Our Staff

Meet the team


Michelle Turner

Founder and Director

Michelle opened up Mini Munchkins Preschool back in 2015 where she ran an established preschool during term time. Michelle is NVQ Level 3 qualified in Childcare and Management and is a mother to two amazing children.

'I absolutely love my job and love seeing the children learn and grow every day, I would not change it for the world'


Louise Martin

Director and Manager

Louise has worked at Mini Munchkins from near enough the start and she has dedicated herself to make the nursery thrive. Louise became director in January 2020 and she is also our new Manager. Louise has experience with Sen children as qualified in  NVQ 3 in childcare. Louise is also a fabulous mum to her 12 year old son.

'I love seeing and helping the children grow and develop. It's very rewarding especially the cuddles they give'


Charlie Allport

 Deputy Manager and Safeguarding Officer L3

Charlie works with our under 2's and is so amazing in what she does. Charlie is very maternal and caring and children adore her. Charlie is Level 3 qualified in Childcare and has also got a level 3 in Team leadership. Charlie has been with Mini Munchkins from the start and she is a dedicated mother to her two sons.

'I love seeing the impact we have on the children as well as seeing them grow on their journey to school'


Samantha Streeter

Nursery Educator L3 Apprentice

Sam came to Mini Munchkins as a parent to her 2 year old daughter and eventually came on board to work with us as our apprentice. Sam is dedicated, friendly and amazing with the children. We are happy to have her on board. Sam has nearly completed her L3 in Childcare.

'Being in this job makes me feel like I have a big part in a child's life, helping them learn. It's so fulfilling watching them succeed'

Nursery Assistant

Michelle joined in January as our assistant and cleaner. Michelle is Louise's sister and she has two gorgeous school aged children of her own.  Michelle joined us in January and is thoroughly enjoying her job with us. 

'As a mum myself I enjoy coming to nursery and playing with the little ones and watching them learn and grow'


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Elaine Walsh

Nursery cook

Elaine is our very own dedicated nursery cook. Elaine has had years of experience working in a school as a cook to working as a barrister in a coffee shop. 

Elaine cooks yummy,healthy meals for the children and thoroughly enjoys talking with the children about the different foods she makes. 

Elaine has a Level 3 award in supervising food safety in catering.

'I love being part of the Mini Munchkins family and watching the children enjoying their meals I cook for them'

Kezia Shekoni

Nursery Apprentice L3

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Kezia joined our nursery back in June 2021. Kezia is studying for her NVQ 3 in Childcare workforce and is doing a tremendous job with the little ones. Kezia has worked previously for another nursery and then found us! Kezia works for our 2 year old room and is thoroughly enjoying it. Kezia is First Aid qualified. Kezia is expecting her 1st child in October which she is super excited about as are we!!

'I love working with children because I can support them whilst being part of their individual growth and development'


Anna Nicholas

Preschool Room leader L3

Our lovely Anna has come back to work for us. Anna worked with us a couple of years ago before lockdown, we moved premises and could not keep many staff on but now we can have her back!! We are super excited to have Anna join our family again, she truly is amazing at her job. Anna has worked in childcare for many years and has lots of experience with children from ages 3 months to 5 years as well as have children of her own. Anna is our new room leader in the preschool room.

'I am so happy to be back and its so lovely to see how polite all the children are and welcoming'


Sofia Costa Ribeira

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Sofia joined us in March 2022 and has lots of experience with younger children. Sofia's last job was a nanny for a little boy who she absolutely adored. Sofia is also a mum of two children and she speaks Portuguese as well as Spanish!!  

Sofia is hoping to train with us and grow. It is an absolute pleasure to have her. 

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Come Work with Us

We are recruiting for a Room leader NVQ 3 qualified or above. For more information please email us below.


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