Our Staff

Meet the staff of Church Lane Nursery


Here at Church Lane we have a wonderful staff team who are committed to providing a happy, exciting, caring environment. Through this we feel every child will grow and learn to the best of their ability

OfSTED require a staff to child ratio of 1:8 for over 3 year old’s and if your child is under 3 years, a 1:4 ratio.  However, whenever possible we endeavour to work with a smaller ratio.

All our staff carry out regular training in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, covering all aspects of child development. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has checked all staff of the Nursery.

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Rachel Button

Owner / Manager

Level 3


I always knew I wanted to work with young children, I left school and went straight into college to study for my NNEB, I qualified in 2000. I have worked in 3 day nurseries before making the decision to move into a term-time only setting, this is when I joined the Church Lane Team, in September 2015. In July 2017 I proudly became a partner in the setting

I am first aid trained. I have child protection training

I am designated safeguarding officer, health and safety officer and the lead in behaviour management.

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Sue Jackson

Owner / Manager

Level 3


I started working in early years in 2002 when my son started school and completed my NVQ level 3 in 2003. I started out as assistant and have always had a keen interest in special needs. I have been a Senco for over 10 yrs.
I joined the Church Lane team in February 2015. In July 2015 I became a partner in the setting.

I’m trained in first aid, food hygiene and have Child protection training.

I am a designated Special Educational Needs Officer and designated safeguarding/child protection officer

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Tara Measom

Early Years Practitioner

Level 3


I am a mum to 2 girls, when the time came to return to work I wanted to do a job I was passionate about where every day would be a new challenge or opportunity.

I volunteered at and later ran a local toddler group. I trained and volunteered as a breast feeding peer support worker.

I qualified for my NVQ in childcare in January 2018.

I have child protection training. I am also qualified in first aid and basic food hygiene.

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Sandra Rickard

Early Years Practitioner

 Level 3


I volunteered as a parent helper in the nursery that my son attended. Subsequently I studied NVQ level 3 in child care and started to work there as a playgroup assistant for 13 years.

I am first aid and child protection trained.

Lorraine Powell

Early Years Practitioner



My children attended Church Lane Nursery and I started as a playschool assistant in 2005.

I am first aid and child protection trained.

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Billie Puddick

Early Years Practitioner

 Level 2


I have always wanted to work with children, I feel a great sense of achievement from helping the children extend their learning. I have recently qualified in my NVQ level 2 and am currently undertaking my NVQ level 3.

I am also first aid trained.

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Lisa Greenville

Early Years Practitioner

 Level 3


I qualified for my NVQ 3 in childcare in 2010 and went into day nurseries to work. I took some time out to have my own children. I joined the Church Lane team in September 2017.

I am first aid and child protection trained.


Sarah Horne

Early Years Practitioner

 Level 3 trainee


I have almost completed my Level 3 in childcare.  I started as bank staff in July 2017 before accepting a full time position in April 2018

I joined the Church Lane team in April 2018

I am first aid and child protection trained