Hawthorns Primary School

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  • Whole School 94.8%
  • this week's winners Browne 96.3%

Meet the team

Mrs Grantham - Nursery Manager, SENDCO, Designated Safeguarding Lead

I have worked in childcare for over 30 years, the last nine of which as Manager of Little Owls Nursery. I am a qualified Nursery Nurse (NNEB) and have an OU Certificate in Teaching and Learning.

I am a Mum to four grown up daughters, all of whom went to Hawthorns Primary School.

In my spare time I enjoy gardening, crafting, reading and cooking (especially puddings!)

My favourite colour is blue and I hate spiders!

Mrs Nicholls - Nursery Deputy Manager, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Responsible for Health and Safety, Risk Assessments and Medicines

I have worked at Little Owls for the last nine years as an Early Years Practitioner, and I am now the Deputy Manager. I have always been interested in Makaton, recently I have attended Makaton courses which I have introduced into the nursery setting.

I have three children, one at work, two at High School.  In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs, reading and watching movies.  My favourite colour is purple.


Miss Prince - Early Years Practitioner

I have been working at Hawthorns for 10 years now and love what we do at Little Owls. I'm really interested in behavioural psychology, over the years there's not much I haven't seen from both a practitioner point of view and as Mum of boys!

I also enjoy spending time outdoors no matter the weather.  

Mrs Walker - Early Years Practitioner

I have a level three qualification in Early Years and have worked at Little Owls for eight years. I am especially interested in communication development in children. I live in Durrington and I have a daughter at High School In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, gardening and also solving puzzles - from jigsaws to escape rooms. 

Miss Farrier - Early Years Practitioner

I qualified as an Early Years Practitioner in 2019.  I love animals, I have a dog called Oscar, who I enjoy taking for long walks I also have guinea pigs and a rabbit called Buddie.  In my spare time I like riding my bike and spending time with my friends and family. My favourite colour is green