Our Staff

At First Steps Nursery we employ committed, experienced and fully qualified early years practitioners to ensure we provide your children with the best possible care and learning environment.  All our staff are qualified in paediatric first aid, safeguarding and food hygiene.

Together we aim to provide the following;

  • a happy, safe, warm and stimulating environment through a holistic approach for all children to play, learn and develop freely.
  • help children to develop responsibility for themselves and their actions and to become competent, confident, independent and co-operative individuals.
  • promote a positive relationship with parents and carers and work in partnership with them to provide high quality play and care for their children.
  • undergo regular self-monitoring and evaluation of our services to ensure that the Nursery continues to meet the needs of children, parents and carers.

Our Nursery team consists of a Director, Manager and Deputy Manager.  Along with Lead Practitioners and their team of Nursery Practitioners.  Management work alongside practitioners to ensure staff development is a main priority and of a high quality.


'Leaders are well qualified and have a good understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage. They use their knowledge to influence practice and provide support to the other staff members.' (Ofsted, May 2015)






Katherine Bethell


Qualified Teacher Status and Early Years Professional




Vicky Green

Tiny Explorers Lead Practitioner


Level 3 in Early Years
























Chanel Crane

Small Discoverers Practitioner 

(Maternity Leave)

Level 6 in Early Years


Rebecca Luter

Tiny Explorers Practitioner

Level 3 in Early Years



Alex Kelly

Maternity Leave

Level 3 in Early Years

Management team 























Lead Practitioners 



Judith Peacock

Small Discoverers Lead Practitioner

Level 3 in Early Years




Sarah Barker-Noble

Little Creators Lead Practitioner

Level 3 in Early Years




Early Years Practitioners




Fiona McNeill

Small Discoverers Practitioner

Level 3 in Early Years






Jade Thompson

Tiny Explorers Apprentice

Level 2 in Early Years, working towards Level 3




Marina McCabe

Tiny Explorers Practitioner

Level 3 in Early Years




Rachel Jackson

Deputy Manager

Level 4 in Early Years Management






Sophie Moulding

Big Inventors Lead Practitioner

(Maternity Leave)

Level 6 in Early Years
























Adele Jackson


Level 3 in Early Years 




Wendy Edwards

Big Inventors Practitioner

Level 3 in Early Years  


Pam Ward