Our Staff Team

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 and forty 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

Nursery Manager.
BA Hons Degree in Education and Professional Studies.

Helen has worked at St Catherine’s Nursery for over ten years and has over fifteen years childcare experience.

Jane Handyside

Acting Deputy Manager
Early Years Educator level 3.
Forest School Teacher level 3

Jane has worked at St Catherine’s Nursery for over twenty years and has over twenty five years childcare experience.

Mary Marriott

Deputy Manager
CACHE level 5.

Mary has worked at St Catherine’s Nursery for over twenty years, and has over thirty-five years childcare experience.

Emma Rawlinson

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
NVQ Level 3.

Emma worked at St Catherine’s Nursery for two years, and has over twenty years’ childcare experience.

Louise Leonard

Early Years Practitioner
NVQ level 3.

Louise has worked at St Catherine’s Nursery for over ten years.

Jayne
Worsley-Clarke

Early Years Practitioner
B Ed Hons Degree
NCFE Level 3
Forest School Teacher level 3

Jayne has four years experience working with primary school children and has worked at St Catherine’s Nursery for over seven years.

Julie Weir

Early Years Practitioner
NVQ level 3.

Julie has worked at St Catherine’s Nursery for over fifteen years, and has over twenty years childcare experience.

Katie Critchley

Early Years Practitioner
CACHE level 3

Katie joined our team over four years ago, firstly working as a parent volunteer.

(Currently on maternity leave)

Bethany Rowlands

Early Years Practitioner
NVQ level 3.

Bethany has worked at St Catherine’s Nursery for over two years, and has over five years childcare experience.

Megan Rawlinson

Early Years Practitioner
BA Hons Degree in Early Years with QTS

Megan is a newly qualified Early Years teacher who has joined our team to cover Mrs Critchley’s maternity leave.