Our Staff


Pre-School Manager

I joined Smart Start in November 2018. I have 20 years experience in Childcare where I began working as a Nursery Nurse from leaving college. I have spent a number of years as a nursery manager during which time I achieved a level 5 qualification in Early Years.


I have two children of my own, one of which attended Smart Start. 


Deputy Pre-School Manager

My name is Fiona and I have been working at Smart Start since June 2019.


Prior to this, I have worked with children for 11 years. I really enjoy the challenge that the job brings as well as getting to know little ones and their families.


I live in the nearby village of Riccall with my husband and our 3 children Lauren, Harry and Jessica. We also have 2 cats called tigger and Lenny and 2 rabbits named Fluffy and Louie.


In my spare time, I love getting out and about with my family and friends, discovering new places along with trips to the cinema and restaurants. 

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Early Years Practitioner

I’m Becca and I’ve been in childcare for over 12 years.


I started out in nursery settings and more recently I ran my own nannying business.


I genuinely love working with children and enjoy helping each child meet their own potential whilst having fun every day.

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Early Years Practitioner

I joined Smart Start in July 2018 and I am currently doing a Level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma. 

Before starting at Smart Start I have been working in a school as a Teaching Assistant, MSA and working one to one with a boy with SEN. 

I live in Thorpe Willoughby with my partner, two children and our dog. I love working with children and watching them grow and learn, knowing I have helped them achieve this. It gives me so much pride!