Our Staff Team

Our Staff Team

The team of staff within nursery are carefully chosen to reflect a balance of qualifications, experience and abilities, regardless of age, sex, disability and ethnicity.

All staff are fully checked for suitability through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before they are able to work alongside the children.

The primary role of the Disclosure and Barring Service is to help employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups including children.

The DBS established under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and merges the functions previously carried our by Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

The Management Team


Jennie Pallett (BA Hons) Owner & Early Years Consultant Director

"Hi I'm Jennie! After over 30 years experience in childcare I feel blessed everyday with the opportunity to provide quality support for many young children in their early years and their families! I am very proud of Lilliput Lodge and all that we have to offer so please do come along and see us, you are guaranteed to be met with a very warm welcome!"


Samreena Daud (Level 3) - Operational Manager (MATERNITY)

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Director of Health and Safety

"Hello, I'm Sam! I am currently on maternity enjoying some the magical moments that are coming along with having my own baby girl! I have been a part of the Lilliput family for over 6 years, starting my journey as a Room Leader and now very proud to say I am the Manager of this wonderful nursery! I have a passion for early years education and love to support the team to create an exciting, stimulating provision where all children are nurtured to reach their full potential. I am captivated by the impact that quality early years education and care can have on young children and in particularly how important it is to ensure that the children receive the right opportunities to stimulate their growing minds"


Amy Lovelock (Level 3) - Deputy Manager (ACTING MANAGER)

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Parent Partnership Liaison Officer

"Hi there, this is Amy and I provide support for all the rooms across nursery. After completing my apprenticeship here and gaining vital experience I am now proud to say that I am the Deputy Manager! I gained a plethora of knowledge during my apprenticeship working across all the rooms. The early years of a child's life are crucial and I am passionate about ensuring our provision is suitably set up to ensure our little ones have access to high quality learning experiences. In my role as Deputy Manager, I work closely with Sam to create partnership's with parents consistently higher than those set by regular bodies"


Amelia Parsons (BA Hons) - Senior Practitioner - Room Lead: The Woods (ACTING DEPUTY MANAGER)

Student Co-Ordinator - Head of Staff Development - Health and Safety Officer - Curriculum Lead

"Hi, my name is Amelia and I work in The Woods! I began my time at Lilliput as a student on placement for college. I loved it so much and was fortunate enough to gain an opportunity to join the team permanently. I love getting the children outdoors, whether this be our fantastic garden or for an out and about! I truly value the importance of being outdoors and since knowing that Lilliput values this too, I know this was the place for me! You can often find me running around or dancing with the children getting them excited for their day! As a member of the Senior Management Team, I also offer support across the whole nursery and take a lead in staff and student monitoring and supervision."


Becky Fowmes (Level 3) - Senior Practitioner- Room Lead: The Nest

SENDCO, Communication and Language Lead, Behaviours Lead

“Hi there, I’m Becky! I am room lead for our babies in The Nest and toddlers in The Hollow. I also support children with extra needs on a one to one basis. I first came to Lilliput as a parent and soon began to love the nurturing and organic environment that my son came in to. When the opportunity came for me to work at Lilliput, I found a new passion for early years and educating children. Most days you will find me either acting out our favourite stories in the garden with the children or supporting children's communication and language through lots of fun and exciting games and activities! My role as SENDCO is such an important role. Ensuring inclusive practice is consistently maintained is my top priority! I understand the importance of equal opportunities for all despite their needs. Within my role, I work with outer agencies to set out individualised targets for each of the children on my SENDCO register, communicate these with the team and support them in ensuring they are confident with providing provision for these targets and communicate regular with parents, whether this be discussing the child's needs or providing support and advice.

For SEN enquiries, please contact me on [email protected]


Hannah Butts (Level 3) - Early Years Educator - Deputy Room Lead: The Hollow

"Hi, I am Hannah and I work in The Hollow with our busy toddlers! It is great to see the children moving up from The Nest and watching them grow and become more independent as they really start to develop their own personalities and sense of curiosity! I especially enjoy providing an array of outdoor learning opportunities, whether these be planned or spontaneous. My role as Deputy Room Lead means I support the team in The Hollow with ensuring provision is to a high standard and the daily routine is being followed as seamlessly as possible.



Jan Collins (Level 1)

"Hello, I'm Jan and I am one of Lilliput Lodge's most long serving members of staff! I love seeing how much the children change and grow during their time with us and am always on hand to offer any support that may be required across nursery! While I am predominantly providing support in The Nest, I am happy to help out where needed! Through the years, I have seen Lilliput flourish into the wonderful setting it is now!


Wonetta Harris (Level 3)

"Hello, I'm Wonetta! I am a qualified early years practitioner and have worked at Lilliput for over 12 years. I start each day in The Nest, ensuring I have an opportunity to support children's learning and development before I head into the kitchen and step into my role as Nursery Cook! I love providing healthy and nutritious meals for our little ones and seeing the plates come back empty! It is great to have a dual role and I love that I still get to have plenty of cuddles with the children as well as supporting their health and wellbeing."

