Meet the Team
Stephanie Bennett - Managing Director
Sharon Skerritt - Office Manager
Lucy Hammond - Nursery Manager
Stacey Woolmer - Deputy Manager
Ellie Morton - Baby Room Leader
Bryony Storey - Baby Room
My name is Bryony and I am based in baby room. I have my level 3 diploma in childcare, and I am proud to work here at Love2learn. I love to help create and provide a safe place for children to relax, express themselves freely, and feel comfortable and confident when doing so. I also work as a teaching assistant at my dance school where I have taken over 30 dancing exams, including my pre associate freestyle teaching exam. I am now looking to work towards completing my freestyle associate teaching qualification. I also enjoy going with my dad and grandad to watch the Leicester Tigers play rugby
Jasmine Buttery - Baby Room
My name is Jasmine, I am very lucky to be a member of the love 2 learn team.I have spent 2 years studying childcare at college.At the moment I am working towards my level 3 qualification as an apprentice and I am working in the baby room.i am very passionate about working in early years and have always dreamt of working with children.In my spare time I enjoy spending my time with with my nieces and nephews!
Anjulee Patel - Baby Room
Sophie King - House Keeper and Baby Room support
Melissa Walsh - Preschool Room Leader
My name is Melissa, I have over 25 years of experience in early years, I hold an NVQ level 3 qualification in Early Years childcare and education. I also have lots of experience supporting children with SEND and im trained in supporting speech, language and communication for under 5’s. I’m an extremely passionate early educator and love seeing the journey that each and every child goes on and I’m extremely proud to be part of their adventure into early education here at Love 2 Learn. I love the curiosity approach and I’m a very mindful educator. I am originally from Yorkshire and moved to Leicester in 2009, I have a son and 4 cats, I absolutely love anything Disney and my favourite princess is Cinderella, my favourite colour is pink and my favourite movie of all time is Mary Poppins. In my spare time I love looking for ideas for provocations and invitations to play, I’ve just started to learn yoga and meditation and I love camping and the great outdoors.
Katy Derry - Preschool
Jenny Parker - Preschool
My name is Jenny. I have worked at kidaroo childcare forx15 years. Kidaroo is the sister nursery of love to learn. I have been privileged to see the transformation of the nursery to the curiosity approach I get very excited about this and often spend some of spare time collecting items for the nursery from car boots and the free website my qualification is a btec level 3. In my spare time I run a brownie pack and a rainbow unit. I'm proud to say that I have been a part of girl guiding for 50 years and for 41 of them as a leader. I also have a love of pooh bear, paper crafting and music from the 70s
Cameron Messiah - Preschool
Hi, I’m Cameron. I joined the Love2Learn team in October 2019 and this is when I began my NVQ level 3 in childcare. I am in the pre-school room and think this is such a fantastic age to work with. I previously worked within the Leicestershire Police family where I dedicated 10 years before deciding to make change to childcare. I have 2 young sons and a German Shepherd to keep me busy at home! I am really keen to gain a ‘Forest School’ qualification and bring all the benefits of this here to Love2Learn. In my spare time I like to go on family walks, watch movies, listen to music and read the occasional book. I also enjoy road trips. The majority of these being trips to the airport with my eldest son as we both love to watch the aeroplanes come and go!
Siobhan McLoughlin - Toddler Room Leader
My name is Siobhan. I have worked in Early Years since 2013. In 2015, I achieved Early Years Teacher Status. I am very privileged to have joined the tribe of amazing practitioners at Love2Learn! I am based in the toddler room as the room leader. I am a huge advocate for the curiosity approach and incredibly passionate about all things early years. I have two children aged 4 and 2 and enjoy spending quality time with them on my days off. I also enjoy dancing (I trained in ballet for over 15 years), yoga and going to the theatre!
Rebecca Ledwith - Toddler Room
My name is Becky. I began my journey at Love2Learn as a house keeper. It became apparent very quickly that my passion and love was in childcare. I was very lucky to be able to gain my Level 2 qualification at Love2Learn and I'm looking forward to achieving my Level 3 qualification. I am based in the toddler room. I'm an animal lover and have two kitties at home and a rescued hamster. I spend my spare time with my family, reading or binge watching the latest tv shows!
Kaylin Best - Toddler Room
My name is Kaylin. I have my level 2 childcare qualification and I am working towards my level 3. I have only been at love2learn for a few months but loving it! I am in toddler room in my spare time I like to spend time with friends and family.
Sarah Woolaston - Tweenie Room Leader
My name is Sarah and I am currently based in the tweenie room. I have been privileged in being here at love 2 learn since it opened in January 2017. Coming from a plastic fantastic nursery I was blown away by how amazing the curiosity approach was when I attended a open evening back in 2016 and knew this was the direction I wanted my career to take. I have a level 3 btec diploma in childcare. In my spare time I enjoy going to comic book conventions and spending time with my family.
Ellie Hanson - Tweenie Room
My name is Ellie. I have a level 2 qualification in health and social care and childcare and I’m studying as an apprentice to do my level three with the amazing love2learn nursery, I am based I’m Tweenies room and I love watching the children grow and show off their own, funny characters. I have only been with the nursery a few months but have enjoyed every part of it. I’m so lucky to be working with the staff I am and have the support and love from everyone constantly! As a hobby I do horse riding and have been since the age of 9/10 this is something I’m very passionate about and love doing😊 I also love spending time with my family and friends and being adventurous I’m my spare time !
