Our friendly and experienced team understand children’s needs, inspiring and encouraging them at every turn! Your child is unique, and we let them express themselves by offering a variety of interesting environments and a supporting atmosphere for them to explore.
Developing independence and fostering learning through play is our goal. Our passionate team nurtures self expression through a variety of drama, music, art and play time and we love seeing your little one gain confidence and build positive relationships with others around them.
We choose our team members based on their qualifications, experience and passion for caring for and teaching children.
All our team members are fully CRB checked, periodically assessed and fluent in the accredited EYFS teaching framework.
Here’s a little bit about each of our team members:
KATIE WALKER- Director
Katie has been working with Lowen Harts from its beginning. She specialises in early years curriculum development and creating warm, engaging environments. She is continuously seeking new and innovative ways to provide high quality programs for children. Qualified to Degree level, Katie has a myriad of experience in early years care and has worked tirelessly to provide Lowen Harts with its excellent reputation for care. High quality care, progressive learning and building relationships with parents are amongst her top priorities
Craig has an impressive history of working and volunteering with children, youth groups and the local community. Since the age of 18 he has made the caring of others his highest priority. At Lowen Harts he has Created a safe and nourishing family focused environment. He is extremely proud of the current team at Lowen Harts and is continuing to dedicate his time developing and improving the services they have on offer.
Sam Firks Manager
As a Mother with two boys of my own, I understand the importance of creating the right environment for children to play and learn. I work with our Lowen Hearts toddlers, instigating arts and crafts projects, as well as coordinating playtimes in our much loved outdoor activities area!
Shannon Massey Compliance manager
I’m the admin and paperwork expert here! I’ve been at Lowen Harts since I became an apprentice, finishing my studies in record time. I’m now a valued full time member of the team, recently promoted to head of compliance. I develop systems to ensure compliance for OFSTED and parents.
I really enjoy getting the children to participate in craft activities as well as outdoor playtime, which they love. I work a lot with the animals and the nursery dog, helping and supervising the children as they learn about animals and nature.
I look after the babies in the nursery, developing singing and teaching noises, sound and listening. I’ve been working here since I started as an apprentice, I’m now a fully qualified member of the team!
Nikita Rosavear Chef
I’m a fully qualified chef specialising in childrens nutrition. I love creating healthy and balanced menus for all of our children to ensure they’re getting the right nutrients throughout the day. This is essential to ensure they have enough energy to play and learn whilst physically developing and growing in the healthiest way possible.
I am fairly new to the team, I love being active and enjoy dance, movement and physical exercise. I enjoy doing lots of activities with the children and love being outside in our large garden. I am actively involved with the health lifestyle project and Hey project
Although I love arts and crafts, my favourite activity to organise with the children is water play.
Although I’m just about to go on maternity leave, I’m looking forward to coming back and bringing my baby with me!
I’m the newest member of the team at Lowen Harts. I work with the toddlers here teaching singing, language, art and shapes. I love the outdoor space at the nursery too, as well as all the animals, it’s great for the children.
I’m a long standing member of staff at Lowen Harts. I’m in charge of overseeing the development of our littlest guests here at the nursery! I have three children of my own and it’s my life’s passion to work with children and helping them to get the best start in life.
I’m now back at Lowen Hearts after returning from maternity leave. I’m the longest serving member here and I’m an expert in all things nursery! I help to deliver structured activities for the children and I also enjoy singing with them.
The new kid on the block. Responsible for collecting all balls in the nursery, he is also the outdoor play supervisor and our very first cuddle consultant.
With us for 2 years now entertains the children every day with his funny ways and offers companionship for all children at the setting.