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.”

Natalie- Deputy Manager
” I am a qualified Early Years Childcare Practitioner and I have over 22 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/Support Worker
” I am a qualified Early Years Childcare Practitioner and I have over 20 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”

Claire- Early Years Educator

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. 

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 chose a setting that is right for your child, and because of this our parent partnerships is always valued and of utmost importance.

Caroline Ree- Cook

I am the cook for Little Hearts Preschool. I joined in 2022. Previously I was a registered childminder for 20 years. Now that my children are now growing in to young adults I felt like a change of direction. I enjoy cooking healthy meals and encouraging children to try different types of food. From my 20 years in childminding I have gathered a good few favourite recipes to bring to the table!

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!