At South Lee we pride ourselves on the warm, caring, nurturing atmosphere we create for the children in our care. We would like you to see for yourself the exciting, bright setting of which your child could be a part of. In our experience, a happy, settled child is a child who will flourish, learn and grow into a confident, secure individual. Children leave our Early Years as independent little people ready for the next step in their education.

It is important that the adults caring for your child are suitably qualified, with a strong commitment to further training. It is also very important to us that the staff have patience, understanding and an acute awareness and love of children.

We strive to provide a stimulating environment both indoors and outdoors that allows the children in our care to maximise their potential in all areas of their learning. We encourage learning through exploration and discovery, putting in place firm foundation in supporting our children with their exciting learning journey with all its adventures, challenges, and achievements.

We warmly invite you to visit us and experience first-hand what our Early Years Department can offer you and your child!

Mrs Kaylee Williams

Nursery Manager

Level 3 Diploma Children and Young People Early Years Educator

As our Nursery Manager, Kaylee has been lots of exciting ideas for the Nursery and has many years working in early years settings!

"I am always surprised at the amount of happiness and pride I get from working on something such as speech and language with a child and doing focused activities that I can see and hear the individual's improvement, with the knowledge that I have made a difference."


Miss Debbie Walton

Deputy Nursery Manager, Cygnets Class Leader

NVQ Level 3 Childcare

Debbie is our longest serving member of Nursery staff and has worked at South Lee for 17 years!

"Having worked at South Lee for many years, I am still always surprised at just how quickly the days, weeks and years go by! We do have lots of fun!"


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Mrs Amy Precious

Swans Class Leader

NVQ Level 3 Childcare

Amy has been at South Lee Nursery for 15 years and is now our Swans Class Leader.

"When I look back over the 15 years, I can't believe how fast it has gone! I joined as a student qualifying with an NVQ3 and now I am the class leader!"


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Miss Kaleigh Clark

Nursery Practitioner

Level 3 Childcare and Development

Kaleigh joined South Lee Nursery in 2019 and can be found helping in Fledglings, Cygnets and Swans!

"Every day is different at Nursery! The children are so funny, they come out with the most hilarious things!"

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Miss Lily Simons

Nursery Practitioner

BTEC Level 3 Children's Play, Learning and Development

Lily first came to South Lee Nursery as part of her work experience to achieve her BTEC certificate, then joined the team as a full time member of staff in 2021.

"I thoroughly enjoying working in the Nursery and have such a strong passion for working with children."

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Mrs Caroline Mann

Nursery Practitioner, Forest School

BTEC Diploma Nursery Nursing

Caroline first joined the team in 2012 and runs our Forest School sessions for our Nursery children and Parent & Toddler group!

"Working with such wonderful children reminds me that each child is unique and how important it is to always look at the big picture."

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Miss Beth Malcolm

Nursery Practitioner

B.A. (Hons) Education and Childhood Studies 

Beth came to South Lee Nursery in 2021 and can be found looking after our youngest pupils in the Fledglings room.

"No two days are the same at Nursery! There is always so many reasons to smile each day!"

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Mrs Lindsey Twell

Nursery Practitioner, Lunchtime Supervisor

Lindsey has worked at South Lee for 14 years, firstly starting off as a Lunchtime Supervisor and then joining the Nursery team 7 years ago.

"You never know what the day will bring at Nursery, there are so many exciting activities and games to play."