Durham Road

Our team

At Second Steps we pride ourselves on not having a high staff turn over rate, so your children bond and grow up with familiar carers, all of our rooms are lead by senior members of the team as can be seen below.

Most of our senior staff and the majority of our nursery practitioners have been with us since we opened over 7 years ago. Our team is highly qualified and experienced. We are always encouraging our staff to gain more qualifications to extend their knowledge and skills. They are constantly updating their knowledge through day and online courses.



Sharon Watson

Level 4

Ebony Bowen

Nursery Manager (Level 3)

Jess Cole

Deputy Manager (Level 3)

Senior Practitioners

Kelsey Frost

Level 3

Zoie Stuart

Level 3

Nursery Nurses – Level 3

Lisa Howlett

Leanne Milsom

Kelly Pithers

Amy Gregory

Amy-Leigh O’Connor

Lydia Mead

Kirsty Adams

Abigail Cocklin

Nursery Nurses – Level 2

Dawn Kelly

(working towards level 3)

Clare Edwards

Gemma Healey

Jacqueline Brindley

Abigail Webb

(working towards level 3)

Lynne Birchall

Emily Rix

Amy Gregory

Lorraine Sharvin

Nursery Assistants/Play Workers

Charlie Watkin

Francesca Hayden

Annabel Chudwick

(Working towards level 3)

Grace Connor

(Working towards Level 3)


(Working towards Level 2)


Mini Bus Driver

Lorraine Healey


Tanja Ellis


Nicola Hammond

Group Operation Managers

Andrew Springett – Group Finance Manager

Lorraine Griffith – Group Business Operations Manager

Louise Silk – Group Operations Manager

Nick Griffith – Group Estate Manager