Meet our team….
All our staff are DBS checked before working with the children and these are updated every 3 years as good working practice requires.
Mrs Laura Waring – Managing Director
A level 4 qualified Senior Nursery Nurse, Laura has worked with children for over 10 years with seven of those at Victoria Infant and Nursery School in Workington, where she worked in the Foundation Stage Unit with children aged 2 – 5. She also managed the day-care provision, managing staff, planning and doing daily observations on children working within the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Laura is also qualified in first aid and is trained as the designated Safeguarding Officer. She is also the named officer for child protection and health & safety as well as the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and the Communications Champion for Little Stars. Laura is currently undertaking a Foundation Degree in Early Years with the University of Cumbria.
Miss Sarah Holmes – Deputy Manager
A level 3 qualified Nursery Nurse, Sarah has had lots of experience working with children of all ages since qualifying in July 2007. With primary school and private day nursery experience in the Early Years Foundation Stage, Sarah was appointed Deputy Manager in November 2011 and works within all areas of the nursery. She is qualified in First Aid, health & hygiene, manual handling and is a SENCO, Communications Champion and safeguarding officer.
Mrs Kath Chaldecott – Deputy Manager
NNEB qualified, Kath joined Little Stars in May 2012 having worked in school settings within the local area, where she gained a sound knowledge of the Early Years. Since joining Kath has gained her safeguarding, food hygiene and first aid certificates. Kath is also a trained SENCO and does the school walks to Beckstone and St Mary’s.
Miss Lisa Harris
A level 3 qualified Nursery Nurse, Lisa joined the team in September 2010, first working part-time but then progressing to a full time position. Lisa is qualified in first aid, health & hygiene and health & safety. Lisa is also a qualified SENCO and does the pick-ups/drop-offs for Beckstone School when needed.
Miss Kelsie Johnston
A level 5 qualified Nursery Nurse, Kelsie has gained lots of early years experience in local settings where she has worked and is continually updating her professional development through relevant training courses.