Nicky Norton, Nursery Manager
Qualifications: NNEB, Foundation Degree Early Years Leadership, BA (Hons) First Class Early Years Leadership, Early Years Professional Status.
I have over 30 years experience in childcare. I have worked as a Nursery Manager, Early Years Consultant and an Ofsted Inspector and have also owned my own nursery. I joined Little Explorers in February 2018 and I am passionate about providing outstanding, quality childcare and education for all our babies and children. I am committed to working in partnership with parents to ensure that all our children receive the very best start on their learning journey.
Amanda Pemberton, Deputy Manager
Qualifications:BTec Level 3 Children’s Learning & Development
I have worked at Little Explorers since August 2013, having started as an Early Years Practitioner. I have worked as a Room Leader in all of the nursery rooms. In my current role as Deputy Manager I am responsible for supporting the Nursery Manager to ensure we provide the very best provision for our children and families.
Sally Ashworth, Senior Practitioner
Qualifications:NNEB, Foundation Degree Early Years, BA(Hons) Early Years
I returned to the setting in March 2018, having previously worked here between September 2014 and November 2017. My role as Senior Practitioner involves me overseeing the day to day running of Caterpillars and Butterflies rooms and also managing the nursery in the absence of the Manager and Deputy. I have more than 22 years experience in nursery settings, including leading and managing a team. Being qualified to degree level, I am keen to keep on top of training both for myself and my team.
Alex Murtagh, Early Years Teacher
Qualifications:BA (Hons) Primary Education: Early Years, Early Years Teacher Status
In my role as teacher, I oversee the curriculum and lead Phonics and number sessions, focussed group activities and small intervention groups. When children leave Little Explorers they are well equipped for their transition into Primary education. I love working in a team and have been at Little Explorers since February 2016.
Linda McCann, Finance / Admin
I have worked at Little Explorers since 2016. I work 2 days a week at nursery; Monday and Wednesday. My job is to oversee the finance, including fees. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any help with payments or funding.
The senior management team are supported by experienced and skilled Room Managers, Early Years Practitioners, a nursery housekeeper and a cook.