Staff – Butterfly Lodge

Management Team

Lisa – Area Manager – M.A. Hons Early Years Education & Leadership, B.A Hons Early Childhood Studies, EYT

lisaLisa 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 five 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

lauraLaura 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 five sites.

Tracie – Manager – B.A Hons in early childhood studies, EYT and QTS

tracieTracie 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.

Baby Room

Amanda – Baby Room Co-ordinator – NVQ Level 3

amandaAmanda 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.

Toddler Room

Levi – Toddler Co-ordinator – NVQ Level 3. Working towards foundation degree in teaching and learning support

leviLevi 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

amyAmy 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.

Lower Pre-School

Emma – Lower Pre-school co-ordinator – BA Hon’s in Early childhood studies and PGCE further education

emmaEmma 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.

Oliver – Sports Practitioner – working towards Level 3

oliverOliver 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.


Shauna – Pre-School Co-ordinator & Deputy Manager – B.A Honours degree in Early Childhood Studies

shaunaShauna 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.

Charlotte – BA in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care Child Pathway

charlotteCharlotte 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.

Carl – Sports development officer – PGCE in sports coaching, fitness and development

carlCarl 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

samanthaSamantha 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.


Julie – Early years educator – Level 3 and A cache level 3 in supporting children and young people’s speech, language and communication (QCF)

julieJulie 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.

Kacie – Modern apprentice working towards level 3

susanKacie 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.

Kirsty – Early years Educator – Level 3

kirstyKirsty 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.