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