Our People

We pride ourselves on having a team of highly qualified and caring staff who always aims to deliver the utmost professionalism to provide the best possible service to children, parents and carers. Each staff member dedicates time to meet the individual needs of every child’s emotional, social, physical and intellectual development and to provide a safe, warm, welcoming and stimulating learning environment.

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Commitment to Excellence


Before becoming a part of our dedicated team at Little Lionhearts Nursery School, all potential staff members undergo a thorough professional interview process, ensuring they are not only qualified but also share our ethos and commitment to excellence in childcare. In addition to the interview, we adhere to a stringent safer recruitment checklist. This includes conducting enhanced DBS checks to ensure the suitability of staff to work with children, and following up with at least two professional references to verify their experience and capabilities.

Furthermore, our commitment to quality childcare extends to the continuous professional development of our staff. Regularly, our team members participate in a variety of trainings and courses. These educational opportunities are carefully selected to expand their knowledge base, introduce new skills, and stay abreast of the latest advancements in early childhood education. This ongoing professional development is not only beneficial for our staff’s career progression but is also crucial in maintaining the high standards of care and education we provide to our young learners.

This meticulous approach to staff recruitment and development is a cornerstone of our commitment to providing an environment where children can thrive, learn, and grow under the guidance of skilled and passionate educators.

The Senior Team

Shivani Bakhai

Nursery Manager

Hello! My name is Shivani, I am the Nursery Manager at Little Lionhearts Nursery School. I hold a BA Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies alongside having 11 years of childcare experience. I believe childcare is a crucial part of any child’s life and it should be filled with beautiful memories that they can cherish. I enjoy providing those awe and wonders of the world to the children through creative and innovative learning experiences. However, I would not be able to make a difference in your child/children’s lives without you.

Hobbies: Reading, nature walking, crystal collector.

Cindy Monaghan

HR Manager

Hi, my name is Cindy; I am the Nursery Administrator and a practitioner. I have always loved working with children and feel it is really rewarding to see them grow through learning. I am in the process of studying for my level 3 childcare qualification.

Hobbies: Cooking and gardening.

Working with Us


If you share our passion for providing exceptional childcare and are committed to the values of honesty, high-quality care, respect, responsibility, compassion, and collaboration, we invite you to consider working with us. We are on the lookout for individuals who are dedicated, caring, and enthusiastic about making a positive impact on children’s lives.

To join our team, please submit your application, including a resume and cover letter, detailing your relevant qualifications and experience. Successful candidates will align with our ethos, go through a thorough interview process, and be committed to continuous learning and professional development. We value diversity and welcome applicants from various backgrounds to contribute to our nurturing and vibrant environment. Together, we can continue to provide outstanding care and support to children, parents, and carers.

Open Positions

Here are the current job openings. If you are enthusiastic about childcare and seeking an exciting new role, we invite you to apply for the position that best matches your skills and interests. Your job application is most welcome.

QTS Nursery Teacher
£24,150 to £26,250 per year (Full-time)
Qualified Practitioner

£19,950 to £24,150 per year (Full-time)

Deputy Manager