Sarah Metcalfe

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. Sarah is committed to her own professional development and is currently studying for her Foundation Degree in Early Childhood studies.

Sarah has qualified as a Level 5 Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies in 2012.

Sarah joined Appletrees in February 2010.


Additional Training: Level 4 – December 2010, NVQ level 3 in Children’s Learning and Development – 2009, NVQ level 2 in Children’s Learning and Development – 2007, Paediatric First Aid, Promoting Positive Behaviour, Safeguarding, What It Feels Like To Be 2 Years Old, Developing Emotional Wellbeing in Young Children, Listening As A Way Of Life, Listening Skills In Early Years, Baby Room Project, Forest School, 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…