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Call Us: 01935 488 215  /   info@lowercovey.co.uk   /  Lower Covey, Chapel Lane, Yetminster, Dorset DT9 6LJ

Our Staff

Management Team


Certificate of Higher Education - Paediatric Nursing

Montessori Diploma

Setting Owner/Manager

Julie Partridge


Working towards Foundation Degree Early Years Education and Development, Level 3 Early Years Care and Education, First Line Management and Supervision

Deputy Manger, SENCO

Sarah Hendry

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Early Years Professional Status, BA(Hons) Early Years Education and Development, Montessori Diploma, Level 3 Forest School Leader

Deputy Manager, DSL & Outside Learning Coordinator

Fiona Roberts

Nursery Team - Ladybirds & Dragonflies

Room Leader - Dragonflies

Laura Beardsley

NVQ Childcare Level 3, BTEC Level 1 Award in Forest School Skills

Nursery Practitioner

Tamara Balsom

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Early Years Education

Nursery Practitioner

Gemma Wallis (currently on Maternity Leave)

Level 3 Diploma in Children's and Young People's Workforce

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Nursery Practitioner

Ben Phelan

Childminder Qualification, Working towards Level 3 Childcare

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Nursery Apprentice

Phoebe Brooker

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare, Level 4 Diploma in SEN

Nursery Assistant

Abby Dare

Nursery Assistant

Valerie McCreery

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Room Leader - Ladybirds

Leigh-Anne Darville

Level 3 Diploma Children and Young People's Workforce

Senior Nursery Practitioner

Catherine Parker-Johns

Early Years Professional, BA(Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies, CACHE Level 3 Childcare and Education

Nursery Practitioner

Ellie Fishenden

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

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Nursery Assistant

Katya Heygate-Browne

Level 3 Diploma in Children's Care, Learning and Development

Nursery Practitioner

Nadia Guy

Level 2 Children's Care, Learning and Development, working towards Level 3

Nursery Assistant

Marie Wills (currently on Maternity Leave)

GCSE Child Development

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Nursery Practitioner

Tory Caswell

Level 3 NVQ in Children's Care, Learning and Development

Nursery Team - Montessori Classroom

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Senior Nursery Practitioner

Anne-Marie James

Senior Nursery Practitioner

Emily Pope

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Senior Nursery Practitioner

Maeve Quinlan (Currently on Maternity Leave)

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Montessori Classroom Teacher

Rebecca Bath

Senior Nursery Practitioner

Rita Robinson

Nursery Practitioner

Emily Spearing

Admin and Catering Teams


AAT Level 3

Admin Lead, Finance Administrator

Laura Foster



Finance Assistant

Sabrina Gillard


Levels 1 and 2 Catering, Advanced Pastry

Nursery Cook

Kazz Phillips


Nursery Administrator

Shellie Prager


City and Guilds Levels 1 and 2 in Cooking for the Catering Industry

Nursery Cook

Daphne Langdon