Leaving George at such a young age was made easier by the staff in the baby room who show they genuinely care about him and leaving him smiling knowing he loves being there. I wouldn't choose anywhere else.

George

Little Foot Staff

Staff Details

Debbie Main

Nursery Manager

My name is Debbie Main and I am the Nursery Manager. Little Foot is my baby, and as with my other two children and grandchildren I am totally dedicated to it and I want it to grow and be the very best it can be.  

I know this takes time, patience and continual improvement, and I feel very lucky to have the support of a fantastic team all playing their part in their own unique way to help. Together we are here to answer any questions and hopefully relieve any fears or concerns you may have about choosing or starting to use a Nursery.

I feel that many things have played a part in helping to get the nursery off on the right step - my enthusiastic, caring personality; marriage; and my 20+ years of knowledge and experience in childcare.

We love to meet new families and share with them our passion for excellent childcare and development, so come along and have a look around and meet the team.

I really look forward to meeting you!


As well as  Nursery Manager, I am also the Child Protection Officer and Behaviour Co-ordinator.

My qualifications include:
- BA Early Years
- NVQ level 4 certificate in managing quality standards in childcare

My portfolio is on-site at the nursery, so please feel free to have a look when visiting us.

 

Email: little_foot1@aol.co.uk
Tel: 01422 882725

Sarah Marks

Deputy Manager

I am very proud that I have successfully completed my degree, BA Early Years, and the Early Years Professional (EYP) status.

My favourite colour is purple and I have the best fun role-playing in the Home Corner and reading stories to the children.  Ouside of work I love spending time with my Little boy who came into my life last June and also spending time with Family & Friends.


Emma Goodinson

Jelly Tots Team Leader / TYOO Co-ordinator

I am qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and am Little Foot's ECAT (Every Child A Talker) Advisor.  I also has a NVQ Level 2 Team Leading.

I have worked in early years for a number of years in Calderdale and Kirklees and I am a proud mum of 2 children.

My favourite colour is blue and I love story-time with the children. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and I enjoy being part of the Ladies Darts & Dominoes Team.


Steph Robison

SENCO/Lead EYP

My qualifications include a BA in Childhood Studies, and SENCO (Special Educational Needs) and I am the Lead EYP at LIttle Foot.

My favourite colour is red and the things that I like to do most with the children are colour mixing and helping them to recognise and write their own names.
 

I have 2 children of my own who I love spending time with.


Sarah Whitworth

Pre-school Team Leader

I am qualified to BA Hons in Early Years. I have many years working in the childcare sector.

My favourite colour is purple and I mostly enjoy doing creative and water activities with the children.

I have 2 children of my own and I love spending time with both of them Horse riding and Swimming.

 


Rebecca Moore

Jelly Babies

I am proud to have attained the NVQ Level 3 Early Years, and I am the Team Leader in the Jelly Babies room.

I have been in childcare since I was18 and I come from a large family.  I am one of eight children so I have always helped and cared for my siblings. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my partner and meeting up from friends.


Mel Hirst

STEP Out of School Club/Pre-School

I have a Level 3 in Childcare and also a Level 3 in Playwork. I am the Team Leader in our Out of School Club STEP and work 3 mornings a week in the Pre-School Room.

I have 2 grown up children of my own who I am very proud of.


Claire Bridgeman

Head Chef


Zoe-Leigh Main

Jelly Tots & Jelly Babies

I have many years experience in Childcare and have worked at Little Foot since it opened.

I have 2 beautiful children who I am very proud of and enjoy watching them grow and develop. I love spending time with my family and friends, shopping and socialising.

I enjoy working in both the Nursery & Baby room where I explore all the provisons with them.


Charlotte Rogers

Jelly Tots

I am the Deputy Team Leader in the Jelly Tots room. I have Level 3 in childcare and have worked in childcare settings since I was 16.

I have a daughter of my own who I love spending time with and creating memories.

I love to encourage the children and to watch them thrive and develop in all areas of learning. Watching the children laugh and play and form friendships makes me smile.


Joanne Raynor

Pre-School

I have Level 3 in Early Years and I am the Deputy Team Leader in Pre-School. I have many years experience within the childcare sector and gained lots of knowledge over the years.

