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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

Management Team - Norman Lane

  • Jamie Izzard

    Nursery Manager

    Early Years Teacher
    BA Hons Primary Education

  • Laura Izzard

    Deputy Manager

    L3 Early Years Educator
    & BA Hons Dance

Our SENCOs

  • Rachel Lamb

    SENCO at Norman Lane

    BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies

  • Emma Bell

    SENCO at Stewart Close

    Ba Hons Early Childhood Studies
    Early Years Professional Teacher Status

Stewart Close - Baby Room

  • Kirsty Dutton

    Baby Room Senior

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

  • Kirsty Preston

    Baby Room Practitioner

    NVQ Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning & Development

Stewart Close - Toddler Room

  • Lauren Daniel

    Toddler Room Senior

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

  • Mehreen Khan

    Toddler Room Practitioner

    Level 3 Early Years

  • Becky Armitage

    Toddler Room Practitioner

    Working towards L3 Early Years Educator

Stewart Close - Tweenie Room

  • Linzi Walker

    Tweenie Room Senior & Deputy Manager

    BA Hons Children's Care, Learning and Development

  • Nikki Eldred

    Tweenies Practitioner

    CACHE Children and young people’s workforce

  • Jaskiran Gill

    Tweenies Practitioner

    Level 3 Childcare & Education

Stewart Close - Tweenie Room

  • Leah Power

    Tweenies Practitioner

    Working towards L3 Early Years Educator

Stewart Close - Pre-School

  • Alison Connor

    Pre-School Senior

    Level 3 in Early Years

  • Chloe Law

    Pre-School Practitioner

    Early Years Teacher
    BA Hons Primary Education

  • Megan Padron-Reyes

    Pre-School Practitioner

    Working towards Level 3 Early Years Educator

Stewart Close - Pre-School

  • Chloe Fawcett

    Pre-School Practitioner

    Level 3 Childcare

Norman Lane - Baby Room

  • Alicia Shaw

    Baby Room Senior

    Level 4 Childhood & Youth Studies

  • Rachel Lamb

    Baby Room Practitioner & SENCO for Norman Lane

    BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies

  • Jasmine Patel

    Baby Room Practitioner

    Working towards Level 3 Early Years Educator

Norman Lane - Toddler Room

  • Sophia Anderton

    Toddler Room Senior

    Level 3 Early Years Educator

  • Kelsey Rhodes

    Toddler Room Practitioner

    working towards Level 3 Early Years Educator

  • Lauran Rhodes

    Toddler Room Practitioner

    Level 3 Early Years Educator

Norman Lane - Tweenie Room

  • Alysia Shaukat

    Tweenie Room Senior

    Level 3 Early Years Educator & working towards a BA Hons in Primary Education Studies

  • Chloe Bedford

    Tweenie Room Practitioner

    Level 3 Early Years Educator

  • Katie Rosendale

    Tweenie Room Practitioner

    L2 Certificate in Childcare

    Working towards Level 3 Early Years Educator

Norman Lane - Tweenie Room

  • Neelam Nawaz

    Tweenie Room Practitioner

    BA Hons Early Childhood Studies

  • Sasha Hamilton

    Tweenie Room Practitioner

    Working towards Level 3 Early Years Educator

  • Jo'Elle Hindle

    Tweenie Room Practitioner

    Level 4 Early Years Practice & working towards Level 5

Norman Lane - Pre-School

  • Kirsty Greenall

    Pre-School Senior

    L3 Early Years Educator

  • Gabrielle Webb

    Early Years Teacher

    PGCE & BA Hons in Education Studies

  • Maria Javed

    Pre-School Practitioner

    BA Hons in Children's Care, Learning and Development

Norman Lane - Pre-School

  • Julie Gimblett

    Early Years Teacher

    BA Hons Primary Education

  • Joanne Pilgrim

    Pre-School Practitioner

    L3 Children's Care, Learning and Development

  • Bethany Walker

    Pre-School Practitioner

    L3 Childcare & Education

Norman Lane - Pre-School

  • Emma Grundy

    Pre-School Practitioner

    Level 3 Early Years Workforce

  • Veronica Carr

    Nursery cook at Norman Lane

  • Jean Mayhew

    Nursery cook at Stewart Close

Housekeepers

  • Liza Izzard

    Afternoon housekeeper at Norman Lane

  • Karen Imeson

    Nursery cleaner at Stewart Close

Maternity Leave

  • Beth Sparks

    Deputy Manager

    BA Hons Early Years and Childhood Studies

  • Leanne Webb

    Baby Room Senior

  • Rachel Bland

    Pre-School Senior

    BA in Early Childhood Studies

Maternity Leave

  • Ellie Townley

    Baby Room Practitioner

    Level 2 in Childcare
    Working towards Level 3 Early Years Educator

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