Anna Biddlestone

Nursery Manager

With a degree in Early Years Education Studies and 20 years of experience working in, and managing nurseries, Anna has achieved many accolades including winning Manager of the Year at the 2019 Tommies annual awards.

She said: “Little Grange Nursery is fast becoming the region’s nursery of choice where children are surrounded by warm, enticing and magical environments with outstanding teaching and learning opportunities for even the youngest of babies.

Little Grange truly has the wow factor as we had a unique chance to create a nursery with children at the forefront of its design set in an incredible 90-acre environment. This vast outdoor space is the ideal setting for our Forest School and creates endless opportunites for outdoor learning and play unique to us.”

Carol Iremonger

Nursery Deputy Manager

Deputy Manager Carol has a Foundation Degree in Early Years and Child Care Studies.  She has managed nurseries for the past 15 years and is proud to have taken her last nursery from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’.

She said: “I feel so lucky to work with such a caring and knowledgeable team. We provide our children with stimulating play opportunities that encourage independence with the freedom to explore and develop relationships that are critical for long-term wellbeing.

No matter the age group, our environment is defintely the jewel in our crown!  The vast green and woodland spaces offer endless opportunities while every room features its own designated ‘outside’ classroom and garden area, complete age-appropriate equipment.

Children at Little Grange learn through play, developing key skills and building the confidence that provides a secure foundation for their next step to primary school.

We very much pride ourselves in building strong relationships with all our parents and have an open-door philosophy.”