Our Staff Team

Mrs Williams

Hi, I am Mrs Williams and I am the Nursery Business Administrator. I have been in childcare for many years working in different settings from Early Years to Family Support and working in Children Centres. My main love and joy is my family, especially my 4 year old granddaughter. When not spending time with my family I enjoy long walks.

Mrs Kaced

Hello! My name is Joanne Kaced I have one of the best jobs in the world spending my day with amazing people and children. I’m lucky to spend time at both Heyhouses Nursery and Heyhouses School teaching children across the Foundation Stage. I have two gorgeous girls who would love a dog but instead we have two goldfish. I love being creative and especially enjoy being in the outdoors, both at work and in my spare time.

Mrs Holdsworth

I am Mrs Holdsworth and I work in the office with Mrs Brown, I am the main contact for the After School & Breakfast Clubs which operate for nursery children and those children who are in Reception and Year 1 at Heyhouses Primary School. I started working in nursery at the same time as my little boy joined Heyhouses Nursery, in 2014. In my spare time I love going for long walks on the beach with my dog.

Miss Kelly

My name is Miss Kelly, I started work here in 2001 and I am a Senior Nursery Nurse. I have a daughter called Eva who attends Heyhouses C of E Primary School. I really enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Mrs Lamb

My name is Mrs Lamb. I have worked at Heyhouses Nursery since October 2020. At Nursery I especially enjoy reading stories with the children, my favourite book is Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. I have a lovely daughter called Charlotte who attends Heyhouses C of E primary school. I really enjoy spending time with my family and friends and taking my adorable little dog Sukey for walks on the beach.

Mrs Knight

My special job in nursery is key person to the Forest Group. At nursery I especially enjoy reading stories, singing songs, baking and getting messy in the creative area. My favourite book is Stick Man. I like spending time with my family, going to the beach and to the park. I enjoy visiting friends and family.

Miss Whiteside

My name is Miss Whiteside and I have worked at Heyhouses Nursery since July 2017. I am part of the Beach group, we love singing and playing musical instruments. I am also the After School & Breakfast Club Leader working not only with the nursery children but also children who are in Reception and Year 1 at the primary school. I have a daughter who attends Heyhouses School and in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and reading.

Mrs. Naylor

Hi, I am Mrs Naylor and I am a Qualified Nursery Assistant. My role is to prepare the snacks and serve lunches and keep the nursery clean and tidy. I love playing with the children and, as I was born in Brazil, English is my second language so the children really help me with my words, they are great teachers.

Mrs. Ward

My name is Mrs Ward, I have work at Heyhouses since 2002. I am the Deputy Manager working closely with Mrs Kaced and Miss Whiteside to lead and support the team. I am also the Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo). I have grown up children and five grandchildren who I love to spend time with. I enjoy working with the children as every day is so different.

Miss Porter

My name is Miss Porter and I started working at Heyhouses Nursery in January 2019. I enjoy getting to know all the children and love story time where I like to read to the children with many different character voices! Outside of Nursery I have been involved in Scouting for the past 14 years and I run a local Beavers group. I also enjoy spending time outdoors, going for long walks, canoeing and archery.

Mrs. Swarbrick

Hello, my name is Mrs Swarbrick. After my son left Heyhouses Nursery in July 2010 I loved it so much that I stayed on as a volunteer! I studied and achieved my Level 2 in Early Years and then did Level 3. Shortly afterwards a vacancy became available for a Nursery Nurse. I applied for the post and was delighted to be offered the position. I especially enjoy music and creative activities and seeing the children grow and develop during their time here at Heyhouses Nursery.

Miss Surtees

I have worked at Heyhouses Nursery since 2015. I work with Miss Whiteside to lead the Breakfast Club and I work closely with the two year olds. I have 2 daughters who both attend Heyhouses C of E Primary School. I work within the ‘Penguins’ group and thoroughly enjoy my role as the Two Year Old Co-ordinator. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family.

Miss Strother

My name is Miss Strother, I have been volunteering at Nursery for the past 5 years and from September 2019 have become a permanent member of staff, working with the After School Club. I am an ex pupil of Heyhouses Primary, and also do welfare work at a local primary school. In my spare time I enjoy running, going to the gym and I continue my voluntary work at Aspired Futures, a local childrens' charity.

Miss James

Hi, my name is Miss James

Mrs. Lennon

Hello, my name is Mrs Lennon.