Meet the team

We believe we stand out because of our people. Get to know us a bit more here.

 
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LOUISE BARLOW
CHAIRPERSON

Louise is the mother of two daughters who have attended Stepping Stones. Her passion for what we do led her to become Chairperson of the committee of parent trustees. She is dedicated to providing support and assistance to the fantastic staff team. Louise is a barrister and lives in a neighbouring village.

AMANDA HUGHES
EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER

NNEB Certificate in Nursery Nursing Level 3

Amanda began working in childcare over 25 years ago, taking a break during this time when she had her children and lived overseas.  She joined Stepping Stones in February 2019 and enjoys reading, travelling and shopping.

RACHEL WILD
MANAGER

Early Years Professional Status

 

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JANE FEILDEN
EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER

Level 6 Early Years Teacher Status

 

Jane worked internationally in adult learning and development before retraining in early years after having two children and realising working with young children is much more fun.  Originally starting as a volunteer at Stepping Stones in 2012, Jane worked at another local nursery and preschool before starting at Stepping Stones in July 2021. When not working Jane enjoys Pilates, coaching children’s cricket and cooking.

TRACEY SPEAKMAN
DEPUTY MANAGER

CACHE Level 3 in children and young people’s workforce.

 

I have worked with children for 15 years starting at my sons school as a volunteer, then moving on to become a Rhythm Time music leader where I worked with babies up to pre-school,  during this time I completed my level 3 and was fortunate enough to be offered a position within a nursery where i became room leader. In June 2019 I joined Stepping Stones as deputy manager and have enjoyed every minute and am looking forward to the future. When not working I enjoy travelling, reading and walking my black lab Monty.

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FELICITY DEAN
EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER

NNEB Certificate in Nursery Nursing

Level 3

Felicity has worked in Nurseries for 6 years. Whilst on maternity leave with her second child she attended college part time, and gained her level 3 certificate. In her spare time Felicity enjoys knitting, travelling and a good movie night. 

HANNAH GIBSON
ADMINISTRATOR

Hannah has worked at Stepping Stones since 2017.  Originally she was the treasurer for the committee whilst her daughter attended the setting.  In her spare time Hannah enjoys running, spending time with her husband and children and walking her beloved Labrador Hugo.