Little Stoke Team

Meet the Team

At Play Station our staff have always been deemed one of greatest assets. They are chosen based on their compassionate approach and their understanding of the importance of following each child’s individual needs. See below to meet our team!
Joanne Knight
Hi my name is Joanne Knight and I am the owner of Play Station nursery. I set this nursery up from scratch, with the intention of creating a fabulous provision that marries quality childcare with a happy working environment for my staff.

I love following the children through their adventures with us and onto the next stage of life with the tools to start their next big step to primary school. I hate saying goodbye but love knowing the confident individuals they have all become due to our influence. We have been running a successful provision for 15 years now and continue to maintain the same amount of enthusiasm as the day we started. Working with my amazing, devoted staff and sharing my day with the children is definitely the best job in the world.

Natalie Taylor
My name is Natalie and I am the Manager. I have worked in the 0-2's room at Play Station for over 11 years and have an NNEB qualification in childcare and wealth of experience under my belt. I have recently completed a level 3 in Autism Training Aside from the childcare experience I gained at Play Station I have 2 children of my own. I was also a nanny for two different families bestowing me with experience with a variety of ages and differing needs of children. I have an extended interest in language acquisition particularly in the under 2’s and love supporting and understanding their needs.


Lucy Jones
Hi I’m Lucy and am the preschool room leader and the deputy manager. I have completed safeguarding training and assist Natalie with safeguarding, acting as the deputy safeguarding lead. Aside from working within childcare for the past 15 years I have two children of my own and have a wealth of experience. I hold a Level 3 in Childcare and am currently working towards achieving a level 3 in SENCO. I love seeing the children blossom. I have previous experience working with children with SEN and am very passionate in this area.

Kelly Brock
Hi I'm Kelly and am the 2-3s room leader. I completed my apprenticeship at our Filton Setting and shortly after move to our Little Stoke Team. I worked in preschool for some time and have moved to the 2-3s group and am enjoying my time with the toddlers. I have an NVQ Level 3 in childcare alongside my paediatric first aid and Level 2 in Understanding Autism.

Lauren Newman
Hi I'm Lauren. I hold a qualification in NVQ Level 2 and am currently working towards earning my level 3. I work in preschool alongside Lucy and Lauren.
Natasha Smith
Hi I'm Tash and I work with the 0-3's at Play Station. I have worked here for over 11 years and have always thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with children. I had a little break from working here to have my son in 2013, who came with me when I returned from maternity leave and joined our baby group. It's great being able to be a working mum but still be able to be involved in my son's childcare. He is now a fully fledged member of the 2-3's group here and I am so happy with the care he receives. He helps widen my early years experience with baby sensory and other community groups that help me bring great ideas to the nursery. I am currently on Maternity leave after having my second son.


George Winter
Hi I’m George and I work mainly in the 0-2's group. I have been working in childcare for several years now and have my NVQ Level 3. Alongside this I have my pediatric first aid training. I used to work full time and after returning to work from maternity leave with my son, have reduced my hours. My son attends Playstation with me and loves his time here.


Georgia Adams
Hi I’m Georgia and I am the 0-2s lead practitioner. I have been working in childcare for several years now and have my NVQ Level 3. I am currently finishing my Forest School Training and am hoping to make Forest School an everyday experience at Play Station. I have a passion for working with the 0-3s and watching them develop and grow up to preschool age.
Lauren Knowles
Hi I'm Lauren. I am currently working towards completing my NVQ level 3 in childcare. I am qualified in Pediatric First Aid. I work in preschool alongside Lucy and Lauren.
Angela Lewis
Hi I'm Ange. I am the nursery cook and prepare the meals freshly on site. I have a qualification in Food Hygiene and love preparing healthy yet delicious meals for the children.
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