At Lilycroft Nursery School for children from two to five our caring, experienced and talented staff are our greatest asset and resource.

We operate a ‘Key Worker System’ where every child and their family is allocated a special person – a key worker, who aims to form a close bond with you, to build a relationship based on trust and mutual respect. Your key worker should be your first point of contact at nursery and will always be happy to answer your questions, chat to you about your child’s learning and progress and address any worries or concerns you may have.

The positive attitude of our staff fosters a caring, learning atmosphere, where children develop good self-esteem and self-image and where their family background and situation, gender, religious, cultural and special educational needs are met.

All staff have a responsibility to develop their own professional knowledge and skills through training which benefits the school and its community.

They provide role models of courtesy and respect, and use praise to develop high standards of behaviour in the children.


The Leadership Team

Sian Hudson

Executive Headteacher
Also Executive Headteacher at St Edmund's NSCC

Anne-Marie Merifield

Strategic Advisor
Anne-Marie works on specific projects and is in school Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Amanda Nicholson

Business Manager

Ermina Kesedzic

Assistant Headteacher & SENDCO

Classroom Staff

Safia Anees


Helen Mackay


Tina Alston


Mohammad Bilal

Trainee Teacher

Robina Parvez

Early Years Practitioner

Iram Fatima

Early Years Practitioner

Khadija Ul Kubrah

Early Years Practitioner

Shaista Bi Razaq

Early Years Practitioner

Rifhat Aziz

Early Years Practitioner

Jo Woodward

Early Years Practitioner

Janice Magennis

Early Years Practitioner

Brenda Bottomly

Early Years Assistant

Alia Arshad

Early Years Assistant

Chloe Ogier

Early Years Assistant

Sobia Saeed

Early Years Assistant

Zaineb Bibi

Early Years Assistant

Sana Iftikhar

Early Years Assistant

Rita Tejal

Early Years Assistant

Sabia Ali

Lunchtime Assistant



Administration Staff

Leah Greaves

Finance Administrator

Shabana Kauser

Admin Apprentice

Emma Clifford

HR Administrator

Site Staff

Jason Wilson


Monuara Begum


Rachael Gawith


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