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 started out working in the Red room with 1-2 year old children, after a year of being in that room it was time for me to move onto the Yellow room with my key children, which was really nice as I got to watch the children grow and learn for two years. I enjoyed my role and enjoyed watching the children play, learn and develop. I enjoyed planning for the individual needs of the children and caring for them on a day to day basis. In 2010 I became more surplus in the numbers and training alongside Ellen to take on a more senior role within Little Stars. I take my job role seriously and  I cover staff holidays or on the odd occasion staff sickness. I enjoy this time working back in the rooms and seeing how the children are developing. I feel I have an excellent rapport with all parents, staff and children within the nursery. I’d like to think of myself as and approachable person. I enjoy gaining new knowledge by going on courses. I have recently 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 9:30am - 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.

 

Shelley Murray

Team Leader

Nursery Nurse

Full time

(MATERNITY - MAY 2017 -

 

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.

 

Louise Williams

Team Leader

Nursery Nurse

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars 

April 2012



A Note From Louise

I have worked with children for nearly 4 years and completed both my level 2 and 3 in childrens care, learning and development. I joined Little Stars in April 2012 and I am based in yellow room. I am room leader and I am responsible for delevering early years education and preparing the chidlren for big school. I work closely with the early entitlment team to ensure the children in our care are working towards the early years curriculum. We love having chats and tea parties in the homecorner and making lots of noise with musical instruments.  We deliver quality care and learning to the everyday practices whilst the children enjoy lots of learning through play. I love to watch the children grow and develop into independant learners.

 



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 liitle stars for 7 years .I have been lucky enough to have 3 of my very own children, all of which make me a very proud Mummy. 2 of my children attend Little Stars and they are so happy here, they often come to give me a kiss at the baby gate when passing. 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 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 activies 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.

Becky Medenica

Team Leader

Nursery Nurse

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 attends Little Stars, some would say she certainly is the boss here, she is full of character and all the children know her name! She is like a member of the team as she loves being the helper.

 

I am the Blue Room leader and have a great team working with me. I support Ellie & Kelly in their role and I am involved in ensuring the 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 am involved in the recruitment process and 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.



Jodie Postlewhite

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 nutured. 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.

 

Amy Dobson

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 storytime enjoyable at nursery. I love hearing the children join in with the stories, they especially enjoy my character voices and animal noises.I enjoy songtime 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 parents minds at ease when leaving the children in our care.



Natasha Fleming

Nursery Nurse

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars

March 2015

 

A note From Tasha

I am excited to be part of the Little Stars team. I have always enjoyed working with children ever since my high school placement. All the staff at the nursery were really welcoming and helpful which helped me to settle in straight away. I love seeing the children enjoying themselves whilst playing, which makes me happy as I have contributed to their fun. I was based in Red Room and  enjoyed my time there. I love outdoor play, and teaching the children to have fun playing in the water. I love seeing the children enjoy themselves, I always ensure they have smiles on their faces. I have had so much fun working here at Little Stars. I have gained so much confidence since I first started , this is because we have such a great team at Little Stars. I love being creative and getting the messy activities out. I consider myself to be a kind hearted, caring nursery nurse who always considers the children's needs. In September 2017 I transferreed rooms to Blue Room where i felt an instant bond with the younger children. I like to think I offer reassurance to the parents whilst they leave the chldren in our care. My calming manner comforts the children when they need an extra cuddle and my patient character means I have a lot of time to teach the children new skills.

 

Rebecca Powell

Nursery Nurse

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars

October 2017

 

A note From Becca

Eleanor Bowley

Nursery Nurse

Part-Time

Mon,Tues,Thurs,Fri

 

Joined Little Stars

September 2017

 

A note From Eleanor

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Hughes

Team Leader

Nursery Nurse

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars

July 2010

 

A note from Laura

After qualifiying as a nursery nurse at Deeside College, I got my first job at Little Stars. I had been to Little Stars on placement and really enjoyed it. I got on really well with the staff and made some good bonds with the children and parents, the nursery was very welcoming and a happy environment to be in. Initially I started to cover part time hours, I worked in all rooms but was then based in Blue Room. I then worked in the Red Room and then moved on to Yellow Room full time with the pre-school children. I love  singing songs and rhymes, dancing to the music with my crazy dance moves, the children just love my exercise classes. My naturally caring personality means I create strong bonds with the children. I have strong relationships with parents and keep in touch with lots of Little Stars who have now left to go to big school.

