Our Team

We are blessed with amazing staff and many of them are parents - or grandparents - themselves with an understanding of busy family life and the pressures experienced by working parents.

Nine out of ten of our staff are qualified nursery practitioners and are paediatric first aid trained. All receive safeguarding training on their induction before they even start working with children in all our settings. As our staff move through our business, we offer opportunities to develop new skills and we all undergo a continuous development training programme. Because we are always learning we are able to provide top class education and care for your child.

Every member of our team loves working with children and can give great cuddles if the need arises – both are essential qualities we see in our staff.

All our key members of staff have recognised qualifications and we always have significantly more qualified team members on site than the minimum Ofsted requirement. Learning and exploration are essential aspects of the service we provide, so we employ a qualified primary school teacher who oversees all curriculum planning. Our support staff are crucial and carefully selected too – for example, we know that energy fuels fun and learning, and we care as much as you do that your child is eating a healthy diet. Our cooks are fab at preparing fresh and nutritious meals for everyone. Check out a sample menu here

The staff at Children’s Corner are carefully chosen for their passion and commitment to childcare and great customer service. We work hard to keep them happy and motivated because we know that a happy team brings energy, enthusiasm and smiles to our settings, making them fun and joyful places. Maintaining a loyal workforce with varied experience also brings consistency and the comfort of familiar faces to your child’s time at nursery.

Allan and Mattie Dawson      


Nic Hood
Operations Manager

Julie Harding
HR Manager

Laura Holl                                      OOS Area Supervisor

Christine Hardman

Business Manager 

Vicky Garside

Vicky Garside
Nursery Manager - Farsley

Rebecca Ferris
Deputy Nursery Manager - Farsley

Jackie Partridge
OOS Manager - Farsley

Sarah Lavin 

Deputy Nursery Manager - Valley View


Vicky Blackwell

Deputy Nursery Manager - Valley View

Sarah White 

Out of School Manager

Cara Holt

Nursery Manager - Valley View

Kay Stevens 

Nursery Manager - Granary Wharf

Carley Sharlotte 

Deputy Nursery Manager - Granary Wharf

Hayley Dunwell 
Nursery Manager - Moorlands

Fran Collins
Deputy Nursery Manager - Moorlands - mat leave 

Alice Wilkes
Pre-school lead - Moorlands

Laura Kellett
Nursery Manager - Headingley

Natalie Dodsworth
Deputy Nursery Manager - Headingley

Lynne Holme

Nursery Manager - Bardsey 

Beffie McLaughlin

Deputy Nursery Manager and OOS Manager - Bardsey

Katie Peaker
OOS Manager - Chapel Allerton

Lesley Morris
OOS Manager - Wigton Moor

Helen Murphy
OOS Manager - GSAL

Alice Wood
OOS Manager - Rose Court