The Team

Little Learners - Elaine
Name: Elaine Burnett  - Managing Director/Owner
Qualifcations: GNVQ 2 Health and Social Care, NVQ 3 and 4 Childcare and Education, Level 5 in business admin, Highscope, First Aid, Advanced safeguarding 
Founded Little Learners Day Care in 2004
 
Elaine is the Managing Director/owner of Little Learners, ever since Elaine left school she had a passion for childcare, Elaine has many years of experience in working in the early years sector, before she founded Little Learners she worked in many early years settings which gave her the inspiration to open her own setting.

From working in one particular setting Elaine loved the Highscope approach to children's learning, which she has now embedded into her setting. Elaine has raised both her children at Little Learners so for her family it is a home from home environment which she is confident you will all feel the same to. 
 
 
Little Learners - Vicky
Name: Vicky George - Manager
Qualifications: Level 2,3,4 in childcare and education, Level 5 in management and business, Highscope, Advanced safeguarding, Accredited Special Needs, First Aid, Food Hygiene, behaviour management
Start date: April 2004
 
Vicky has had a passion to work with children since she left school, Vicky did her level 2 and 3 in childcare and education as an apprenticeship when she was just 17 years old. Vicky worked her way up to room leader in the first nursery she worked, Vicky worked at this setting for 5 years before joining Little Learners, Elaine and Vicky worked together for many years at this setting. 
In 2004 when Elaine opened Little Learners, she offered Vicky the position of Deputy Manager, after gaining knowledge and skills from Elaine, Vicky became the manager at Little Learners.
 
Vicky quoted "I have gained more knowledge and training throughout my time with Little Learners: I have completed my NVQ 4 in childcare and education, Level  5 in management and business, and I am now an accredited Special Educational  Needs and Disabilities Co-coordinator, I am high/scope trained."
 
Vicky Said "I love working for Little Learners because it feels like a family, the team I work with are very nurturing towards the children and I like how much effort gets put back in the nursery such as the up keep and resources. The children are very happy which gives the nursery, pre-school and fun club a lovely homely atmosphere.
Vicky is supernumerary and is based in the office. 
 
 
Little Learners - Sara
Name: Sara Jones - Deputy Manager
Qualifications: Level 2 and 3 in childcare and education, highscope, first aid, safeguarding, management
Start date: August 2006
 
Sara joined our team as an apprentice in August 2006, Sara has gained so much experience whilst working at Little Learners and worked her way up the ladder to become our deputy manager. Sara said she enjoys working at Little Learners as we are one big family making her work life enjoyable and exciting, she loves seeing the children achieve,develop but also very emotional when they leave to go to school. Sara has also just had a little baby of her own, who will be starting soon as a little learner. Sara is supernumerary and works in the office with Vicky and Elaine.
 
Little Learners - Courtney
Name: Courtney Tomkinson - Early Years Educator
Qualifications: Level 2 childcare, Level 3 Health and social care extended diploma, BA Honours Degree childhood and youth studies, First Aid, Safeguarding
Start date: August 2018
 
Courtney started working at Little Learners in August 2018, Working at Little Learners has helped her express her passion for childcare, Courtney said "working with children and doing a job I love everyday fills my heart with so much happiness. Working at Little Learners makes me feel part of a big amazing family".
Courtney works in the Hedgehog room as Early Years Educator.
 
Little Learners - Sharmin
Name: Sharmin Chowdhury - Early Years Educator
Qualifications: Level 2 and 3 childcare and education, A level Health and Social care, First Aid, Safeguarding 
Start date: March 2019
 
Sharmin started working at Little Learners in March 2019 as an apprentice, Sharmin has said that she finds working in childcare very rewarding and lots of fun, Sharmin enjoys meeting children and family's from all backgrounds and help them through their early stages of childhood and education.
Sharmin works in the Hedgehog room as an Early Years Educator 
 
 
Little Learners - Tracey
Name: Tracey Bull Senior Play Worker and Lunch Assistant
Qualifications: Cache level 2 and 3 in Playwork, Take 5 for play, Makaton, Food hygiene, Equality opportunities, Health and Safety in the work place, First aid and emergency training using a auto injector (Epi pen)
Start Date: March 2011
 
Tracey started working at Little Learners in March 2011. Tracey is our senior play worker for our fun club and lunch time assistant, Tracey has many years of experience working in the early years sector, Tracey enjoys planning activities for our fun club children, liaising with parents and professional organisations.
 
Tracey works in our fun club as our Senior Play worker and Lunch time assistant for the squirrels
 
Little Learners - Charlie
Name: Charlie Westrope - Early Years Educator
Qualifications: Level 2 and 3 childcare and education, First aid, Safeguarding
Start Date: March 2016
 
Charlie started working at Little Learners in March 2016 as an apprentice, Charlie said she "loves watching the children grow and thrive during their time at Little Learners", Charlie quoted "I enjoy working at Little Learners because everyday is a fun day, no day is the same, watching the children grow is the most rewarding feeling".
 
