// Our Team
Gill - Manager/Designated Safeguarding Lead
I have been with Little Sparrows since 2004 and am married with two teenage children. I have an NVQ3 in Childcare Learning and Development and am also a Level 3 qualified Forest School Leader. I have covered numerous other roles within the Nursery setting over the years and am passionate about creating positive relationships with children and their families and providing a nurturing and caring environment for all the children.
Pascale - Owner
I am originally Montessori trained and have worked in various pre-schools for 17 years as manager before opening Little Sparrows in 2003. I have two adult children and have lived locally for over 40 years now! It was always my dream to run my own pre-school and feel extremely fortunate that I have achieved this!
Faye, Deputy Manager/ Deputy Safeguarding
I have been with Little Sparrows since 2007 and have an NVQ3 in Childcare Learning and Development. I currently supervise the provision for learning and development of the pre-schoolers by organizing small group activities for them. I am also a mum of 3.
Tracey - Pre-School Assistant/SENCO
I have been working here since 2008 and have two teenage children. I have an NVQ3 in Child Care Learning and Development and my career in childcare started when I spent 6 months working in a Health Club Creche. I then went on to work as a part-time teaching assistant in a primary school working with reception age children. During this time I attained a NVQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant Qualification.
Kim Knight - Pre-School Assistant/Floor Manager
I have worked at Little Sparrows since 2013 and particularly enjoy providing the children with opportunities to develop their learning, creativity and imagination through art and craft. I have an NVQ3 in Childcare and I am also a qualified childminder. I have one teenage son.
Lenka - Pre-School Assistant / Floor Manager
I have been with Little Sparrows since 2005. I have an NVQ3 in Childcare and speak Czech, Slovakian and Russian. Prior to working at Little Sparrows I worked as an au-pair for 7 years. I have twin teenage daughters.
Lisa - Pre-School Assistant
I have worked at Little Sparrows for many years and thoroughly enjoy playing with the children and supporting their development. Additionally, I like to support the older children of Walton with whom I work as a 'youth worker.’ I also have one teenage daughter.
Monika - Pre-School Assistant
I have been part of the Little Sparrows team since 2011 and have an NVQ3 in childcare, learning and development. I am also a qualified Forest school leader and provide forest school sessions for our preschoolers’ as well as organizing small group activities for the 3 year olds. I speak Hungarian and am currently studying Italian. I am married with 3 children. All came to Little Sparrows.
Tracie - Pre-School Assistant
I am a mum of 4 and have worked at Little Sparrows since 2015. Prior to this I worked in a Primary school as a special needs assistant.
Jill Pegler - Pre-School Assistant
I have worked in a variety of childcare settings over the last 30 years. I am qualified as an A2 Assessor in childcare and also hold an NVQ3 in Childcare. I am married with 2 grown up children and 6 grandchildren.
Michele - Pre-School Assistant
I have worked in childcare for over 30 years and with Little Sparrows since 2013. I never tire of seeing the children settle, grow and develop. I also run a pottery painting business and run sessions in the nursery several times a year. I also have 2 grown up children.
Michaela - Pre-School Assistant
I started working at Little Sparrows in 2015 and have really enjoyed getting to know all the children and support their development. I am a mum to 3 teenage boys and I achieved my NVQ3 in Childcare in 2017.
Monica Mendez - Pre-School Assistant
I started working at Little Sparrows in June 2017 and am married with two young boys. I am from Columbia, speak Spanish and have a degree in psychology. I really enjoy working with children and have a particular interest in offering support to those children with special needs.
Rachael Underwood - Early Year’s Teacher and Trainer
Rachael is an Early Year’s teacher and trainer. She has over 25 years of experience in working with young children and leading workshops for teachers and parents. Rachael works with the staff team at Little Sparrows providing training and support to help us develop our practice. She also leads talks and runs workshop for parents. Please see www.rachaelunderwood.com for more information.
Kim Clarke - Pre-School Assistant
I have worked at Little Sparrows since 2013 and have a Level 3 Diploma in childcare and development. Before Little Sparrows I worked in a local primary school. I love my job, and enjoy caring for the children and getting to know them and their families.