About us

St Augustine's Nursery is a charitable organization run by a voluntary committee of dedicated parents, in conjunction with the management team

Within St Augustine’s Nursery, we are proud of a high ratio of adults to children. This enables our experienced staff members to operate a “key person system”. This gives each child one special adult to relate to and the key person is in a position to tailor the group’s curriculum to the unique needs of each individual child. The key person works in association with parents/carers through shared record keeping, to ensure that all children are supported in reaching their full potential, Called My Learning Journey.

St Augustines is managed by Toni Pierce who has a Degree in Early Years, NVQ Level 6, Designated Safeguarding Officer and Early Talk Boost Tutor. Alongside Jennie Ashbrook NVQ Level 5 and experienced SENCO Level 3.

Our recent OFSTED inspection found the overall quality of our provision was “good” and “strong”  partnership with parents.

Quoted from our OFSTED Report

“Children successfully learn about the wider world and the different people living in it. For instance,
they learn about a range of festivals from other cultures, such as Diwali, that are relevant to the
children attending. Additionally, children show high levels of respect for each other, which can be
seen when they share resources.”

Parental Involvement in the Nursery

Research shows that children learn better when their parents/carers are involved. We actively encourage parental involvement within the group on a regular basis, which gives parents/carers the opportunity to observe and join in with the group’s activities, whilst also maintaining the high ratio of adults to children. The essential ongoing assessment of your children can only take place with the involvement of parents/carers. However, we understand that some parents/carers will not be able to help.

St Augustine’s Nursery supports the Free For 2 scheme,offering funded places for some children under the age of 3. From the age of 3, all children are entitled to 15 government funded hours per week.

We offer up to 30 hours for those 3 and 4 year old’s who qualify.

Meet the team

Experts in giving your children best start

Toni Pierce

Co-manager, safeguarding lead
Level 6, BA Hons

Jennifer Ashbrook

Co-Manager, SENCO lead
Level 5

Lisa Stapple

SENCO Support, health and safety officer
Level 3

Sandra Ranson


Kathleen Conboy

Deputy Manager
NVQ Level 3

Jo Watson

Nursery Assistant
NVQ Level 3