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 fifty 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 since 2009 and has over twenty years childcare experience.

Jane Handyside

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

Jane has worked at St Catherine’s Nursery since 1999 and has over twenty five years childcare experience.

Emma Rawlinson

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
NVQ Level 3

Emma has worked at St Catherine’s Nursery since 2019, and has over twenty years childcare experience.

Kate Bower

Early Years Practitioner
NVQ Level 3.

Kate has a few years experience working with primary school children and has recently joined our team at St Catherine’s Nursery.

Louise Leonard

Early Years Practitioner
NVQ level 3.

Louise has worked at St Catherine’s Nursery since 2009.

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 since 2015.

Katie Critchley

Early Years Practitioner
CACHE level 3

Katie has worked at St Catherine’s Nursery since 2017, firstly working as a parent volunteer.

Bethany Rowlands

Early Years Practitioner
NVQ level 3.

Bethany has worked at St Catherine’s Nursery since 2019, and has over five years childcare experience.

                        (Currently on maternity leave)

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