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Meet The Team

Our highly trained staff understand the importance of developing a physical and emotional environment where children feel confident to explore and investigate and find things out for themselves. We believe all children should have the opportunity to play safely but at the same time participate in stimulating activities which will lay a foundation for their schooling and the world they grow up in.  The level of staff ratios is high and our staff are all highly qualified professionals committed to fostering a loving and nurturing environment in which children flourish so you can be assured that your child will feel safe and secure.

All staff are fully qualified in paediatric first aid

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Director & Founder

Mrs Page is married with two grown-up children, 2 granddaughters and is founder and owner of Yorley Barn Nursery. Previously, Mrs Page worked in a local primary school for 12 years, founded Music Box in 2006 and then went on to open Yorley Barn in January 2009.

"Here at Yorley Barn I believe we've found a very special location – a place where children can learn and grow surrounded by a stimulating and loving environment. As a mother and now a grandmother myself, I fully appreciate and understand a parent’s first priority is for their child to be safe and happy.  As the owner of Yorley Barn Nursery School I have, and always will, aspire to offer the highest of standards in early year’s education and childcare. With an amazing, loyal and dedicated team behind me, I truly believe we provide this to our families every single day. I simply couldn't imagine working anywhere else"

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Early Years Educator 

Mrs Hughes started at Yorley Barn in January 2009 when we first opened our doors and is the longest serving member of our team. She is a qualified level 3 Educator in Early Years and Childcare Learning & Development and is married with 2 daughters. In her spare time enjoys family days out.

"Yorley Barn Nursery is not a place of ‘work’ it’s a truly beautiful happy place, an extended family that I’m proud and privileged to be part of. Everyday is an adventure with our little ones…

Where will tomorrow take me?"

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Nursery Manager & SENDCo

Mrs Baker first joined our team in 2011. She is level 3 qualified in Early Years and Childcare and is our Nursery Manager and SENDCo. She is married with 2 sons, a step son and a granddaughter. In her spare time she likes to socialise with friends, host dinner parties and enjoys going to the cinema.

"I started at Yorley over 10 years ago as the nursery assistant and from day one I absolutely loved it. It's the most rewarding and fulfilling job, listening to the children’s laughter and being a part of their learning. There really is nothing quite like it. It is an honour and a privilege to now be the Manager and to continue to work with the most amazing Team. Yorley Barn really is home from home and I love being a part of our very own Yorley family".

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Early Years Educator & Third in Charge

Mrs Miller is level 3 qualified in Early Years and Childcare and has worked at Yorley Barn since 2013. As third in charge she supports the Manager and Deputy in leading, mentoring and inspiring our team to deliver the exceptionally high standards of care and education we expect as a nursery to all children who attend. She is married with two children and enjoys horse riding, walking her dog and participating in fitness in her spare time.

"From a Mummy to an Early Years Educator, my Yorley journey has covered many years. What a privilege to be part of a very special family".

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Early Years Teacher

Mrs Bradshaw is a Qualified Teacher and also holds a level 5 qualification in Early Years Leadership & Management. She brings a wealth of experience to our setting every day. She started working at Yorley Barn in 2021 and is married with two children. In her spare time enjoys spending time with family and friends and reading novel's. 

"Having previous experience in education I can hand on heart say Yorley Barn is unique! The Yorley family helped nurture, educate and inspire my own children; this makes me feel even more privileged to be part of the team and make a similar difference in current and future children's lives".

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Early Years Educator

Mrs Williams is level 2 qualified in Early Years & Childcare and is currently studying for her level 3. She assists with the smooth day to day running of the nursery helping in creating an inviting environment for the children. She began working for Yorley Barn in 2018 and is married with 2 daughters. She enjoys travelling and spending time in the great outdoors. Mrs Williams also loves to cook for her family and friends.

"After 16 years working in the travel industry, making my career change was the best decision! Yorley Barn is an incredible place to work and I’m honoured to be part of the team. Watching and supporting our little people grow and achieve their goals makes this the most rewarding job ever.”

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Deputy Manager & Baby Room Lead

Miss Cox is level 3 qualified in Early Years & Childcare. She started her journey with us as an apprentice in 2017 and went on to become our baby room lead in 2021 and Deputy Manager in 2023. In her spare time, Miss Cox enjoys listening to music, baking and sports activities but especially enjoys running and spending time with her family and friends.

“I am so lucky to be a part of the Yorley Barn family. A family that is so special and will always have a special place in my heart”.

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Early Years Educator

Miss Mortin is level 3 qualified in Early Years & Childcare and has been with us since 2017 working part time. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, going on walks, baking and decorating cakes.

"I was lucky enough to have found Yorley Barn when looking for a nursery for my own children. Now, after they have flown the Yorley nest, I have the privilege to work here. There is nothing more rewarding than watching our amazing little people grow before our very eyes and be a part of all the amazing things they achieve".

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Early Years Educator

Mrs Bailey is level 3 qualified and has worked at Yorley Barn (with the exception of a break to have children) since 2010. She works part time and is married with 2 sons. In her spare time she enjoys the great outdoors often participating in Forest schools activities at the weekends. She also loves bike rides and swimming.

"Yorley stole my heart from day one. Every day I get to do something I love and make an impact on our little peoples lives"

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Early Years Educator

Miss Brown joined us in 2022 as an unqualified nursery assistant and completed her level 2 qualification in Early Years & Childcare in 2023. She is now studying for her level 3. She assists the team with our very popular breakfast club and ensures the smooth day to day running of our nursery. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog Max, listening to music and spending time with her friends and family.

"I’m so glad I decided to work in early years, everyday is so different and comes with lots of surprises! It is such a rewarding job to see how quickly the children learn and grow into their own personalities. But it’s not just the little ones, I also have such an amazing team to work alongside too. It’s a privilege to be a part of"

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Early Years Educator

Miss Bown started with us in 2021 and gained her level 3 qualification through our highly regarded apprenticeship scheme. She works full time assisting at our very busy breakfast club and then in our baby room working with our littlest students along with Miss Cox. At the weekends she enjoys spending time with family and friends and going on long walks with her dog Poppy. She also loves baking and exercise.

"This is the most rewarding job ever!! Being part of the foundation for children’s learning and development, I absolutely love watching our little people grow and achieve their goals. Every day is a different one at Yorley Barn making our days so exciting. I’m so privileged to work with such an amazing team, and I’m so glad I made the decision to start working in early years".

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Mrs Withey

Nursery Assistant

Mrs Withey joined us in April 2023 and works very hard as our wonderful Nursery Assistant.  She supports staff ensuring our nursery is organised, clean and sparkling for children and staff alike. She is married with two daughters and has a granddaughter. At the weekends she enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking her dog, theatre, travel and knitting.

"I am very much enjoying being part of the Yorley Barn family. I love being part of little ones beginnings and watching them grow in confidence and ability. Yorley Barn feels like home from home and every day brings with it laughter and joy"

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Nursery Assistant

Mrs Moran joined our team in 2024 as our second Nursery Assistant. She helps ensure our daily routine runs like clockwork and will also assist the team to enrich our children's experiences and support the qualified staff in delivering the best care and Early Years Education. Mrs Moran is married with three sons.

"I have loved watching my son enjoying his time at Yorley Barn Nursery. The team are all so welcoming and lovely that I decided I would love to be apart of something so special. I am really looking forward to this exciting new adventure".

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