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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 partner, our daughter, step-son and puppy Bella. I love socialising with friends and having fun at the weekends. I absolutely love my role as Nursery Manager and love watching the children grow and develop through play and seeing their individual Learning Journeys".

Likes: Food (especially pizza), spending time with my family and puppy, TV shows, socialising with friends.

Dislikes: Spiders and cold weather.

Lisa Milner - Assistant Manager /Super Stars Supervisor

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 and Lancashire CAF and CON training.

All about me: "I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. i especially enjoy taking long walks up Hurstwood reservoir with my dog Molly.
Some weekends i spend my time on the farm helping my partner Matthew look after the animals such as cows, pigs and sheep.
I enjoy going on beach holidays especially Mexico."

Likes: Eating cake, walking in all weathers with my dog, spending time with family and friends, music quiz at my local pub and takeaways.

Dislikes: Spiders.

**** Miss Lisa is currently on Maternity leave.

Beverley Yarwood - Assistant Manager /Super Stars Supervisor

Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies


Relevant training: Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection Level 1, 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.

Kristen Baxendale -Super Stars Nursery Practitioner and SENCO

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


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

All about me: "I love spending time with my very little boy going to sensory rooms, play groups and days out at the weekend with his daddy, sister and brother. I love to spend time with my friends.
I love my job because I love having fun with the children and I love getting them prepared for their next big step to school.

Likes: eating cake, going on holiday, meals out and shopping

Dislikes: Soggy food in the sink, spiders and snails

Brogan Smale - Super Stars Nursery Practitioner

BTEC 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 and Supporting 0-2 years in the EYFS.

All about me: "I love spending time with my little girl whether it is cuddled up watching movies or visiting the park or swimming. I enjoy my job and love to help guide the children in their development throughout the early years".

Likes: Spending time my little girl, food, watching T.V series, seeing family and friends.

Dislikes: Rain and cold, creepy crawlies.

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.

Lisa Andrews - Shooting Stars Nursery Practitioner

BTEC National Certificate 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 partner and my dog, Jakey. I am very close to my mum, i love to see her and spend time with her as I don't see her often as she lives in Tamworth. I am also very close to my Dad, Grandma and Grandad. I enjoy socialising with friends and spending time with family.
I love my job, being part of each child's learning and development and seeing each child grow and develop is so rewarding."

Likes: Jakey (my dog), shopping, food, theatre shows, soaps, films, animals, seeing family and friends and nights out.

Dislikes: Cold weather, rain, snow, annoying drivers, mushrooms, scary films, the dark and pineapple.

**** Miss Lisa is currently on Maternity leave.

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.

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


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 .

Courtney Barlow - Twinkle Stars Nursery Supervisor

Level 2 Practitioner in Early Years Education


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 also work at the cinema and also 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.

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.

Morgan Wilton - Super Stars Nursery Practitioner

Pearson EDEXCEL Level 3 Diploma for the 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.

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