Our staff are selected very carefully, not only for their qualifications and experience but also for their love of children. We understand that continuity of care for the children is paramount and for that reason we are totally committed to promoting staff loyalty.
Below is a selection of our staff team from all three of our nurseries.
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. In September 2007, the company opened their second nursery, Bluebell Hill and she was extremely excited to be promoted to Nursery Manager. During this time Nic enjoyed the challenge of setting up and developing Bluebell Hill working alongside a new team to create another fantastic Bluebell Nursery. In 2013 she gained her Early Years Teaching Status Degree.
As an Early Year’s Teacher, Nic plays an essential role in children’s development between birth and five, providing high-quality early education, which is where her passion for childcare and early education has developed. After having her daughter in 2014, she returned to her current role, as Lead Manager and loves working alongside the operations manager and supporting other managers and teams within all three settings. Nic has such a beautiful and fun personality and is a big part of our Bluebell Nurseries.
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. Sarah has such a beautiful approach with all children and fantastic relationships with her staff and parents. Sarah is such a brilliant role model and is a massive part of Bluebell Children's Nurseries.
Vicky Barrett - Nursery Manager - Bluebell Barn
Vicky is our fabulous Nursery Manager at Bluebell Barn. Vicky has been working for Bluebell Nurseries since 2012 and started as a Nursery Practitioner, and her amazing natural ability in the Early Years enabled her to rapidly work her way up to the Nursery Manager Role. Vicky is a mum to two beautiful children and has enjoyed both her children attending Bluebell Nurseries. Vicky is an amazing Nursery Manager and leads her team, by supporting the staff and ensuring they progress and develop to be the best they possibly could be. Vicky is a massive asset to Bluebell Nurseries one of our brightest stars and the parents and children adore her as do we.
Hannah Moors – Nursery Manager - Bluebell Barn
Hannah is our fantastic Nursery Manager at Bluebell Barn working in partnership with Vicky. Together they job share this exciting role at our biggest nursery. Hannah started her career at Bluebell Barn in 2015 where she worked super hard and quickly gained her level 3 childcare qualification. Hannah was excited to be promoted to a Senior, based at our Bluebell Hill nursery. In 2018, Hannah had a baby boy and she enjoyed being a first-time mum and then returned to work and took on a new promotion and role as Deputy Manager.
We were so excited to promote Hannah again in September 2020 to our job share Nursery Manager role at Bluebell Barn. Hannah is finding this role extremely enjoyable and rewarding, to meet new children and their families, and to reconnect with families whose children she cared for back in 2015! Her favourite thing about her job is being there to support and guide our fabulous staff team, to build positive relationships with the wonderful children and their families, and to ensure their time at Bluebell is the best it can be.
Hollie Trinder - Nursery Manager - Bluebell Wood
Hollie is our fabulous Nursery Manager at Bluebell Wood. She has been working with Bluebell Children’s nurseries since 2015 and started her journey as a Senior Nursery Practitioner and progressed to Nursery Manager in 2018. Hollie has years of experience in Early Years and is very proactive in the rooms loving her time with the children and staff. She first started her NVQ Level 3 in 2013 and has gained various training and experience along the way. Hollie loves to spend lots of time with her family and enjoys lovely walks with her dog Reggie.
Hollie is an excellent Nursery Manager and is a fabulous role model and leader. She has brilliant relationships with her staff and does a great job supporting them to provide lots of fun, creative and exciting activities for the children to learn and enjoy, developing their curiosity awe, and wonder. Hollie has a very calm approach with the children who all love her and, she is a huge part of our Bluebell 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.
Hello everyone, my name is Shona and I currently work in the Panda room. I have been working for Bluebell for two years now and started as a student and progressed to a nursery assistant. I’m currently working towards my NVQ Level 3 and enjoying it. My favourite part about working with children is watching them grow and creating a bond and relationship with both the children and the parents.
Sarah - Nursery Practitioner , Lunch support.
Hello my name is Sarah, I have worked at Bluebell Barn nursery for over 10 years. I have an NNEB qualification and an NVQ in care where I worked on the children’s ward at Eastbourne District General Hospital for 6 years as a health care assistant. I have been working with children for over 20 years, I have a passion for caring, teaching and preparing children for the future. Since my youngest child started school I have become a lunchtime support but previously I have had experience in all the rooms as a Nursery Practitioner and have also been Senior of the Panda room.