All staff photographs have been taken by our pre-school children.
Susan Fleming

Susan Fleming

Owner and Early Years Professional and Graduate Teacher

My husband and I founded Moss Side Nursery in 1989 and I have worked here in some capacity ever since, only diversifying with a little bit of inspection work ( to keep the nursery up to speed) and teaching French and German in my spare time, my original passion before discovering the appeal of the early years!

At play… I am happiest spending time with my husband and our family. I share an interest in sport with our children and grandchildren, still enjoying a game of badminton or tennis and swimming. I like all sorts of music, eating out, going to the theatre and spending time outdoors.

Laura Larsen

Laura Larsen

Level 6 Early Years Professional

I have worked at Nursery since 1999. In my role as Manager I am extremely motivated and full of fun. I lead by example, working closely with my team and my own group of children. I work well with other professionals and families in my role as Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), and as Forest School Leader I enjoy my time outdoors with the children exploring the natural world together through real hands on experiences.

At play… At my house I have a husband and two daughters who all keep me very busy. I enjoy my children’s hobbies, dancing, swimming, music and motor biking. I love visiting the theatre, going on long walks and weekend breaks in our caravan.

Karyn Hatton

Karyn Hatton

Level 4 Early Years Practitioner

I have worked at Moss Side Nursery for several years now. I have worked with children of all ages and have previously worked with children with special educational needs on a 1:1 basis.

At play…

I enjoy travelling whenever I can especially to Honolulu where my son lives. I thoroughly enjoy walking my dogs and watching the seasons change with my husband.

Sam Twist

Sam Twist

Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

I have worked at Nursery for over twenty years. I am the Nursery cook and being an Early Years Practitioner I am keen the have the children helping out. Together we bake, cook, grow healthy foods and add our scraps to the compost.

At play…

With my son I enjoy swimming and going on bike rides. I enjoy going to the gym, cinema and family meals out.

Fiona Watson

Fiona Watson

Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

In my role I offer exciting opportunities for the children and I particularly find it rewarding to see the children achieve their next steps in their development. I am thrilled to be working at the Nursery which took such great care of my own daughter in preparation for school.

At play…

In my spare time I enjoy girly shopping trips with my little girl, watching her dance in shows and going on family days out.

Janet Lord

Janet Lord

Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

I worked in my previous role at a government Child care setting for 30 years and now retired I have worked part time in the baby room at Moss Side Nursery since April 2016. I interact with the babies through a wide range of activities and I love watching them develop and learn new skills.

At play…

I love to travel, especially to Abu Dhabi where my daughter lives and works. I enjoy spending time with my extended family, eating out, cooking, gardening, walking and DIY.

Hayley Tebay

Hayley Tebay

Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

I have worked within a nursery setting for 4 years. I especially enjoy working with children creatively outdoors in the mud kitchen. I encourage children to enjoy the outdoors no matter what the weather.

At play…

In my spare time I enjoy reading books and spending time with my friends. I enjoy cleaning my boyfriend’s house so it looks presentable for when people come round!

Sam Skimming

Sam Skimming

Level 3 Apprentice

In my previous role I worked within a Primary school for over 6 years supporting children with behavioral and emotional difficulties. Since having my daughter I now work part time in the baby room. I love to interact with them and offer many different activities that enable them to develop new skills.

At play…..

I love going out on trips and adventures with my little girl. I also enjoy seeing friends, eating out and going to watch football.

Claire Gibb

Claire Gibb

Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

I have been working in a nursery setting for 22 years. I enjoy providing a range of stimulating activities both indoors and outdoors using natural resources for the children to explore.

At play…..

I love visiting my family and friends in Wolverhampton, socialising, reading and going for walks.

Rachel Hodgson

Rachel Hodgson

Level

I have worked at nursery for 12 years, with a couple of breaks inbetween to have my two children and to enhance my career. I am a qualified family support and well-being professional. Supporting and working with families is my passion.