About us and our staff

Welcome to Christchurch Nursery, we are a Fully Registered Private Day Care Facility for children of all abilities. Since 1991 we have been looking after your little ones with care and professionalism.
Our last Ofsted report in November 2019 rated us as "Good" showing that we are the Nursery to entrust your most precious little persons; with 40 registered places for each session, we have the staff ratio and facilities to inspire your child to take those early steps towards learning and more importantly socialising and helping your child to grow into a happy confident young person ready to go to school and take their place in society. Our staff are qualified to help children with Special Needs should this be required, but to us, all children are special and we treat them all alike.
If you would like to discuss placing your child with us or would like more information, please do contact us and we would be delighted to help you.

Thank you, Jill Leigh


Hi my name is Jill and I am the director of Christchurch Nursery which is now in its 28th year.  I am proud of all the staff members and their enthusiasm towards helping our children grow and develop ready for their school transitions.


My name is Janet and I have an NVQ Level 3. I have worked in childcare for 15 years.  I came into childcare when my children were younger and at Christ Church Nursery.  I really enjoy childcare because I get to watch our children grow in confidence and gain independence which is very rewarding, this is why I remain committed and happy to remain in childcare.


My name is Paul and I have a Foundation Degree.  I have been in Early Years for 17 years.  I am the overall Childcare Manager, Designated Safeguarding Lead and SENCO.


My name is Carly, I am the Deputy Manager for Christ Church Nursery.  I have been working at the nursery for 6 years and have been working with children for 10 years.  I have a Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies and I am a Designated Safeguarding Lead.


Hi, I'm Katie; I've been part of the Christ Church team since 2014 and have just completed my NVQ level 3.The work here is really rewarding and I really enjoy it!


My name is Ruth, I have worked for many years in the early years profession.  I have also worked in afterschool and holiday clubs.  I have a passion for working in child care and with the dedicated team at Christ Church


My name is Chloe, I am qualified to NVQ level 3 -  I have been at Christ Church since 2014 and I love working with children!!!


My name is Pippa and I 've been practising childcare and Early Years for 7 years. I have a BA Honours in Early Childhood Studies and English Literature; I am the Lead Designated Safeguarding Lead and Office Manager.

We have a fantastic team who work really well together and enjoy creating a fun, stimulating environment for our children.   


Hi my name is Yolande, I am an afterschool practitioner.  I love working with children and enjoy my job here at Christchurch.



Hi, my name is Jennifer, I came here as an apprentice and have an NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Education. I am currently in my second year studying for a BA Honours Degree in Early Years and Childhood Studies. I have a passion for working with children and want to make a difference. My ambition is to work as an au pair for families abroad!  


Hi, my name is Maria. I have been working with children aged 2-11 years which I really enjoy! I work in the After School Club and the Nursery. I have an NVQ 2 in Early Years and Education and am currently working towards my NVQ 3  


Hi my name is Charlotte, I am currently working towards my NVQ3 in childcare and education.  I am primarily an afterschool practitioner but I also cover the nursery as and when needed. I enjoy my job so much!