Our Staff

St Catherine’s nursery in Leyland is graded ‘Outstanding’ by latest Ofsted report, and is a unique daycare setting, as our nursery staff are a dedicated established long serving team, who have a wealth of knowledge, and collectively have over a hundred years’ experience!

Our nursery staff retention is excellent, therefore our nursery provides consistency for you and your child which enables strong relationships to develop, which in turn supports children to grow in confidence and self-esteem. The nursery staff team are dedicated to working with parents to provide the best start for each individual child. We draw on a wealth of experience in order to support you through the challenges which parenting brings by working with you through our Key Person system.

Here at St Catherine’s Nursery, our staff are our most valuable asset, as we have a strong professional team who are passionate about early years. We are providers of continuing training in the workplace and offer staff every opportunity to continue further studies and training with our full support and encouragement.

So if you require a friendly home from home childcare centre for your child, that has a dedicated highly qualified staff team, where your child will be supported in reaching their full potential, then St Catherine’s Nursery in Leyland is your nursery of choice.  Contact us about a place.


Helen Brockliss

Lead Practitioner.
BA Hons Degree in Education and Professional Studies.
Childcare Experience: Helen has worked at St Catherine’s Nursery for seven years, and has over ten years childcare experience.


Mary Marriott

Deputy Lead Practitioner
NVQ level 4.
Childcare Experience: Mary has worked at St Catherine’s Nursery for sixteen years, and has over thirty-five years experience


Jane Handyside

Early Years Practitioner
BTEC Diploma in Childcare.
Childcare Experience: Jane has worked at St Catherine’s Nursery for seventeen years, and has over twenty years experience.


Julie Weir

Early Years Practitioner
NVQ level 3.
Childcare Experience: Julie has worked at St Catherine’s Nursery for thirteen years, and has over twenty years experience.


Lynsey Murphy

Early Years Practitioner
NNEB and Specialist T.A
Childcare Experience: Lynsey has been working at St Catherine’s Nursery for ten years, and has over fifteen years experience.

Jayne Worsley Clarke Staff

Jayne Worsley-Clarke

Qualified Primary School Teacher
Jayne has recently joined our team, and has four years experience working with primary school children.


Louise Rowlands

Early Years Practitioner
NVQ level 3.
Childcare Experience: Louise has worked at St Catherine’s Nursery for seven years.