Kelly Stirling - Preschool
Karon Herbert - House Chef
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Groups and Age Ranges
The baby room offers a calm tranquil play space for children to explore and discover. We happily take babies from 6 weeks of age and ensure they are loved and cared for by caring and qualified staff.
There is nothing more we love at this nursery is so see babies happy and settled and our team work hard to ensure we help you the parents and carers feel confident to leave your precious baby in our care.
We also strive to give you the care, attention and reassurance you need when leaving your little one for the first time. Your baby requires you to be happy and confident and this, in turn, will ensure a smooth and stressfree transition period. At love 2 Learn our main priority is the happiness of you and your baby. Your little one will be nurtured and cuddled when things get a little bit overwhelming or they are just so tired from all the wonderful interactions and stimulation at the nursery. Our baby room is an exquisite extension of home and not a watered down version of school. We ensure our baby room is full of opportunities for baby to investigate and explore, to crawl and toddle to.
Through informative chats and settling in sessions, we gain a firm understanding of your baby and their needs and routine. We are led by baby, with regards sleep patterns and feeding. This is a nursery where the individual needs of each baby are met.
Outdoor play is essential even at this young age and our babies have their own specially designed play space outdoors, where they can crawl and investigate. In summer months we create an oasis of cool tranquillity by providing a Bedouin tent which shields them from bright sunshine and harmful rays. Children under the watchful supervision of our qualified team have the opportunity to sleep outdoors in comfy baby nests, sleeping peacefully with a gentle breeze and wonderful fresh air.
Babies at our nursery are seen as incredible little learners, who are loved and nurtured to ensure they thrive and develop. Our baby room is a haven of loveliness and I highly recommend you view the nursery. This is a feeling you gain when entering the room, that cannot be portrayed effectively in words.
The toddler room is a hive of activity, with opportunity for our little investigators to explore and discover.
We never set a specific age in which children move into toddlers and are always led by the child's own developmental stage. Every child is utterly unique and progress following their own individual learning style or schema.
Toddlers is the room where little characters and friendships are formed, where children are developing skills of confidence and independence. Speech and language is nurtured and extended through the use of songs, stories and rhymes. Children love to be curious and inquisitive, exploring the vast array of activities on offer.
Our dedicated team will discuss with you any help you require with regards potty training or sleep routines.
Once again, outdoor play is of paramount importance in our nursery and children spend extended periods of time outdoors, exploring and pottering about in the sand, mud kitchen or under our specially constructed outdoor atelier. Active hands-on learning is a huge part of our day and children will inevitably need several changes of clothes and appropriate outdoor clothing.
This nursery is about getting children back to how we used to play as little ones. Whether this is splashing in puddles, making mud pies or digging in the sand. Our children are encouraged and taught the beauty of nature, to appreciate the simple things in life and to respect the natural world.
our aim is to create the thinkers and doers of the future, educating children for life and not just to meet target and pass tests. We strive to enable our children them to take informed risks and to negotiate challenges. To develop physical skills to allow them to balance and coordinate. To develop holistically as a healthy happy child who is given endless opportunities to learn and develop through fun and play.
Even though we call this the preschool room, this is where we teach children LIFE readiness skills. This is isn't about getting our children to conform or to meet set criteria or standards. Our aim in the pre-school room is to nurture our children to develop holistically following The Early Years Foundation Stage.
To develop independence and confidence, self-help skills and friendships. To be able to share and take turns with friends. To develop skills of empathy and kindness, love and compassion for their friends and others they meet. To be able to listen and follow instructions. In our preschool room, our children are designers in their own learning, they are investigators in their own play. They are given the support of responsive staff who are experienced and qualified. A team who understands how to facilitate continual development through questioning and extending learning opportunities that will spark curiosity and a desire to learn more.
The preschool room is a magical place where pockets of awe and wonder are purposefully orchestrated, provoking critical thinking and imagination. The team set up invitations to learning which subconsciously entice a child to investigate and be curious. through The Curiosity Approach pedagogy, we aspire to inspire the thinkers and doers of the future. Providing children with the skills they require to reach their full potential.
Early Years is the most crucial years of a child's life 75 % of their brains are developed before the age of 5. At Love 2 Learn Nursery, we are confident that our nursery, its team and our approach will set children up to be happy sociable and a love of learning. Creating memories that last a lifetime.
These years pass by so quickly, together we can ensure their childhood is a memorable one .
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The nursery is open from 730am - 6pm Monday to Friday
We are open 51 weeks of the year
The nursery closes one week at Christmas, all Bank Holidays and 2 staff training days
All invoices are annualised and divided into 12 equal payments
A full day is between the hours of 730am and 6pm
A full day includes all meals and snacks, parents need to supply nappies, wipes, cream and formula milk.
Price for a full day is £52.00 per day
A part Day is between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm
Lunch is included in the price
Once again parents are asked to provide nappies, wipes, cream and formula milk
Price for a Part day is £42.00 per day