I have 4 grown up children who I am very proud of but now they have flown the nest, I enjoy focusing my time on the Pre-School children and watching them learn and develop and preparing them for the transition for School.

 


Julie Burnside

Pre-School and Jelly Tots

I have been in childcare for approx. 20 years.  I have worked at this nursery (Little Foot and Kershaw House previously) twice in the last 11 years.  I took a 4 year break to work with people with disabilities and set up a day care service for young adults.

I love all aspects of working with children, but most of all I love the cuddles and affection.

I worked mainly in the Pre-School room as a 1:1 support with 2 different children, I also work in other rooms in the nusery when needed and enjoy watching all the children grow and develop

 


Simone Fairbrother

Jelly Babies - Senior

I have attained NVQ Level 3 in Early years

I am the Deputy Team Leader in the Jelly babies room. I am a mum and love spending time with my daughter and creating those special memories with her.

I love creative play with the children providing learning experiences and giving the opportunity to the babies to explore textured materials.


Ashleigh Hirst

Big Foot/Pre-School

I have a Level 3 in Childcare and I am currently working towards gaining a BA in Early Years at Huddersfield University.

I have worked here at Little Foot since I was 16 years old and have gained lots of experience with different aged children in this time.

I work in both Pre-School and Big Foot and I enjoy getting messy in the creative area and being imaginative in the home corner.  I enjoy taking the children on trips during the holidays.


Liliana Marchese

Jelly Babies

I am qualified to Level 3 in Early years and I have many years of experience working wih all ages of children across the Nursery. I also work as a 1:1 support supporting children with additional needs.

I am from a large family and have 2 boys of my own who I love spending time with.

I love messy play and the great outdoors.


Natalie Hirst

Jelly Babies/STEP Out of School Club

I have a Level 3 in Childcare and work mainly in the babyroom. I also work at our Out of School Club called STEP as a senior.

I love being creative and enjoying spending time with all aged children watching them learn and develop.

I like to use my creative side and enjoy making all the boards around the nursery look beautiful.  


Regan Smith

Jelly Babies

I am Level 3 Qualified and I work in the baby room.

I love watching the children learn and develop and smiling when they are having a good time. I like to read to the children and playing peek a boo.


Vanessa Clark

Jelly Babies

I am Level 3 Qualified and have 3 Children of my own. I have worked in Childcare for many years with children 0-3.

I love doing fun with food wth the children.


Shannon Beddow

Jelly Babies

I am currently studying to complete my Level 3 in Childcare. I mainly work with the babies but I do cover around the Nursery which widens my knowledge and my child development.

 


Julie Green

Jelly Babies

I am qualified as a Nanny and looked after 2 baby girls up until school age. I have a grown up daughter who has given me a wonderful granddaughter, Who I enjoy spending time with.

I love being creative with all children and work mainly in the baby room.

I enjoy walking the dog and gardening in my spare time.


Sarah Smith

Jelly Tots

I have a Level 3 in Childcare and have 2 children of my own. I have many years of experience within the childcare sector and have been part of the Little Foot Team for a number of years now.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and making memories.


Emma Kenyon

Jelly Tots

I am currently working towards my Degree in Early Years. I worked at Little Foot many years ago for some work experience and joined the team last year.

I love being creative and exploring arts and materials and engaging with the children.


Danielle Goodall

Jelly Tots

I am known as Danni and I have many years working in the childcare indusry and have looked after my Niece who has learning difficulties for a number of years when she was younger. I have used this experience within the Nursery by giving 1:1 support to children here. I mainly work in the nursery room but have worked with all ages, I also work over at our Out of School Club.. STEP.

 


Teegan Simpson

Jelly Tots

I am an apprentice here at Little Foot and I am currently working towards my Level 3 in Childcare. I love seeing the children develop and observing them learn new skills. I love listening to the children and their conversations. I mainly work in the Nursery room but I enjoy working in other rooms where I can develop my knowledge.

I have a nephew who I enjoy spending time with. I also enjoy listening to Music, shopping and spending time with family and friends.


Ryan Main

Pre-School


Dawn Chapman

Pre-School/Jelly Babies


Hayley Dewhirst

Big Foot


Danielle Backhouse

Kitchen Support


Sasha Molloy

Kitchen Support