The staff at Little Xplorers are passionate about the well-being and development of each child in their care. They all believe in the nursery motto of encouraging young imaginations to flourish. our practice ensures every child feels safe, secure and confident and emerges as a happy child, well-prepared for the challenges that primary school will bring.

All staff at Little Xplorers are DBS checked and attend regular training to update their knowledge.

The staff interact closely with parents on a daily basis, you will soon get to know the staff caring for your child. Additionally, each child is allocated a Key Person who will oversee their development and progress and they will act as the first point of contact for queries about your child’s time at the nursery.

Our current team is as follows:

Jo Giddings, Proprietor/Manager

Jo has 24 years’ experience of working within the child care industry. She has managed a variety of childcare settings and her working life has been spent in a variety of establishments including schools, nurseries, children's centres and the NHS. I am passionate about providing good quality childcare to enable children to have the best possible start in life. After many years of working as an employee I decided to take the plunge and become an employer.I aim to recruit qualifed, motivated staff to make up our team of professionals. Being a parent myself I know the importance of being included in your child’s learning and development and the valuable input you can have as a parent.

Kelly Giddings Crocker, Deputy Nursery Manager   Kelly holds a Level 3 in Early Years Care & Education and has 18 years experience in the child care sector. Kelly holds a paediatric first aid certificate and is a named first aid provider in the nursery. Kelly has also completed a course on supporting Speech & Language in Early Years settings and holds all group sessions with the children, within the nursery to encourage speech development. Kelly has also completed the SEND training or identifying children who may need additional help.

Kelly Giddings Crocker, Deputy Nursery Manager

Kelly holds a Level 3 in Early Years Care & Education and has 18 years experience in the child care sector. Kelly holds a paediatric first aid certificate and is a named first aid provider in the nursery. Kelly has also completed a course on supporting Speech & Language in Early Years settings and holds all group sessions with the children, within the nursery to encourage speech development. Kelly has also completed the SEND training or identifying children who may need additional help.

Manisha Kerai pre-school room leader   I have a BA in early childhood studies and has over six years of experience of working with children. And have a First Aid ,Fore safety and Food hygiene certificate and up to date DBS.

Manisha Kerai pre-school room leader

I have a BA in early childhood studies and has over six years of experience of working with children. And have a First Aid ,Fore safety and Food hygiene certificate and up to date DBS.

Marie Durkan Room Leader for Daisy room.   I am a mother of three children. I have Level 2 and 3 in Childcare and have been working with children for 18 years+. I am also responsible for Fire Safety at the nursery. I hold a current Paediatric First Aid certificate and up to date DBS.

Marie Durkan Room Leader for Daisy room.

I am a mother of three children. I have Level 2 and 3 in Childcare and have been working with children for 18 years+. I am also responsible for Fire Safety at the nursery. I hold a current Paediatric First Aid certificate and up to date DBS.

Shamina Ahmed   I have NVQ 1 and 2 in childcare and I am working on completing my level 3 in childcare. And have over four years of experience of working with children and a up to date DBS.

Shamina Ahmed

I have NVQ 1 and 2 in childcare and I am working on completing my level 3 in childcare. And have over four years of experience of working with children and a up to date DBS.

Ugbad Adam   I have a NVQ level 2 in childcare and will complete a NVQ level 3 in childcare . I have over four years of experience of working with children and A up to date DBS.

Ugbad Adam

I have a NVQ level 2 in childcare and will complete a NVQ level 3 in childcare . I have over four years of experience of working with children and A up to date DBS.

Amisha Patel   I have joined Little Xplorers as an apprentice to complete NVQ level 2 in childcare and a up to date DBS

Amisha Patel

I have joined Little Xplorers as an apprentice to complete NVQ level 2 in childcare and a up to date DBS

My name is Rosetta Seivewright I joined Little Xplorers Nursery in March as a Lunch Time Cover. I prepare all the healthy snacks and prepared meals for the children. And i hold NVQ 2 level in childcare and a up to date DBS.

My name is Rosetta Seivewright I joined Little Xplorers Nursery in March as a Lunch Time Cover. I prepare all the healthy snacks and prepared meals for the children. And i hold NVQ 2 level in childcare and a up to date DBS.

Keyannah Houte- Wilson  I have joined Little Xporeres as an apprentice to complete NVQ level 2 in childcare and a up to date DBS

Keyannah Houte- Wilson

I have joined Little Xporeres as an apprentice to complete NVQ level 2 in childcare and a up to date DBS

Masuma Miah  Masuma has joined us as apprentice to complete her NVQ LEVEL 2 in childcare and a up to date DBS.

Masuma Miah

Masuma has joined us as apprentice to complete her NVQ LEVEL 2 in childcare and a up to date DBS.