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Our staff

Staff qualifications range from those who are employed as Nursery Apprentices working towards their NVQ Level 2, Nursery Assistants working towards their NVQ Level 3 and management staff who have achieved their NVQ Level 4 or 5 in Childcare Management.

All staff are recruited and employed by Kiddies’ Cabin using an extensive vetting procedure which ensures that they are both suitable to work with children and have the necessary skills and personality so that the nursery meets the requirements of each child in our care.

Regular staff training is undertaken on paediatric first aid, food hygiene, safeguarding / child protection and fire safety training. These are updated on an annual or three yearly basis depending on the statutory requirements. Prior to commencing their employment with us, all staff attend a three day staff induction course held by the Trust. Staff receive regular developmental guidance to ensure that they continue to develop professionally and personally.

All staff attend Basic Life Support training with Paul McEndoo, the Trust's Community Resuscitation Facilitator every year.

Nursery Manager - Leigh Kelly

(Does not work on Fridays)
Leigh Kelly Qualification: NNEB Diploma in Childcare & Education, Level 5 in Leadership.

Leigh has worked as the Nursery Manager since the nursery opened in 2006.

Nursery Deputy - Lorna Lepetit

Lorna Lepetit

Qualification: NVQs Level 2 & 3 in Childcare, Level 3 in Management and a Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership.


Lorna joined Kiddies' Cabin in August 2019 as the Deputy Manager. She previously worked in our Reading nursery from the time it opened in 2003. Lorna has had extensive experience working with all age groups, and was able to achieve the Baby Talk Award alongside her team.  


J has loved her time at Kiddies' Cabin and took something away from every room; we can really chart her progress in her development file and through the photos that were taken.

She has made friends, some of whom she now sees outside of nursery, and she has great relationships with the carers.

The mix of indoor and outdoor play has been excellent and she loves being outside in the garden, whether playing or gardening! J’s happiness at Kiddies' Cabin made it so much easier for us to put her in daycare while we went to work – less guilt! And we have loved receiving all her artwork and the special cards they made for holiday, etc. We also really enjoyed reading her development file and seeing the pictures of her having fun.

All of the staff members have been so lovely, especially J’s key carers along the way. Special mentions would go to both Staceys, Sascha, Ranj, Linda and Maxine, and, of course, Richard who is always so responsive when I email with queries!

I have and will continue to recommend Kiddies' Cabin to friends and family and, if required, would not hesitate to enrol our youngest.

Mrs H