Meet the Staff

At Little Sprouts Daycare Nursery we are an equal opportunities employer that select staff based on a combination of their qualifications, training, aptitude, and experience. Currently most of our staff are qualified to NVQ Level 3/2 or the equivalent in Early Years Education or childcare and have 2 staff members working towards their level 2. All our staff members go through specialist training to further develop their skills and knowledge within the sector and keeps up to date with all the new changes in childcare legislation.

All our current staff members are first aid trained, refreshing their knowledge every year and renewing their certificate every 3 years.
All staff members are DBS checked and have full safeguarding training to ensure your child’s safety and security and this is also refreshed annually, this includes child protection, prevent duty and FGM training just to name a few.

Ella Mallon

Ella is the owner and manager of Little Sprouts, she has a Level 5 qualification in Professional Studies in Early Years, deputy Designated Safeguard Lead, First Aid trained and the deputy SENCO. “my favourite part of the job is watching a child when they are fully involved in an activity and you can see the highest level of learning happening in the moment”.


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Lucy Cummings

Lucy is our deputy manager, she has her Level 3 qualification, is based in Seedlings Room, Lead Designated Safeguard Lead, Fire marshal, Level 2 Food and Hygiene and has her full paediatric first aid certification. “My favourite part of the job is watching the children as babies and watching them flourish through their achievements and seeing how much they’ve developed and grown in independence by the time they’ve transitioned into the older rooms”
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Yvonne Randall

Yvonne is Level 3 qualified and is the room leader of Seedlings. She is the Fire marshal, has Level 2 Food and Hygiene and has her full paediatric first aid certification. “my favourite part of the job is the bonds you make with your key children and watching them achieve milestones no matter how big or small, it is so magical when you have the privilege of watching a child start to grow into their personalities and achieve their full potential”
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Amber Hayward

Amber is Level 3 qualified, Level 2 Food and Hygiene and has her full paediatric first aid certification. She is based in Little Sprouts/ Blossoms room and her favourite part of the job is “having the special bond with the children, watching them learn and watching them grow”
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KIrsty Lye

Kirsty is Level 3 qualified, Level 2 Food and Hygiene and is in the Blossoms and little Sprouts room, she has her full paediatric first aid certification.
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Robyn Westbrook

Robyn has her Level 3 qualification, paediatric first aid and is in the blossoms and little sprouts room. “My favourite part of the job is the children and watching them be inspired by different things.”
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Jade Randall

Jade is our apprentice, she is currently working towards her Level 2 qualification and has her Level 2 Food and Hygiene. Jade is in the Seedlings room and is paediatric first aid trained.
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Abby Sutherland

Abby is our other apprentice and is also currently working towards her Level 2 qualification. Food and Hygiene Level 2 and has her paediatric first aid qualification. “My favourite part of the job is helping the children learn how to expand their imagination and letting them be themselves”

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Ralph Spence

Ralph is our DIY/Maintenance guy. He also works with the children, particularly with the Construction area and the allotment, which both he and the children thoroughly enjoy. ‘’ Construction play with the children is my favourite activity, as I can see how the children progress with their Hand, Eye coordination whilst using their imagination building towers, roads and bridges’’

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Joanna Trebus

Joanna is our newest Apprentice working toward her level 2 qualification. She also has Food and Hygiene level 2, and is working in our Blossoms and Little Sprouts room.

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