Becca is the Nursery Manager at our Elm Park Nursery
Becca became an NVQ level 3 qualified senior childcare practitioner at a very young age.
A former room leader at Little Learners, Elm, Park she has subsequently gained a degree in Early Years and Childcare. Becca brings a very fresh and enthusiastic approach to our St Nicholas Avenue Nursery in Elm Park. She engages with each child personally and is always available to talk to parents each day.
Becca makes sure that children benefit from the Early Years Framework, the Ofsted-approved learning structure that supports children’s development in their earliest years. She also ensures that the nursery provides a culture where children thrive, gain confidence and self-esteem as well as social skills that will set them in good stead as they leave us to go to school.
Becca can often be found getting messy with the children and playing musical statues, her favourite activity!
Becca appreciates the importance of every individual and is keen to push staff and children to achieve all they are capable of.
To contact Becca, please email [email protected]
Deputy Nursery Manager
Terri has completed her BA Honors Degree in Early Years Childhood studies and is our Deputy Nursery Manager and has worked at Little Learners for over 3 years.
Terri has no key children but strives to support the practitioners and uphold positive parent partnership within the nursery setting.
Terri has a child of her own attending the setting and her favorite activity is singing with musical instruments and bubbles, ensuring the children are enthusiastic and happy.
Acting Deputy Nursery Manager
Jodie is trained to NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and Childcare
Jodie is currently working as an Acting Deputy Nursery Manager whilst Terri Noone is on Maternity Leave.
Jodie has developed her knowledge, experience and skills in order to previously become a Trainee Deputy Nursery Manager / Room Leader based in our baby room, also known as the Little Smilers.
Jodie runs her room entirely around the needs of her babies to help create a home from home for the children in her care and loves messy play – she very often gets messier than the younger ones while helping them to explore and experiment with new textures and materials!
Jodie offers professional advice and feedback to parents on a daily basis. Jodie has a fantastic attitude toward to the children. Jodie ensures every day is educational as well as exciting including every individual child’s interests into routine.
Jodie is passionate about working with children, both in large groups and on a one to one basis where she brings out the personalities of each of the children and is happiest when she is snuggled down with the children telling stories!
Ellie is CACHE Level 3 trained and works within our Baby Room otherwise known as the Little Smilers Room .
Ellie shows a lot of care and compassion towards the children and is always on hand if they need any assistance.
Ellie is often seen within the role-play area, letting the children dress her up in what they wish and even taking her to the hair and make-up salon.
Ellie has created great bonds with the children and is able to provide stimulating activities through the children’s interests, targeting their next steps in helping them to achieve to the next level.
Trainee Deputy Nursery Manager
Room Leader & SEND coordinator
Terri is trained to NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and Childcare.
Terri is a Trainee Deputy Nursery Manager / Toddler Room Leader otherwise known as the Little Snowflakes.
Terri has great control over large groups of children and has the ability to hold the children’s attention.
Terri is always finding and completing online courses in order to push her personal development and skills which in turn benefits the children attending our setting! Terri especially enjoys educating herself centred on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and her training leads Terri to be Little Learner SEND Coordinator. Within the setting Terri pushes visual timetables, Makaton and aiding special needs children to understand and learn, exceeding their expectations.
Terri is always happy to try new things and confident within her skin. Terri teaches the children they can be whatever they want to be including dressing as a fire fighter when we had a special visit into the setting from the fire brigade!
Hope has recently completed her apprenticeship at Little Learners and is now a Level 3 qualification.
Hope is a Nursery Room Leader and works with our 18- 30 month old children, otherwise known as the Little Snowflakes room.
Hope is very patient and understanding when children are attempting to communicate their needs or simply struggling with a particular activity. Hope enjoys to help others so as to meet individual children’s needs and develop their key skills.
Hope is brilliant at reading stories to the children, she particularly enjoys putting special voices on to make the characters appear real- stories are an excellent tool to improve children communication, language and attention span!
Hope has recently been awarded an ‘Apprentice of the Department’ award by Havering College. Well done Hope on your great achievement!
Nursery Room Leader
Shelby has completed her Level 3 Apprenticeship in childcare with us and is now a Nursery Room Leader.
Shelby works with our 2-3 age children, otherwise known as the Little Sunshine’s room and has taken to her new role very well. Shelby holds great bonds with the children; she has shown excellent skills in helping the children to progress with their learning alongside the EYFS framework.
Shelby enjoys physical play with the children such as dancing, playing sports, ect. When building obstacle courses for the children, Shelby challenges the children in being able to move around the course in different ways, which the children thoroughly enjoy.
Apprentice Nursery Practitioner
Viktorija is currently completing her Level 3 Apprenticeship in childcare with us.
Viktorija works with our preschool aged children, otherwise known as the Little Stars room and has taken to her new role very well.
Viktorija holds great bonds with the children and has natural aptitude to interact and engage with the children on a variety of activities and has also shown excellent skills in helping the children to progress with their learning alongside the EYFS framework.
Viktorija likes to implement challenging activities with our preschoolers, in helping them develop and flourish onto their next journey of school.
Carla is our Nursery Cook.
All food is delivered fresh on a weekly basis to the nursery and Carla makes every meal from scratch. As our Nursery Practitioners eat meals with the children to ensure that a good example is set and that good table etiquette is maintained they know first-hand how delicious the food is at Little Learners!
The children benefit from healthy eating with a varied four-week menu which includes differing diverse food and our menu has recently been updated taking into account the seasonal changes.
Sessional Nursery Practitioner
Abby worked previously as an Apprentice at the Nursery where she completed her Level 3 childcare qualification.
Abby has now started studying at University and is looking to go travelling and see the world.
Abby is currently working at the Nursery as a Sessional Nursery Practitioner, and covers staff who may be on external training and cover holidays and sickness and had previously worked in both our snowflake room and preschool room on a full time basis.
Abby holds great bonds with the children and has a natural aptitude to interact and engage with the children on a variety of activities
Abby holds a Paediatric First Aid qualification and food and hygiene qualification.
Sessional Nursery Practitioner
Danielle is trained to NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and Childcare and is currently attending university weekly where she is working towards a BA honours degree within Early Childhood Studies.
Danielle works as a Sessional Nursery Practitioner at Little Learners and covers staff who may be on external training and cover holidays and sickness. Danielle had previously worked in our Baby Room before deciding to take up her University studies in Psychology.
Danielle has excellent skills when engaging and interacting with the children and adapts well to meet every individual child’s needs.
Nursery Room Leader
Chloe is a NVQ Level 3 Qualified Practitioner in Early years and childcare with very high aspirations and personal goals to further her career and vastly impact the preschool aged children attending little learners. Chloe has undertaken a large amount of training which has impacted her knowledge, understanding and capabilities within childcare. Chloe role models self-service to promote independence in children form a young age, enjoys arts and crafts creative activities, really loves educational singing of number and letter songs to help children to widen their vocabulary and broaden their knowledge. Chloe also really enjoys going for a healthy run around the garden playing interactive games and keeping fit… you name it and Chloe is doing it with all of the preschool children at nursery!
Paige is a new staff member how joined our team in November 2020. Paige is enthusiastic, energetic and keen to learn all about childcare so she is starting by building her experience here at little learners whilst gaining her qualifications as a Nursery Apprentice. Paige has a natural passion for children and has taken to the routine and demand of the children really well! Paige is building knowledge and understanding working across all of the various ages in the setting, but especially loves the toddler age! Paige shows compassion, patience and kindness when meeting the needs of every individual and she helps the children to strive towards their new goals.