Chambers - Senior Nursery Officer

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare

Esther Clarke - Senior Nursery Officer

Diploma in Nursery Nursing

Jane Hoskins – Nursery Officer


Maxine Hillier – Nursery Assistant

Maxine Hillier – Nursery Assistant


Erica Wilson – Nursery Assistant

Studying for Early Years Practitioner Level 2

Julie Bosworth – Deputy Manager/Room Manager Pioneers

Julie Bosworth – Nursery Manager

NVQ3 Childcare

BA Hons Early Childhood Studies

Early Years Professional Status

Carmen Haughton – Administrative Assistant

Carmen Haughton – Administrative Assistant

Emma Wheeliker - Nursery Officer – Level 3 Diploma in Childcare

Emma Wheeliker - Adventurers Room Manager

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare

Mandy Russell – Senior Nursery Officer

NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Care & Education

Jen Herbert – Nursery Assistant

Jen Herbert – Senior Nursery Assistant

Sophie Kelly – Nursery Officer


Nicola Cousins – Nursery Assistant


Jessica Loasby – Nursery Apprentice

Studying for Early Years Practitioner Level 2

Jo Parkes – Room Manager Investigators

Jo Parkes – Deputy Manager/Investigators Room Manager

NVQ3 Childcare & NVQ3 Nursery Management

BA Degree in Early Years

Early Years Professional Status

Melanie Evans – Cook

Melanie Evans – Cook

7061 Catering & Level 2 Food Safety in Catering

NVQ2 Food Processing

Caley Vye – Nursery Officer

Caley Vye – Senior Nursery Officer

Level 3 Diploma in Early Years

BA (Hons) Early Years

Laura Holder – Nursery Officer

Laura Holder – Senior Nursery Officer

NVQ3 Childcare

Chloe Burden – Nursery Officer

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Persons Workforce
Studying Level 3

Andrina Marks – Nursery Officer


Faith Nibbs – Nursery Assistant

Studying for Early Years Practitioner Level 2

"Children of all abilities, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, make choices about what they want to do. They move around well-planned rooms, selecting resources that they are interested in. Children enjoy a range of activities that staff plan to support their curiosity. They are encouraged to become independent learners and develop confidence. "

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