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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I joined the Little Sparrows team in Spring 2019 and am now working towards my NVQ3 in Childcare. I have been running a small pet boarding business for around 5 years and continue to do this during the school holidays. I have one grown up daughter and one teenage daughter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I joined Little Sparrows in September 2018 after my youngest daughter started reception. All three daughters attended Little Sparrows and I am now happy to be part of the team.
Deputy Manager/ Deputy Safeguarding Lead
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have worked in childcare for over 5 years as well as being a mum of four. I really enjoy working in the Early Years environment and am currently working towards my Level 3 in Childcare.