Kate is our Chief Executive and Manager. She set up Little Stars in 2012. Kate is a qualified teacher and spent her teaching career in Key Stage one and early years. She has 2 children of her own. Kate works in session each week overseeing the nursery. She is also responsible for the day to day running of the charity. Kate is SENCO and Safeguarding lead

Penny is our Deputy Manager. She is NVQ Level 3 qualified and has several years experience working with this age range of children in other nurseries. She oversees our planning for the setting. She also has her own key worker group which she plans for and delivers activities. She is in charge when the Manager is not in the building and oversees the day to day running of all of the sessions, planning and assessment. She is our Deputy Safeguarding Lead.

Lisa  is an Early Years Practitioner and SENCO. She is qualified to NVQ level 3 and also has qualified in the NASEN SENCO Level 3 (Special Educational Needs qualification). She has lots of experience. She works alongside the other staff planning and delivering group sessions and supporting play. She supports our children with additional needs offering one to one support for may of our children. She liaises with our Manager and is joint SENCO in the setting. She is responsible for setting targets and support plans for our children who need some additional support.

Tracey  is a Childcare practitioner and is a qualified Level 3 practitioner. She has her own key worker children for whom she plans and delivers activities.

Helen  is a Childcare Practitioner and is qualified to Level 5 and has experience working on nurseries and as a nanny. She has her own key worker children for whom she plans and delivers activities.

Alex is a Childcare Practitioner and has many years experience in childcare including childminding and working in private day cares and schools. She has Early Years Qualified Teacher Status (EYQTS). 

Ashley is a Childcare Practitioner and qualified at Level 3 in childcare. She has worked in several day care providers. 

A photograph showing the 7 members of staff  who work at Little Stars Early Years nursery in Willington, Durham.