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Meet Our Team

Meet our team of fully qualified Nursery Practitioners, they are passionate about delivering the best quality care and education for your child.

Rachel
Rachel

Manager

I’ve been in childcare for 10 years and hold a Level 3 qualification in childcare and in Team Leading and Supervising.

I moved to Cornwall from Brighton and Hove last year where I worked in an independent, homely nursery setting for 8 years, in a senior role.

I live locally with my boyfriend and 3 cats. We love exploring Cornish beaches and spending time with friends and family.

Ashleigh

Deputy Manager, co SEND Lead

and

Tiddlers Room Leader

I’m Ashleigh, I have 4 years’ experience in working with children. I recently completed studying Level 3 at College qualifying in the summer of 2022.

I enjoy being around and spending time with my family and partner and going for adventurous walks during the weekends.

Sarah

In house Chef

Hello, I am Sarah! I’m a Level 3 Practitioner and I have been in Childcare for 10 years. I have been various roles throughout nurseries, working with all ages and abilities.

What I enjoy most about my job is seeing happy faces when the children have learnt something new and are proud of themselves.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and playing games! I enjoy being creative and decorating.

Kirsty

Minnows Room Leader

I have worked in childcare for more than 10 years, I am Level 3 qualified in “Children and Young People’s Workforce”.

I really enjoy working with children, watching them grow and develop in the nursery. I love setting up different activities, learning through messy play, always joining in and putting smiles on their faces.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and going for long walks.

Jemma

Tiddlers Room Leader

To follow soon

Sophie

Nippers Room Leader
and
SEND Lead

To follow soon

Carly
Carly

Schoolies Room

Leader

and co SEND Lead

I am a passionate Early Years Educator with a great love for working with young children. My favourite part of my job is that no two days are ever the same. The unpredictable magic of children makes my work so much fun! I am dedicated to providing high standards of care, boosting self esteem, facilitating independence, and creating meaningful learning opportunities. I have 15years experience in working in Early Years Education. I have a Bachelors Degree in Primary Education and Early Childhood Studies as well as earning many certifications in healthy eating for the under5s, health and safety, safeguarding, infection control, and fire safety awareness.

My other great passion in life is my family and friends. Spending my time with my husband, two children, and our crazy cockapoo. I enjoy following my children’s passions and watching them flourish. For me, I love live music and watching a gig with friends. I also enjoy taking long dog walks in fields, woodlands or along one of our many beautiful beaches.

Lara

Minnows Room

Hi, I’m Lara. I started working at Little Minnows in February 2022. I hold a Level 3 National Award in childcare. I qualified in 2007 and since have worked in a variety of settings, including as a Creche Team Nanny abroad.

I love working with the younger age group and babies, being able to watch them grow and develop so quickly.

I’m originally from Berlin, Germany but have lived in Cornwall for most of my life. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my sausages (dogs) and partner, exploring the outdoors.

Charlotte

Minnows Room

Hello, I’m Charlotte, I have recently completed my Level 3 in Child development, I gained this through an apprenticeship and gained experience to enhance my practice and have part taken in work experience in a primary school, so have a good range of age experience and understanding.

In my spare time I am part of an amateur dramatics group and take part in shows.

Amanda

Tiddlers Room

Hello, Amanda here. I have worked in childcare for 33 years. In London until I moved to Cornwall in 2003. I have worked in many roles within nursery settings. I love to see the children develop and grow, and I find their interest in the world to be amazing. I’m so happy to be a part of their journey.

My interests outside of the nursery are; meeting with friends, gardening, growing flowers and vegetables. I love to be near the sea and combine this with my love of rambling and history.

Serena

Tiddlers Room

Hello, I’m Serena. I’m just beginning my journey in Early Years. I will be starting college in September 2023 where I will be studying for a Level 3 in Early Years.

I live at home with my parents and our 3 dogs. In my spare time I love to spend time with my friends and family. I enjoy walking the dogs with my mum, I also enjoy going for a coffee with my dad on a Saturday morning.

Kelly

Nippers Room

Hi I’m Kelly and I’ve been working in childcare since 2014. I have a Level 3 qualification in “Children and Young People’s Workforce”.

I love working with children and making sure they get the most out of their time at nursery and are always having fun.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family and exploring new places.

Melissa


To follow soon

Cienna

To follow soon.

Lisa

Schoolies Room

Hello there, I’m Lisa and have been working with children for eight years. My passion is connecting children with the natural world. In my free time I’m a Scout Leader and will often be seen in the woods, kayaking down the river or in the sea – I’m a year round wild swimmer!

I love the rewarding nature of seeing children be able to grow and learn while supporting them to build their own confidence.

Daisy

Schoolies Room

To Follow Soon

Anjum

Schoolies Room

To Follow Soon

Alex

Schoolies Room

Trainee Practitioner

Julia

To Follow Soon

Becky

To Follow Soon

Margaret

Bank Practitioner

To Follow Soon

If you want to register an interest with Little Minnows Nursery please drop in to see us on Lemon Street, fill in the Enquiry Form on the main page, call us on 01872 307788 or an email to Hayley and Tom at enquiries@littleminnows.co.uk.