Meet The Team

Natasha- Owner/Manager
” I am a qualified Early Years Childcare Practitioner and have over 20 years experience, working in different types of childcare settings. I have always had passion for Early Years and this shines through in my practice. I want Little Hearts Preschool Cranleigh, to be a place where every single child feels; loved, appreciated, inspired and motivated to explore the magical world in which we live in. My aim is to be a setting that is an extension of a child’s home, were you as parents can feel 100% confident that we will treat your children as preciously as you do.”

Claire- Room Based Deputy Manager

I am a qualified Early Years Child Care Practitioner. I have an NVQ Level 3 Diploma and have had experience with children in nursery and preschool settings as well as infant and primary school. I have previously worked with children with special educational needs and I enjoy supporting children to help them develop and flourish. I am passionate about children’s learning and giving them experiences to explore, play and have fun! I believe children need a loving, caring and nurturing environment as they grow and as a mum myself I know how important it is that they have a wonderful and positive experience in their preschool years before they start school. I am very excited to be a part of this special journey with your children at Little Hearts Preschool, creating the best possible experiences and memories for their start in life. 

Katherine- Early Years Educator
” I am a qualified Early Years Childcare Practitioner and I have over 22 years experience. I have worked in Preschools in Cranleigh over the last 18 years. I have had the pleasure of working with many children and families from different backgrounds. I enjoy working with young children and making their precious time at Preschool a happy memory for them and their families”

Katie- Early Years Educator

I am an Early Years educator and a mum of 2 boys. I started working at Little Hearts in 2022. Before joining the Little Hearts family. I started my childcare journey back in 2015. I have a NVQ 2 in Early Years and looking to do my level 3 soon. I enjoy working in early years because I take joy in watching them develop and grow into their own individual person. I feel lucky to be part of that process. As a mum I know and fully understand how important it is to choose a setting that is right for your child, and because of this our parent partnerships is always valued and of utmost importance.

Carolyn- SEND Support

My name is Carolyn, I joined Little Hearts Preschool in 2023 as a support buddy for our children who are on a Surrey Support Plan. I work closely with the children and support them in achieving their targets and ensuring that they are accessing their environment without any restrictions for their development. I am really enjoying my role here at Little Hearts and it brings me so much joy seeing the children reach their individual potential.

Jessica- Cook

I am the cook for Little Hearts Preschool. I joined in 2023. I have always enjoyed cooking and I love the face that I can now do what I am passionate about, whilst providing delicious and nutritious meals for the children and staff!

Nutrition in Early Years is very important, so making meals fun with the occasional treat is what we aim to provide at preschool.

MariaSpanish Tutor (Extra Curricular Activity)

Holá! everyone, My name is Maria, I am an enthusiastic, confident, caring, hard working individual who is quick at adapting to new challenges. I have a background in various educational environments. I work as a private tutor which gave me the knowledge on how to tailor my teaching approach in order to help my students achieve individual goals. Previously, I have worked as a private nanny and in a nursery where I had the opportunity to learn how to combine education with fun!

Sam- Happily Ever After

My name is Sam, I run my business called Happily Ever After, I come into Little Hearts once a week to carry out interactive stories. Using my back ground in musical theatre to really engage the children and them on wonderful adventures through stories and songs.