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Staff profiles - Shepherd Lodge Nursery


Management Team


Lisa Taylor - BA Honours Degree, EYT (area manager)

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.


Katie Payne BA Honours Degree, EYP (Manager)

Katie began working at the nursery in October 2006 as a nursery practitioner in the baby room and co-ordinator in the toddler room. Since then Katie completed her foundation degree and Ba honours degree in early childhood and education, leading onto her gaining her Early Years Professional status. Katie became manager at Shepherd Lodge in October 2010


Lynsey Broughton (Deputy Manager)

Lynsey began her time with us at Clifton Lodge nursery in March 2010 and completed her NVQ's 2 and 3 in childcare. Lynsey is currently studying for a Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in Early Years. Lynsey became deputy manager and pre school co-ordinator in September 2015.


Laura Platt BA Honours Degree (EYPP co-ordinator)

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 the nursery.


Lower Pre-School Team


Stacey Trafford NVQ 3 (Lower Pre School Co-ordinator)

Stacey began in September 2008 as a modern apprentice and completed her NVQ 2 and 3 whilst in the Pre School room. Stacey now currently works in the lower Pre School room.


Dawn Kuzan (Nursery Educator) Ba (HONS) Early Childhood Studies

Dawn began in December 2007, having previously worked at Bluebell Lodge.


Lisa Robinson (Nursery Educator) NVQ 3

Lisa began in February 2014 and is currently working in the lower Pre School room. Lisa has previous experience working in nursery settings.


Joanna Little NVQ 3

Joanna Little started working at Shepherd Lodge in August 2015. Joanna is just about to complete a Level 3 in Childcare and Education.


Toddler Room


Chloe Hindle - Toddler Room Coordinator

Chloe has worked at Clifton Lodge Nursery since January 2009. Chloe has her Level 3 qualification in Childcare and Learning. Chloe is currently studying for her Level 2 Qualification in Team Leading. Chloe lives in St Annes with her family. In her spare time Chloe enjoys going out with her friends and family.


Shann Ariza (Modern Apprentice)

Shann started working at Shepherd Lodge in August 2015 and is just about to complete her Level 2 in Childrenís Care, Learning and Development.


Beth Little - Early Years Educator - Level 3

Beth started at Shepherd Lodge in April 2017 after completing her Early Tears Educator Course at Lytham Sixth Form.


Rachel Sutton - NNEB

Rachel started Shepherd Lodge in June 2017. Rachel gained her NNEB in 1989 and has a wealth of experience working with a variety of aged children.


Baby Room


Jenny Mckenzie (Nursery Educator) NVQ 3

Jenny began in July 2007 in the toddler room. Jenny has had training in sign language and is hoping to further this in the future. Jenny also is involved with our local church, participating in choir services.


Julie Page (Early Years Educator) NNEB

Julie began in July 2000 in the 0-2's room. Throughout her time here, Julie has experience working with all the age groups and has had a previous co-ordinator role before starting her family. Julie has two children aged 12 and 8. Julie is currently studying for her foundation degree in Early Childhood studies.


Rebecca Forster (Early Years Educator)

Rebecca started at Shepherd Lodge in August 2016 and has a Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development.


Natalie Bretherton - Early Years Educator - Level 3

Natalie started at Shepherd Lodge in April 2017 after completing her Early Years Educator Course at Lytham Sixth Form.


Pre-School


Aimee Guest - Level 3 Childcare

Aimee began working at Clifton Lodge in February 2014 and moved to Shepherd Lodge September 2016. Amie has a Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development.


Sarah Murphy - BA (HONS) QTS

Sarah started at Shepherd Lodge in June 2017. Sarah worked at Carterís Charity School for 14 years and has a wealth of experience ranging from Early Years to 11.


Float


Lynsey Broughton (Deputy Manager)

Lynsey began her time with us at Clifton Lodge nursery in March 2010 and completed her NVQ's 2 and 3 in childcare. Lynsey is currently studying for a Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in Early Years. Lynsey became deputy manager and pre school co-ordinator in September 2015.


Laura Maskell Smith (Early Years Educator)

Laura began in September 2011 At Clifton lodge nursery as the pre school teacher and deputy manager. In March 2014 Laura moved to Shepherd Lodge where she now works in the pre school room. Laura has previous experience as a primary school teacher and is passionate about teaching and education.


Aimee Wunderley (Early Years Educator)

Aimee started at Shepherd Lodge in April 2016 and has a Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development.


Sophie Pevie

Sophie Pevie started working at Shepherd Lodge in January 2016 after working at our sister nursery Clifton Lodge since June 2015. Sophie is currently studying towards a Level 3 Early Years Educator.


Jade Lord - Level 3

Jade starting working at Shepherd Lodge in January 2017.


Darcy Porter - Currently completing a modern apprentice

Darcy started at Shepherd Lodge in July 2017. Darcy is currently completing the Early Years Educator Level 3 course.


Meternity


Kathryn Cunningham (Early Years Educator) BTEC level 3

Kathryn began her time at Shepherd Lodge in January 2014 in the baby room. Kathryn is currently studying for her foundation degree along with bringing up her two year old daughter, Aurelia. Kathryn has previous experience working at other settings with babies and 2 year old children.



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