Meet The Staff

Hayley Mills

Hayley Mills (Manager)

Mother of two young children with 19 years experience in the early years sector caring for children from the age of 3 months to 5 years, I have taken on various roles including pre-school leader and special educational needs coordinator.

I am passionate about early years and providing high quality childcare to support children and their families during their time at Littleways, which is reflected in the care we provide. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my young family and socialising with friends.

  • Early Years Professional Status (EYPS)
  • BA Early Years
  • Certificate in working together for Children
  • Foundation Degree in Early Years
  • Certificate in Early Years Practice
  • NVQ 3 Childcare and Education
  • Pediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Designated person for Safeguarding
  • Fire Safety Certificate
  • Food Hygiene Certificate
  • SENCO trained

Fiona Rawlinson

Fiona Rawlinson (Centre Supervisor)

I am Littleways’ Preschool room leader, Deputy Manager, and Safeguarding officer. I qualified in New Zealand as an Early Childhood Education Teacher, before moving to England in 1993. I have worked extensively with children from birth to five years, and also with children up to sixteen years, including those with additional needs.

I have two boys of my own, now both in high school. My aim is to bring out the best in your children, to give them a thirst to learn and discover from each other and from the world around them, but most important of all, to be happy confident individuals. To do that effectively, we communicate with parents to ensure a smooth home/ nursery transition. I enjoy family time, reading walking our dogs, socialising with friends, and keeping in touch with friends and family abroad through social networks.

  • Early Childhood Education Teacher training (New Zealand)
  • Cache Level 3 in Early years foundation stage
  • NVQ 3 in care
  • Designated persons safeguarding training
  • Visual impairment workshop
  • Paediatric first aid
  • Food Hygiene Certificate


Hazel (Centre Supervisor)

My name is Hazel. I am a mother of one. I have been in childcare for over 30yrs and have worked in many roles. Working with parents and carers, parent and toddler groups, running courses for parents and carers. I have had experience working with children with additional needs. I have many hobbies which I incorporate when working with the children.


Sadia Tahir (Senior Nursery Nurse)

My name is Sadia Tahir and I am a mother of four. I have been working with children in a nursery setting for over 17 years. I qualified as a nursery nurse in 2002. I have worked with children aged from 3 months up to five years but am currently based in the two-year-old room. I enjoy my job as a Senior Nursery nurse. It is very rewarding watching the children develop and grow.

Caroline Veale

Caroline Veale (Senior Nursery Nurse)

Mother of two children, I have ten years’ experience of working with children both as a childminder and in private day nurseries.

I am passionate about providing a stimulating and safe environment for children and enjoy watching them grow and develop.

  • Level 3 Diploma in Child care and Education
  • Designated person for Safeguarding trained
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Food Hygiene Certificate

Tahira Atiq

Tahira Atiq (Senior Nursery Nurse)

I am a Level 3 qualified nursery nurse and have worked at Littleways for nearly 4 years.

I enjoy my job because it gives me satisfaction to see each child develop and support their transitions. I want to continue to develop my professional career and keep us to date with current legislation.

My interests include studying, shopping, spending time with family and cooking.

  • Level 3 Early Years
  • Level 2 Health and Social Care
  • Safeguarding Certificate
  • Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Paediatric First Aid


Haleema (Nursery Nurse)

My name is Haleema. I am a qualified Level 3 in childcare and education. I have 7 years’ experience of working in a nursery and creche. I enjoy my new role at Daisy bank. It’s such a nice feeling when you see children grow and develop as you’ve been part of their journey.


Vicky (Room Leader)

My name is Vicky and a mother of three children. I attained my level 3 in 2013. I have more than 10 years’ experience working with children. My hobbies are swimming and going to the cinema.


Quitae (Trainee Nursery Nurse)

My name is Quitae and I am 19 years old. I have always enjoyed being around children hence I decided to take an apprentice post at Littleways. I am working towards NVQ Level 2. My goal is to go to university and study child psychology.


Donna (Nursery Support Worker)

My name is Donna and I am a Mother and Grandmother who has worked at Littleways for 3 years. I have a varied and interesting role at the nursery, having first been employed as the housekeeper I then progressed onto the new role of support worker. Within this role I used my skills previously gained as a registered childminder to support children with additional needs on a one to one basis.

Now I enjoy covering in all rooms where I am needed and supporting parents with our wrap around care service by taking and collecting children from the local school.


Jennifer (Cook)

My name is Jennifer. I am a mother of 4 and grandmother of 4. I became a cook 8 years ago. I have extensive experience in catering for people. My recent change in diet has helped me plan vegetarian meals at the nursery.