 

With my experince in all rooms I have gained confidence in my role. I offer support when settling in new team members and in Septemnber 2016 I became team leader in Red Room with the support of Lara. I am lucky enough to have a strong team that work well together. We all have our strengths and I utilise them to ensure the children are offered quality care in a fun environment. I support Ellie and Kelly in their role and I am often the person who opens up each morning to greet the children and parents.

 

In September 2017 I passed over my team leader role to Lara as I enrolled on to a college course to further my development and career opportunities. I still support Lara in her role in the Red Room and I am still the person who opens up each morning, it just means I will not be at nursery one day a week. My role is now a senior nursery nurse who continues to support the managment team with training new staff and the general day to day running tasks at the nursery.

 

Lara Davies

Nursery Nurse

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 can now say proudly that I am qualified. I  bring fun and laughter to the nursery setting. I am a full time staff member based in Red Room. I also support Laura in her role as team leader and lead the team in her absence. 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 lead role in being the team leader in the Red Room.

 

Kirsty Foxall

Nursery Nurse

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars

July 2014

 

A Note from Kirsty

After qualifying as a nursery nurse at Deeside College in 2013, I got my first job at a day nursery doing Maternity cover.

 

I then applied for a full time position at Little Stars. I feel my personality is made to be with children, as I always try to bring my bubbly and funny self into what I do with children. I love any excuse to get messy with the children during activity time. I enjoy giving feedback to the parents at the end of the night and telling them what fun the children had during their day at nursery. This makes the parents and myself feel at ease knowing that the children are enjoying their time at nursery. As soon as I started here I felt I settled in well with the nursery family. I now work full time in Red Room with my own key children.

 

Siobhaun Lovelock-Rule

Nursery Nurse

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 am excited to be part of the Little Stars team. I enjoyed getting to know the staff, parents and most of all the children during the earlier stages of my 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 and I've always been willing to learn and expand on my experiences. 

 

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 am working full time in Red Room with 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 create good relationships with my key children but with all the children in my care. 

 

 

Jessica Shore

Team Leader

Nursery Nurse

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars

February 2015

 

A note from Jessica

After finishing my qualification in Deeside College, I got my full time job at Little Stars. I thoroughly enjoy being at Little Stars, the nursery, staff and children are all lovely to work with. The staff were all so helpful which enabled me to settle down easily. Being a happy friendly person I feel I build good relationships with the children. I love seeing the children laugh and have such a happy time within the nursery. I enjoy getting stuck in with the children and seeing them grow and develop through the activities that are set up within the nursery. I bring lots of fun and laughter to the nursery. I am based in Yellow Room with the pre-school children and work closely with the early entitlement team to ensure the children are offered good quality care and education. I supported Lou in her role as team leader and covered in her in her absence. I am approachable and fair and guide my team posititvely to providing consistent care to the children in Yellow Room.

 

Jess Smallwood

Nursery Nurse

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars 

March 2012



A Note From Jess

I have been at the nursery for many years and have loved 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 involed in lots of diffrent 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 funfilled creativity. I create strong bonds with all the children in my care.I love watching the children play and see then intreacting 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 apprehnesive 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 priviliged 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. 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 person and very appraochable. With my kind caring personalilty I hope to make the children feel at ease with me, especially when on a transition from Red Room.

Stacey Griffiths

Nursery Nurse

Full Time

 

Joined Little Stars

May 2017

 

A Note From Stacey

Hello everyone I am Stacey, I am a fully qualified Nursery Nurse. I have recently started working for Little Stars. I thoroughly enjoy working with children of all ages. I enjoy new experiences when working with different age ranges. I like to get stuck in and be part of a team. Messy play and crafts I believe are my stronger points and I believe the children gain lots of different learning skills whilst completing these activities. I am excited to meet all the children, parents and guardians over the next few weeks. I will be spending time in most of the rooms until I am confident I know everyone. Don’t be shy to come over and say Hello as I will be introducing myself to you all at some point. My photograph will shortly be on the website and on the staff board in the hall for you to put a name to face.



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. 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. 





Sian Batt

Nursery Cook

 

Joined Little Stars

December 2015

 

A Note From Sian

I have many years’ experience working in this line of work. I am happy to be part of the team at Little Staras. I cook all the children’s meals on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

 

Kasia Foit

Nursery Cook

 

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.

Contact Us:

Tel: 01244 280020

 

E-Mail: info@littlestarsdeeside.com

 

Contact Page

 

Opening hours

 

Monday  to  Friday.

7.30am - 6.00pm

Address

Unit 69

Third Avenue

Zone 2

Deeside Ind Park

Flintshire

CH5 2LA

 

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