Meet our manager
Hi, my name is Jennifer Thompson and I am the Manager of Little Ladybirds Nursery.
I began my career in childcare at High Bank Nursery in Stapleton in March 2008, following a 25 year career in nursing. I started as a nursery assistant and gained a Level 3 qualification in Childcare. I then took on the role of Deputy Manager, and in 2011 I took over the Manager role and completed a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Children and Young People’s Services. I transferred to Little Ladybirds in April 2015.
I am passionate about the ongoing professional development of the staff and place a huge importance on continuous training and improvement in practice. I have completed the City and Guilds Award ‘Train the Trainer’ to support me in this role. We look after children aged between 6 weeks to 5 years and I strive to make every member of staff an expert in the area they work.
I have an excellent team around me who are dedicated and committed to the most positive outcomes for the children. My Deputy Manager, Sharon, has been with Little Ladybirds Nursery since 2005 and has the NVQ Level 4 in Childcare, Learning and Development. I have 1 senior staff member, Helen, who holds a Level 3 NVQ qualification in Childcare. The rest of our team have qualifications ranging from Level 3 in Childcare to Early Years Professional Status (EYPS).
Our mission is ‘To provide a unique nursery experience in a caring, safe environment where each child can reach their full potential through the variety of activities and experiences we offer’.
I would love to meet you and give you more information about the service that we provide, so please give me a call on 01642 614020 or send me an email.