Lucy Thompson

Lucy Thompson


Owner, Manager & designated lead practitioner in safeguarding children (DLP)

With over 20 years experience in Early Years and 18 years as a N.N.E.B qualified childcare professional, Lucy has worked in a variety of childcare settings, as an Early Years Practitioner and Manager, and gained extensive knowledge and expertise in all areas of childcare, development, behaviour and education.

Lucy is passionate about providing the very best for your child, and strives for excellence at Appletrees Day Nursery.

Lucy opened Appletrees in May 2009.


Additional Training: ILM certificate in 1st Line Management, Management in Early Years, Management of Senco, Disability Discrimination Act, Child Protection, Equal Opportunities, Team Building, Positive Team Work, Partnerships with Parents, Paediatric First aid, Food hygiene, Senco, Child Behaviour Management, Senior Early Years Practitioner, Birth to Three, Foundation Stage, EYFS briefing, Festivals and Cultural Diversity, World Music, Communication Language and Literacy, Music in the Early Years, Creative Development, Promoting Self Esteem and Social Awareness, The Magic of Science in Early Years, Outdoor Play, Use of Space in Early Years, Business Planning in the Early Years Setting, Food Safety Legislation level 2, Safeguarding Children, Health and Safety, Creativity and Creative Thinking, CAF training, Forest school induction, Risk and Assessment, Revised EYFS Briefing, Level 2 Safeguarding Training for DLP, Understanding Planning, Assessment in PVI Settings, CYPS Safer Recruitment Training, Early Years Leadership Forum (Termly), Closing the Gap Mathematics, Manual Handling, Forest School Workshop, Baby Room Project, Small World Workshop, Planning for the Environment, Letters and Sounds Phase 1 & 2 Workshop, Prevent Duty.

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With over 20 years experience in Early Years and 18 years as a N.N.E.B qualified childcare professional. Lucy is passionate about providing the very best for your child, and strives for excellence at Appletrees Day Nursery…

Lucy Thompson

Owner & Manager

With over 20 years experience in Early Years and 18 years as a N.N.E.B qualified childcare professional. Lucy is passionate about providing the very best for your child, and strives for excellence at Appletrees Day Nursery…

Vicky has had many years of experience within Early Years as Manager, Deputy Manager as well as Early Years Practitioner and holds a level 3 qualification in Childhood Studies

Vicky Holroyd

Assistant Manager

Vicky has had many years of experience within Early Years as Manager, Deputy Manager as well as Early Years Practitioner and holds a level 3 qualification in Childhood Studies

Charmaine has had many years working in a variety of childcare environments gaining a wealth of experience during this time. She holds a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

Charmaine Marnoch

Senior Early Years Practitioner

Charmaine has had many years working in a variety of childcare environments gaining a wealth of experience during this time. She holds a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

Becky holds a BA Hons in Primary Eductation in the Early Years with qualified teacher status gained in June 2012. Becky’s previous experience teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage and latterly a private day nursery equip her well as a valued member of our team…

Rebecca Mason

Early Years Practitioner

Becky holds a BA Hons in Primary Eductation in the Early Years with qualified teacher status gained in June 2012. Becky’s previous experience teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage and latterly a private day nursery equip her well as a valued member of our team…

Jane’s enthusiam and natural ability with children makes her an ideal and welcome addition to the Appletrees team. She holds a Level 3 qualification in Children and Young People Workforce which she completed in November 2014…

Jane Shipton

Behaviour Management Coordinator / SENCO

Jane’s enthusiam and natural ability with children makes her an ideal and welcome addition to the Appletrees team. She holds a Level 3 qualification in Children and Young People Workforce which she completed in November 2014…

Sarah has worked at a local nursery since 2006 where she gained her childcare qualifications and great experience with all areas’ of childcare and education, particularly with the younger age group…

Sarah Metcalfe

Early Years Practitioner

Sarah has worked at a local nursery since 2006 where she gained her childcare qualifications and great experience with all areas’ of childcare and education, particularly with the younger age group…

Anne Marie is a Paediatric Nurse with extensive knowledge and experience in Childhood Development as a staff nurse in intensive care. With qualifications including Advanced Health and Social Care, BSC (Hons) in Health Care Studies and a Diploma in Reflexology

Anne-Marie Chapman

Early Years Practitioner / SENCO

Anne Marie is a Paediatric Nurse with extensive knowledge and experience in Childhood Development as a staff nurse in intensive care. With qualifications including Advanced Health and Social Care, BSC (Hons) in Health Care Studies and a Diploma in Reflexology

Sally holds a N.N.E.B Level 3 qualification which she gained in 1995. Sally has previously set up and run Froglets Playgroup and worked as a private nanny…

Sally Beighton

Early Years Practitioner

Sally holds a N.N.E.B Level 3 qualification which she gained in 1995. Sally has previously set up and run Froglets Playgroup and worked as a private nanny…

Melanie has been working in the childcare sector since 2005, completing her Cache Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Practice in 2007…

Melanie Simpson

Early Years Practitioner

Melanie has been working in the childcare sector since 2005, completing her Cache Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Practice in 2007…