OUR NURSERY & OUT OF SCHOOL TEAM AT STANAH

SARAH EAVES
SARAH EAVESProprietor and Nursery Manager
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.”
LINZI THOMPSON
LINZI THOMPSONNursery Deputy Manager and Forest School Leader
Qualified Forest School Leader and Level Four Qualified in child care. Linzi has joined our team with a wealth of knowledge and experience in early years. She is passionate about outdoor learning and develops weekly Forest School sessions for all our children.
OLIVIA MOTTERSHEAD
OLIVIA MOTTERSHEADStars After School Supervisor and Nursery Practitioner
Qualified to degree level in Early Years. Olivia is a hugely enthusiastic early years practitioner who works in the nursery as well as supervising the after school provision for 7-11 year olds at Stanah. Olivia’s particular areas of expertise include Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Outdoor Learning.
SARA HANKINSONLittle Stars and Breakfast Club Supervisor
Level 3 Qualified Practitioner. Sara is the supervisor of Little Stars After School Club. She has over 20 years’ experience of working in childcare. Sara is a fun-loving practitioner who goes out of her way to get to know the children and families in her care.
SARAH GOLDIE Nursery Practitioner
Qualified Teacher. Sarah is a highly experienced and skilled Early Years Practitioner who takes a particular interest in the teaching of Phonics and Literacy. Sarah develops a weekly program of learning to support children’s emerging understanding of letter and sounds ready for more formal teaching of ready and writing in school.
SUZANNE BETTYLittle Stars Assistant
Qualified Level 3 childcare practitioner. Suzanne enjoys engaging the children in painting, arts and crafts.
ANNETTE SMITHBreakfast Club Assistant
Level 3 Qualified Practitioner. Annette has years of experience supporting children in school. She loves playing hall games with the children in Breakfast Club. Annette is very skilled in supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities during their time in Breakfast Club.
AMANDA AINSWORTHStars After School
Amanda works in Stars After School Club. As a mum to five children, Amanda brings lots of hands on practical experience to the role.
CHLOE EAVESStars After School and Breakfast Club
Following completion of her college course, Chloe gained experience of working with our youngest children in the Nursery. She has decided that this is where her passion lies and we are delighted that she has started an Early Years Level 3 Apprenticeship.
GILLIAN RYANLittle Stars After School and Breakfast Club
Gillian has many years experience working in out of school provision. She particularly enjoys creative activities, arts and crafts.

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