Staff – Shepherd Lodge

Management Team

Lisa – Area Manager – B.A Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies, EYT. Currently working towards Masters

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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.


Rebecca – BA Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies – Manager

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Rebecca has worked for the Learning Curve Group for ten years over all four sites and she has knowledge and experience with working with all age groups. Rebecca helped set up Butterfly Lodge nursery in Blackpool where she started her manager role 2015, gaining Ofsted Outstanding in 2016. She has now been managing within the company for the last 3 years moving to Shepherd lodge as manager in April 2018.


Katie – BA Honours Degree, EYP – Training Manager

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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.


Lynsey – Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in Early Years – Deputy Manager

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Lynsey started working for the Learning Curve Group in March 2010 at Clifton Lodge with her level 3 before moving to Shepherd Lodge in July 2014. She has experience with working with all age groups and became the Deputy Manager of Shepherd Lodge in September 2015. Lynsey has also completed her level 3 in Team Leadership in 2015 before completing her Foundation Degree in May 2018. She is due to start the BA Honours in Early Childhood Studies September 2018.


Laura – Curriculum Manager – B.A Honours in Early Childcare and Education, EYT. Currently working towards Masters.

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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.


Pre-School

Jade – Level 3

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Jade started working for shepherd Lodge in January 2017 where she worked with all age groups. In September 2017 she became based in the Pre-School room.


Aimee – Level 3 Childcare

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Aimee began working at Clifton Lodge in February 2014 in the Baby room. She moved to Shepherd Lodge in September 2016 in the Pre-School Room. Aimee currently has her level 3 in childcare, learning and development.


Ben – Outdoor Sports Practitioner – NVQ Level 3 in sports performance & BTEC in Sports

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Ben started at Shepherd Lodge August 2017 and will be the Outdoor Sports Practitioner. Ben has a NVQ Level 3 in Sports Performance and will ensuring the children get 3 hours of physical development each day.


Lower Pre-School

Stacey – Foundation Degree in Family Support and Wellbeing (Lower Pre-School Co-ordinator)

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Stacey began working at Shepherd Lodge in September 2008 as a modern apprentice and completed her NVQ 2 and 3. She became the Lower Pre-School Co-ordinator in September 2015. Stacey completed her Foundation Degree in Family Support and Wellbeing in May 2017 and is due to start her BA in the same area in September 2018.


Dawn – Nursery Educator BA (HONS) Early Childhood Studies

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Dawn started working for the company in December 2007 at Bluebell lodge before moving to Shepherd Lodge in February 2008. She is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Professional practice (Early Action) and is due to complete in December 2018. Dawn is the settings SENDCO and also holds a foundation level in BSL.


Natalie – Early Years Educator – Level 3

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Natalie started at Shepherd Lodge in April 2017 after completing her Early Years Educator Course at Lytham Sixth Form.


Aimee – Early Years Educator

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Aimee started at Shepherd Lodge in April 2016 and has a Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development.


Darcy – Currently completing a modern apprentice

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Darcy started at Shepherd Lodge in July 2017. Darcy is currently completing the Early Years Educator Level 3 course.


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

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Jake works alongside Ben as our newest 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.


Toddler Room

Chloe – Diploma in Childcare and Education Level 3 – Toddler Room Co-ordinator

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Chloe started working for the Learning Curve Nursery Group in January 2009 with her Level 3 qualification. Whilst working for the company Chloe has completed her level 2 and 3 in Team Leading, Level 3 in Leadership and management and Play Work level 3. She moved over to Shepherd Lodge in January 2016 as the Toddler room Co-ordinator.


Shann – Modern Apprentice

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Shann started working at Shepherd Lodge in January 2016 whilst working towards her level 2 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development which she completed in May 2017. Shann is now working towards her Level 3 qualification.


Beth – Early Years Educator – Level 3

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Beth started at Shepherd Lodge in April 2017 after completing her Early Tears Educator Course at Lytham Sixth Form.


Baby Room

Jennie – Level 3 – Baby Room Coordinator

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Jennie began her time at Shepherd Lodge in July 2007 within the Toddler Room. She moved to the baby room in March 2017 where she gained some co-ordinator experience whilst covering maternity leave.


Julie – BA in Early Childhood Studies

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Julie Began working for the Learning Curve Nursery Group in July 2000. She has a wealth of experience working with all age groups and has had co-ordinator experience whilst working within the company. Julie completed her Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in Early Years in 2016 and her BA in Early Childhood Studies in May 2017.


Rebecca – Level 3

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Rebecca started at Shepherd Lodge in August 2016 with her Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development. She has also gained her support in Teaching Level 2 qualification in April 2018.


Float

Ramona – Level 3 Early Years Educator

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Ramona started at Shepherd Lodge in May 2018 where she currently works with all age groups.


Maternity

Laura – Early Years Educator

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Laura began in September 2011 At Clifton lodge nursery as the pre school teacher and deputy manager. In March 2014 Laura moved to Shepherd Lodge where she now works in the pre school room. Laura has previous experience as a primary school teacher and is passionate about teaching and education.


Lisa – Nursery Educator NVQ 3

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Lisa began in February 2014 and is currently working in the lower Pre School room. Lisa has previous experience working in nursery settings.