We are here for your child and you

Our work has one clear focus: your child's individual needs. In order for us to support your child's development in the best possible way, we employ people with different educational training backgrounds. They all attend regular further training courses, which enable them to bring new ideas and proposals to their daily work - ideas that will also benefit your child!

 

Find out more about our staff.

 

Ellen Lloyd-Wilson

Director and Owner of Little Stars Deeside Ltd

 

Joined Little Stars Deeside Ltd in

2008

 

E-Mail: ellen@littlestarsdeeside.com

 

A Note From Ellen

I qualified as a Nursery Nurse at Yale College in 1998 and started work in a nursery with 2-3 year olds. I enjoyed my role and enjoyed watching the children play, learn and develop. I progressed to Team Leader then Manager. I stayed with the same company for 9 years, then decided I would like a change. I worked in a school for a year as a teaching assistant, but missed being with the younger children. Then an opportunity came along to take over this nursery. I went into partnership with Julie in July 2008, and we aimed to have a purpose built yet homely setting. I believe we have a strong, caring team that encourages the children to participate in a variety of activities, where they develop and learn in a safe, secure environment. I am very proud of what we have achieved at Little Stars since taking over in 2008 and feel we have a strong team who work well together. I thoroughly enjoy my role at the nursery and have a good bond with the children, staff and parents. Our aim is to provide a homely setting where children can develop in all areas, where children's needs come first and parents needs are met by offering as much flexibility as is needed for the parents to return to work with complete trust and confidence in knowing their children are happy and safe. 

Kelly Louise Davies

Nursery Manager

 

(MATERNITY - FEBRUARY 2015 - JULY 2015)

 

Joined Little Stars

July 2008

 

E-Mail: littlestarsdeesideltd@googlemail.com

 

A Note From Kelly

I am a founding member of the Little Stars team. My journey began in the Red Room where I worked as part of a team with my own keychildren. I loved watching the children grow and develop, taking part in fun activities.

 

I was given the opportunity to move to Yellow room with my key children. This enabled me to continue to watch the children grow and develop. I thoroughly enjoyed my role whilst gaining knowledge of a different age range and planned daily routine. I enjoyed planning for the individual needs of the children and caring for them on a day to day basis.

 

In 2010 I started my training alongside Ellen to take on a more senior role to which I am established in today. Although managing the day to day running of the nursery took me away from the direct care of the children I still like to keep involved and up to date with the development of all the children and of course see their characters :-) I feel I have an excellent rapport with parents, staff and children within the nursery. I’d like to think of myself as an approachable person. I enjoy gaining new knowledge by going on courses. I have gained my NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for children’s learning and development, which has contributed to my confidence in delivering the best possible care to the children whilst motivitating a strong team of nursery nurses and being involved in their care and development on a daily basis. 

 

I am the main responsible individual for the children's rotas and I am always around for queries on fees and invoices. I monitor the care that is being offered at the nursery on a daily basis and ensure each child is welcomed and cared for to a high standard.

 

Tina Bentley

Finance Administrator

 

Joined Little Stars

July 2008

 

E-Mail: tina@littlestarsdeeside.com

 

A Note from Tina

I joined Little Stars when they took over. I'm the finance administrator who looks after all the payments, fees and invoicing. If you have any queries, get in touch with me here! I work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am - 3pm. I am often the voice on the other end of the phone if you call to see how your little ones are doing. I am based in the office but often go for a peek around the rooms to see the children having fun. I thoroughly enjoy my job and as a plus, the children make this a fun place to be.

 

Becky Medenica

Deputy Manager

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars 

July 2009



A Note From Becky

I have worked throughout all the rooms here at Little Stars. However I have been based in the Blue Room since 2012. I have a great relationship with all of the parents and children at nursery. I bring many qualitites and years of experience to the nursery. I am a naturally caring and hardworking individual who thrives on watching the children learn and develop to the next stages, I build good relationships with the children and parents in my care. I love messy, creative play and really enjoy circle time with the children, singing songs and reading stories. My little boy Michael came to Little Stars from 9 months old and stayed until he went to big school in September 2013. I loved picking him up at the end of the day. He couldn't wait to tell me what he had been up to during his day at nursery. He grew in confidence and formed a very close relationship with both staff and children whilst he was at Little Stars. Bringing Michael to Little Stars was the best choice for us. My daughter Isla-Mae also attended Little Stars, some would say she certainly was the boss here, she is full of character and all the children knew her name! She was like a member of the team as she loved being the helper.

