Our Staff

Management Team

Verena
Manager - Curriculum Lead & First Aider 

 I first worked at Little Treasures in 2003 part-time while I completed my teacher training degree. Following two years working as a primary school teacher I returned in 2007 as a Preschool room teacher. With hard work and commitment, I worked my way up to my current role in 2015 becoming the nursery manager. 

I have two children of my own so understand the needs of children, parents and staff alike. I have a passion for education and strive to ensure children and staff have access to outstanding learning opportunities allowing them to achieve and develop in all areas. I am hands-on as manager, I operate an open-door policy and take pride in getting to know all the children in our care and expect only the highest standards from my staff team. 

I am adult, paediatric and emergency drug first aid trained, therefore qualified to administer Inhalers, Epipen’s etc.

 

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Jannette 
Deputy Manager - Behaviour Management & First Aider.

I have worked at Little Treasures since 2010, I started in the First Steps room and moved to Striders before working a short time in Preschool, I was promoted to Striders Supervisor and then in 2015 promoted to Deputy Manager. I have an NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and also hold an assessor certificate in Early Years. I am  adult, paediatric and emergency drug first aid trained.

I have worked in nurseries for 30years so have some insight into how children learn, behave and develop. My main job as Deputy Manager is to ensure the smooth running of the nursery and to make sure children, parents and staff are all happy and healthy. I am married with a grown-up daughter so I do understand the pressures of being a parent. I still work in all the rooms if needed, but help Verena more now in the office where the door is always open for anyone to come and have a chat.

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David
Deputy Manager - DSL (Designated Safeguard Lead) SENDCO, Equal Opportunities Officer

I have worked at Little Treasures since December 2019, I was previously a supervisor in a Children's Centre nursery caring for children 0-3years and a lead playworker for Sandwell councils play service. I have a Foundation Degree level 5 in Early Years and a level 3 Forest school leader certification. 

As deputy manager, I enjoy supporting children and staff to be happy and achieve the best that they can achieve, no doubt you will see me around as I work within the base rooms here and there as needed.

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Jemma
Assistant Manager - DDSL (Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead), First Aider, Website Coordinator

I have worked at Little Treasures since September 2008, I was previously the Preschool supervisor for seven years and Striders supervisor before that. I am QCF Level 5 Early Years Advanced Practice Diploma qualified, I attend advanced Safeguard Training for DSL's, I am trained in Prevent, FGM, CSE, SEND, TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism, Food Hygiene Level 2, COSHH, GDPR, Illness and Infection Control, Adult, Paediatric and Emergency First-Aid (allowing me to administer inhalers, epi-pens etc.) as well as undertaking regular in-house training. As assistant manager, I'm hands-on and get to work within all the rooms in Little Treasures, helping to support our staff team and ensuring our EYFS curriculum offer is embedded in practice, all while getting to know all of your wonderful children and their interests. 

In the Office

Sarah Little Treasures Administrator
Sarah 
Nursery Administrator

I have been working at Little Treasures since 2005, I started part-time while my daughter attended the setting. Since starting, my role has developed greatly. I now deal with the majority of the administration and accounts to enable the smooth running of the nursery.

The Toddler Unit 
First Steps Team

Katie
First Steps Supervisor
Key Person
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                                  Qualification: NVQ Level 3

Employed: Full Time Since September 2014

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Food Hygiene, COSHH, GDPR, Illness and Infection Control, 

Regular in-house Training.

Extra Responsibilities: Fire Safety coordinator and First-Aid Supplies coordinator.

Comments: I'm one of the key-team in Babies, working with the under 1-year-olds, however, I have lots of experience working with in each base room. I really enjoy working in Babies seeing all of the children happy, growing and developing.

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                                 Qualification: NVQ Level 3

 

Employed: Full Time Since April 2019

 

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Food Hygiene, COSHH, GDPR, Illness and Infection Control, Regular in-house Training.

 

Comments: I have worked in the childcare sector for 11 years and worked with all ages. I am currently working with the babies and really enjoy it.

Janine
Nursery Nurse
Key Person
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Allison
Nursery Nurse
Key Person

                                 Qualification: NVQ Level 3 

 

Employed: Full Time Since June 2019

 

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Food Hygiene, COSHH, GDPR, Illness and Infection Control, Regular in-house Training.

 

Comments: I have returned to childcare after a short break, where I have 15 years of childcare experience. I have 2 grown-up children and a 2-year-old grandson. I have worked with all ages, but love working with the under 2-yeras-olds best age the best.

The Toddler Unit
Toddlers Team

Tracy
Nursery Nurse
Key Person

                                  Qualification: NNEB Diploma

 

Employed: Full-Time Since June 2021

 

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Food Hygiene Leve 2, COSHH, GDPR, Illness and Infection Control, Regular in-house Training.

