Meet The Team
Jacqueline Findlay - Nursery Manager,
Jackie holds a Foundation Degree Early Childhood Studies and NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership.Read More
Jackie joined the La Petite team as the Nursery Manager in April 2019. Jackie has extensive experience of working in the Early Years sector as a Manager and a Deputy, along with being a mother herself of three children and Grandmother to seven grandchildren. Jackie's passion is watching children flourish through quality interactions with staff and providing a stimulating and welcoming environment where children feel valued.
Jackie is also a Designated Safeguarding Lead, Health & Safety Officer and Training Co-ordinator for the setting.
Carol Daly - Assistant Manager
Having first worked as a Nursery Nurse, I qualified as a teacher and worked in a variety of schools and state nurseries, including the past 8 years as a Headteacher in Derbyshire.I hold a Masters Degree in Education and the NASEN SENCO Award at Level 7, as well as being qualified in Forest Schools.Read More
I joined La Petite Academy in March 2020 with my main role being to ensure effective teaching and learning, leading to children making good progress and achieving well in all aspects of the Early Years curriculum.
I am a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and will be supporting the SENCO in her work.
Claire - Nursery Administrator
I have been with La Petite Academy since 2001. I started training as a nursery nurse, achieving Level 2 and Level 3 in Childcare together with Level 4 in Management and worked in all areas of the nursery before being Room Leader in the Toddlers and Preschool groups.Read More
I was promoted to Senior Nursery Nurse and was then given the position of Assistant Manager in 2012. I took over the role as Manager in January 2015.
I have now changed my role to Nursery Administrator, responsible for supporting the Manager in all aspects of the administration, invoicing and funding. I have two children who have both attended La Petite Academy.
Afshan - Deputy Manager
I started at La Petite Academy in April 2017 as the Preschool Room Leader, I quickly progressed in the role and then went on to be successful in achieving the position of Deputy Manager. I have a BA Hons in Early Child Studies at Derby University along with previously achieving my Cache Level 3 in Childcare.Read More
I am a trained Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for the setting.