Support Team

Supporting the nursery…

Chelsea Odell – Early Years Practitioner

My qualifications: Paediatric First Aid

Chelsea studied Health and Social Care at college and after carrying out her work experience for her course at an early years setting, decided that she wanted to pursue a career in childcare.

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.

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!

Leanna Hall – Deputy Manager

My qualifications: BA in Children’s Development and Learning, Paediatric First Aid

Leanna has worked with children since 2008 and is currently studying for her BA in Children’s Development and Learning. “I love working in Early Years and watching children blossom and dvelop.”

Ali Munnis – Assistant Deputy Manager and Room Manager Cubs

My qualifications: NVQ Level 3, NVQ Level 2 Team Leading, Paediatric First Aid

Ali has worked in childcare since and during this time she completed both her Level 2 and 3 in Childcare. Outside work she enjoys spending time with her young daughter and baby son.

Michelle Jenner – Deputy Manager and Room Leader (Maternity Leave)

My qualifications: Foundation Degree, Level 3, Forest School Leader, First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene Level 2

Michelle joined the nursery in April 2013 and since joining has achieved both her Level 3 and Foundation Degree and has spent time working at both The Teepee and The Wigwam, where she has experienced being Room Leader in the baby, toddler and pre school rooms.

“I have lots of experience in childcare in both nursery and home settings, working with all ages. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and my pet dog.”

Sophie Reed – Nursery Administrator

My qualifications: BTEC Advanced GNVQ in Business and Finance

I started my working life at a private bank in the City of London, before moving to Spain where I lived and worked for five years.  I began working for Small Is Beautiful Ltd in August 2010.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, Pilate’s, cooking and gardening.

Kate Courthold – Director’s PA

I have worked as an Administrator and PA since leaving school, working my way up to a Senior PA to a CFO before having my daughter Chloe in 2011; who keeps me busy when I am not at the nursery.

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