 

I was previously the Blue Room leader but I have recently handed over my role to my deputy room leader Jodie. I now support Ellie & Kelly in their role as the nursery managers. I am responsible for ensuring all of the nursery policies and procedures are kept up to date and contribute fully to ensure we keep to the highest standard of care that is being offered. I conduct the staff recruitment process and in house staff training. We have developed a training manual to ensure any new members that joins the Little Stars team have support in all areas of training during their trial period. In the absense of the managers I take overall responsibility for the running of the nursery and ensuring the children are happy, stimulated and well cared for in our safe and homely environment. I am always available should any parents need any help or support. Although I am not included in the room ratios, I do cover within all of the rooms when required to ensure staff ratios are met. I love to be within the nursery working in the rooms and being able to be with all of the children.



Karralynne Barber

Nursery Nurse

Part time - 32 hours

(MATERNITY - JANUARY 2012 - JANUARY 2013)

(MATERNITY - MAY 2013 - MAY 2014)

 

Joined Little Stars 

May 2009

 

A Note From Karralynne

I have over 10 years' experience of working and caring for children and have worked here at Little Stars for 9 years. I have been lucky enough to have 3 of my very own children, all of which make me a very proud Mummy. My children attended Little Stars and were so happy here. They made so many memories that will stay with them forever. They often come to visit in the school holidays so they can see all of their friends and staff for a catch up and a play date. I work 4 days a week Tuesday to Friday. During my time at Little Stars I have been on maternity leave twice and on my return I increased my days from 2 days to 4 days. Whilst working 2 days a week I worked in all rooms, when working in pre-school I used to like helping the children become ready for ‘big’ school, but since increasing my days I am now based in the baby room working alongside Louise and Shelley. I love having a sense of belonging in the baby room and enjoy helping them grow and develop into confident movers before transferring to the blue room. I really enjoy planning lots of sensory activities for the babies and getting a little messy! My favourite is jelly play, watching them explore the textures and smell, whilst having a little taste too.

Marie-Louise Williams

Nursery Nurse

Full-Time

 

Joined Little Stars

October 2017

 

A note from Marie-Louise

I have NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, learning and development and have worked with children for over 9 years. I have lots of experience in children's day nurseries and children's clubs in holiday destinations. I took some time out when I had my little girl. After this I did some relief work covering in schools and pre-schools.

 

I was originally based in Yellow room where I supported the team in there on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and covering lunches 11-2 on a Monday and Friday. I had my own key children in yellow room which I loved.

 

When a full-time position became available in the baby room I knew this was the position for me. I love to work with all age groups but I wanted to experience a different age group. I am really enjoying working in the baby room and have my own growing list of key children who I love watching grow and develop every day.

 

I love working with children. Helping to develop their abilities further and encouraging them to play and join in with our fun filled activities.

 

Shelley Murray

Nursery Nurse

Part-time

(MATERNITY - MAY 2017 - Feb 2018)

 

Joined Little Stars

July 2008 - September 2011

March 2014 - To Date

 

A Note from Shelley

I joined Little Stars originally in July 2008 where I gained my NVQ level 3 in child care. I worked in the baby room up until September 2011 as I left to go to university to further my knowledge in education and childhood studies. I returned to Little Stars in March 2014 as I missed being with the younger children and being part of their development. I have worked with children from the age of 16 and it is something I very much enjoy. I get great satisfaction in planning activities that will benefit your child’s learning and development as well as having a great time. I also like to take these fun filled activities outside for the children to enjoy in the fresh air. I like to think of myself as a caring person and I enjoy making sure all children’s needs are met and that they enjoy their time at nursery. I helped to set up a new baby room at Little Stars to meet the needs of the younger babies who join us. I am a naturally caring individual who hopefully helps parents to have a smooth transition when returning to work and leaving their precious children in our care. I work 3 days a week. I work in the baby room every Monday and Friday where I have my own key children. On my third day I support other rooms throughout the nursery.

