Lisa – Area Manager – B.A Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies, EYT. Currently working towards Masters
Lisa began working with the Learning Curve Nursery Group as a student at Shepherd Lodge Nursery. She worked her way up, and became Manager of Shepherd Lodge in May 2000. In January 2005 Lisa helped to set up Clifton Lodge Nursery, and took up the role of Manager there. In 2008 Lisa took up a new role of Area Manager. As Area Manager of all four Learning Curve nurseries, Lisa ensures that high standards of care are maintained in a loving and friendly environment.
Laura – Curriculum manager – B.A Honours in Early Childcare and Education, EYT. Currently working towards Masters
Laura began working at Shepherd Lodge in February 2005 as an early years practitioner after completing her cache diploma in childcare and education. Whilst leading the Pre School room, she then went on to complete a BA honours degree in early childcare and Education and gained her Early Years Professional status. Laura’s current role at the nursery is leading and supporting the education and teaching throughout all four sites.
Hannah – Nursery Manager – Level 3 children’s learning and development working towards Foundation degree in early childhood studies
Hannah started working at our sister nursery Clifton lodge in 2011 as an early year’s educator. She was then promoted to Lower pre-school co-ordinator at our sister Nursery Bluebell lodge later becoming Deputy manager and Pre-school Co-ordinator. In May 2017 Hannah became nursery manager of Butterfly lodge nursery. Hannah has a great passion for early years. Hannah is now attending university where she is studying early years childhood, to expand her knowledge further.
Tracie – Deputy manager – B.A Hons in early childhood studies, EYT and QTS
Tracie started at Butterfly lodge nursery February 2018. Tracie has worked in childcare education for 23 years. Tracie floats around the nursery continuously enhancing our quality of teaching and learning, ensuring continuous knowledge sharing to all staff. Tracie has such a passion for early years education.
Shauna – Baby Room Co-ordinator – B.A Honours degree in Early Childhood Studies
Shauna Started working at Butterfly Lodge in December 2016. Shauna completed her B.A Honours in Early Childhood Studies May 2017. Shauna has worked in Early Years settings prior to Butterfly Lodge gaining experience with all ages. Shauna aspires to aim to achieve her EYT by 2019.
Aimee – Early Years Educator – NVQ Level 3 and foundation degree in teaching and learning support. Currently working towards BA Hons in teaching and learning support
Aimee first started with Butterfly Lodge in October 2016, she is based in our baby unit. Aimee is currently studying her BA honours in teaching and learning support. Aimee has worked within all ages with great depth of knowledge.
Levi – Toddler Co-ordinator – NVQ Level 3. Working towards foundation degree in teaching and learning support
Levi has been with Butterfly Lodge since November 2016, she is currently studying for her foundation degree in Children’s teaching and learning at Blackpool and the Fylde college. Levi has experience within all ages and has great knowledge within early years. Levi aims to graduate at foundation degree level in 2019 and continue on to complete her BA Hons in teaching and learning support.
Amy – Early Years Educator – Level 3
Amy started working at Butterfly Lodge Nursery July 2017. Prior to this she was a student at Butterfly Lodge for 2 years while working towards her level 3 qualification within our toddler room.
Emma – Lower Pre-school co-ordinator – BA Hon’s in Early childhood studies and PGCE further education
Emma started at butterfly lodge nursery October 2017. Emma has a BA Hon in Early years education studies. Emma has worked within childcare for 17 years. Emma also has experience in being a tutor for college childcare courses. Emma’s favourite part of working within early years is thinking of creative learning experiences for children. Emma is continuously expanding her knowledge through regular training and courses.
Charlotte – Early years Educator – BA Hons degree in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care child pathway
Charlotte started with Butterfly lodge in September 2017. Charlotte is based in lower pre-school. Charlotte currently holds a BA in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care child pathway. Charlottes next steps are to complete her EYT by 2019, to support her professional development at a high level.
Nicole – Early Years Educator – Level 3
Nicole has worked for the company since 2013. Nicole started as a student around our sister nurseries. Once completing here level 3, she became based here at butterfly lodge as an early year’s educator. Nicole has great experience working with children of all ages.
