MEET THE TEAM

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Samantha Roberts

Manager: BA(Hons),EYP, Dip MD

Samantha & Claire Roberts were the driving force behind Little Star's opening in March 2004. They were instrumental in the successful bid made to the Big Lottery Fund, which enabled the Nursery to be purpose built, under the Neighbourhood Nursery Initiative.

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Claire Roberts

Manager: BA(Hons),EYP, Dip MD

They have both have achieved BA Honours in Early Years Practice from Northumbria University and hold Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). They strongly believe the success of Haltwhistle Little Star is down to dedicated, qualified staff who through regular training remain up to date with current childcare. The Nursery received Investor in People status in April 2006, which shows how we value staff contribution.

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Tracey Ridley - Team Leader

Little Sparkles Team

Tracey came to Little Star as a student on placement from Carlisle College. Employed from June 2005, Tracey is now in charge of the Little Sparkles area and is especially interested in language development, and is our Early Language Lead Practitioner (ELLP).

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Clare Slater - Nursery Practitioner

Twinkle Stars Team

Clare came to Little Star in January 2005 as a trainee. Clare is a valued member of the team and has a Cache Level 3 in Childcare. Clare is an active fundraiser for Little Star, and has helped raise money for the local hospital as well as for Little Star. Clare currently works one day a week.

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Carrie Tancock - Nursery Practitioner

Twinkle Stars Team

Carrie graduated from the University of Cumbria with a BS(Hons) in Child and Family Studies. Carrie works 3 days a week in the Little Sparkles room.

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Alana Hogg - Nursery Assistant

Alana works mainly in the Twinkle Stars room.

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Denise Roberts - Company Secretary

Our Other 'Stars'

Denise is our Company Secretary and can be found
most days in the office helping with all the routine tasks
that have to be undertaken to keep Little Star running smoothly.
Denise prepares all the invoices for families attending and also deals with our suppliers.