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"Welcoming to everyone, personable to each child, observations and planning, thoughtfulness of each child’s uniqueness."

Our Passionate and Dedicated Team

The warm, friendly, and dedicated team help to make Jordans Village Nursery School outstanding and is one of its key strengths. We have an experienced team of teachers and most of us are former parents at the nursery. Everyone works extremely well together to provide high-quality teaching. Everyone attends regular training and we are all qualified in paediatric first aid and child protection. Each member of the team has responsibility for particular areas of the nursery's provision. We adhere to the government and LEA SEND code of practice.


When your child starts nursery they will be assigned a key person. The key person will work with you to ensure your child's transition into nursery goes smoothly. Each child is individual and it is important to work at a pace that suits them. The key person's relationship with your child will help them feel happy and secure whilst at nursery.


'the key person system is exceptional. Children form secure, emotional attachments...they meet individual needs extremely well and help build their confidence.'

(OFSTED report)


The key person will work with your child to progress them through the 3 prime areas of learning onto the 4 specific areas. The key person makes regular observations which can be viewed on Tapestry, our online report system. Upon entry you will be sent a passcode for your child's online journal. All observations and reports will be available to be viewed at any time. Please add comments or observations of your own to your child's journal. The journal is an interactive, live documentation of your child's progression, growth and learning.

Meet The Team


Lisa Ballard - Nursery Manager

Lisa is the Nursery Manager. She joined the nursery in September 2004. She holds a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare. Lisa deals with all the day to day areas of running the nursery. 


Liza Langton - Assistant Manager

Liza is the Assistant Manager. She joined the nursery in September 2006. She has a level 3 Diploma in Childcare. Liza is the SENCO lead and provides support for children with SEN. Liza also looks after the website. Please contact Liza with any website input or submissions.


Chrissie Driscoll

Chrissie joined us September 2020. Chrissie has a level 3 Diploma in Childcare. Chrissie has been a foster carer for many years and has undertaken many child care training courses. Chrissie has also been a child minder.


Lisa Dandecker

Lisa joined the nursery team  in January 2020. She has previously been a childminder and has relevant childcare training. She is a Girl Guide leader at a nearby Brownie Pack.


Lorraine Doyle

Lorraine joined our team initially as a volunteer. She joined the permanent staff in September 2021.


Nicola Coyne

Nicola joined the nursery in September 2009. She is a qualified teacher. Nicola is our Child Protection Officer. Nicola, with Sam, organises our termly concerts.


Susan Lawrence

Susan joined the nursery in September 2014. She is a qualified teacher. Susan looks after our library, ensuring we have a broad range of books covering all areas of learning whilst reflecting the cultural diversity of the nursery children. Susan also assists Liza with support for children with SEN.


Natalie Nasr

Natalie joined the nursery, initially as a Learning Assistant and then as part of the permanent team in September 2023. She is a qualified teacher.


Liz Phillips - Finance Mgr

Liz deals with all monetary matters. She is happy to assist parents with their BCC funding. You can contact Liz at


Sam Pettit

Sam joined the nursery in September 2003. She is our Communications Lead. She has a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare. Sam, with Nicola, organises our termly concerts. Sam also liaises with our parent fundraising team to help raise money for the nursery.


Julie Leonard - Admissions Mgr

Julie looks after admissions and reservations for sessions for your child. You can contact Julie at

Chris Drury

Chris worked for many years at the nursery. She is now a very dedicated bank/voluntary member of staff who regularly helps at nursery.  Chris has a Level 3 diploma in Childcare.


Clare Hodgson

Clare is our pianist, who comes in regularly to play for the children. She also plays at all our concerts.

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