Claire Oldroyd – Proprietor/Manager

I qualified as a nursery nurse in 1991 and since opening the nursery in 1999 I have been the full time manager. As a mother to 3 children myself, I fully understand the importance of confidence and trust that is needed when placing your child in the care of other people.

I know how important it is to maintain a good team of nursery nurses, and we pride ourselves at St Lawrence’s nursery on having a very low staff turn over, with some staff still working for me from when the nursery first opened 16 years ago. All staff employed hold a recognised childcare qualification, along with relevant experiences and we ensure they all hold an up to date first aid certificate. When recruiting staff, they are carefully selected not solely on their professional qualifications, but on their dedication, enthusiasm and ability to lovingly care for the children. Staff are responsible for providing a stimulating and fun environment as well as catering for the individual needs of each child at every stage of development.

Our aim at St Lawrence’s Nursery is to provide your child with the best possible start in life by providing the highest standard of childcare and education.

 

Sandra Foley

Sandra is our designated Early Years Co-ordinator and Special Educational needs officer. She started working full time at the nursery in 2006 and currently runs our pre-school room implementing the Early Years Curriculum to our pre-school children.

Hayley Cropper

Hayley is a qualified and experienced nursery nurse who started working at the nursery in 2003. Hayley works part –time in the Tigers room alongside Zoe.

Kerry Hall

Kerry has worked at the nursery for the past 14 years. Kerry is qualified to NVQ Level 3 and as a mum herself, has had many years of childcare experience. Kerry currently runs our baby room alongside Beth.

Zoe Podmore

Zoe is a qualified and experienced nursery nurse who started working at the nursery in 2013. Zoe works full time in the tigers room alongside Hayley.

Becky Riley

Becky is qualified to NVQ Level 3 in childcare. Becky works full time in the Lions room alongside Hayley.

Sophie Parker

Sophie is a qualified and experienced nursery nurse who started working at the nursery in 2015. Sophie works full time in the Teddies room.

Rebecca Pearson

Rebecca is currently completing her apprenticeship in childcare at the nursery. Rebecca works alongside the nursery team gaining valuable knowledge and experience with all age groups within the nursery.

Katrina Allen

Katrina joined us in 2017 as a qualified and experienced nursery nurse. Katrina works part time in the Lions room alongside Hayley and Becky.

Beth Fellows

Beth has been with us since 2015 and is currently working towards her NVQ level 3 in childcare. She works full time in the baby room alongside Kerry and as a mum herself, she has plenty of childcare experience and knowledge of working with young children.

Lauren Allcock

Lauren is currently working towards her NVQ level 5 in childcare and works alongside Sandra and Theresa in the pre-school room.