Meet the Team
Sharon Skerritt - Managing Director - Office Manager
My name is Sharon Skerritt and I’m the office manager at Love 2 Learn nursery. Prior to starting here at Love 2 Learn I worked at John Lewis Leicester where I gained a wealth of experience, customer service and experienced a wealth of managerial experience. I have a passion for mathematics, problem solving and numbers. I went through extensive customer service training and I’m passionate to ensure everyone gets the best possible customer service. Figures, percentage’s and statistics have always excited me, so when I was offered the role of office manager at Love 2 Learn nursery I knew it was the career for me.
Stacey Woolmer - Managing Director - Nursery Manager
My name is Stacey and I have worked in child care for 9 years. I started my journey at our sister nursery, gaining my level 3 childcare qualification. I took a short break to watch my own children learn and grow. I am extremely passionate about early years and couldn't wait to come start my adventure at Love 2 Learn. I became the baby room leader and quickly found a new passion in managing the Love 2 Learn team. I strive for the best for all the children in our care.
Katie Messiah - Managing Director
Hi, I’m Kate. I have worked in childcare for over 13 years, I have been a manager here for 6 years. I first started in June 2007 as a student, I then began an apprenticeship in Childcare, learning and development and achieved my NVQ level 2. I quickly realised I wanted to further my knowledge and completed my NVQ level 3 in Childcare. Over the years I have gained broad experience in working with children aged Birth-5 years.
Ellie Morton - Leader
My name is Ellie and I am based in the baby room here at Love2Learn. I have recently graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a first-class joint honours’ degree in Early Years and Psychology. Alongside my degree I also achieved my Early Years Teacher Status. I am dedicated to supporting every child to fulfil their potential in a nurturing and stimulating environment. Outside of work I love spending as much time as possible with my friends and family.
Rebecca Ledwith - Leader
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 preschool. 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!
Bryony Storey - Preschool
My name is Bryony and I am based in Preschool. 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
Jenny Parker - Preschool
My name is Jenny. I have worked in childcare for 15 years. I started my journey at Kidaroo childcare, this is the sister nursery of love 2 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
Katy Derry - Toddler floor
My name is Katy and I have been with Love 2 Learn since January 2017. I have a level 3 in childcare. I came from our sister nursery Kidaroo where I spent 2 years. I have been privileged to see the transformation of nursery life adapted to the curiosity approach over the years. In my spare time I spend time with my family. I have 4 children so they keep me very busy.
Cameron Messiah - Toddler floor
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 on the toddler floor 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!
Jasmine Buttery - Toddler floor
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 on the toddler. 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 my nieces and nephews!
Kaylin Best - Baby room
My name is Kaylin. I have a level 2 childcare qualification and I am working towards my level 3. I have only been at Love 2 Learn since September 2019 but loving it! I am based in baby room. In my spare time I like to spend time with friends and family.
Sarah Woolaston - Baby room
My name is Sarah and I am currently based in baby 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 an 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.
Sophie King - House Keeper and Baby Room support
My name is Sophie and I have been with Love 2 Learn since April 2019. I started as the house keeper but found myself spending lots of time in the baby room so I am now the supporting staff in the baby room. I am passionate about the babies and spend as much time as I can with them. I have a degree in Forensic Science and am currently doing my masters at DMU.
Wendy Rivers - House chef
My name is Wendy, I am the house chef here at Love 2 Learn nursery. I have 24 years experience previously working as a house chef at our sister nursery and a special educational needs school, with full level 3 qualifications. I am passionate about cooking healthy, home made meals. Especially vegan cakes. I love to spend time with my family, especially my grandson.
Tania Golhar - SEN support
Hello my name is Tania Golhar. I have been in childcare for over 18 years. I am passionate about early years education and have developed and embraced best working practices through foremost through leading teams and taking the role of SENCO, for the setting . Helping families and children is the ethos I will always follow. To further my knowledge I was able to successfully pass my Degree in Children and young People’s Services from Derby University. This has given me the knowledge and confidence to excel in my practice. Am also fortunate to be part of the Accreditation Programme called the Curiosity Approach this has enhanced my views for early years to put children at the centre for learning.
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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 7:30am - 6:00pm 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 7:30am and 6:00pm
A full day includes all breakfast, lunch and tea with snacks, parents need to supply nappies, wipes, cream and formula milk.
Price for a full day is £56.00 per day
A part Day is between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm
Lunch is included in the price and snacks
Once again parents are asked to provide nappies, wipes, cream and formula milk
Price for a Part day is £44.00 per day