The Teepee Team

Julia Rose – Nursery Administrator

Julia joined the nursery in 2018 having previously worked in the education sector for over 18 years.

In her spare time she likes visiting National Trust garden and houses and spending time with her family.

Patsy Cantlon – Nursery Administrator

Patsy started working for us in 2018 having previously worked in another Nursery School. She has gained a lot of experience in finance/accounts in her previous roles.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her 2 children and having family time.

Kristin Bergmann – Early Years Practitioner

Kristin joined us in 2018 and has experience of supporting people diagnosed with autism and challenging behaviour working for the National Autistic Society.

In her spare time she likes spend time with her family, exercising, being outdoors and travelling.

Polina Rangelova – Early Years Practitioner

Polina joined as in 2018 and had previously gained experience in working for a nursery for 2 years.

Her passion about children made her want to work in a Nursery, this is a direction she would like to develop her skills towards.

Mariana Mesquita – Room Manager

My qualifications: Degree in Educational Psychology, Early Years Teacher Training, Paediatric First Aid, Emergency First Aider

Mariana joined us in 2018 and has previously worked in childcare for over 5 years with different age groups, she also worked in a Secondary School in Portugal and a Celebral Palsy Rehabilitation Centre. In her spare time she likes spending time with her son, meeting friends, travelling and reading thrillers.

“I have always wanted to work with children as it is the most rewarding job in the world and always brings a smile to my face.”

Francesca Hadley – Early Years Practitioner

My Qualifications: NVQ Level 3

Francesca has been working with us since 2018, she previously worked at Bearwood College. She joined us as she wanted to work for a private nursery as it had more of a family feel which is really important for the children.

Chloe Entwistle – Early Years Practitioner

Chloe has previous experience working in catering but since having her two children decided that early years was for her. Chloe is passionate about working with children and making a difference to young people’s lives.

Zahraa Mahmood – Room Manager


My qualifications: NVQ Level 3, Paediatric First Aid

Zahraa joined the nursery in June 2014 and has since completed her NVQ Level 3 and is currently studying for her Foundation Degree at BCA.

“I believe that the beauty of childcare is the experiences that children give to me and the honour of knowing that I am a helping hand in their happiness and development during their time in the setting.”

Perry Axton-Harris – Room Manager – Kittens

Perry Axton-Harris 1My Qualifications: NVQ Level 3, Forest School Leader, Paediatric First Aid

Perry started at Teepee Day Nursery in 2011 as a student. Perry has always enjoyed being with and working with children, as she has younger brother and sisters. Since joining the nursery she has passed her NVQ Level 3 and has been a Room Manager in all of the rooms. She enjoy working with children of all ages.

Nicole Odell – Nursery Manager

My Qualifications: Foundation Degree, NVQ Level 3, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene Level 2

I joined Small is Beautiful Ltd in 2008 when my son started school.  During my time here I have been promoted from Room Leader, to Assistant Deputy Manager, Deputy Manager and then Nursery Manager in March 2013.  In 2016 I went on to gain my foundation degree in childcare and I am now studying for my BA in Early Years.

Before joining Small is Beautiful Ltd I was a childminder for 3 years and I also have 3 children of my own who keep me busy at home!

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