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.”
Qualified Level 3 Early Years Educator. Cheryl is a highly experienced manager who has worked in the early years sector for many years. Cheryl goes above and beyond to build strong relationships with the children and their families in her care. She ensures the nursery runs highly effectively on a day-to-day-basis.
Cheryl is passionate about developing children’s speech and language skills. She has recently led the staff in completing a comprehensive speech and language course, ABC and Beyond, with Louise Rylance, Speech and Language Therapist with Blackpool NHS. Cheryl also has special responsibility on the team for leading Mathematical Development
JULIE STANSFIELDDeputy manager
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.
As deputy, Julie also takes the lead in planning the children’s learning and development in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We are delighted to announce that to support the children’s development, Julie is currently introducing the Forest School’s Approach in nursery.
LIZ HUGHESNursery Practitioner
Level 3 Early Years Qualified Practitioner. Liz is a highly experienced Early Years Practitioner who takes a particular interest in Outdoor Learning. Liz has been instrumental in developing the nursery garden and providing opportunities for the children to plant flowers and grow vegetables to be eaten at snack time.
DANIELLE SLINGERNursery Practitioner
Level 3 Early Years Qualified. Danielle is a hugely enthusiastic practitioner who specialises in developing children’s interest in reading through implementing the ABC and Beyond Speech and Language Training and visits to the library.
LEANNE HARTLEYNursery Practitioner
Level 3 Early Years Qualified Practitioner. Leanne enjoys nothing more than playing with the children outside. She support the children to be creative and use their imagination whether it’s building dens or making sandcastles.
LORRAINE SCOTTLunchtime Assistant
Level 3 Early Years Qualified Practitioners who look after the children over lunchtime. They ensure lunch time is a sociable occasion where children are encouraged to develop their table manners and interaction with their peers.