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About Us

Let us introduce ourselves…

Ashfield House is a family owned day nursery that is committed to providing high quality care working within the early years foundation stage framework which is able to be specifically tailored to the individual needs of each child. Our philosophy is that learning should be fun, which is why we provide a diverse range of activities that allow children to explore their surroundings and develop key skills through curiosity, creativity and play. We also work in close partnership with parents and carers to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to develop and flourish at their own pace in a safe, happy and nurturing environment.

To support this, we have spared no expense in custom-designing a premier nursery setting to ensure children are stimulated, engaged and free to express themselves in spacious, well-resourced indoor and outdoor play areas. Furthermore, our team of highly qualified Early Years Practitioners have been hand picked due to their passion for supporting children to reach their full potential through on-going encouragement and praise.

To create a family atmosphere, we operate a key-person system within the nursery regardless of how often your child attends. This means that your child will be allocated a member of staff who, as their main carer will be responsible for developing a close relationship with them so that they feel cherished, secure and content whilst they are away from home. Parents also benefit from this, as they have a regular point of contact for any questions or concerns and are kept informed and involved at all times.  Parents/carers will be provided with an informative breakdown of your child’s activities, such as how much they’ve eaten, what their mood has been like, which friends they’ve played with throughout the day and all of those wow moments that you will want to hear about.

In September 2019 we opened our doors to our second setting on Norman Lane following on from all of our achievements and successes at Stewart Close. We continue to provide high quality care across our two buildings to the same standards and practices we have always held – we are all one family here at Ashfield.

Our Team

Each member of our team brings proven, well rounded practical experience and a distinct range of skills and specialisms to the nursery. They are encouraged to maintain their training and achieve additional qualifications throughout their employment at Ashfield House. You are welcome to call in for a privately conducted tour round the nursery and to meet our friendly, enthusiastic team in person.

Business Owners

  • Rosemary Izzard

    Nursery Owner

    Fda Business Administration
    L3 Early Years Educator

  • Matthew Izzard

    Business Manager & Partner

    BA Hons Business Management

  • Jamie Izzard

    Business Partner & Nursery Manager at Norman Lane setting.

    Early Years Teacher
    BA Hons Primary Education

Management Team - Stewart Close

  • Kaye Best

    Nursery Manager

    BA Hons Children's Care, Learning and Development

  • Linzi Walker

    Deputy Manager &
    Tweenie Room Practitioner

    BA Hons Children's Care, Learning and Development

  • Laura Derbyshire

    Media & Admin Manager

    Level 3 Early Years Educator
    BA Hons Dance

Management Team - Norman Lane

  • Jamie Izzard

    Nursery Manager

    Early Years Teacher
    BA Hons Primary Education

  • Beth Sparks

    Deputy Manager &
    Tweenie Room Practitioner

    BA Hons Early Years and Childhood Studies

  • Laura Sellers

    Deputy Manager &
    Baby Room Practitioner

    Level 4 Children’s Care, Learning & Development

  • Laura Derbyshire

    Media & Admin Manager

    Level 3 Early Years Educator
    BA Hons Dance

Baby Room - Stewart Close

  • Lauren Daniel

    Baby Room Senior

    Level 3 Children's Learning and Young People's Workforce

  • Aymie Greenwood

    Baby Room & Toddler Apprentice

    Working towards Level 3 Early Years Educator

Baby Room - Norman Lane

  • Leanne Webb

    Baby Room Senior

    Level 3 Early Years

  • Laura Sellers

    Baby Room Practitioner

    Level 4 Children’s Care, Learning & Development

  • Alicia Shaw

    Baby Room Practitioner

    Level 4 Childhood & Youth Studies

Toddler Room - Stewart Close

  • Emma Grant

    Toddler Room Senior

    NVQ level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning & Development

  • Chloe Bastow

    Toddler Room Practitioner

    Level 3 Children's leaning and Young Peoples

  • Emma Cowley

    Toddler Room Practitioner

    Level 3 Childcare

Toddler Room - Stewart Close

  • Mehreen Khan

    Toddler Room Practitioner

    Level 3 Childcare

  • Aymie Greenwood

    Baby Room & Toddler Apprentice

    Working towards Level 3 Early Years Educator

Toddler Room - Norman Lane

  • Alysia Shaukat

    Toddler Room Senior

    Level 3 Early Years Educator

  • Sophia Anderton

    Toddler Room Practitioner

    Level 3 Early Years Educator

  • Dahlia Heshmati

    Toddler Room Practitioner

    L3 Early Years Educator

Tweenies Room - Stewart Close

  • Alison Connor

    Tweenies Room Senior

    Level 3 in Early Years

  • Linzi Walker

    Deputy Manager &
    Tweenie Room Practitioner

    BA Hons Children's Care, Learning and Development

  • Kirsty Preston

    Tweenies Room Practitioner

    NVQ Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning & Development

Tweenies Room - Stewart Close

  • Edel Mann

    Tweenie Room Practitioner

    Working towards Level 3 Early Years Educator

Tweenies Room - Norman Lane

  • Kirsty Greenall

    Tweenie Room Senior

    L3 Early Years Educator

  • Beth Sparks

    Deputy Manager &
    Tweenie Room Practitioner

    BA Hons Early Years and Childhood Studies

  • Kirsty Dutton

    Tweenie Room Practitioner

    L3 in Children's Learning and Young People's Work Force

Tweenies Room - Norman Lane

  • Neelam Nawaz

    Tweenie Room Practitioner

    BA Hons Early Childhood Studies

  • Natalee Stafford

    Tweenie Room Practitioner

    L3 in Children's Care, Learning & Development

Pre-School - Stewart Close

  • Chloe Law

    Pre-School Senior

    Primary Education with QTS

  • Nikki Eldon

    Pre-School Senior

    CACHE Children and young people’s workforce

  • Jessica Hayton

    Pre-School Practitioner

    Primary education early years (3-7) QT

Pre-School - Stewart Close

  • Sophie Locker

    Pre-School Pracititoner

    CACHE Children and young people’s workforce

  • Siobhan Storton

    Pre-School Practitioner & SENCO at Stewart Close setting.

    NVQ Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning & Development

  • Megan Padron-Reyes

    Pre-School Practitioner

    Working towards Level 3 Early Years Educator

Pre-School - Norman Lane

  • Rachel Bland

    Pre-School Senior

    BA in Early Childhood Studies

  • Rachel Lamb

    Pre-School Practitioner & SENCO for Norman Lane

  • Maria Javed

    Pre-School Practitioner

    BA Hons in Children's Care, Learning and Development

Pre-School - Norman Lane

  • Joanne Pilgrim

    Pre-School Practitioner

    L3 Children's Care, Learning and Development

  • Julie Gimblett

    Pre-School Practitioner

    BA Hons in Primary Education

Maternity Leave

  • Megan Tillett

    Pre-School Practitioner

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