Our Team

The Nursery Team

We pride ourselves in providing a high standard of education combined with knowledgeable, dependable care for your child.

As early childhood professionals we encourage an environment in which children can grow and develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually whilst ensuring children have fun whilst learning.


The nursery was established in 1993 by Maria’s mother with the aim of providing affordable early years and preschool care. Maria is committed to ensuring Esscroft private nursery continues to provide a caring, affordable and educationally stimulating enviroment for all the children who attend now and in the future.

SamanthaNursery Manager

  • BA (Hons) Qualified Teaching Status
  • NNEB
  • Designated Child Protection Lead
  • SENDCo

Samantha is passionate about early years education, having over 25 years of experience at all levels including management and training.

AmieDeputy Manager

  • Lead Practitioner in Nursery Room
  • Level 2 currently undergoing Level 3 training
  • Paediatric First Aider

GeorginaAssistant Manager

  • Qualified Teacher
  • Designated Deputy for Safeguarding
  • Paediatric First Aider
  • Lead Professional in Pre-School and Key Worker

LeighChildcare Practitioner

  • Level 2 Childcare Practitioner currently undergoing L3 training
  • Deputy Lead in Pre-School and Key Worker
  • Paediatric First Aider

EmmaChildcare Practitioner

  • Level 3 Childcare Practitioner caring for both Nursery and Pre/School aged children
  • Long career at Esscroft and Key Worker to a group of Nursery children
  • Paediatric First Aider

BethanyChildcare Practitioner

  • Level 3 trained Childcare Practitioner
  • Key Worker/Carer for our youngest Nursery children
  • Paediatric First Aider

NatalieChildcare Practitioner

  • Level 3 trained Childcare Practitioner
  • Paediatric First Aider
  • Key Worker

Emma MChildcare Practitioner

  • Lots of experience as a Montessori teacher
  • Key Worker

JanChildcare Assistant

  • Level 3
  • Paediatric First Aider
  • One of the most experienced members of our team

FrankieChildcare Assistant

  • Currently studying for a degree in Primary Teaching


  • Food Standards Qualification

Jo has a wealth of experience in catering ensuring our food is delicious and nutritious.

MartinSite maintenance and development

Ensures the vast outdoor spaces are safe, secure and fun places to explore for the children.