Meet the Team 


Fir Cones Nursery Manager - BEd (Hons) at Liverpool John Moores University.

Kathy previously taught for 27 years in a large Cheshire primary school with over half this time working across Reception and leading the 52 place maintained nursery classrooms. She believes Fir Cones should be an extension of home; a calm, caring family community where our youngest children can blossom through exploring and learning alongside each other in a natural environment.


Deputy Manager - Childcare Diploma Level 3

Holly has over 14 years experience and has worked with children of all ages since she left school and completed her diploma in childcare. She enjoys teaching valuable skills and supporting children to grow and learn to become the best possible versions of themselves.


Pre-Prep Room Leader - BA Early Childhood Studies, NVQ3 Childcare

I went to Manchester Metropolitan University and did a BA Hons degree in Early Childhood Studies. After graduating I stayed in Manchester and worked for an organisation called SureStart as a Playworker and then as a Family Support Worker. Where I also completed my NVQ Level 3 in Eary Years Childcare.

I also spent a month in the Philippines spending time with a charity who have a children’s home and support street families in Manila. 

I have been at the Firs since 2010? (Maybe longer Jo I can’t remember!!) during this time I have had both my children!

Outside of school I also love helping run a Toddler group and evening Kids club at my local church. 


Prep Room Leader - BSc (Hons)  NVQ3 Childcare 

I graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2013, with a Psychology BSc (hons) degree. After this, whilst working, I did volunteer work for children's charity's which sparked my passion for working with children. This drove me to pursue a career in Education and I obtained my Level 2 STALS certificate at The Queens School in Chester. In 2018, I joined The Firs School where I completed a Level 3 Diploma in Specialist STALS. I love being apart of the Firs, as it holds many positive values that I admire, such as being a part of a family, which is very important to me.


Saplings Practitioner - BMidwif - Diploma in Infant and Maternal Health in Midwifery

After graduating from Bangor University with a Psychology (BSc) degree in 2013, I went on to obtain a Diploma in Maternal and Infant Health from The University of Manchester. It was during this time that I discovered my passion for child development. 

Since then, my roles have included Early Years Practitioner and Nanny where I have worked predominately with children aged 0-5. I’m so happy to be joining Fir Cones, where I can help care for and support and the youngest members of the Firs Family. 


Nursery Practitioner  - Cache Level 3 Childcare & Development

I have worked with children and young people since leaving school and college, where I studied a diploma in Childcare and Education. I adore helping and watching the children I take care of learn and grow.

I have two of my own children at home who are 3&4. We enjoy trips out to the zoo, swimming and spending time with our family. 


Saplings Room Leader -Pearson's edexcel level 3 diploma in children's learning and development. 

My name is Sophie, I have a level 3 qualification in early years, I have been working with children for 2 years and have experiences with ages from 3 months up to 4 years. I enjoy sensory play and interest based activities to encourage the children to get involved and fulfill their potential and meet their goals.  


Seedlings  Room Leader - Level 3 diploma in early years education.

After finishing sixth form in 2020, I went on to complete my level 3 apprenticeship as an early years educator. I gained a distinction pass at the end of my qualification which I was very proud of! I also have a level 2 in understanding children and young people’s mental health. I have worked with children of all ages, ranging from ages 6 months - 5 years. I love working in childcare as I feel like it’s the most rewarding job to help our little ones grow and develop in the best possible ways. 

Outside of childcare, I love to travel and adventure. My most recent challenge has been climbing Snowdon and Scafell Pike, they were both motivating and beautiful experiences. 

I love being part of Fir Cones as I feel like we’re one big happy family and we all bring so many different skills and values to make the perfect team! 


Prep Room Leader - CACHE Level 3 in Early Years and childcare 0-4

Since completing my level 3 my passion for childcare has continued to blossom as I have continuously strived to create a warm, stimulating, home away from home type of learning environment. I am dedicated to providing each and every child, as well as their families, the correct support and provision that is right for them. My favourite type of activities to do with the children are where the children are up and getting active as I feel that children learn best when they are able to explore, move around and just have as much fun as possible!


Seedlings Practitioner - Level 3 Early Years Educator 

I have worked in childcare for 5 years now since starting out as an apprentice. I have always been around children as I  come from a large family. I have worked with children from 3 months - 4 years but have spent the majority of my time in childcare based in baby rooms which I absolutely love being a part of. It is always amazing to see all children hitting different milestones and watch them progress further during their time with us.