Staff – Shepherd 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.


Lynsey – BA Honors Degree in Early Childhood Studies – Manager

lynseyLynsey 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 and her BA honors Degree in Early Childhood Studies in May 2019.


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.


Pre-School

Sarah – QTS – Pre-School Co-ordinator & Deputy Manager

sarahSarah started in Pre-School full time in September 2019 and is a fully qualified teacher. She has started at learning curve in 2017 before going travelling for the last year. She specialises in phonics and History is one of her favourite topics.


Drew – Sports Coach

drewDegree in Coaching sport and development. Drew currently working towards his level 3 in childcare. Drew will be teaching the children a range of sports, incorporating themes, phonics and numbers. He is also great at storytelling , especially rapping stories such as the Gruffalo. Drew currently works term time in the pre-school.


Joanna

joannaJoanna will be covering Drew’s Term holidays and is currently studying a teaching degree at Lancaster university. She previously worked at Shepherd Lodge prior to this course and will be based in our pre-school room.


Lower Pre-School

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

staceyStacey 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 completed her BA Hons in 2019.


Dawn – Master of Science in Professional practice (Early Action)

dawnDawn started working for the company in December 2007 at Bluebell Lodge before moving to Shepherd Lodge in February 2008. Dawn completed her Master’s Degree in Professional Practice (Early Action) in March 2019, she is also the settings SENDCO and also holds a Foundation Level in BSL.


Natalie – Early Years Educator – Level 3

natalieNatalie started at Shepherd Lodge in April 2017 after completing her Early Years Educator course at Lytham Sixth form.


Aimee – Early Years Educator

aimeeAimee started at Shepherd Lodge in April 2016 and has a Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development. Aimee is currently studying her Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning Support.


Rachael – Modern Apprentice

rachelRachael started at Shepherd Lodge in May 2019. She is working towards her Level 3 in Childcare and has a keen interest in sport. Rachael is a professional ballroom dancer and also has qualifications in Behaviour Management and Health and Social Care.


Toddler Room

Beth – Toddler Room Co-ordinator – Level 3

bethBeth started at Shepherd Lodge in April 2017 after completing her Early Tears Educator Course at Lytham Sixth Form. Beth has over 2 and half years’ experience working in the toddler room.


Shann – Level 3 in Childhood Education

shannShann 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. She has now completed her Level 3 in Childhood Education.


Daisy – Modern Apprentice

daisyDaisy started working at Shepherd Lodge in December 2018. She is currently working towards her NVQ Level 3.


Baby Room

Rachel – Baby Room Coordinator

rachelRachel began working at Clifton Lodge Nursery in October 2015, joining our Baby Unit team. Rachel has working in childcare for 6 years, working with babies for the past 3 years. Rachel holds Level 2 and 3 qualifications in Childcare, Learning, and Education. She is currently covering Maternity leave at Shepherd Lodge form July 2019.


Julie – BA in Early Childhood Studies

julieJulie 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.


Jade – Level 3

jadeJade 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. Jade is currently doing her Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning and is due to complete in May 2020.


Michelle – Modern Apprentice

michelleMichelle started working at Shepherd Lodge in August 2019, she is currently working towards her level three in childcare and development.


Float

Aimee – Level 3 Childcare

aimeeAimee 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.


Katy – Modern Apprentice

katyKaty started working at Shepherd Lodge in May 2019. She is currently working towards her NVQ Level 3.


Lucy – Chef

lucyLucy holds a level two cookery qualification which she uses to make all her meals fresh and nutritious for the children. Lucy has 9 years’ experience in cookery previous experience working in large kitchens. Lucy also has a hobby in cake making and design.


Paul – Maintenance

paulPaul looks after our nursery maintenance and is always on hand to help.


Maternity

Jennie – Level 3 – Baby Room Coordinator

jennieJennie 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.


Lisa – Nursery Educator NVQ 3

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


Katie – BA Honours Degree, EYP – Training Manager

katieKatie 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.