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Angela McKeown - Nursery Manager and SENCO

Foundation Degree in Children, Young People and their Services.


Relevant training: Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection Level 1 and Designated Lead Practitioner, Prevent and Fundamental British Values training, FGM training, Food Hygiene Certificate, and Lancashire CAF and CON training.

All about me: " I love spending time with my family and going for walks or days out together. I enjoy doing activities with my little girl such as crafts or baking. I enjoy my job and love supporting the staff and children throughout nursery".

Likes: Shopping, spending time with family, going for walks and watching shows at the theatre.

Dislikes: Winter weather

Deanne Bole - Nursery Manager

Foundation Degree in Children, Young People and their Services.


Relevant training: Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection Level 1 and Designated Lead Practitioner training, Prevent and Fundamental British Values training , FGM training, Food Hygiene Certificate, Smile 4 Life training and Lancashire CAF and CON training.

All about me: " I am very family orientated and love spending time with my 2 daughters and my dog Bella. I love socialising with friends and having fun at the weekends. A real passion of mine is visiting theme parks and im a real adrenaline junkie when it comes to Rollercoasters - the higher and faster the better!

I absolutely love my role as Nursery Manager and love watching the children grow and develop through play and seeing their individual Learning Journeys. I love seeing our relationships grow with the families of the children who attend the setting and feel amazing bonds are formed with our families. I also love supporting my staff team and helping them to grow and develop. I really feel we are a family and not just a workforce".

Likes: Food (especially pizza), spending time with my family and dog , Theme Parks/Rollercoasters, TV shows, socialising with friends.

Dislikes: Spiders and cold weather.

Beverley Yarwood - Assistant Manager /Super Stars Supervisor

Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies


Relevant training: Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection Level 1 and Designated Lead Practitioner training, Prevent and Fundamental British Values training, Food Hygiene Certificate and Lancashire CAF and CON training.

All about me: "I enjoy spending time with family, going on walks and days out. I love going on holiday and for weekends away. Sometimes I like to watch shows at the theatre. I enjoy visiting and spending time with my friends.

Likes: Comedy, shopping, visiting my friends and family, kind and thoughtful people.

Dislikes: Winter and being cold.

Alex Lord - Super Stars Nursery Practitioner

BA Hons in Early Years Professional Practice and Leadership


Relevant training: Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection Level 1, Prevent and Fundamental British Values training, FGM training, Lancashire CAF and CON training.

All about me: I love spending time with my family and making memories. I enjoy baking with my children and going on walks with them and our dog. I've always worked with children and I enjoy my job a lot especially supporting children and helping them reach their potential.

Likes: seeing my family and spending time with my little family

Dislikes: Cold weather and spiders

Savannah Spencer - Shooting Stars Nursery Practitioner

CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People's Workforce


Relevant training: Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection Level 1, Prevent and Fundamental British Values training and Lancashire CAF and CON training.

All about me: I enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially my nieces and nephews. I also enjoy days out and going for long walks. I love my job as I enjoy seeing the children grow and develop their own little personalities.

Likes: Shopping, cakes, visiting friends and family, walking, nights out and holidays.

Dislikes: Cold weather and spiders

Courtney Barlow - Twinkle Stars Nursery Practitioner

Cache Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce


Relevant training: Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection Level 1, Prevent and Fundamental British Values training and Lancashire CAF and CON training.

All about me: "I love to spend time with family and friends and also my partner. In my spare time I work as a freelance MUA (Make Up Artist) on the weekends. I really enjoy baking and love to bake cakes and sweet treats.

I love my role in the baby room - the children make me so happy and always make me smile. I feel like my job is the most rewarding job ever, as teaching the children new things everyday and watching them progress is amazing.

Likes: Make up, holidays, baking, Chinese food, ice cream, watching TV programmes and shopping.

Dislikes: Creepy crawlies and bad smells

Terri Holmes - Twinkle Stars Nursery Practitioner

CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People's Workforce


Relevant training: Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection Level 1, Prevent and Fundamental British Values training , FGM training, Lancashire CAF and CON training.

All about me: I enjoy spending time with m family and my little boy. I also enjoy cooking and exercising. I love my job because I love seeing the children grow and getting to know their little personalities.