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Elaine Gandly

"Hi everyone, I'm Elaine and I provide practical support across the whole nursery. While I am mostly in The Hollow, I am happy to be placed in any room that is needed. As a result, I have gotten to know every child which is fantastic! I love getting to know each child and understand their individual needs. I take my role seriously and ensure that the environment is clean and safe for the little ones."

Jen Shipton

The Nest staff


Rajwant Kaur (Level 3)

"Hello everybody, I'm Raj! With my warm and welcoming smile I am always on hand to offer reassurance to parents and plenty of cuddles for the babies in The Nest! I love being the children's playmate, always becoming involved in their explorations and expanding their understanding of this brand new world! I pride myself on my ability to offer support to parents who inevitably may find it difficult when their babies start nursery for the first time. I am here to make our babies and parents first experience of Lilliput a happy one!"


Esha Kauser (Level 2 WTW L3)

"Hi there, my name is Esha! After helping my family care for foster children, I decided that working in Early Years is the career for me! I work in The Nest and I am really enjoying completing my course and learning more about how young children grow and develop. I love to get stuck in with all of the activities and helping our little ones reach their full potential.

The Hollow staff


Tahmida Khatun (Level 2)

"Hiya, my names Tahmida but you can call me Tam. I am currently a key worker in The Hollow looking after our toddlers. I love watching the children learn and develop, especially in our outdoor provision. I value the importance of outdoor learning and always ensure the children get ample time outside in our garden.


Shannon Grigg (Level 3)

Hi everyone, my names Shannon. I am a key worker in The Hollow and adore looking after the toddlers. The early years of a child's life is so important and I feel so grateful that I can be apart of such a crucial time, shaping them into kind, caring, friendly mini beings! I love singing songs with the little ones and reading stories too.


Kelly Butts (Level 4) - Early Years Educator

"Hi, I'm Kelly! I work in The Hollow. I have an array of experience across all age ranges. I am so passionate about providing equal opportunities for our little ones, always thinking of crazy, creative activity ideas. I love messy play and encouraging the children to explore our world through their senses! You can often find me covered in paint and getting stuck in with the children, guiding their learning and development.

Rhys Saunders (Level 3) Early Years Educator

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Hello everyone, my name is Rhys. I have been working in early years for 8 years and I still hold the same passion today as I did the day I started all those years ago! What I love most about working with children is how no two days are the same. Each day I come to work and the children brighten my day with their funny jokes and infectious laughter. They never fail to make me smile!

The Woods staff

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Emily Parsons (Level 6)

"Hello, my name is Emily and you will find me looking after our preschoolers in The Woods. During university, I worked at Lilliput as a support practitioner. After gaining my QTS qualification, I worked in a school but knew my heart was in early years. The knowledge gained through my degree means I am equipped with all the necessary information to ensure the preschoolers are ready for their next journey to reception. I love supporting the children's learning and development through a range of fun, engaging activities."


Sheree Davis (Level 2)

"Hiya everyone! I am Sheree and I am a key worker in The Woods. I love watching our preschoolers learn and develop in our fantastic provision. I am a dedicated early years practitioner who is passionate about her job. Each day I come in, I am ready to get stuck in with the children. You can often find me engaging in dramatic role play, inviting all the children to participate, leading them through inventive stories and taking them on an imaginative journey. Outdoor play is something I value both personally and professionally."

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Ellen Oneill (one-to-one support for children with additional needs)

Hiya, I'm Ellen and I am a one-to-one support practitioner working with children with additional needs. I work with our SENDCO to ensure sufficient provision is implemented. My role is so fulfilling and rewarding. Watching children develop and flourish meeting their targets is amazing! I have previously worked as a care assistant for a woman with physical additional needs. The early years for a child are so important and my previous role guided me to Lilliput so I help provide inclusive practice for little ones."


Jaspal Samra (one-to-one support for children with additional needs)

Hi there, I'm Jas. My role is to support children with additional needs who require one-to-one care. I love my job as I am so passionate about inclusive practice for all. I communicate regularly with our SENDCO who directs me with what my one-to-one child's actions are. When supporting the children, I host one-to-one sessions supporting and developing his needs. I also support him by encouraging his social development and adapting activities to ensure he is able to have an equal learning opportunity.

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Helen Wisniki (one-to-one support for children with additional needs)

Hello, my name is Helen and I am a one-to-one support worker for children with additional needs. I work closely with our SENDCO to provide the correct care, support and learning opportunities for my one-to-one child. I ensure that activities are adapted for his needs to consistently provide an engaging and exciting learning environment despite their needs. I communicate regularly with parents to ensure that clear, consistent communication is always maintained.

Our apprentices


Joshua Coles (Modern Apprentice)

"Hi everyone, I'm Josh. During my apprenticeship, I have been gaining a range of experience across all the rooms. I am mostly in The Hollow but will often spend some time with the babies in The Nest or our preschoolers in The Woods. It has been interesting watching the children learn and grow. Seeing their personalities develop and the pride in their faces as they accomplish something new is amazing!"

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Mollie Carter

"Hi all, my name is Mollie and I am currently completing my apprenticeship. I love working in early years and watching the children develop into wonderful little people. I spend most of my time with the toddlers in The Hollow engaging in the children's play and scaffolding their learning. It's beautiful to see children accomplish something they have been trying so hard to achieve."