Meet Our Staff

Qualified Early Years Teacher with Early Years Professional Status. Sarah is a passionate Early Years Teacher, and as a team leader, strives for the best possible provision for the children at Oak Tree Nursery School.
Sarah has been appointed a “Lead Practitioner for Early Years Practice in Lancashire”. Lead Practitioners are specially selected Nursery Practitioners who have been recognised by Lancashire County Council as having exemplary practice. Sarah has been asked by LCC to use her expertise to write training for other nurseries and to invite them to visit and observe our excellent Nursery first hand.”
Julie Stansfield
Julie StansfieldManager
BA Honours Early Childhood Studies. Julie is a highly educated early years practitioner who has recently completed her degree in Early Childhood Studies. Julie’s particular areas of expertise include Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Safeguarding of all our children and their families.
JILL SYMONSDeputy Manager
Qualified Level 3 Early Years Educator. Jill is a very passionate early years practitioner who has many years of experience in childcare. She has responsibility for supporting children with special educational needs in the setting.
Qualified Level 3 Early Years Educator. Joanne is our Outdoor Learning Co-ordinator. She loves the great outdoors and creates amazing activities and experiences for the children to enjoy every day.
ANNETTE CUFFPractitioner
Qualified Level 3 Early Years Educator. Annette uses her many years of experience to ensure the nursery provides excellent care for the children on a day to day basis. Annette is the Special Educational Needs Coordinator, SENCO.
STEPH KAYLORPractitioner
Qualified Level 3 Early Years Educator. Steph is a dedicated practitioner who draws on her many years of experience to bring the children exciting and interesting activities to support their learning and development.
SHARON MACKENZIENursery Practitioner
Sharon is a qualified early years teacher specialising in maths. Sharon loves nothing more than introducing the children to exciting and interesting things, such as her two pet stick Insects.
JANET DEVERPractitioner
Qualified Level 2 Early Years Educator. Janet is an assistant practitioner who supports all children in their learning and development.

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