Meet The Staff

Hayley Mills

Hayley Mills (Manager)

Mother of two young children with 16 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.

Qualifications:
  • 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

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.

Qualifications:
  • 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

Jessica Platten

Jessica Platten

I have been working in child care for 10 years now, with experience ranging from 0 to 5 years. I have spent the majority of this working in private day nurseries, but also have experience in the school environment.

After achieving my level 3 from my diploma in child care and education, I went on to do my degree in Childhood Studies and achieve my early years professional status. After graduating I began to progress in the working arena – working my way up from nursery nurse, to room leader and to now being relief deputy manager.

I am currently also working towards my Masters Degree in Childhood Studies, with the aim to develop my working career further.

In my spare time I enjoy visiting family, socialising with friends, retail therapy and relaxing at home.

Qualifications:
  • Cache diploma in child care and education
  • BA (hons) degree in Early Childhood Studies
  • Early Years Professional Status
  • Masters Degree in Childhood Studies (Working towards)
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Food Hygiene Certificate

Caroline Veale

Caroline Veale

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.

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

Paige Schofield

Paige Schofield

I am 22 years old and have participated in children’s activity groups with my local church since I was twelve years old.

One of the reasons I chose to pursue a career in childcare was from a voluntary experience I took part in during a trip to Mexico during which we built a house for people in need. Seeing how happy and grateful the children were inspired me to devote my career to children and their families.

Qualifications:
  • Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding Certificate
  • Food Hygiene Certificate

Tahira Atiq

Tahira Atiq

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.

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

Carol Fitzgerald

Carol Fitzgerald
(Nursery Chef)

I have 28 years’ experience in the catering industry and use my skills to prepare nutritious, tasty meals for the children.

I spend most of my spare time running around after my 6 grandchildren and I love it!

Qualifications:
  • Catering and hospitality Level 2
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding Certificate
  • Food Hygiene Certificate

Chelsea Boswell

Chelsea Boswell

I am Chelsea and am currently completing my childcare qualification at Littleways.

I enjoy working alongside the children and love being part of the staff team here. At home I help care for my younger siblings including my disabled brother which has given me the skills needed to support individual needs.

Qualifications:
  • Safeguarding Certificate
  • Food Hygiene Certificate

Kelsey Holmes

Kelsey Holmes

I am a level 2 qualified nursery assistant, currently working towards my level 3 qualification.

I enjoy working here at Littleways caring for and providing a stimulating environment for the children of all ages.

During my spare time I enjoy relaxing and studying.

Qualifications:
  • Level 2 Early Years, working towards level 3.
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding Certificate
  • Food Hygiene Certificate