Our Leadership Team

Sarah Cramp

Based at Lonsdale Gardens (Babies and Toddlers)

B.A (Hons) Degree in Early Years & Education & and Early Years Professional Status

Sarah is in charge of the day to day running of our Babies and Toddlers Nursery. Sarah was previously the Pre-school Coordinator and is an inspirational role model for practitioners. She took a lead role during the transition period last year when the toddlers moved over to the Younger Pre-school which went remarkably well for both children and their parents and she will do so again this year, alongside Pippa.

Sarah is trained in Leadership & Management and oversees the evaluation and monitoring of our Babies and Toddler’s progress and the activities we provide to support children in their learning and development.

Sarah is well known by each of the children and is always relaxed and calm! She likes to be fully involved in the all the rooms and is very passionate about ensuring the children’s wellbeing and involvement.

Sarah can be contacted at sarah@littlerascals.org.uk

Pippa Ashenden

Based at Clanricarde Gardens (Pre-school)

B.A (hons) Early Years and Business & Early Years Professional Status

Pippa is in charge of the day to day running of our Pre-school. She is very efficient and organised and spends lots of time clearing things up and organising them for everyone!

Pippa is focused on improving outcomes for the Pre-school children and works closely with Rebecca Phillips (Deputy Manager and SENCO) and Ali Smith (Younger Pre-school Floor leader)  to provide a nurturing and inclusive environment for each individual child at Little Rascals.

Pippa has a BA Honours Degree in Early Childhood and Business Studies and has Early Years Teacher Status! She also takes a lead role in arranging our Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) funding for three and four year olds and the Free for 2 funding for our two year olds.

Pippa can be contacted at pippa@littlerascals.org.uk

Esther Green M.A, B.A (hons)

HR, Training & Performance

Early Years Professional Status

Esther has worked with children for many years within frontline child protection services prior to setting up the nursery. Esther takes a lead role in the recruitment, training and supervision of the staff team and in over seeing our inclusion, safeguarding and SEN support.

Esther was awarded Early Years Professional Status in 2012.

Esther lives locally with her husband Simon and two sons. Her youngest child was also a regular face at the nursery!

Esther can be contacted at esther@littlerascals.org.uk

Billie Baillie-Mclauchlan

Based at Lonsdale Gardens (Babies & Toddlers)

Cache Level 3 Diploma

Billie is currently on maternity leave looking after her gorgeous little baby boy! We look forward to welcoming her back in the New Year!


Felicity Merrick B.Sc. (hons)

Business & Finance

Fee is the brains behind the business and is in charge of accounts and finances for Little Rascals and our business development. Fee comes from a finance and management informations background and was more recently a Teaching Assistant prior to setting up the business.

Fee oversees child occupancy and waiting lists and is the person to contact regarding invoices and payments.

Fee lives locally with her two boys who attended Little Rascals prior to starting at school!

Fee can be contacted at felicity@littlerascals.org.uk

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