 

Comments: I gained my Diploma in 1992 and have worked in early years ever since, ranging from private day nurseries to school based preschools. I worked as a TA for key stage one in a school, as well as being a child minder when my daughter was young all the time staying up to date with the EYFS. I currently work in the Toddler room and I love working with and watching them grow, building up little personalities, no two days are ever the same.

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                                 Qualification: NVQ Level 2, 

 

Employed: Full-Time Since January 2020

 

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Food Hygiene, COSHH, GDPR, Illness and Infection Control, Regular in-house Training.

 

Comments: 

I am currently working towards my NVQ Level 3 whilst working in the Toddler unit which is super fun! I really enjoy messy play and creative activities with the children as its both my and our children's favourite activities. I have also previously worked at other nurseries with all different ages of children.

Chelsea
Nursery Assistant
Key Person
Emma
Nursery Assistant
Key Person

                                  Qualification: NVQ Level 2

 

Employed: Part-Time Since 2016

 

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Food Hygiene Level 2, COSHH, GDPR, Illness and Infection Control, Regular in-house Training.

 

Comments: I returned to work at Little Treasures in 2016 after previously working with them in the Toddler room as a member of the key-team in 2009 for 3 years. Since returning I have completed my NVQ Level 2 childcare qualification, food hygiene level 2 and I work privately as a nanny. I have experience working within each base room and also in the kitchen, preparing and cooking meals for our setting while our cook was on maternity leave. I'm creative, I enjoy a challenge and love keeping busy, which is why working with children is such a good fit for me. 

The Strider Unit Team

Avril
Nursery Nurse
Key Person

                                 Qualification: NVQ Level 3

 

Employed: Part-Time Since September 2018

 

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Food Hygiene, COSHH, TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism, GDPR, Illness and Infection Control, Regular in-house Training.

Extra Responsibilities: Striders 2nd to my Supervisor

Comments: I have worked with children for many years having taught a physical play programme called Leaps and Bounds and then I became an accredited childminder for 10 years as well as being trained in numerous other certificates.  I have an array of experience covering all ages of children's development and being a mum to a 20-year-old is a gift I treasure each day. Working with children is an extending dream which I love.

Rebecca
Nursery Nurse
Key Person
 
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                                Qualification:  BA Honors Degree                                  in Early Childhood Studies

Employed: Full Time Since July 2019

 

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Food Hygiene, COSHH, GDPR, Illness and Infection Control,

Regular in-house Training.

 

Comments: 

After completing my degree, I was previously working in a nursery in Manchester city centre. I made the move to Worcester where I have worked at Little Treasures since. I really enjoy being in Striders and engaging with the children, especially during music and dance activities. 

Katie
Nursery Nurse
Key Person
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                                Qualification: BTEC Level 3

 

Employed: Full Time Since April 2012

 

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Food Hygiene, COSHH, GDPR, Illness and Infection Control, Regular in-house Training.

 

Extra Responsibilities: Tapestry Lead and COSHH Co-ordinator

 

Comments: I knew I wanted to be a nursery nurse after completing a childcare placement in year 10 at Little Treasures. I enjoy caring for the younger ones, teaching them new development skills i.e. walking, talking and encouraging them to be independent and I have experience working within each base room. 

 

 

Alison
Nursery Nurse
Key Person
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                                Qualification: Early Years Teacher                                                              Status. 

Employed: Full Time Since June 2021

 

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Food Hygiene, COSHH, GDPR, Illness and Infection Control, Regular in-house Training.

 

Comments: 

After university, I worked for the NHS in a variety of roles over the years, but made the decision to change careers after enjoying my daughters "early years" so much and completed my Early Years Teacher qualification in 2018. Since then I worked as room lead of a Toddler Room before making the move to Little Treasures. I am currently working in Striders with the two to three year olds. This is such a fun age as the children are really developing their personalities and learning to express themselves. 

Lynette
Nursery Nurse 
Key Person
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                                 Qualification: NVQ Level 3

 

Employed: Full Time Since March 2019

 

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Food Hygiene, COSHH, GDPR, Illness and Infection Control, Regular in-house Training.

 

Comments: I have been working in childcare for 16 years, while working at Little Treasures I have predominantly cared for the toddler aged children, but I have also worked in our Preschool room and enjoyed the social interactions and feedback the older children share with you, but have found my niche with the toddlers and enjoy caring for baby and toddler-aged children the most.

Lydia
Nursery Assistant
Key Person
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                                Qualification: Working towards                                                                  NVQ Level 2

Employed: Full Time Since January 2021

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Food Hygiene, COSHH, GDPR, Illness and Infection Control,  Regular in-house Training.

 

Comments:

I previously worked on placement at another nursery and have an NVQ Level 1 in Health and Social Care. I'm currently working in Striders which is a new age group to me as I previously worked in Preschool and the Baby room, but I want to get as much experience as I can learning and developing my skills right across the Early Years age spectrum.