 

I have a little boy now who also comes to Little Stars. Jaxson loves the baby room. He has so much fun each time he is here. He has made lots of friends and made lovely bonds with the staff. Jaxson will always greet people with a big smile whenever he sees anyone and likes to help new friends settle in by showing them the ropes.

 

Jodie Postlewhite

Team Leader

Nursery Nurse

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars

February 2016

 

A Note From Jodie

After qualifying from Deeside College in 2013 with a level 3 BTEC qualification in childcare I applied at Little Stars nursery because I enjoy working with children and helping to ensure they are happy and nurtured. I enjoy planning and implementing a variety of activities with the children and enjoy getting messy with them too. I am based in blue room and have my own key children. I supported Becky in her role whilst she was the room leader and in January 2018 I took over as the blue room team leader. I have a great team that supports me. Together we ensure the children have lots of fun every day and have a large variety of stimulating and messy activities to enjoy. I am always here for the parents if they need any help or support and am always happy to help.

 

Amy Price

Deputy Team Leader

Nursery Nurse

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars 

September 2008



A note from Amy

When I first started at Little Stars they had not long opened, although a quiet nursery at the time I was excited to be part of the team and contributing to their growth. I have loved watching the nursery go from strength to strength and feel proud to be part of its success. In my service time I have indeed become a Mum myself to my beautiful daughter, who also attends Little Stars. I went from full time, returned part time from maternity leave, and now I am back to full time and based in Blue Room.

 

I just love making story time enjoyable at nursery. I love hearing the children join in with the stories; they especially enjoy my character voices and animal noises. I enjoy song time and encouraging the children to join in by missing words out and the children filling in the blanks. You should see how all the children enjoy joining me in my crazy dancing, jumping all around the room. Sometimes I even dress up in the children's fancy dress outfits! I love getting the puppets out and making all sorts of different noises to encourage the children to join in. I always put the children's needs first and I am sensitive to the children's feelings and like to feel I put the parent’s minds at ease when leaving the children in our care.

 

I have recently been given the opportunity to take on more responsibility to help and support Jodie in her role as team leader. I work alongside Jodie as her deputy team leader and together we support the staff in Blue room. I’m looking forward to this and gaining more knowledge and experience along the way.



Alex Peters

Nursery Nurse

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars

October 2017

 

I have 4 years’ experience working with children. I was based in the Red room full time when I first joined Little Stars. I have a very caring and sensitive nature. Children love to come to me for a cuddle and quiet time when they need. I love to read stories to the children and can do some every good impression’s. I enjoy creating sensory play activities and the children really enjoy them too. I am easy to talk to and happy to help any parents with potty training and settling them into nursery.

 

After working in Red room for 12 months I decided I wanted to experience working with younger children. A position became available in Blue room so I put myself forward. I wanted to learn new skills and experience a different age group. I have settled well into Blue room and have formed great relationships with the children and parents already. I look forward to sharing all of my ideas with the Blue room team and look forward to all of the fun to be had.

Rebecca Powell

Nursery Nurse

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars

October 2017

 

A note From Becca

 

I joined back at Little Stars after leaving to look after the elderly but I realised my heart lay with looking after children. Once I had my little boy I decided I would like to return to childcare. My little boy attends Little Stars. I love to see how much he has grown and developed since he joined. He is so friendly and you will often hear him shouting 'Hiya!' to everybody he sees.

 

I’m sensitive and attentive to the needs of each child. I’m creative and really enjoy making special cards for the children and their families. If the craft has lots of glitter, don’t blame me hehe. I’m like a glitter fairy. I’m a big kid at heart and love to dance around with the children.

