Our Nursery Childcare Staff

All our staff are highly qualified, and everyone holds a current Paediatric First Aid certificate. All staff regularly undertake safeguarding training and regular CPD to keep themselves up to date with current legislation and changes.

  • Lucy Grieves

    Manager - Designated Safeguarding Lead - SenCo - Baby Room Lead

    Lucy has worked at Dawn till Dusk Childcare as Deputy Manager for 4 years before becoming Manager. Lucy has 20 years of childcare experience and is also the baby room lead. She has a huge passion for Early Years and fundamentally believes that the first 5 years of a child's life are the most important and the most exciting developmentally! Lucy has a keen interest in Neuroscience, the way babies' brains develop and the importance of strong attachments.
  • Sally Ann Teward

    Deputy Manager

    Sally Ann qualified as a NNEB Nursery Nurse in 1992 and has been part of the Dawn till Dusk team for 15 years. Sally Ann works in the Toddler Room and loves to spend time outside in our nursery garden, showing and teaching the children how to look after our environment and the benefits of doing so.
  • Amy Scott

    Senior Practitioner

    Amy is a qualified practitioner and has worked at dawn till Dusk for 10 years. Amy works in both the Baby Room and the Toddler Room and loves how every day is completely different! Amy is also a farmer and often shares her stories and experiences with the children who all find them absolutely fascinating!
  • Debbie McFarlane

    Nursery Practitioner

    Debbie joined our team after successfully completing her Level 3 qualification and her placement with us. Debbie is based in the baby room and has a very nurturing, caring nature which is put to best practice with our youngest learners. Debbie understands fully the need for a strong attachment and will work closely with both you and your baby to ensure that their time in our setting is one filled with love, security and high quality care.
  • Isobel Williams

    Nursery Practitioner

    Isobel is a very experienced practitioner with a very soothing and calm presence around the children. She is often found in the story corner with a child on her knee, sharing a story or actively engaging in our role play area, alongside the children, helping to develop their speech and understanding of the world.
  • Donna Stevenson

    Nursery Practitioner

    Donna is the stalwart of Dawn till Dusk! Having retired and returned on a supply basis, Donna knows all of the families very well and is a favourite member of staff amongst the children. Donna is a friendly face in the mornings at Breakfast Club and is continually flying the flag of Dawn till Dusk within the local community.
  • Angela Douglas

    Nursery Practitioner

    Angela is a valued bridge between Dawn till Dusk and Middleton School, currently working in both settings. Angela is a happy face at the end of a school day in our After School Club and is often to be found, playing board games and actively participating in children's creative play.

Our Nursery Directors

  • Natalie Mitchell

    Safeguarding Lead

  • Kirsty Knowles

    HR & Legal Lead

  • Gill Anderson

    Curriculum & Welfare Lead

Nursery & Childcare Pricing

Nursery FAQ's

Please provide nappies and wipes (if needed), a change of clothes and appropriate outside wear (coat, gloves etc).

If you wish to provide a packed lunch for your child, you can. All snacks will be provided.

If your child uses a comforter - dummy, teddy, blanket etc., we do as you provide these, at least until your child settles in nursery.

All staff apply for a job at Dawn till Dusk using an application form. Upon a successful interview, they provide the names of 2 references, and copies of their qualifications and a DBS check is carried out. Dawn till Dusk carries out ID verification checks and ensures the new employee is allowed to work in the UK. A robust induction procedure is in place upon the commencement of employment.

Absolutely! We would like to ask that your baby is comfortable and will take expressed milk from a bottle.

Could you please label your breastmilk with your baby's name and the date it was expressed. This can be given to us frozen. It will be stored in our fridge and prepared per current guidance.


Children of any age, who require sleep after lunchtime, go into the quieter baby room where the curtains are drawn, fairy lights glow, and lullabies play.  We have a choice of cots or sleeping mats, and we provide each child with a bag of individual bedding clearly labeled with their name to avoid cross-infection.

Fees are paid a month in advance, so you will be issued an invoice at the end of the month to pay for the month ahead. 

You can then pay by bank transfer.

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