Charlie works in our Bunnies Room as a early years educator
 
Little Learners - Gemma L
Name: Gemma Lihou Senior Early Years Educator
Qualifications: Level 3 in childcare and education, Behaviour Management, First Aid, Safeguarding
Start Date: September 2009
 
Gemma started working at Little Learners in September 2009 as an assistant and has worked her way up the ladder and is now our senior early years educator in the Bunnies Room, Gemma said "I enjoy looking after children watching them grow and learn, working at Little Learners is like one big family we're not just colleagues we are all friends, we have all worked together for many years" Gemma loves all things sparkly and colourful.
 
Gemma works in the Bunnies Room as the Senior Early Years Educator.
 
Little Learners - Loren
Name: Loren Mcnulty - Senior Early Years Educator
Qualifications: NVQ 3 in childcare and education, first aid, safeguarding
Start Date: January 2012
 
Loren started working at Little Learners in January 2012 as a assistant over the years Loren has gained lots of experience and has worked her way up the ladder to become the senior early years educator in the hedgehog room. Loren said "I love my job as it is very rewarding, I like to see the children having fun." Loren enjoys building relationships with the children and parents/carers, this enables the children to settle into Little Learners and feel safe and secure. One of Loren's favourite things about being an early years educator is watching the children learn, play and becoming independent little people.    
 
Loren works in the Hedgehog room as the senior early years educator.
 
Little Learners - Grace
Name: Grace Smith Early - Years Educator Apprentice
Qualifications: Working towards her NVQ 3 in Childcare and Education, First Aid, Safeguarding
Start Date: January 2019
 
Grace has been working at Little Learners since January 2019 as an apprentice, Grace is working towards her NVQ 3 in childcare, Grace said since working at Little Learners she has gained a lot of confidence, skills and knowledge. Grace quoted I enjoy working at Little Learners for many reasons but one of the main reasons is there is always a happy atmosphere, all the children are treated with love, care and as individuals. Grace works in the Bunnies room as an Early Years Educator Apprentice
 
 
 
Little Learners - Ellie
Name: Ellie Scott - Early Years Educator
Qualifications: Level 2 in childcare and education
Start Date: March 2020
 
Ellie started working for Little Learners in March 2020, Ellie is also a musical theatre teacher at a local performing arts school, Ellie said she has always been very passionate about working with children, Ellie enjoys helping the children develop and showing them nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it.
Ellie said she loves working at Little Learners, and all the staff and children are amazing.
 
Ellie works in the Squirrels room as a Early Years Educator
 
Little Learners - Danni
Name: Danielle-Millie Burnett - Apprentice
Qualifications: Btec Performing Arts, First Aid, Working towards her Level 3 in childcare and education
Start Date: June 2017
 
Danielle has worked at Little Learners since June 2017 whilst studying Musical Theatre at college. 
Danielle was due to become a trooper at Parkdean Resorts this summer but Covid 19 changed all her plans for this year. Danielle has decided to stay with us at Little Learners and study for her Level 3 in Childcare and Education. Little Learners has been part of Danielle's life forever as she used to attend Little Learner's when she was a toddler.
 
Danielle works in all the rooms as a early years educator apprentice. 
 
Little Learners - Millie
Name: Millie Giles
Qualifications: Working towards level 2 Health and Social Care
Start Date: October 2019
 
Millie joined the Little Learners team in October 2019, Millie is studying health and social care at Portsmouth College. Millie works Thursday and Fridays. Millie works in all the rooms as an early years educator. 
 
Little Learners - Ashlea
Name: Ashlea Barton - Apprentice
Qualifications: Working towards apprenticeship
Start Date: June 2020
 
Ashlea joined the little learners team in June 2020, Ashlea did work experience at the setting in 2019 where she grew a passion for childcare. Ashlea will be joining our team and working towards becoming qualified in early years educator. Ashlea said "I love working around children and seeing them grow"
 
Since the age of 4 Ashlea's other passion is Gymnastics, Ashlea has travelled the world with her team-gym squad and won many medals, Ashlea has coached preschool and fun gymnastics for over 3years at her Gymnastics centre. 
 
Ashlea works in all the rooms 
 
Little Learners - Stacey
Name: Stacey Wilke - Senior Early Years Educator
Qualifications: NVQ 3 in Childcare and Education, First Aid, Safeguarding.
Start Date: September 2014
 
Stacey joined Little Learners in September 2014, Stacey has many years experience within the early years sector, Stacey is fun, enthusiastic and full of energy, Stacey is the queen of funny accents which the children love at story time. Stacey said the children are her little best friends. Stacey works in the squirrels as senior early years educator.
 
Little Learners - Jazzmine
Name: Jazzmine Bridger - Early Years Educator
Qualifications: Level 3 in childcare and education, first aid and safeguarding
Start Date: September 2018
 
Jazzmine joined the Little Learners team in September 2018 as our apprentice, once she qualified with her level 3 we employed her as a qualified member of our team. Jazzmine said she loves supporting and empowering children to grow, creating experiences and memories that the children will hold forever. Jazzmine quoted I enjoy the fact I learn more on an everyday basis and each day is different and being part of an amazing team. Jazzmine works in the Squirrels room as an early years educator
 

Little Learners Day Care

Park Lodge
28, Clarkes Road
Fratton
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO1 5PR

Telephone : 023 9275 6104 
Email : info@littlelearnersdaycare.co.uk
Company Number : 06182492

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