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 both aged under 9. 

'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'

Ann Dowding

Deputy Manager and room leader to over 3's

Ann joined us back in 2018 as our Deputy Manager. Ann is has an NNEB in Childcare and has many years of nursery experience. Ann is also a proud mum to her daughter who is 16 years old.

'I love making a difference knowing that what I do has a positive impact on the individual both the children and staff. I enjoy teaching and sharing knowledge and growing as an individual. The children are amazing'

Anna Nicholas

Ladybirds room leader under 3's

Anna joined Mini Munchkins in 2019 and has flourished ever since. Anna has many years of childcare experience, she is NVQ 3 qualified and has four children of her own.

'I enjoy my job because we are the foundation of their learning (apart from their parents of course). We make a difference to the children, spending quality time with them'

Charlie Allport

Bumble bees under 2's room leader

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'

Irati Martinez

Nursery Practitioner

Irati came to Mini Munchkins to complete her level 2 in childcare and she is now studying for her level 3 in childcare. Irati is from Spain and speaks fluent Spanish and English.

'I love getting to know unique, fun and amazing children and witness how they unfold and grow'

Samantha Streeter

Nursery apprentice ladybirds under 3's

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 is training for her NVQ 2 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'

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'


Come Work with Us

Want to come and work at our fantastic nursery? We are currently recruiting for Full time Nursery practitioners who are qualified to Level 2 or above. Please fill in the information below and we will get back to you.



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