Meet Our Staff

SARAH EAVES
SARAH EAVESProprietor
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 SYMONS
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.
JOANNE HARKNESSPractitioner
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.
JANET DEVERPractitioner
Qualified Level 2 Early Years Educator. Janet is an assistant practitioner who supports all children in their learning and development.
CLAIRE REDMAYNEPractitioner
Qualified Level 3 Early Years Practitioner. Claire is passionate and motivated early years practitioner who specialises in developing outdoor learning and forest school activities. Claire is a qualified dance teacher and loves nothing more than engaging the children in the joy of dance.
ISOBEL COSTAINPractitioner
Following completion of her degree in Health and Social Care, Isobel has decided to concentrate on the early years and is currently gaining her level 3 qualification.

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