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 staff are all really positive and create a happy atmosphere that really encourages children and their development. Many of the staff are qualified to a high standard and the nursery is always looking at new ways to improve its services.

Bridget Crane – Proprietor/Manager

BA(Hons) Law & Business Studies

NVQ3 Childcare

Early Years Professional Status

Julie Liepelt – Baby Room Manager

Julie Liepelt – Baby Room Manager

PLA Diploma

Julia Bird – Preschool Room Manager

Julia Bird – Preschool Room Manager

Level 3 Diploma in Nursery Nursing

NVQ Level 4 in Leadership and Management

Caley Vye – Nursery Officer

Caley Vye – Senior Nursery Officer

Level 3 Diploma in Early Years

BA (Hons) Early Years

Kasie Moir - Nursery Officer

Kasie Moir - Nursery Officer

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare Learning & Development


Sue Edwards – Nursery Assistant

Sue Edwards – Nursery Assistant

Carmen Haughton – Administrative Assistant

Carmen Haughton – Administrative Assistant

Claire Pymm - Nursery Officer

NVQ Level 3 in Childcare

Natalie Thurston - Nursery Manager

Natalie Thurston - Nursery Manager

NVQ3 Childcare

BA Degree in Early Years

Early Years Professional Status


Lynda Cameron – Toddler Room Manager

Lynda Cameron – Toddler Room Manager

NVQ3 Childcare

Early Years Foundation Degree

Jo Parkes – Senior Nursery Officer

Jo Parkes – Senior Nursery Officer

NVQ3 Childcare & NVQ3 Nursery Management

BA Degree in Early Years

Early Years Professional Status

Becky Chambers - Nursery Officer

Becky Chambers - Senior Nursery Officer

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare

Jen Herbert – Nursery Assistant

Jen Herbert – Nursery Assistant

Alice Watson – Nursery Assistant

Level 2 Diploma in Childcare

Mia Gibson – Nursery Officer

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare

Julie Bosworth – Deputy Manager / Nursery Room Manager

Julie Bosworth – Deputy Manager/Nursery Room Manager

NVQ3 Childcare

BA Hons Early Childhood Studies

Early Years Professional Status

Lauren Bromley – Toddler Room Manager

Lauren Bromley – Baby Room Manager

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare Learning & Development

Early Years Foundation Degree 

Studying for BA (Hons) in Early Years

Laura Holder – Nursery Officer

Laura Holder – Nursery Officer

NVQ3 Childcare

Emma Wheeliker - Nursery Officer – Level 3 Diploma in Childcare

Emma Wheeliker - Senior Nursery Officer

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare

Mandy Russell – Nursery Officer

NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Care & Education

Melanie Evans – Cook

Melanie Evans – Cook

7061 Catering & Level 2 Food Safety in Catering

NVQ2 Food Processing

Aimee Kelly - Nursery Assistant

Studying Level 2 Diploma in Childcare

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