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Lesley Dickings

Nursery Manager

Lesley is one of Treetops Nurseries’ true success stories. She’s been at Treetops Caterpillar for more than 14 years, starting as a nursery assistant and working her way up to nursery manager. A mother herself, Lesley has undergone baby training with the industry-famous Mary Barlow at Totem Pole and also has additional special educational needs training including SENCO and Elklan speech training.

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Jodie Phythian
Assistant Manager

My name is Jodie and i am the Nursery Assistant Manager. I joined the Team at Caterpillar in 2011 as a Support Worker. I hold a NVQ level 3 in Childcare which i have achieved whilst working at Caterpillar.
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Lauren Mitchell
Senior Room Manager

Hi My name is Lauren and i have worked at Caterpillar since 2013. I started as a Trainee and gained my NVQ level 3 in Childcare. I work in the 2-3 age group which is lots of fun.
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Gemma Rouse
Room Manager

Hi My name is Gemma and i joined the Caterpillar Team in 2016. I have a NVQ level 3 childcare qualification. I work in the Baby room which i really enjoy. I love to watch the Babies faces when they explore something new. It is very exciting. We also love messy play and making lots of mess.
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Samantha Titman
Room Manager

Hi my name is Samantha and i joined the Caterpillar team in 2012. I have a NVQ level 3 in Childcare and i work in the Pre-school room. I love to take the children outside where they explore the world around them. I have implemented Outdoor Learning days for the children, which i love as the children learn so much more. I am also the Nursery SENCO.
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Claire Miller
Chef

Hi my name is Claire and i joined the Caterpillar Team in 2016 as the Nursery Chef. I enjoy cooking meals for the children and see them get excited as the food is served. I have lots of experience of working in the catering industry, but love working in a nursery as its more personal. I also have 2 children of my own.
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Ella Gregory
Early Years Educator

Hi my name is Ella and i joined the Caterpillar in 2017 as a Trainee. I am currently working towards my NVQ level 3 in Childcare. I work in the 1-2 age group which i really enjoy.
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Jade Moger
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hi my name is Jade and i joined the Caterpillar Team in 2016. I started working as a Support member of staff and now i work in the 1-2 age group, which is lots of fun.
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Shelby Evans
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hi my name is Shelby and i joined the Caterpillar Team in 2017 as a Support member of staff. I have a BA Honors Degree in Education. I now work in the 2-3 age group which is lots of fun.
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Lisa Foster
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hi My Name is Lisa and i joined the Caterpillar Team in 2018. I hold a NVQ level 2 in Childcare and i am currently working towards my NVQ level 3. I work in the Pre-School Room.
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Sarah Rowe
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hi My name is Sarah and i joined the Caterpillar Team in 2018. I hold a NVQ level 3 in Childcare. I work in the Pre-School room, which i love.
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Chloe Lauder
Early Years Educator

Hi my name is Chloe and i joined the Caterpillar Team in 2012. I have worked in all age groups but my favourite is the 2-3's. I am currently SEN support.
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Sophie Barker
Early Years Educator

Hello my name is Sophie and i joined the Caterpillar Team in 2018. I work in the 2-3 age group which is lots of fun.