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The Team

Battenhall Nursery is staffed by an experienced and qualified team, formally of The Stables Nursery at St Mary’s School. The team have an excellent rapport with the children enabling a child to feel safe and secure whilst at the nursery. 

Mrs Samantha Ashfield – Owner

Samantha is a Chartered Accountant and mother of two. Both of Samantha’s children attended The Stables Nursery at St Mary’s.

Following its closure in July 2014 and the lack of nurseries within the immediate area she decided her son deserved to be looked after by the excellent staff at The Stables with whom he had developed a close bond and Battenhall Nursery was born.

Whilst Samantha will be primarily running the business she will also be assisting in looking after the children.

Mrs Louise Thomas – Nursery Manager

Louise has worked in childcare for 7 years, the last two as Deputy Manager at The Stables Nursery.  She has experience working with children across all three age groups.

Being a Mum herself, Louise understands the importance of providing a safe and secure environment for children to grow and develop. She has excellent communication skills ensuring the nursery and parents work harmoniously together for the benefit of the child.  

Mrs Gemma Hill  Room Leader (on maternity leave)

Gemma moved to Worcester in 2007 to study an Early Years Education Degree and has been here ever since. She has worked in a Nursery since graduating and has also undertaken a Baby Care course so is experienced with caring for and educating children of all ages.

Miss Sophie Brampton - Yellow Room Leader

Sophie completed her CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Childcare in 2014. She has previously worked in a private nursery, an after-school club and an infants' school, caring for children aged 0-11 years. She has, however, particularly focused on children under 2 years, and believes in the importance of helping young children achieve their goals in a stimulating environment.


Miss Cassie Price - Blue Room Leader

Cassie has been working within childcare for 10 years and has recently completed her BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Professional Practice. Cassie has previously worked abroad as a Nanny and as a Nursery Teacher within an independent school. Cassie has a passion for developing and enhancing children’s learning opportunities and she enjoys providing a wide rage of activities that will support the children in making the transition to school.

Miss Joanna Taylor - Red Room Nursery Nurse

Joanna completed her Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce in 2014. She has five years childcare experience having previously worked in holiday clubs, after school care and preschool with children aged 2-11 years. Joanna enjoys working with children and helping them to learn, develop and to see them reach their full potential.


Lottie Saunders - Blue Room Nursery Nurse

Coming soon...