Lara Davies

Team Leader

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars

September 2014

 

A Note from Lara

After volunteering at the nursery, I was delighted when a full time position became available. I felt I had become part of the nursery's team and I decided to officially become a member of staff. I worked towards completing my childcare qualification, first in Level 2 then quickly moved on to complete my Level 3, which I feel was a great achievement. I have always been told I have a good personality to be around the children and have always been interested in gaining the qualification; I was made up when this opportunity came along at Little Stars as I already felt part of the team. I bring fun and laughter to the nursery setting. I love spending time with all the children in each room and enjoy their interaction from the littlest to the biggest. I have a good personality to be around the children. I love getting involved in all activities and watching the children enjoy themselves while learning and developing new skills and experiences.

 

 

In September 2017 I became the team leader in the Red Room. I have a great team that support me. Their all very bubbly and energetic which is perfect for our age group.

Siobhaun Lovelock-Rule

Deputy Team Leader

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars

October 2015

 

A Note from Shauny

I studied childcare for three years before qualifying with a Level 3 qualification. I have been on numerous placements whilst training but my first job is here. I love being part of the Little Stars team. I enjoy getting to know new parents and most of all the children during their earlier stages of settling in. I am a confident, friendly individual who always brings fun and laughter in to the room. I create strong bonds with the children in my care. I am based in the Red Room full time and have my own key children. I've always been willing to learn and expand on my experiences. I always have a smile for every staff member, parent and child I see.

 

I now support Lara in her role as the team leader. Together we make sure that the staff and children have everything they need to enjoy their day.

 

Amber French

Nursery Nursery

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars

March 2016

 

A Note From Amber

I qualified in 2011 and over the last few years I have worked in a care home looking after the elderly but my main goal was to get myself a full time position in a children’s day nursery. After visiting Little Stars for a walk around, I instantly took a liking to the nursery and after being successful at interview, I was offered a position here. I work full time in Red Room and have my own key children.  I get involved in all the planning and activities within the room and my kind nature means the children trust me and form good bonds with me. Not only do I have great relationships with my key children but also with all the children in my care.

 

Chloe Postle

Nursery Nurse

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars

April 2018

 

A note from Chloe

I have recently joined the Little Stars team. I have my level 3 qualification in childcare. Whilst I am completing training, you may see me in different rooms throughout the nursery as I build my knowledge and understanding of Little Stars; however I will be mainly based in red room. At the moment I assist the girls with all the children’s daily care. I enjoy craft the most, I love getting messy especially painting and making beautiful pictures to go home. I also enjoy water play. I would describe myself as bubbly, friendly and fun. If you see me, feel free to say hello. I am slowly getting to meet of the parents but if I haven’t met you yet then hopefully we will get to meet soon. I am always happy to help.

Louise Williams

Team Leader

Nursery Nurse

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars 

April 2012

Maternity July 2016 - Jan 2017



A Note From Louise

I joined Little Stars in April 2012 and I was based in yellow room. As the room leader I was responsible for delivering early year’s education and preparing the children for big school. I worked closely with the early entitlement team to ensure the children in our care are working towards the early year’s curriculum.

 

After returning from maternity leave in January 2017 I transferred from yellow room to baby room and now I am baby room team leader. I work full time meaning I am always available to speak to parents should they need any help or advice. I am very passionate about delivering quality care and strive to work well settling in new parents and babies into nursery life. In baby room we work hard to meet your individual needs as well as having plenty of snuggles and singing lots of nursery rhymes. I am supported by Karralynne and Shelley in the baby room.

 

In September 2018 the position for Yellow room team leader became available. After some consideration I decided to apply and return to my roots in Pre-school! I thrive when working with the Foundation Phase and truly believe pre-school provides the best for your children as they prepare to start school. 

 

I am very lucky to have my little boy at Little Stars. Jacob loves his time at nursery. He joined the nursery in January 2017 and is now in the blue room. He has made so many friends and has so much fun each day. He loves to get stuck in with messy activities and I love to receive pictures of the mess he has been making.

 

I also support the managers with their duties and staff recruitment and training.

