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Nusery Manager


My name is Kathy and I have worked in childcare for over 30 years now including working as a nanny, working in nurseries, working as part of the early years team for a local authority.

More recently I was in charge of a Sure Start Children’s Centre before becoming the manager of Little Faces Nursery, where I also worked as a nursery practitioner 14 years ago.

I hold a range of early year qualifications including a Foundation Degree in Early Years and Childcare and a BA (Hons) Degree in Education and Training.

I have a grownup son and a daughter, who are both currently studying, so I fully appreciate the time and dedication that is needed when bringing up children. As a parent we are the child’s first educator and the important role we play will lead to the child’s lifelong learning. My hobbies outside work include reading and kayaking.


Deputy Nursery Manager


My name is Rosie. I have worked here at the Nursery since 1999 and became Deputy Nursery Manager in 2014. I was a child-minder for 14 years prior to joining the Nursery.

I am NVQ Level 3 qualified in Childcare and Education and am continually updating my training with various courses. I have worked with all of the different age groups throughout the Nursery. 

I also work for Jiveasy, which is a modern Jive dance group. I was a coach for 8 years and have been dancing modern jive for 15 years, along with Ballroom and Lindy Hop. 

I take pride in my work and will always have your child’s interests at heart, working closely with you to share any information of your child’s development. 

I am married with three older sons and also have two beautiful grandsons and two granddaughters.


Deputy Nursery Manager


My name is Lesley and I hold a Level 4 qualification in Childcare, Learning and Development. Apart from a 10 month break, I have worked in this nursery for 27 years, where I gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in supporting children to achieve their full potential. I work in partnership with parents and outside agencies as well as managing a team of early years practitioners. I am also the Special Educational Needs and Behaviour Coordinator (SENCO)

I also have two grown up daughters and two beautiful grandsons.

I bring excitement and enthusiasm to my job role and find working with children extremely rewarding. I am therefore looking forward to seeing your children grow and achieve and I know that we are going to have lots of fun along the way!




Nursery Staff


My name is Linda and I have been here since June 1997. Over my time here I have worked in the Pre-School, 0-1 and 1-2 year rooms.

I have an NVQ Level 2 in Childcare and have topped up to NVQ Level 3 equivalent with Apel.

I am married, have two daughters and a grandson, with a second grandchild due January 2016. My interests are our pets (rabbits and a cat) card-making, and scrap booking – both paper and digital.


Nursery Staff


My name is Jo and I have been working at Little Faces since 2007. I hold an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and have worked with all the age ranges throughout the Nursery.

I’m married and have two children. My interests are baking, cooking and reading.


Nursery Staff


My name is Lorraine and I have worked in childcare for 19 years. I hold a Diploma in Childcare (Distinction).

I have worked in this nursery for 6 years now. My interests include sewing and cooking. 


Nursery Staff


My name is Leanne and I am a mother of three children - one boy and two girls. I have worked in childcare for 8 years.

I am a qualified practitioner and have NVQ Level 3 in Childcare Development and Education. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and keeping fit. I run and attend Bootcamp twice a week. 


Nursery Staff


My name is Vicki and I have worked at the Nursery for 14 years.

My previous experience includes working with special needs children, a mini bus driver, and respite carer for an autistic boy at the weekends. I have a son, Liam, who is now 15 years old.


Nursery Staff


My name is Jenny. I am a qualified Nursery practitioner with a level 3 diploma in Children and Young Peoples Workforce. I am also the Nursery’s Safeguarding Coordinator.

I am passionate about childcare, my goal is to make learning though play irresistible!

I am married and have a son.  At home we have a cat and a dog. We like to spend as much time as possible together, enjoying days out and long walks with the dog.


Nursery staff


My name is Sam and I have been working in schools and nurseries since 2010.  I hold a level 3 diploma is Children and Young Peoples Workforce.  What I like most about working with children is that every day is different and it is always such fun.

I am married and live at home with my husband and two cats.

In my spare time I can be found at the gym or reading a book.


Nursery staff


My name is Gabrielle and I hold a Level 3 qualification in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. I completed my training here at the college in 2011.

In my spare time I enjoy going for walks, photography and spending time with family and friends.

What I most like about working with children is doing lots of creative and messy activities with them, which is great fun!


Nursery Staff


My name is Forida and I enjoy helping people and love working with little children.

I am a qualified Nursery Practitioner and hold both an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and BTEC Diploma in General Care, as well as First Aid. Additionally every year I attend courses to update my childcare skills.

My first language is Bangla, my second language is English, and I also speak Hindi, so I really enjoy helping people with translation. 

I am married and have two children – a boy and a girl. I like gardening, keeping pets, cooking, knitting and sewing.


Bank staff


My name is Katie and I am CACHE Level 3 trained. I have worked with children in the voluntary sector and within nurseries since 2012.  I also work with children and young adults who have special educational needs, mostly planning and leading outdoor activities with them, such as rock climbing and archery.

In my spare time I enjoy gardening, reading and cycling and have recently taken up learning to play the ukulele.


Get in touch

Little Faces Nursery
Havant & South Downs College
South Downs Campus
College Road

T: 023 9279 7974


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What our parents think

"The staff are absolutely committed to their charges. They interact so well with the children and are so supportive of children and parents alike"


Outstanding nursery

Judged an ‘Outstanding’ early years provider by Ofsted for the last 3 years

Ofsted Outstanding Partner 2013
Ofsted Outstanding Partner 2014
Ofsted Outstanding Partner 2015


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