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Nursery Manager: Rebecca Croft

Rebecca CroftRebecca qualified as an NNEB Nursery Nurse from Reading College in 1995 and has worked continually in the private day care sector since qualifying.

When the nursery opened in 2003 she was the Third In Charge and the Team Leader within the 2 to 3 year olds room. By 2006 Rebecca had become the Deputy Manager and she has now been managing the nursery since June 2013.

Rebecca holds the following qualifications, NNEB, Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management, NVQ Level 3 Introductory Certificate in Management, NVQ Level 3 in Management and Essential Skills for new NHS Managers.

Nursery Deputy Manager: Louise Wye

Louise GlowackiLouise has worked at Little Dragons since the nursery opened in 2003, completing her NVQ childcare qualification at the nursery. Louise has since gone on to gain NVQ’s at Level 3 and Level 4 in management and most recently completed the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Leadership.

Early Years Professional: Michelle Foster

Michelle FosterMichelle has worked in the nursery since 2007. She was employed as a Nursery Nurse and worked in the 3 to 5 year old room but has now also had experience working throughout the nursery in all of the rooms.

Michelle qualified as a Nursery Nurse, DCE Level 3 Diploma in 2004 at Reading College and worked in another private day care setting following her qualification.

In recent years Michelle has completed a Bachelor of Arts Children’s Development and Learning in 2011 (BACDL) and gained the EYP, Early Years Professional Status in 2012 and now works closely with Lorna and the 3 and 4 year olds.

Team Leader for the 3-4 year olds: Lorna Lepetit

Lorna LepetitLorna has worked at Little Dragons since the nursery opened in 2003 and completed her NVQ Level 3 in Child Care at the nursery.

Lorna has developed her role through the nursery and has become a competent member of staff who works as the Team Leader in the 3-4 year olds room.

Lorna has completed the NVQ Level 3 in Management and a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership.

Team Leader for the 2-3 year olds: Christine Garcia

Christine has worked at Little Dragons since the nursery opened in 2003 and was the Foundation Team Leader in the 3 to 5 years room for a number of years. 

She has now been team leading the 2 to 3 year room since 2013 and is the nursery SENCO. Christine also takes a keen interest in children’s nutrition and recently completed a training course ‘Diet and Nutrition for Children’ Level 3.

She is an NNEB Nursery Nurse and has completed a Level 4 in Management.

Team Leader for the under 2’s: Kirsty Elmore

Kirsty Elmore Kirsty has worked at Little Dragons since 2007 when she completed NVQ Level 2 and 3 in child care.

Since then Kirsty has had experience with all age groups at the nursery and has been a very steady member of the team.

Kirsty has been team leading the Green Room since late 2017 and has completed an introductory course in Team Leading.


We could not be happier with the care our daughter has received at Little Dragons Nursery in Reading. We have seen her thrive due to the support and encouragement of staff.

Whilst I felt guilty for having to place her in nursery initially, I now feel it was absolutely the right thing to do due to the enjoyment she experiences there.

Our daughter has had allergy problems which could have made her placement in nursery more stressful, but the staff could not have been more helpful and it has been really positive working with them to ensure she did not have any problems.

Mrs B