Meet The Team

Nursery Manager & Owner

Claire Oldroyd

Nursery Manager/Owner

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.

Our Day Nursery Team

St Lawrences Day Nursery Rachel Baxter

Rachel Baxter

Nursery Manager

Rachel joined St Lawrence’s Day Nursery in 2020 and assist with the daily management at both settings. She is a mum to three children and has worked in Childcare since 2009. Rachel is level 4 qualified in childcare and management and works full time within both settings.

Rachel has up to date training in paediatric first aid, safeguarding level 3, Food hygiene and is responsible for carrying out in house training in EYFS and safeguarding. Rachel is also our nominated SENCo and is our Designated safeguarding lead.

St Lawrences Day Nicki Emsley

Nicki Emsley

Assistant Manager (Toddlers Room)

St Lawrences Day Nursery Vicky Percival

Vicky Percival

Nursery Nurse (Toddlers Room)

St Lawrences Day Becky Purvis

Becky Purvis

Nursery Nurse (Toddlers Room)

St Lawrences Day Nursery Ellie Wright

Ellie Wright

Nursery Nurse (Toddler Room)

St Lawrences Day Nursery Elisha

Elisha Bolton

Nursery Nurse (Little Movers)

St Lawrences Day Nursery Cassie Evans

Cassie Evans

Nursery Nurse (Little Movers)

St Lawrences Day Nursery Sofia Ahmed

Sofia Ahmed

Trainee (Little Movers)

St Lawrences Day Nursery Victoria Webb

Vicky Webb

Senior Nursery Nurse (Baby Room)

St Lawrences Day Nursery Zoe Podmore

Zoe Podmore

Nursery Nurse (Baby Room)

Our Pre-School Team

St Lawrences Day Fran Hitchens

Fran Hutchins

Assistant Manager

St Lawrences Day Debbie Lucas

Debbie Lucas

Senior Nursery Nurse

St Lawrences Day Nursery Hayley Cropper

Hayley Cropper

Nursery Nurse

Stacey Dunlop

Nursery Nurse (Pre-School)