Our Staff

All of the info you need to know about the people that make The Secret Garden the special place it is


Sylvia Dobson·(Director)

Nursery manager since 2009 and has been with the nursery in a managerial role for over 10 years.

Early Years Foundation Degree


Chantell Walker

Assistant Manager and has been with nursery for over 10 years·

Early Years Foundation Degree


Mary Parnham

Floor manager and Language Lead, Mary has been with nursery for over 14 years

NVQ·level 4 in Childcare


Katie Hickling

Floor manager, Katie has been with the nursery for over 15 years

NVQ level 4 in Childcare


Diane Duporte

Floor manager with over 20 years’ service at the nursery

NVQ level 3 in Childcare


Nursery Nurses

NVQ level 3

Sally Ann Bradley – 20 years’ service

Sam Richardson - 4 years’ service

Abbie Richardson – 4 years’ service

Sabrina West – 3 years’ service

Shannon Ingle – 3 years’ service

Laura Richmond - 2 years’ service

Alice Watterson, 2 years’ service

Georgia Beeley Robertson – 2 years’ service



Laura Orr

Megan Tattersall

Cherie Clement

Keely Stenton