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Meet the Staff

Jannah Joynes - Nursery Manager

Likes: Telling stories. Small world and Role play. Creative activities the messier the better! Song time and playing musical instruments. Maths activities. Forest school looking for worms and spiders and making dens. Construction. Favourite book: I have more than one. Room on the broom. Whatever next. We're going on a bear hunt. Favourite song: Wind the bobbin up and The wheels in the bus. 

Most loved theme: People who help us, Life cycles, Spring time as daffodils are my favourite flower and feeding lambs at the farm park is just the best! Autumn for the amazing colour changing leaves conquers and pine cones and feeling the crunch of the leaves as you scuff them through the park. 

Favourite festivals and celebrations of the year:  World book day, Easter, Guy Fawkes bonfire night and Christmas 

Worked at Springbank Primary Academy for 2 years.

 

Hayley Smithers - Nursery Practitioner/Preschool Room Lead

Likes: story time and song time and any baking/cooking/tasting activities! Favourite book: Stick man. Favourite song: I had a little turtle. Most loved themes: People who help us, life cycles of different animals, superheroes and everything and anything involving Christmas! Favourite celebrations and festivals of the year: Chinese New Year and Christmas! Sharing all that excitement with the children is priceless! Worked at Little Learners for 5 years.

 

Kerri Attwood - Senior Nursery Practitioner in Preschool/Administrator

Likes: Song time and Story time, gloop, puzzles, role-play and small world. Favourite book: Owl Babies and George and the Dragon. Favourite song: Little Rabbit Foo Foo. Most loved themes: Our families, going to school and all seasons. Favourite celebrations and festivals of the year; Christmas and Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the dead) 

Worked at Little Learners for 26 years.

 

Helen Sullivan - Nursery Practitioner Preschool.

Likes: Arts/crafts, playdough and gloop activities. Singing songs with actions, musical movement and dance and story time. Favourite book; The Gruffalo. Favourite song: Little Peter rabbit. Most loved themes: World book day and dressing up as your favourite character. Butterfly and frog lifecycles and people who help us. Favourite celebrations and festivals of the year: Easter - egg hunt etc, Holi and Christmas. 

Worked at Little Learners for 20 years.

 

Megan Mardon - Nursery Practitioner/Nursery Room Lead 

Likes; construction area, playdough and forest school. Favourite book; There is no Dragon in this Story. Favourite song; I'm a Caterpillar. Most loved themes; Space, Autumn and Pirates. Favourite celebrations and festivals of the year; Thanksgiving, Halloween and Easter. 

Worked at Little Learners for 6 months

 

Laura Woodward - Nursery Practitioner in Nursery. 

Likes: soft play, playdough and forest school. Favourite book: The Wonkey Donkey. Favourite song: Boom Chicka Boom. Most loved themes: Animal lifecycles and seasons, especially summer! Favourite celebrations and festivals of the year: Chinese New Year, Easter and of course Christmas.

Worked at Little Learners for 3 years

 

Sinead Birch - Nursery Practitioner in Nursery. 

Likes: art/crafts, sensory play and song time. Favourite book: Dinosaurs Roar. Favourite song; Open, Shut them. Most loved themes: Under the sea, spring and farm animals,  Favourite celebrations and festivals of the year: St Patrick's Day, Valentine's Day and Christmas.

Worked at Little Learners for 2 months. Springbank Primary Academy for 6 years