Management Team

 
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Luan Pickwell

Nursery Owner/Manager

I have always worked with children since leaving school. In 1998 I obtained a BTEC diploma in nursery nursing. Throughout my career I have worked in private day nurseries, as a teaching assistant in two local primary schools and ran a successful childminding business.  My dream was to open my own day nursery and to provide a home from home service. In 2015 Luans Little People was born. In 2017 we opened Luans little people within the grounds of Bassetlaw Hospital a site that had previously been a nursery and one I always wanted to reopen to provide an outstanding service to the local community.
I am often seen in nursery and like to keep involved both in rooms and supporting the management team.

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Emma Barton

Nursery Deputy Manager

I started working at Luans Little People Day Nursery in December 2017 where I started work in the baby room, moving up to a room leader role within a few months, my passion working in Early years then grew from strength to strength encouraging me to achieve further by completing a foundation degree in early childhood studies. I have since become deputy manager at Luans Little People which gives me great pleasure as my passion for working in Early years can be shared and developed as a team. My greatest pleasure as a manager is to see children achieve and develop in their journeys from day to day, ensuring the children’s health and well-being is always the centre of what we set out to achieve.

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Julie Wheeler Kaye

Office Manager


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Ian Rushton 

Co-owner/Director


After a career in various Senior Management roles Ian brings to Luan’s Little People a number of skills such as Organisational Skills, Financial Management and Leadership.Ian believes it is an absolute privilege to be involved with young people at these key stages in their lives.

Baby Room Team

Buttercups

 
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Sarah Pearson

Early Years Practitioner

I started working at Luans Little People when it opened in 2017 I have always worked in the baby room and attended baby room courses to extend my knowledge. I am passionate about working with children and have done so for over 20 years.

Lucy Pollard

Early Years Practitioner

Hi I'm Lucy and I have been working at Luans little people since October 2018 based in the baby room.I enjoy working with children in early years as I find it very rewarding to be apart of their development in their early stages of life.

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Jenna Davy

Early Years Practitioner

Hello my name is Jenna I have worked in child care for 15 years working with age group 6 months to 5 years.My career took me overseas to Australia in 2006 to 2007 working in many different childcare settings.Teaching our little ones new life skills and having fun is the best part of my job.

Tyler Commander

Early Years Practitioner


I am an Early years Practitioner and I have been working in Early years around 10 years, it brings me joy every day to help children have the best start in their journey

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Paula Bell

Practitioner 


Toddler Room Team

Daffodils

 
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Jolene Nicholson

Toddler Room Leader

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Charlotte Longmuir

Early Years Practitioner

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Leah Shufflebotham

Early Years Practitioner

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Karmelle Pelham

Apprentice Practitioner

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Kelly Forster Ellis

Early Years Practitioner

Preschool Team

Sunflowers

 
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Viktorija Inta

Room Leader

Hello, my name is Viktorija. I have been working at Luans Little People since September 2019. Since August 2020 I have become preschool room leader. My dream job was to work with children and I am so pleased that I have the opportunity to come to work and teach our little ones. Working with children allows me to become their best friend and be a good role model for them.

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Helen Roys

Early Years Practitioner

I have been working at Luan's Little People since September 2020. I have just finished studying my Childcare Foundation Degree, top up in childhood studies.The thing I enjoy most about working with children is the feeling you get at that moment when you see the 'light come on in their eyes' when they have learnt something new or finally understand something and knowing you helped them get there x

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Kirsty Warren

Early Years Practitioner

I started working at Luans Little People in January 2021, I started working with children 9 years ago after having three children of my own. I enjoy building relationships with the children, getting to know their individual personalities and helping them to achieve their full potential.

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Joanne Booth

Early Years Practitioner

I have been working at Luans Little People Day Nursery since October 2019. I have worked in all the rooms since starting but I am now based in Pre School. I love working with children and find it very rewarding, I love getting to know the children and their different personalities.

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Leanne Bird

Apprentice Practitioner


Nursery Cook

Highly Qualified

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Hannah

Nursery Cook

Hannah is our nursery cook, Hannah prepares fresh meals and snacks for all our children following national guidance. 
Hannah is very experienced and has many relevant qualifications and excellent food hygiene and preparation knowledge.