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 21 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.

Katy Gill
Hi I’m Katy and I am the preschool room leader and the Deputy Manager. I hold a Level 3 in Childcare and am currently working towards achieving a Level5 qualification. I love seeing the children blossom in the time that they are with us in preschool. I have previous experience working with children with SEN and am very passionate in this area.

Georgia Adams
Hi I’m Georgia and I am the 0-3's lead practitioner. I have been working in childcare for 5 years now and have my NVQ Level 3. I am a qualified Forest School Leader and thrive to make Forest School an everyday experience at Play Station. I have a passion for working with the 0-3's and love watching them develop and grow.

Stacey Fowler
Hi I'm Stacey. I hold a NVQ Level 3 qualification and have been in childcare for 12 years. I work alongside Katy, acting as Senior in the preschool room. I have a child of my own that I love taking out and exploring with, which helps with my creative mind in the setting.

Lauren Knowles
Hi I'm Lauren. I have completed my NVQ level 3 in childcare at the setting and have loved my journey at PlayStation Nursery. I work alongside Georgia as a Senior practitioner in the house. I am really creative and love to challenge my 2-3's group with activities and experiences.

Natasha Moffat-Smith
Hi I'm Tash. I work with the 0-3's at Play Station. I have worked here for over 15 years and have always thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with children. I had a few breaks from working here to have my 3 sons, and have always loved coming back from maternity with fresh and new ideas. Having my own children has helped widen my early years experience with baby sensory and other community groups that help me bring great ideas to the baby room.
Sam Taylor
Hi I'm Sam and I work in the preschool room. I worked in a nursery for a while before I had my daughter, and was keen to come back into the job. I am bubbly and passionate about my job and have loved coming back into childcare, where I can facilitate and extend the children's development.
Sam Taylor
Sam Taylor
Sam Taylor

2-5's Practitioner

George Winter
Hi I’m George and I work in the 0-2's group. I have been working in childcare for several years now and have my NVQ Level 3. I am currently on maternity leave with my baby girl and have a son that attends the setting. I am really knowledgable within the baby group and use my experience to extend play and enable the babies development.
Lois Airey-Fermandel
Hi I'm Lois and I work in the preschool room. I am currently working towards my NVQ Level 3 and am really enjoying childcare. I love interacting with the children and learning as I go, from the qualified practitioners that I work alongside.
Lois Airey-Fermandel
Lois Airey-Fermandel
Lois Airey-Fermandel

3-5's Apprentice

Chelsee Hoddinott
Chelsee Hoddinott
Chelsee Hoddinott

0-2's Apprentice

Chelsee Hoddinott
Hi my names Chelsee. I currently have a Level 1 qualification in BSL and am completing my apprenticeship while working with the 0-2's. I really enjoy working with children and through having 2 of my own and working 1-1 with SEN, I have the experience to be able to complete my qualification.
Tilly Claridge
Hi I'm Tilly. I work with the 0-2's and am currently completing my NVQ Level 3. I love working with the younger ages and really enjoying watching their personalities shine.
Tilly Clardige
Tilly Clardige
Tilly Clardige

2-3's Apprentice

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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