Oliver – Sports Practitioner – working towards Level 3
Oliver started with butterfly lodge in June 2018. Oliver is based in our lower pre-school. Oliver helps to support our physical curriculum within lower pre-school, ensuring they can access opportunities to engage in a range of physical activity daily supporting children’s development at an outstanding level. Oliver aims to complete his level 3 by 2019.
Shaneen – Pre-school co-Ordinator and Third in charge- level 3 childcare and Level 5 leadership and management. Currently working towards foundation degree in early childhood studies
Shaneen started working at Butterfly Lodge August 2017. Shaneen has worked in Early Years settings prior to Butterfly Lodge and has great experience with all ages. Shaneen has worked in early years for 5 years. Shaneen has her level 5 leadership and management and wanting to continuously expand her knowledge, she is now aiming for her foundation degree in early childhood studies.
Melissa – Early years educator – NVQ Level 3 and Foundation degree in early childhood studies
Melissa started working for learning curve at our sister nursery in . Then in September 2018 Melissa began working here at butterfly lodge. Melissa graduated with her foundation degree in early childhood studies in 2018 and aims to achieve her BA Hon’s in early childhood studies by 2019.
Emma – Early Years Educator – NVQ Level 3
Emma began working at Clifton Lodge Nursery in February 2009 before moving to Shepherd Lodge within the pre-school. Emma currently works in the Pre School room where she has reems of knowledge ensuring a high level of teaching. Emma has gained her teaching assistant qualification and has knowledge within both school and early years. Emma is currently studying a further education access course at the Blackpool and Fylde college.
Carl – Sports development officer – PGCE in sports coaching, fitness and development
Carl first started with Butterfly nursery in July 2017 and is working as our sports development officer throughout the nursery. Carl has his PGCE in sports coaching, fitness and development and also a BA Honours in Sports Coaching and coaches at Preston North End. In august 2018 Carl continued to expand his knowledge and achieved his level 3 childcare qualification.
Samantha – Early Years Educator- Level 3
Samantha has worked for the company since August 2017. Samantha is based in our pre-school room. Sam achieved her level 3 in august 2018 and continues to be eager to learn and expand her knowledge.
Emma – Early Years Educator – B.A Honours Degree in Teaching and Learning Support
Emma Started working at Butterfly Lodge in August 2016 after choosing Butterfly Lodge as her son’s nursery. Emma Graduated in July 2015 at Blackpool and the Fylde College and has previous experience of Early Years settings and schools. Since starting at Butterfly Lodge Emma has expanded her knowledge through different courses and taking on a range of roles within the nursery.
Rebecca – Early Years Educator – B.A Honours in Early Childhood Studies
Rebecca started with Butterfly Lodge in May 2015 and is based in our Lower Pre-school room. Rebecca completed her BA Honours in Children, Schools and Families in September 2015 and has experience in working in schools from her course placements. Rebecca is based all over Butterfly Lodge supporting in every room when needed.
Amanda – Early years educator- Level 3
Amanda has worked for Learning Curve Nursery for 10 years and has completed her NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Early Years Education and has also obtained qualifications in first aid, moving and handling and food hygiene. After coming back from maternity leave Amanda has come from bluebell lodge to Butterfly lodge. Amanda has reems of knowledge in early years.
Julie – Early years educator – Level 3 and A cache level 3 in supporting children and young people’s speech, language and communication (QCF)
Julie joined butterfly lodge February 2018. Julie has worked in early years for 15 years. She has great experience and knowledge. Julie has been on a range of training within early years to keep her knowledge up to date. Julie is our communication champion and works hard to share her knowledge with others.
Susan Nursery Practitioner – NVQ Level 2: working towards Level 3
Susan has worked for Learning curve since starting at Bluebell lodge our sister nursery. Susan completed her NVQ Level 2 and is currently studying for her NVQ Level 3. Susan has worked in all ages within the nurseries and has developed great knowledge through this.
Kacie – Modern apprentice working towards level 3
Kacie started with butterfly lodge in July 2018. Kacie is currently working extremely hard to gain her level 3 childcare qualification. Kaci is working within all ages to gain a wide range of knowledge.
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Kirsty – Early years Educator – Level 3
Kirsty is based within our Lower pre-school unit and competed her NVQ Level 3 in March 2017. Kirsty first started her apprenticeship at our sister nursery Bluebell Lodge before transferring to Butterfly in September 2015.