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.”
MARY JANE HOWE (MJ)
MARY JANE HOWE (MJ)Manager
Qualified Level 3 Early Years Educator. MJ is an extremely enthusiastic practitioner who loves working with young children. This enthusiasm has led MJ to further her training by enrolling on the Forest School Leader training course. MJ is the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
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.
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.
KELLY-MARIE KILSHAWPractitioner
Kelly-Marie is a qualified teacher. Kelly-Marie is an enthusiastic practitioner who draws on her experience as an English teacher, to support the children in all areas of learning but especially Communication and Language Development and Literacy. Kelly-Marie is also our after school supervisor.
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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