Staffing - Butterfly Lodge
Lisa Taylor Area Manager - B.A Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies, EYT. Currently working towards Masters.
Lisa began working with the Learning Curve Nursery Group as a student at Shepherd Lodge Nursery. She worked her way up, and became Manager of Shepherd Lodge in May 2000. In January 2005 Lisa helped to set up Clifton Lodge Nursery, and took up the role of Manager there. In 2008 Lisa took up a new role of Area Manager.
As Area Manager of all four Learning Curve nurseries, Lisa ensures that high standards of care are maintained in a loving and friendly environment.
Hannah Farman Nursery Manager – Level 3 children’s learning and development.
Hannah started working at our sister nursery Clifton lodge in 2012 as an early year’s educator. She was then promoted to Lower pre-school co-ordinator at our sister Nursery Bluebell lodge later becoming Deputy manager and Pre-school Co-ordinator. In May 2017 Hannah became nursery manager of Butterfly lodge nursery. Hannah has a great passion for early years. Hannah is due to start university in September to study early years childhood studies.
Tracie started at Butterfly lodge nursery February 2018. Tracie has worked in childcare education for 23 years. Tracie is based in our pre-school room as the early years teacher. Tracie has such a passion for early years education.
Laura Platt EYFS Leader for Learning Curve Nursery – B.A Honours in Early Childcare and Education, EYT. Currently working towards Masters.
Laura began working at Shepherd Lodge in February 2005 as an early years practitioner after completing her cache diploma in childcare and education. Whilst leading the Pre School room, she then went on to complete a BA honours degree in early childcare and Education and gained her Early Years Professional status. Laura's current role at the nursery is leading and supporting the education and teaching throughout all four sites.
Baby Room Team
Shauna Erskine Baby Room Co-ordinator - B.A Honours degree in Early Childhood Studies
Shauna Started working at Butterfly Lodge in December 2016. Shauna completed her B.A Honours in Early Childhood Studies May 2017. Shauna has worked in Early Years settings prior to Butterfly Lodge gaining experience with all ages.
Aimee Purdy Early Years Educator – NVQ Level 3. Working towards foundation degree in teaching and learning support
Aimee first started with Butterfly Lodge in October 2016, she is now based in our baby unit. Aimee is currently studying her Foundation degree in Children’s teaching and learning and is due to graduate June 2018 and then continue at university to achieve her BA honours in teaching and learning support.
Toddler Room Team
Levi Cavanagh Toddler Co-ordinator – NVQ Level 3. Working towards foundation degree in teaching and learning support
Levi has been with Butterfly Lodge since November 2016, she is currently studying for her foundation degree in Children’s teaching and learning at Blackpool and the Fylde college. Levi is currently covering maternity leave as toddler co-ordinator.
Amy Flint Early Years Educator - Level 3
Amy started working at Butterfly Lodge Nursery July 2017. Prior to this she was a student at Butterfly Lodge for 2 years while working towards her level 3 qualification within our toddler room.
Lower Pre-School Room Team
Emma Smith Lower Pre-school co-ordinator- BA Hon’s in Early years education studies and PGCE further education.
Emma started at butterfly lodge nursery October 2017. Emma has a BA Hon in Early years education studies. Emma has worked within nurseries for 17 years. Emma also has experience in being a tutor for college childcare courses. Emma’s favourite part of working within early years is thinking of creative learning experiences for children.
Charlotte Ingham Early years Educator- Foundation degree Professional Practice in Health and Social Care child pathway
Charlotte started with Butterfly lodge in September 2017. Charlotte is based in lower pre-school. She is currently studying her BA in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care child pathway due to complete July 2018.
Nicole Menzies Early Years Educator- Level 3
Nicole has worked for the company since 2013. Nicole started as a student around our sister nurseries. Once completing here level 3, she now is based here at butterfly lodge as an early year’s educator. Nicole has great experience working with children of all ages.
Susan Draycott Nursery Practitioner- NVQ Level 2: working towards Level 3.
Susan has worked for Learning curve since starting at Bluebell lodge our sister nursery. Susan completed her NVQ Level 2 and is currently studying for her NVQ Level 3. Susan has worked in all ages within the nurseries and has developed great knowledge through this.
Pre-School Room Team
Chantelle Craig Pre-school Co-ordinator - BA Hon's in Early Years
Chantelle has worked for the company since January 2012 gaining her NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 in Childcare. Chantelle started at our sister nursery Bluebell Lodge before transferring to Butterfly in September 2015 to become the Pre-School Co-ordinator. Chantelle completed her Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in Early Years in May 2016 and completed her BA (Hons) in Early childhood studies July 2017.
Emma Falkingham Early Years Educator - NVQ Level 3
Emma began working at Clifton Lodge Nursery in February 2009 before moving to Shepherd Lodge. Emma currently works in the Pre School room as a job share with Samantha working the morning session, she is currently studying as a teaching assistant. Emma has two children of her own, both of primary school age.
Shaneen Pearson Early Years Educator and Third in charge- Level 4 leadership and management
Shaneen started working at Butterfly Lodge August 2017. Shaneen has worked in Early Years settings prior to Butterfly Lodge and has great experience with all ages. Shaneen has worked in early years for 5 years. Shaneen is currently working towards her level 5 leadership and management.
Carl Jukes Sports development officer - PGCE in sports coaching, fitness and development
Carl first started with Butterfly nursery in July 2017 and is working as our sports development officer throughout the nursery. Carl has his PGCE in sports coaching, fitness and development and also a BA Honours in Sports Coaching and coaches at Preston North End.
Samantha Chapman Modern apprentice
Samantha has worked for the company since August 2017. Samantha is based in our pre-school room. Sam is currently working towards her level 3.
Rebecca Boldy Early Years Educator - B.A Honours in Early Childhood Studies
Rebecca Started with Butterfly Lodge in May 2015 and is based in our Lower Pre-school room. Rebecca completed her BA Honours in Children, Schools and Families in September 2015 and has experience in working in schools from her course placements. Rebecca is based all over Butterfly Lodge supporting in every room when needed.
Amanda Dawson Early years educator- Level 3
Amanda has worked for Learning Curve Nursery for 8 years and has completed her NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Early Years Education and has also obtained qualifications in first aid, moving and handling and food hygiene. After coming back from maternity leave Amanda has come from bluebell lodge to Butterfly lodge.
Julie Salmon Early years educator- Level 3
Julie joined butterfly lodge February 2018. Julie has worked in early years for 15 years. She has great experience and knowledge. Julie has been on a range of training within early years to keep her knowledge up to date.
Practitioners on Maternity Leave.
Lindsey Ross Toddler Room Co-ordinator - NVQ Level 3
Lindsey has her NVQ level 3 in childcare. Lindsey started with Butterfly Lodge in June 2015 as a Nursery Educator. room co-ordinator from August 2016. In September 2016 Lindsey started University studying for her foundation degree in Professional Practice in Early Years and is due to complete in May 2019.
Emma Salmon Early Years Educator - B.A Honours Degree in Teaching and Learning Support
Emma Started working at Butterfly Lodge in August 2016 after choosing Butterfly Lodge as her son's nursery. Emma Graduated in July 2015 at Blackpool and the Fylde College and has previous experience of Early Years settings and schools. Since starting at Butterfly Lodge Emma has expanded her knowledge through different courses and has taken on the role as Behaviour Co-ordinator and Communications champion.
Kirsty Pulford Early years Educator - Level 3
Kirsty is based within our Lower pre-school unit and competed her NVQ Level 3 in March 2017. Kirsty first started her apprenticeship at our sister nursery Bluebell Lodge before transferring to Butterfly in September 2015.