Meet our Team

“We are trained professionals who are passionate about caring and nurturing children”

        Lorna Crook BSc, Business Owner 

Lorna served within the care profession of the Royal Air Force for 20 years. On becoming a Mum herself, she decided to leave and manage her own childcare business. As a former serving officer, Lorna understands the pressures of working full time and looking after little ones, and is dedicated to providing a bespoke service that supports the needs of the modern working family.

Lorna is Level 3 Childcare trained and is a qualified Safeguarding
Designated Officer and Paediatric first Aider.

              Karen Tate, Operations Officer

For most of Karen’s career she has supported young children in a childcare setting.  Since 2015, she has specialised in supporting children with additional and challenging needs.   She is level 3 childcare trained and has lots of experience in developing children through play.  Karen is a Safeguarding Designated Officer.

In her capacity as Operations Officer she oversees all aspects of the day to day running of the settings.

               Vicky Dixon – Little Willows  


Vicky Dixon manages our ‘Little Willows’ setting. She has many years of experience working in pre-schools, nurseries and Before and After School Clubs.

Vicky is level 3 childcare trained, Paediatric first aid and Safeguarding Designated Officer qualified.

Little Willows’ staff include Katie (Senior Playworker) and Rhiannon

Caroline Hussey – Little Oaks 

Caroline has lots of experience working with children aged between 4 and 11 years old.

Caroline is  Paediatric first aid trained and Safeguarding Designated Officer qualified.

Little Oaks’ staff include Natalie (Senior Playworker) Farzana, Georgia and Karen.