Lottie (Currently on maternity Leave)
Nursery Nurse
Key Person
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                                 Qualification: BTEC Level 3

Employed: Part-Time Since September 2013

 

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Food Hygiene, COSHH, GDPR, Regular in-house Training.

 

Comments: I previously worked at two other childcare settings and on placement to complete my BTEC Level 3 qualification. Upon returning to Little Treasures from my maternity leave after the birth of my boy, I enjoy working with the staff and children, carrying out activities and watching children learn new things. 

The Preschool Team

James
Preschool Supervisor
Key Person
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                                  Qualification: NVQ Level 3

Employed: Full Time Since January 2020

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Food Hygiene, COSHH, GDPR, Illness and Infection Control,  Regular in-house Training.

Comments: I have 11 years of experience in childcare working with Preschool and Toddler aged children. I started my employment at Little Treasures in the Toddler unit as the Toddler room supervisor, it's a lovely age range, the children change and develop so quickly and it's a joy to see them grow. I'm now with the Preschool children and looking forward to the new year ahead. 

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Nicki
Nursery Nurse
Key Person 

                                 Qualification: NNEB Diploma 

 

Employed: Part-Time Since September 2017

 

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Food Hygiene, COSHH, TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism, GDPR, Illness and Infection Control, Regular in-house Training.

Extra Responsibilities: Preschool's 2nd to my Supervisor.

 

Comments: I have worked in a previous setting for 14 years where I gained a wealth of experience.  I'm one of the key-team in Preschool, working with the over 3-year-olds, I love working with this age group and feel privileged to be part of their educational journey and always enjoy helping them to learn and grow in confidence while having fun and many memorable moments.

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Jennie
Nursery Nurse
Key Person
 

                                 Qualification: NVQ Level 3

 

Employed: Full Time Since February 2016

 

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Food Hygiene, COSHH, GDPR, Specific Baby Training including Maths for Babies, Illness and Infection Control, Regular in-house Training.

Comments:  I have previous work experience in a school working with reception age children and younger children at another nursery setting. Upon starting at Little Treasures I worked in the Toddler Unit and Strider Unit as part of the key-team where I enjoyed caring for them, seeing how fast they grow, watching and supporting them to take on new challenges and witnessing how proud they were as they did something for the first time. I'm now one of the key-team in Preschool, working with the  over 3-year-olds. 

Jodie
Nursery Nurse
Key Person
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                                 Qualification: BTEC Level 3 

 

Employed: Part-Time Since April 2017

 

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Food Hygiene, COSHH, GDPR, Illness and Infection Control, Regular in-house Training.

Comments: I was previously a senior manager in another setting for five years before I left to have my first baby. Upon returning to work I started at Little Treasures with the under 2-year-olds, caring for the Toddlers and watching them grow as one of the key-team. Since then I have had another baby, my firstborn has started school and I have made the move to Preschool where I look forward to the new challenge as part of the key-team, to help prepare your little ones for their journey to school.

Craig
Nursery Nurse
Key Person

                                 Qualification: NVQ Level 3

 

Employed: Full Time Since February 2020

Further Training: Forest School Level 1, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, COSHH, GDPR, Illness and Infection Control, Regular in-house Training.

Extra Responsibilities: Daily Garden Risk Assessor.

 

Comments: Before I came to Little treasures I previously worked in a Droitwich nursery for 10 years and a nursery in Worcester for 4 years where I was DSL and trained in advanced safeguarding. I'm now working in Preschool with the over 3-years-olds as one of the key-team. I find Preschool is rewarding age to work with as we see them developmentally morph into school ready children as we challenge them with more in-depth activities.

Lucy
Nursery Assistant
Key Person
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                                Qualification: NVQ Level 2

Employed: Full Time Since 2018

 

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Food Hygiene, COSHH, GDPR, Illness and Infection Control, Regular in-house Training.

 

Comments: 

Since starting at Little Treasures I have completed my NVQ Level 2 in Childcare and I am now working towards my NVQ Level 3. I have had experience working with every age group and I am super excited in doing arts and crafts and cooking activities with the children. 

Bank Staff

Claire Little Treasures Nursery Nurse
Claire
Nursery Nurse

                                  Qualification: NNEB Diploma

 

Employed: Part-Time Since 2013

 

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, CSE, Food Hygiene, COSHH, GDPR, Illness and Infection Control, Regular in-house Training.

 

Comments: I have over 12 years of experience working with children. I enjoy helping the children develop through a variety of different experiences we provide.

 

 

In the Kitchen

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Sally
Cook

 

                              Employed: Since February 2020

 

Further Training: Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene Level 2, COSHH, Safeguarding.

 

Comments:  I have many years experience in catering and kitchens as I previously ran a pub, and worked in kitchens at a golf club and a nursing home.