Meet The Team

Natasha- Owner/Manager
” I am a qualified Early Years Childcare Practitioner and have over 19 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.”

Natalie- Deputy Manager
” I am a qualified Early Years Childcare Practitioner and I have over 20 years experience. I have worked in various settings including Special Educational Needs settings. I have worked in day care settings as well as preschool settings. I have also had the pleasure of working with children abroad. I love teaching children the skills they need to make them independent and enthusiast learners, being a mother myself means I appreciate the level of trust you as parents have to put on us to look after your children and I take that responsibility to heart. I believe an open and honest relationship with parents is key to making sure that your child gets the most out of Little Hearts Preschool in Cranleigh.”

Katherine- After School Practitioner
” I am a qualified Early Years Childcare Practitioner and I have over 18 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”

Amy – Early Years Practitioner in Training

I am currently training towards my NVQ 3 in Childcare. I have lots of experience in working with secondary school aged children and young adults with special needs such as, Autism , Downs Syndrome and in particular Cerebral Palsy. I have had the pleasure of working as a Community Support Worker and a Teaching Assistant in a preschool setting. I have a variety of training, including NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities, Understanding Autism, NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition & Health. I believe in having a calm and nurturing manner in all aspects to learning and enjoy new challenges. I am excited to pursue a long term career in Early Years at Little Hearts Pre-School. I am a mother myself and I know how important it is to be able to ensure your child is having the best possible start in life. At Little Hearts children are allowed to grow and learn through play, stories, adventures and encouragement. It truly is a wondrous place for children.

Claire- Early Years Practitioner

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. 

Mr Sully- Children’s Well-being Mentor

My name is Mr Sully. I joined Little Hearts Preschool Cranleigh in September 2020. My role is to talk to the children about emotions and feelings. I have a special power that I share with the children. My power is that I love to gobble up all types of worries and I am excellent at helping them disappear. My motto is ” A worry expressed will put your mind at rest!” I am studying towards a Child Psychology Diploma and I enjoy helping children feel safe and settled. I am lucky to have my own special bench where I sit all day, when any of the children want to talk about any thing that is on their minds on a 1:1 basis I am always there for them.

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!