Jess Smallwood

Nursery Nurse

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars 

March 2012

MATERNITY Nov 2018 - 



A Note From Jess

I have been at the nursery for many years and love watching it grow and develop. I really enjoy my time at Little Stars, so much so that I'm not a big fan of taking time off!! I enjoy making up different games for the children to play. I love going outside and looking for bugs with the children and getting involved in lots of different activities. We often like to pretend we are going on a bear hunt, or we go in search of the Gruffalo. I love art and craft, the messier the better!! I like seeing the children having fun with paint and seeing each child's different personalities. My speciality is organising spontaneous activities as well as planning fun filled creative ones. I create strong bonds with all the children in my care. I love watching the children play and see then interacting with each other. For four years I was based in Red Room, when my key children were on the move to Yellow Room I thought I would try transferring with them to spend some time in the next room. I enjoyed it that much that when an opportunity came for me to transfer in there full time I went for it. Although at first I was apprehensive, because I had always enjoyed my time in Red Room, (and I'm not a big fan of change), I now feel that I made a good choice. I enjoy working with the pre-school children and love being part of the forest school planning and developing the outdoor area. I feel privileged to be part of the children's final months before they transfer to ‘Big School’ and hopefully contribute positively to ensure a smooth transition to their next big adventure.

 

Emma King

Nursery Nurse

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars

November 2015

 

A note from Emma

I studied childcare for two years before qualifying with a Level 3 qualification. I have been on numerous placements whilst training and have done some maternity cover in another nursery before finding myself a full time position here at Little Stars. I am excited to be part of Little Stars. I am based in the Yellow Room and enjoy spending time with the children. I have formed strong relationships with all the children and parents in the room especially my key children and their parents. I enjoy planning craft activities and teaching the children the skills they require to create their masterpieces. I am a naturally helpful, caring and very approachable person. With my kind caring personality, I hope to make the children feel at ease with me, especially when on a transition from Red Room.

Neve Flavin

Nursery Apprentice

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars

October 2017

 

A note from Neve

Hi! I'm Neve. I joined Little Stars to begin my career in childcare. I have begun working towards my NVQ Level 2 in childcare. I have covered in all of the rooms within the nursery to help develop my knowledge and understanding. I am now based in Yellow room. I have my own key children who I am responsible for. I really enjoyed covering all of the different age groups however pre-school was my favourite room.

 

I really enjoy fine motor skills activities. Play-dough is a favourite of mine. I like to teach the children how to model and create different things using tools and their imagination. I am a very caring and comforting person. The children will always come to me if they need a cuddle. I work well with the parents to give them quality feedback about their child’s day and keep them informed of their development. I look shy at first but please come and say hello, I am very friendly and talkative. Once I have completed my Level 2 qualification I will then be progressing onto my Level 3.

Liza Powell

Nursery Nurse

Part time - 30 hours

 

Joined Little Stars

April 2010

 

A Note From Liza

I first started work at Little Stars as dinner time cover, but enjoyed my time here so much I enrolled onto a child care course to gain a qualification in something I love doing. I am a fluent Welsh speaker and love to encourage the language here at the nursery. I help and support the staff with their knowledge of Welsh to promote to the children throughout the whole nursery. I always talk to the children in Welsh who are fluent Welsh during play activities and everyday conversations. I also like to talk to the parents in Welsh too. Little Stars is the first nursery I ever worked at. Before deciding to become a nursery nurse I was a full time stay at home Mum. I have 3 beautiful daughters, who make me very proud. I cover within all of the rooms throughout the nursery.





Sian Batt

Head Chef

Part-Time

 

Joined Little Stars

December 2015

 

A note from Sian

I am the head chef here at Little Stars. My children used to attend Little Stars when they were younger. I have many years’ experience being a chef and managing a kitchen. In the kitchen I am supported by Kasia and Carol. Together we are the Kitchen team. I work Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

 

Kasia Foit

Nursery Cook

Part Time

 

Joined Little Stars

November 2015

 

A Note From Kasia

I am the Nursery cook within the nursery and I work every Monday and Thursday full days and Friday afternoons. I ensure I cook fresh meals for the children each day and I am happy to see all the children enjoy their meals. Feel free to pop  in to the kitchen to say hello.

