Staff – Lytham Lodge

Lisa : Area Manager

Lisa

Area Manager

M.A. Hons Early Years Education & Leadership, B.A Hons Early Childhood Studies, EYT
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 five Learning Curve nurseries, Lisa ensures that high standards of care are maintained in a loving and friendly environment.

Laura : Curriculum Manager

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 five sites.

Katie : Training Manager

Katie

Training Manager

BA Honours Degree - EYP
Katie began working at the nursery in October 2006 as a nursery practitioner in the baby room and co-ordinator in the toddler room. Since then Katie completed her foundation degree and BA Honours Degree in Early Childhood and Education, leading onto her gaining her Early Years Professional status. Katie became manager at Shepherd Lodge in October 2010. Currently studying towards a Masters.

Helen : Office Manager

Helen

Office Manager

Early Years Professional
Helen 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.


Hannah : Nursery Manager

Hannah

Nursery Manager

Hannah started working at our sister nursery Clifton Lodge in 2011 as an Early Years Practitioner. 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 Manager of Butterfly Lodge. Hannah has a great passion for early years. Hannah is now attending university where she is studying Early Years and Childhood, to expand her knowledge further.

Anya : Deputy Manager & Pre-School Coordinator

Anya

Deputy Manager & Pre-School Coordinator

Anya has 24 years experience in childcare and education, and has worked with children from 0 to 11 years. Anya has worked at this site for 13 years, and has worked throughout all age groups. Anya is Level 5 qualified, and holds a Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in the Early Years. Anya really enjoys watching children grow and thrive, and knowing that she has a positive impact on their development.

Shaneen : Third In Charge & Baby Room Coordinator

Shaneen

Third In Charge & Baby Room Coordinator

Shaneen started working at our sister nursery Butterfly Lodge in August 2017. Shaneen has worked in Early Years settings prior to Lytham Lodge and has great experience with all ages. Shaneen has worked in early years for 6 years. Shaneen has her level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management and wanting to continuously expand her knowledge, she is now aiming for her Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Gillian : Baby Room

Gillian

Baby Room

Modern Apprentice
Gillian has had over 30 years of experience working with children. Gillian has worked at Lytham Lodge since October 2018 and is based in the Baby Room. She has previously worked as a childminder and nanny. Gillian is currently studying her Level 3. Gillian is currently studying for her Level 1 in British Sign Language.

Natasha : Baby Room

Natasha

Baby Room

Early Years Educator
natashaNatasha has worked for the company since October 2013 at our sister nursery Bluebell Lodge. Natasha has now transitioned over to Lytham Lodge and is based in our Baby Room. Natasha is attending university studying for her BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies.

Laura : Toddler Room Co-ordinator

Laura

Toddler Room Co-ordinator

Laura has had over 13 years of early year’s experience. Laura is our toddler room leader. Laura has worked with all ages. Laura is currently studying her foundation degree in Early Years and Childhood, to expand her knowledge further.

Amanda : Baby Room & Toddler Room

Amanda

Baby Room & Toddler Room

Senior Early Years Educator
amandaAmanda has worked for Learning Curve for over ten years. Amanda has completed her Level 2 and Level 3 NVQs in Childcare learning and development. Amanda transitioned to Lytham Lodge as of September 2019. Amanda works between the two younger age groups at Lytham Lodge.

Ellie : Lower Pre-School Co-ordinator

Ellie

Lower Pre-School Co-ordinator

Ellie has excellent experience in early years. Ellie has worked in all ages. At Lytham Lodge Ellie is based in our Lower Pre-School. Ellie has five years early year’s experience. Ellie is extremely passionate about supporting all children’s needs.

Nathan : Lower Pre-School

Nathan

Lower Pre-School

Sports Development Officer
Nathan transitioned over to Lytham Lodge as of September 2019. Nathan will be based in our Lower-pre School room. Nathan is the Sports Development Officer here at Lytham Lodge and ensures that all sports activities are planned to a high standard. Nathan is currently working toward his NVQ level 3.

Hollie : Lower Pre-School

Hollie

Lower Pre-School

Early Years Educator
Hollie has worked for the company since October 2018 and is based in our Lower Pre-School room. Hollie gained a Level 2 NVQ qualification in Childcare in 2015, and is currently studying for her Level 3. Hollie enjoys working with children, and helping them to learn and develop new skills.

Stacey : All Rooms

Stacey

All Rooms

Early Years Educator
Stacey has many years of experience and is level 3 qualified. She has worked with all age ranges. Stacey has worked at this site since November 2018. Stacey strives to ensure the best start for all the children and enjoys to help them develop through outstanding activities. works within all of the rooms at Lytham Lodge.

Melissa : Pre-School

Melissa

Pre-School

Early Years Educator
melissaMelissa started working for Learning Curve at our sister nursery Clifton Lodge in 2012. Then in September 2018 Melissa began working at Butterfly Lodge. Melissa has now transitioned over to join our team here at Lytham Lodge and is based within our Pre-School room. Melissa graduated with her BA Hons degree in Early Childhood Studies this year.

Shelby :

Shelby

Early Years Educator
Shelby has been working for the company since November 2019. Shelby has excellent experience and knowledge of Early Years. Shelby is very passionate in working with children and supporting there needs, Shelby has a very nurturing nature.

Leanne : All Rooms

Leanne

All Rooms

Early Years Educator
Leanne has great experience in early years. She currently holds a level 3 qualification. Leanne has worked at Lytham lodge since November 2018. Leanne thoroughly enjoys supporting the children in their learning, thriving to ensure the best outcomes for them possible. Leanne works within all of the rooms at Lytham Lodge.

Jean : Nursery Cook

Jean

Nursery Cook

Jean holds a Level 2 Qualification in Food Safety – Early Years. Jean has had 29 years of experience, and has previously worked at Kirkham Grammar School and Newton Bluecoat Primary School. Jean enjoys spending time with the children, leading baking activities, and watching them grow and learn.