Little Wombles Broomhill Staff

Nicky McDougal (Owner and Principal)

Nicky is originally from Devon. She is married to Colin and has two daughters aged seven and four.

Nicky holds a B.Ed Primary Honours degree and is a Qualified Teacher. Nicky is also an Ofsted Registered Childminder. She started Little Wombles in 2011. Nicky has many years of experience teaching and caring for children aged 0-7 years.

Kerry Thornton (Manager)

Kerry has a wealth of experience in Early Years having worked with children from birth to five years. She has been Deputy Manager of a large Nursery setting and holds a Level 3 in both Childcare and Management.

Kerry is our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Karen Towner (Deputy Manager)

Karen holds a Level 3 in Childcare and Educations and a Level 2 in Management and Team Leading.

She has worked in Childcare for 13 years and has two grown up children of her own.

Paula Kuti

Paula Kuti is Level 3 qualified in Childcare and Education. She is very experienced having worked in childcare for over 11 years. Paula has also worked with children with varying special needs and disabilities and is our named SENCO (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities coordinator).

Justyna Krukowska

Justyna Krukowska has a Level 2 Diploma in Child Care and Education and is currently studying for her Level 3 Childcare qualification whilst working at Little Wombles. She has had varying experiences of caring for children including being a Childminder and a Nursery Assistant.

Stacy Larkin

Stacy Larkin is a very experienced Nursery Practitioner, with a broad knowledge of working with children aged 0-5 years. She holds a Level 3 in Childcare.

Barbara Campbell

Barbara holds an NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Learning and Development. She is very experienced in Early Years and enjoys working across the age phases. Barbara is currently working with our Pre-schoolers.

Qurratulain Hassan

Qurratulain Hassan is a Qualified Teacher with a Degree in Psychology. She has previously worked as a Primary School Teacher and is now building on her experience as an Early Years Practitioner working with the toddlers at Little Wombles.

Laila Zghinou

Laila has recently completed a degree in Early Childhood Studies and is taking a year out before she embarks on a PGCE to become a qualified teacher. She is spending a year with us working with the toddlers and building on her experience in Early Years.

Chiara Leslie

Chiara is our Nursery Assistant, working with the children over lunch times. She also forms part of our staff cover team.

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