Sarah Felkin (Owner/Director)
Sarah has many years experience of business environments and understands the challenges of being a mum and juggling work. Sarah has been working hands on with the children since opening and is now a Level 3 Early Years Educator, she is an experienced Safeguarding lead, and although mainly office based running the business these days, still enjoys plenty of time with the children. Learning and developing skills are paramount to the nursery as a whole, Sarah believes that we should never stand still and always strive to improve and develop not only the business but as practitioners in our field.
Sarah has a business & finance qualification and spent 12 years working for a large Shropshire business, where she gained a range of experience from Customer Service, IT, Sales & Marketing, Recruitment and mentoring teams. Sarah has lived in Shropshire since her early teens and is married with a daughter.
Heidi Evans (Manager, Curriculum Lead and SenCO)
Heidi has been working with children since she qualified with her NNEB in 1996. For 15 years, she worked as a Nursery Manager in a local Montessori nursery. Over the years, she has completed her SENCO (special educational needs) training and gained a NVQ level 3. She is continuously looking to develop and has therefore attended many other courses from Safeguarding, First Aid, and Behaviour Management. She meets regularly with other professionals attending forums and updates for education, enabling her to keep up to date with ever changing legislation and enhancing good practice within in the team.
Being a mum herself has given Heidi a real empathy with how it feels to trust someone with your most precious possession.
Daniella Poole (Elves Room Leader)
Danni qualified from Yale College with a bilingual Level 3 Childcare and Education qualification. Danni speaks fluent Welsh and uses this to support children where Welsh is their first language. Danni has experience of baby, toddler and pre-school rooms. When Little Pixies opened Danni started work for us as a Nursery Nurse and has worked hard to gain new skills and progressed with us. Danni is currently studying for her Level 3 – Leadership and Management qualification. She has attended a variety of courses including Makaton, First Aid, EYFS and Development Matters. Her role at Little Pixies is working in the Elves Room and to support Heidi in mentoring other team members and leading good practice.
Laura Roberts (Imps Room Leader)
Laura joined us in 2017. Previously Laura worked at North Shropshire College as a tutor for Childcare and Education and has therefore brought with her a wealth of experience. Laura qualified in 2000 with her Level 3 Childcare and Education, then worked as a learning support assistant with children with special needs but then went on to do a teaching degree and graduated in June 2016. Currently Laura is studying Supporting Families in Education at Glyndwr University and is due to complete this January 2020. At Little Pixies, Laura is responsible for overseeing the Imps room (babies from 3 – 18 months). As a Mum of 3 herself, Laura is totally engaged with how important it is that sensory play is essential in developing and all areas of learning.
Natalie Ingham (Sprites Room Leader)
Nat studied her Level 3 Childcare and Education Qualification at Newtown College and has previous experience working with babies up to primary age children. She has also spent time working with children with additional needs on a one to one basis. Nat is now our Room Leader in Sprites (18 months-2 ½ year old) and has been with us since November 2015. Whilst at Little Pixies Nat has completed a variety of courses including, Mark Making, Exemplary Practice with Toddlers and First Aid qualifications. Nat particularly enjoys music and movement with the children and really loves to encourage their developing imaginations.
Laura Bostock (Elves Room Leader)
Laura and has worked at Little Pixies since October 2017. Now Room Leader in the Elves Room (2 ½ – Pre School) Laura is spending time gaining her qualifications and is just completing her Level 3 Childcare and Education. Although Laura’s background isn’t in Childcare she has always aspired to work within this sector. An Aunty to two young nephews who are part of the Pixies family, Laura is very creative and thoroughly enjoys this aspect of child development. Laura has been instrumental in introducing Makaton (using signs and symbols to help people communicate) to the Elves room over the last year and it has become a huge success, assisting both practitioners and children – particularly those who find it slightly more difficult, to develop their communications skills in a positive way.