Carol Massey

House Keeper and Kitchen Assistant

Part Time

 

Joined Little Stars

January 2018

 

A note from Carol

As well as my housekeeping duties I assist the rooms with mealtimes. I love interacting with the children, helping them to use their cutlery and having conversations with them at meal times. I like the feeling of knowing I have helped a child to develop a new skill through encouragement at meal times. I am a very caring person who likes to take out to speak to the children and listen to their lovely stories about how their day has been and what they have been doing. They do make me giggle at times. I also assist the chef’s in the kitchen, covering for holidays and preparing the children’s snack teas. I enjoy preparing yummy meals for the children.

 

Faye Gelder

Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Part-Time 30 hours

 

Joined Little Stars

July 2018

 

A note from Faye

I am very excited to be a part of the Little Stars team. I have been made to feel very welcome here by the staff, children and parents to whom I am very grateful. I have over 9 years’ experience of working in a childcare setting and have gained several qualifications along the way including a Level 3 Diploma in Playgroup studies, basic Welsh language, paediatric first aid and many others. I am looking forward to my future here at Little Stars and if you see me around please say 'Hello', I will be more than happy to introduce myself.

 

Lauren Wood

Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Full-time

 

Joined Little Stars

July 2018

 

A note from Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren. I have recently joined the team at Little Stars as an apprentice. I will soon be working towards my NVQ Level 2 once I have completed my Little Stars training manual. I am looking forward to learning everything about childcare. I have a natural, caring instinct towards others. I love messy craft and play. I also enjoy singing using the puppets as extras which the children really enjoy. I will be covering in all of the rooms during my apprentiship to develop my knowledge and understanding of childcare. Please come and say hello to me if you see me around. I am very friendly and bubbly and love to talk to people.

 

Natalie Haycock

Nursery Assistant

Full-Time

 

Joined Little Stars

October 2018

 

A note from Natalie

Hi, I'm Natalie. I have recently joined the Little Stars family. I gained my NVQ Level 2 in April 2011. After taking some time out of Childcare to explore different career paths I realised that my heart has always been in Childcare. I am looking forward to gaining my NVQ Level 3. Whilst I complete my training you may see me covering in the different rooms within the nursery. I am hoping to be mainly based within the Blue Room. If you see me around, feel free to say 'Hello'. I hope to you all soon.

 

 

Yvonne Ecob

Nursery Nurse

Full-Time

 

Joined Little Stars

October 2018

 

A note from Yvonne

Hi, my name is Yvonne and I will be working in the Yellow room. I have over 20 years' experience working in childcare. I am very passionate about helping and supporting the development of children in their early years. I enjoy setting out exciting activities for the children and watching them play, enjoy and learn. I look forward to meeting all the parents in the Yellow room and parents of the children in the surrounding rooms. If you see me please say hello, I would love to introduce myself and get to know everybody more. 

 

Lindsay Williams

Nursery Nurse

Full-Time

 

Joined Little Stars

October 2018

 

A note from Lindsay

I have recently joined the Little Stars team and will be based in the Red room. I have my BTEC Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development and have 8 years’ experience working in a nursery setting. I have recently taken on my own key children in Red room and look forward to on more key children in the new year. I enjoy working with children and helping them to grow and develop. I enjoy arts and crafts and love outdoor play. If you see me around and we haven’t met yet, please come and say hello. I’m very friendly and love to talk to new people.

 

Natalie Kaye Edwards

Nursery Nurse

Full-Time

 

Joined Little Stars

November 2018

 

A note from Kaye

I have recently joined Little Stars and feel very welcomed by all the staff and children. I have a CACHE Level 3 in children’s care, learning and development and, have studied 2 years in primary education. I have worked in a nursery and school setting before but enjoyed being with the younger children and watching them explore and learn new things. I have also worked in an outdoor activity centre so love taking the children outside regardless of weather, as long as they’re wrapped up warm. I’m a really caring and thoughtful person who puts the children’s needs first. 
I currently spend time in all the different rooms watching and learning how each room works. If you see me around please say hello, I’m trying to get to know all of the parents and the children. 
 

Contact Us:

Tel: 01244 280020

 

E-Mail: info@littlestarsdeeside.com

 

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Monday  to  Friday.

7.30am - 6.00pm

Address

Unit 69

Third Avenue

Zone 2

Deeside Ind Park

Flintshire

CH5 2LA

 

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