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.

Maria – Owner

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 environment for all the children who attend now and in the future.


Ellen – Nursery Manager

  • BA Young Children’s Learning and Development
  • EYPS
  • Cert. HE
  • Designated Safeguard Lead (DSL)
  • SENDCo
  • Paediatric First Aid and First Aid at Work

Ellen is passionate about early years education, having over 10 years experience in Early Years including that of early education inspections, management and training.

Amie – Deputy Manager

  • Lead Practitioner in Nursery Room
  • Level 3
  • Paediatric First Aider

Georgina – Assistant Manager and Preschool Lead

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


Kelly – Deputy Preschool Lead and Childcare Practitioner

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

Emma – Childcare 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

Bethany – Childcare Practitioner

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

Natalie – Childcare Practitioner

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

Jan – Childcare Assistant

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

Jo – Cook

  • Food Standards Qualification

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

Martin – Site maintenance and development

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