All our staff are qualified to level 3 in Children’s Care Learning & Development (CCLD) and the manager holds a level 4. All staff have current First Aid qualifications and have a current Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.
Helen Barham - Pre-School Manager
I qualified NNEB in 1985 and have always worked in the childcare sector, working as a nanny for 5 yrs for 2 children from 0-5yrs then working for the NHS for 12 yrs in the paediatric dept & childcare centre as deputy manager. I then worked in a local nursery for 4 yrs before moving to Little Steps in 2007. I live in North Newton with my family. I have also been a registered childminder for 11yrs. I have recently gained NVQ level 4 in Childcare Learning & Development. I am First Aid trained & hold a food hygiene certificate.
Helen Coker – Deputy Pre-school Manager
I qualified NNEB in 1985 and worked as a private nanny for 2yrs. I have since been a registered childminder for 7 yrs looking after children from 3 weeks- 8 yrs. I completed my Teaching Assistant Cache qualification in 2010. I live in North Petherton and have 4 children. I am First Aid trained.
Liz Leonard – Foundation Stage Practitioner
I live in Bridgwater with my husband & 2 children. I qualified NNEB in 1987. I have worked as a nanny, matron in 2 boarding schools and a children’s rep for Thomson Holidays. I worked with Helen B at Musgrove Park Hospital and then went to Bridgwater College Nursery. I left childcare 10 yrs ago and became a florist for 5 yrs. As well as working here I do supply work for other nurseries and also am an invigilator, reader & scribe at Haygrove school.
Lisa Brogden – Foundation Stage Practitioner
I live in North Petherton with my husband & daughter Amelia. When Amelia was a year old she inspired me to become a Childminder whilst childminding I did my Level 3 homebased child care training.