Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified

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Andrea Wright

Director and Qualified Early Years Educator Little Elms Babies Leader

Andrea Wright is a fully qualified Early Years Educator with 28 years experience, 24 years of which have been in senior supervisory and management roles in a variety of settings.  Andrea has led and managed an outstanding and successful pre-school and has a number of supporting qualifications including paediatric first aid and SENCO.


Chloe Bailey

Supply Early Years Educator 

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Sarah Vanner

Director and Qualified Teacher.

 Saplings group leader

Sarah Vanner is an accomplished Qualified Early Years Teacher with 22 years experience.  During her career she has held a variety of posts including Foundation Stage leader and Early Years Lead teacher in a primary school and was also a member of the Senior Leadership Team.  Sarah has worked in a range of early years settings including pre-schools and private day nurseries.  Sarah also works for Nottingham Trent University as an Early Years Lecturer.

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Rosie King


Leah Merrington

Early Years Teacher.  Seedlings group leader

Rosie has a first class honours degree in Early Years and Psychology and has Early Years Teacher Status.  She has been a toddler room leader and acting assistant manager in a private day nursery.

Rosie decided to go to Nottingham Trent University in 2018 and over the duration of her course, she completed both paid work and placement experiences in a variety of settings, working with children across all ages in the Early Years.

Leah has a PGCE in Early Years Initial Teacher Training and Early Years Teacher Status.  She was awarded Outstanding Academic Achievement for the work involved in her qualification. She has multiple years experience as a room leader in both a toddler room and a pre-school room.

Leah attended Nottingham Trent University in 2020 for her PGCE.  During this time, she gained experience through placements in  a variety of Early Years ages and Key Stage one.

Early Years Teacher.  Sprouts group leader

Chloe is a level three early years educator and she covers when our staff members are off due to illness or staff training.

Chloe has previously been a baby room leader and an assistant manager in a day nursery.

Chloe is currently training to be a nurse.