Staff – Clifton 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.

Anne – Nursery Manager

Anne began working at the nursery in May 2000 as preschool teacher. Since then Anne completed her Early Years Professional status. Anne became manager at Bluebell Lodge in 2009. Currently studying towards a Masters.

Helen – Office Manager/Early Years Professional

helenHelen has worked at Clifton Lodge since August 2006. Helen worked as the Baby Unit Coordinator for 3 1/2 years, before becoming our Early Years professional in January 2012. Helen works within all rooms of the nursery, observing and enhancing practice, and will be overseeing the assessment, observation, and planning within nursery. Helen has a BA (Hons) degree in Primary Education, gained at North East Wales Institute of Higher Education, and her Early Years Professional Status gained at Lancaster University. Helen is originally from Congleton in Cheshire, but now lives in St Annes with her Mum. In her spare time Helen enjoys dancing and, taking tap, ballet, Irish tap, and jazz lessons at The Dance and Fitness Warehouse.

Baby Room

Jenny – Baby Unit Coordinator, B.Sc Honours Degree

jennyJenny has worked for the company since July 2008. Jenny started by working at Shepherd Lodge Nursery. Jenny particularly enjoyed working within the baby unit and took on the role as Baby Room co-ordinator in May 2009 at Bluebell Lodge Nursery. Prior to working for the company Jenny studied Psychology at Lancaster University.

Sasha – Early Years Practitioner

sashaSasha says: “I have been working at Clifton Lodge Nursery since April 2017, being based in the baby room. Prior to starting here at Clifton Lodge I completed over 1,000 hours work placement within the company. I gained my ‘Level 3’ qualification at Lytham Sixth Form College and I am now studying at Blackpool and the Fylde University to complete my ‘Foundation Degree’ in ‘Early Childhood Studies’. In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends.”

Isabelle – Early Years Practitioner

isabelleIsabelle has worked in social care for many years, she enjoys spending time with her husband and granddaughter in her spare time.

Amy – Early Years Educator

amyAmy started working for the company in July 2019 as an Early Years Educator. She is currently working towards her Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Nicole – Early Years Educator – Level 3

nicoleNicole 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.

Toddler Room

Danni – Deputy Manager & Toddler Room Coordinator

place holderDanni says: “I have worked at Clifton Lodge since November 2016. I love working in the Toddler Room. At college I completed a BTEC in Childcare and then gained my BA Hons in Working With Children & Families at The University Of Cumbria. During my free time I enjoy spending it with family and friends.”

Nicole – Early Years Practitioner

abiNicole is currently at university studying teaching and learning support, Nicole has been with the company for a few years as holiday cover and is now a member of out Toddler team.

Nicola – Early Years Practitioner

nicolaNicola is currently at university working towards her foundation degree. Nicola is based in our Toddler room and is keen to put her knowledge into practice.


lisaLisa will be working within our lower Pre-school. Lisa is currently working towards her foundation degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Bev – Early Years Practitioner

bevBev has worked for the company for the last 10 years, she supports all the rooms within Clifton Lodge.

Lower Pre-School

Lindsay – Nursery Practitioner

lindsayLindsay says: “I have worked at Clifton Lodge since July 2017. I am based in the Lower Pre-School Room but I have had previous experience working in a pre-school as an administrator. I enjoy lots of arts and crafts including costume making and painting. I spend my free time with my 3 boys, playing out and camping.”

Susan – Nursery Practitioner – NVQ Level 2: working towards Level 3

susanSusan 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.

Jake – Outdoor Sports Practitioner – NVQ Level 3 in Sports Performance & Excellence

jakeJake works alongside Ben as our Sports Practitioner. Jake is mainly based in our lower-preschool unit, Jake is qualified in Sports Performance and Excellence and Higher Sports Coaching and through his studies he focused on football, cricket, cross country and athletics to name a few. Jake is also working towards his NVQ 3 in Childcare which he is due to complete in October 2019.


Sandra – Early Years Practitioner – Safeguarding Officer

sandraSandra is an Early Years Professional working in Pre-School. She has a degree in Science and an M.A. in Childhood and Youth Studies. Sandra likes to read, bake and visit the theatre in her spare time.

Curtis – Early Years Practitioner

curtisCurtis has worked for the company for the last 5 years, starting as a modern apprentice progressing and completing his level 3 and starting his foundation degree this year.

Agata – Early Years Practitioner

agataAgata is a qualified teacher and will be working within our Pre-school unit.

Kieren – Sports Development Coordinator

kierenKieren is the Sports Development Coordinator for both Clifton and Shepherd Lodge Nurseries. Kieren has an Honours Degree in Sport Studies and a HND in Sport Coaching with Development. Kieren enjoys watching Glasgow Celtic play, going to the gym and playing golf. He is currently studing his Level 3 in Child Care. He is also currently working on publishing his first book.


Valentina – Modern Apprentice

place holderValentina has moved over from Genoa Italy, last year she is currently working towards her NVQ level 3.


julieProfile coming soon.

Karen – Nursery Cook

karenProfile coming soon.