Likes: Shopping,reading and watching tv series.

Dislikes: Spiders

Ruby Cuprys - Shooting Stars Nursery Supervisor

Level 3 Practitioner in Early Years Education.


Relevant training: Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection Level 1, Prevent and Fundamental British Values training , FGM training, Lancashire CAF and CON training.

All about me:
"I love spending time with my partner Pete and my family. I have a crested gecko called Pyro. I am very close to my Mum she is my best friend, we always take really long shopping trips and she is the best cook in the world! On my days off I like to go shopping and as I am quite creative I enjoy make my own cards and homemade gifts.
I love working in my room as all the children are so funny and you learn something new about them everyday and they enjoy the silly voices we do during stories etc...This is the most rewarding job in the world because you are helping in the development of children and shaping them to take their next step".

Likes: chocolate, shopping, American shows, bowling, meals out with friends, music, hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows.

Dislikes: Snow, Rhianna, and liquorice.

Ruby is currently on Maternity leave.

Nikki Alexander - Shooting Stars Nursery Practitioner

Cache Level 3 Childcare and Education


Relevant training: Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection Level 1, Prevent and Fundamental British Values training , FGM training, Lancashire CAF and CON training.

All about me: "I love to go out on weekends to spend time with my family and friends. I also enjoy taking my little chihuahua on walks and for rides on the the bus. I love working with children and watching them grown in their own individual way."

Likes: Doing makeup, shopping and going on holiday.

Dislikes: Thunder & Lightening and flying on Aeroplanes


Jodie Rukin - Shooting Stars Nursery Practitioner

BTEC Level 3 in Children's Care and Learning


Relevant training: Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection Level 1, Prevent and Fundamental British Values training and Lancashire CAF and CON training .

All abut me: "I love to spend time with my family, boyfriend Liam and my friends. I enjoy going out at the weekend with my friends and going to parties. I love days out with Liam, visiting new places. I also enjoy family days out - I go to my grandma's and grandad's every Sunday. This is a time when my family all gets together. I am very close to my mum and we do alot of things together, she is like my best friend. "

Likes: Partying, days out, holidays, sun, seeing friends, going out for tea, films, pizza/Chinese, sweets, spending time with my niece - Rosie.

Dislikes: Rain, tomatoes and Blackburn Football Club.

Iram Kausar - Nursery Practitioner (covers in all rooms)

BTEC National Diploma in Early Years.


Relevant training: Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection Level 1, Prevent and Fundamental British Values training and Lancashire CAF and CON training.

All about me: "I love spending time with my girl and family. I love going shopping especially if its for my girl. I love watching comedy films. I love baking with my gitl on the weekends. I have just qualified as a nail technician and also trained in party makeup. I love working with children.

Likes: Shopping, make up, TV, spending time with my girl, Cinema and day trips with my friends, doing Henna an playing in Gloop.

Dislikes: Spiders, dark, thunder & lightening, being ill, sour food and waiting in for takeaway deliveries.

Joyce Graham - Nursery Cook

Level 2 in Food Safety and Catering, Food Preparation and Cooking


Relevant training: Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection Level 1, Prevent and Fundamental British Values training and Food Hygiene Certificate.

All about me: " I love working at nursery. I love spending time watching the children grow and develop from babies to school age. I also love rainbows and I enjoy drawing rainbows and stick people for the children.
Family time is so special and I love spending time with my grandchildren."

Likes: Giraffes, Disney, cooking, playing games with the children, Thor, John Bishop and American Wrestling.

Dislikes: Vegetables and scary films.

Susan Topping - Nursery Practitioner - Shooting Stars

CACHE Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.


Relevant training: Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection Level 1, Prevent and Fundamental British Values training, FGM training, Lancashire CAF and CON training.

All about me: I have worked with children for the past 17 years. I love working with children as it gives me great satisfaction knowing I can be there to love and support them whilst they learn, grow and develop through play.
I love spending time with my family and friends and i love having quality time with my 2 beautiful Grandchildren. I enjoy taking them or days out especially in the summer.

Likes; Food (most types), eating out, spending time with my family, especially my grandchildren.

Dislikes: All creepy crawlies especially spiders, heights and cold rainy weather

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