Our Staff at Smarties Day Nursery and Pre-School

The practitioners at Smarties Day Nursery are experienced, skilled and have a superb knowledge of children’s interests and their preferred learning styles.


Practitioners provide an extensive range of exciting, challenging and well thought out activities that inspire children and capture their interest.



Smarties pledge to every child  

  • We care for you,  

  • we are kind to you,  

  • we listen to you,  

  • we help you,  

  • we comfort you,  

  • we guide you,  

  • we support you,  

  • we teach you,  

  • we understand you,

  • we are patient with you, 

  • we play with you,  

  • we make you feel safe,  

  • we include you,  

  • we laugh with you,  

  • we cherish you,  

  • we want the very best for you. 

Meet the Team

Lesley Kelsey - Director


Deborah Moore – Director

Andrea Hardcastle - Nursery Manager - NNEB Level 3, Management Level 3


Sarah Mosey – Supervisor and Pre-School Lead,  BA Degree in Early Years, Level 6.

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator

Barbara Smith -,Montessori Teaching Diploma, NVQ 3, SENco Full Accreditation.

Clare Brigantes, Level 3

Sue Street, Level 4


Andrea Dodsworth - Cook and part time Nursery Administrator


Anita Readman - Level 3 works in all areas of the nursery

Jane Scaife - Level 2 works in all areas of the nursery

SamCollins - Housekeeping

Baby Unit

Fran Sykes – Supervisor and Baby

Room Lead, Level 3

Christy Bailey, Level 3

Kathryn Crabtree, Level 3

Catherine Stamp, Level 3

Jennifer Antwis - Level 3

Anna Morris - Apprentice


Charlotte Carter – Supervisor and

Tweenie Room Lead, Level 3

Carolyn Wilson, Level 3

Emma Scaife, Level 3