Our Staff

Meet the staff of Church Lane Nursery


At Church Lane Nursery, our experienced team of staff are a major asset. They create a happy, secure and stimulating environment, both educationally and socially, in which children feel comfortable in exploring new skills.

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.

Tracy Vise church lane nursery

Tracy Vise

Manager – Level 5

I started out as a parent helper when my daughter attended. I then took the Certificate in playgroup practise and took on the position of playschool assistant in 1998. I have subsequently studied for my NVQ levels 3 and 4 in Child care and my level 5 diploma.  I am now the owner and manager of the setting. In 2016 I also became a level 3 Forest School Leader.

I am first aid trained, I have received child protection training and I am a designated officer for safeguarding/child protection and health and safety

Tasha Vise

Tasha Vise


Level 3

I used to attend Church Lane Nursery as a child and returned as an assistant in June 2011. I completed my level 3 diploma in December 2012 and became a supervisor in January 2014. I am first aid and child protection trained and level 3 qualified in child care.

I am a designated officer for Special Educational Needs and inclusion and safeguarding/child protection.


Lorraine Powell

Early Years Practitioner

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


Sue Jackson


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 became the manager of Quayside tots playgroup in 2010 before joining Church Lane Nursery in February 2015.

I’m trained in first aid / food hygiene and have Child protection training and I am a designated Special Educational Needs Officer and safeguarding/child protection officer



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.




Level 3


I have always wanted to work with children from a young age and was very focused on my goal. I qualified with my NNEB in 2000 and went straight into nursery work. Every day is different, fun and exciting making this the best job in the world!

I am first aid and child protection trained and designated safeguarding/child protection officer.

Tara 72


Early Years Practitioner


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 started my childcare NVQ level 3 in January 2016 and I am child protection trained.



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.