• Meet the Team

    • Sarah Field – Nursery Manager - Bluebell Hill

      Sarah is our fabulous Nursery Manager at Bluebell Hill. Sarah started working for the company in 2007 as an apprentice where she completed her NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning, and Development. Over the years with great leadership skills, she has worked her way up to a Nursery Manager role. Sarah loves learning different aspects of the business and developing new skills, which is essential in childcare and her amazing personality makes her a Bluebell star. She enjoys being with her family in her spare time.

    • Chloe Hemsley - Deputy Manager - Bluebell Hill

      Chloe is our amazing new (maternity cover) Deputy Manager at Bluebell Hill. Chloe has worked in childcare for 6 years, gaining lots of experience with all ages but her love lies with the 0-2-year olds. Chloe loves providing all children with new and fun experiences and helping them learn through play. Since Chloe has started in May 2021, she already has built up a fantastic relationship with the staff & children and is very excited to be meet all our wonderful families. We are so lucky to have Chloe as part of out wonderful team at Bluebell Nurseries.

    • Nicola Lidbetter - Lead Manager
      Nicola Lidbetter - Lead Manager
    • Nicola Lidbetter - Lead Manager

      Nic is our awesome and fabulous Bluebell Lead Manager, working in partnership with our Operations Manager to support, guide, mentor, and coach our nursery Managers and teams across all three Bluebell Nurseries. Nic first started working at Bluebell Barn when it opened in April 2005 as a Senior Practitioner and loved being involved in setting up the nursery. Shortly after this She was promoted to Deputy Manager and loved working with the children as well as developing and gaining experience in other areas.

    • Nicky Long - Admin and Finance Assistant

      Nicky is our wonderfully experienced and super-efficient Administration & Finance Assistant and is based at Bluebell Hill/Wood. She started her career at our bluebell nurseries in 2014.  Nicky’s own two children attended Bluebell Barn, she loved the nursery, and her children had the best early years experience, so when an exciting job opportunity came up Nicky was incredibly pleased to be offered the job. Nicky enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is a volunteer Admin Assistant for Eastbourne Rugby Clubs Under 8's team. 

    • Harriet Crouch - Group Operations Manager

      Harriet is our fantastic new Nursery Manager at Bluebell Wood. Harriet has over 14 years of experience working in the Early Years. She has held several different roles within the sector and has been a Nursery Manager since 2014.

      In her spare time, Harriet also runs a consultancy business, in which she works with families to help with unwanted behaviour, and supports childcare settings to help improve practice and up-skill workforces. Harriet loves supporting and mentoring her team as well as the families she works with and is passionate about improving the outcomes of children and families. Harriet is a mum to two children and loves spending time with her family!

    • Carmen Weller – Projects Co - Ordinator

      Carmen is our fabulous marketing and social media genius she has been working for Bluebell Children’s Nurseries since April 2006. Carmen first began at Bluebell Barn as an NVQ Level 3 practitioner, throughout her long and successful career with Bluebell Nurseries she progressed to the Nursery Manager in January 2012. Carmen went on maternity leave 2016 to have her beautiful little girl and returned to a new part-time role working with the wider team, developing marketing, parent relations and social media. Carmen is such a huge part of Bluebell Nurseries and is such a joy to work with. Carmen is full of fun and character and is a shining bluebell star. She has such a fabulous and bubbly personality and is loved by everyone.