Our Staff

Nicola Hills

Senior Manager and Designated Child Protection Lead Practitioner

Works full time running and managing the pre-school, after school club and holiday club. I have a foundation degree and moved to the pre-school when it opened in 2012 after working at Towers Tiny Tots day nursery as the deputy manager since 2006. I have always wanted to work with children and the way in which early years education supports lifelong learning is the reason I will always have a passion for childcare.

Hayley Parris

Deputy Manager

Works full time and runs the play room day to day supporting the staff. In managers absence will run entire setting. I have worked at the pre-school since it opened in 2012 and have a level 3 child care qualification. I also work within our after school club. I have 3 children and they are the reason I got into childcare.

Karen Mason

Senior Early Years Practitioner and SENCO

Works full time and has a level 3 qualification. I have worked in childcare for 20 plus years in various settings. I have 2 older boys and a true passion for childcare. I am SENCO trained and support the other staff to develop the skills of those children with additional needs.

Lisa Crabb

Early Years Practitioner

I have many years experience working in pre-school and have a level 3 qualification. I am a Mum of 4 older children and have loved using my skills as a Mum to look after other peoples children.

Emily Nichols

Early Years Practitioner

I work part time in the pre-school and after school club. I have a level 2 qualification and as a new mum use my experiences to ensure the children in my care develop and progress through the EYFS.

Laura Wright


Works full time within our pre-school and after school club. I have gained my level 3 qualification at Towers Tiny Tots and have a true passion to support the development of the children in my care.

Alison Pattenden

Early Years Practitioner

I have joined Towers Tiny Tots pre-school as childcare has always been a profession I have wanted to get into. I hope to gain experience and eventually start my qualifications.