Management Team

Lisa : Area Manager


Area Manager

Master’s Degree in Professional Practice (Early Years Education and Leadership). Lancaster University 2018
Ba Hons Degree in Early Childhood Studies. Blackpool and the Fylde University 2014
Early Years Professional Status. Lancaster University 2014

With 26 years of experience working with children, I am passionate about making the children’s days at nursery fun, educational and most importantly nurturing. I aim to fully utilise my knowledge and experience, along with my own ethos that family is at the heart of the nursery, to ensure that the children at Learning Curve make memories that last a lifetime.

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Laura : Senior Manager & Early Years Teacher


Senior Manager & Early Years Teacher

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 : Senior Manager & Early Years Teacher


Senior Manager & Early Years Teacher

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.

Michelle : Senior Manager & Early Years Teacher


Senior Manager & Early Years Teacher

Level 5 Diploma for Health & Social Care and Children and Young people’s Service in Leadership (Children and Young People Management Pathway)
Michelle began working for Learning Curve Group in November 2019 as the manager of Clifton Lodge and has recently taken up the role of Senior Manager Michelle has worked in the early years sector for almost 20 years, working with children from 0-11 years old as well as supporting families in the home. Michelle is passionate about early years education and improving outcomes for children.