Meet the Team

The Management Team - Stepping Stones

Lucy Wilson, Managing Director, with Carrie Beeston, Nursery Manager

Lucy Wilson - Managing Director

Lucy is a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and has worked for several years in business and finance departments within Marks & Spencer and Kelloggs. After having her two boys, Luke and Maximus, Lucy decided to make a career change and do something she has always been passionate about! Stepping Stones Montessori Nursery’s philosophy is to provide a fun, stimulating and caring environment for all children. The Montessori principles, quality EYFS teaching and the school readiness programme provide all children with the best possible start in life.

Carrie Beeston – Nursery Manager

Carrie has a degree in Early Childhood Studies and is working towards her Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). Carrie has two young girls and likes to spend her spare time socialising with friends, reading or going to the cinema. Carrie is passionate about creating new and exciting experiences for the children so they can learn and develop and is currently looking at lots of exciting new ideas for the setting.

Mighty Marbles - Pre School Classroom

Pre-School Teachers Cassie Killen and Zoe Eagles

Cassie Killen - Pre School Teacher

PCGE in Primary Education (Chester University) and a degree in English (John Moores). 
Worked in childcare for a year but has also been a teaching assistant since 2012 . 
Hobbies: travelling, socialising and walking her dog.

Zoe Eagles – Pre School Teacher

BAQTS in Primary Teaching (Early Years) – also has a part Masters in Primary Teaching
3 years work experience in childcare
Hobbies: gym, socialising and arts & crafts 

Mini Pebbles – Toddler Classroom

Lara Ingham, Daniel Franklin and Lisa Gabriel

Lana Ingham – Mini Pebbles - Room Leader

BA Hons in Early Years (Lancaster University) 
Worked in childcare for 5 years and recently relocated to Chester from Blackpool.
Hobbies: gym, socialising and going to the theatre.

Daniel Franklin – Deputy Manager/Teacher in Mini Pebbles

Daniel has a degree in journalism and a PGCE in Early Years. Daniel has many years of experience in working with children from all ages. Daniel loves reading, drawing (some of his work is displayed in the nursery!) and spending time with family and friends and has recently travelled Europe and swam with dolphins!

Lisa Gabriel - Nursery Nurse

National Extended Diploma in media. Currently studying for Level 3 in childcare
Worked in childcare since September 2015. Was a children’s sports coach for Haven for a year and also a childrens' entertainer before then.
Hobbies: Graphics and photography, exercise (circuit training) and loves adventures.

Sinead McLernon – Nursery Nurse

Degree in Early Childhood Studies
Worked in childcare for 6 years
Hobbies: Cinema, visiting Ireland over in Ireland and travelling to different countries.

Little Gems (Baby Room)

Cerys Dodd, Mellanie Livens and Rachel Mottershead

Cerys Dodd – Room Leader

Cerys has worked in childcare for 8 years, working with children of all age. Cerys holds a degree in Childhood Studies. In her spare time Cerys loves to swim, spend time with her nieces and family.

Mellanie Livens – Deputy Room Leader

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education
Worked in Childcare for 1 year
Hobbies: walking, reading, Zumba and Young Farmers

Rachel Mottershead  - Room Teacher

NVQ Level in Childcare, worked with children for 2 years.
Hobbies - reading, cinema and walking.

Denise Vansteene - Nursery Chef

Denise is highly qualified and experienced Chef and has spend over 20 years working in Germany for the British Army. Denise prides herself in preparing quality and healthy food for the children. In her spare time Denise Sandra likes reading, gardening and spending time with her granddaughter.
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