Support Team

Supporting the nursery…

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.

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!

Michelle Jenner – Deputy Manager

My qualifications: Foundation Degree, NVQ Level 3, Forest School Leader, 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 and now works across all of the rooms as a Deputy Manager.

She has lots of experience in childcare in both nursery and home settings, working with all ages. In her spare time she is a busy working mum and so enjoys spending time with her family.

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 the nursery in August 2010.

I have a little boy, who also comes to the nursery with me.  In my spare time I enjoy reading, Pilate’s, cooking and gardening.

Anna Palmer – Bookkeeper

I am AAT qualified and have been in bookkeeping for several years now, I am Dutch and have been living in England most of my adult life. I have 2 grown up children who live at home with me.

I work part-time, and also work part-time as a Bookkeeper for a charity in Reading too, and enjoy the variety this offers me.

In my spare time I enjoy running and going to the theatre.




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