Mandy & Danny Young, Owners

Mandy and Danny took ownership of Little Stars in summer 2017.  Mandy has a 5-year background in childcare and is also a governor at a St Albans Primary school.  Danny is an Online Marketing Strategist, and both are proud parents to James (7) and Reece (5).

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Kayleigh Burke, Manager

Kayleigh has been with Little Stars for 4 years and has a BA Hons in Educational Studies. She loves to see how all children grow, learn and develop and the many ways in which they do! She is married, has a daughter (4) and enjoys spending quality time with her family.

Diana Ivanova, Deputy Manager

Diana has worked in childcare for 7 years and has a 4 year old daughter. She enjoys arts & crafts and inspiring children to be creative and free to express themselves.  Diana has a Bachelors degree of art, Level 3 in Childcare and Young People’s Workforce and is qualified as a teacher in her home country of Lithuania.

Sharon Cooper-Groves, SENCO

Sharon has been with Little Stars since 2004 and is our SENCO lead. She is passionate about her work and family life, having recently become a grandmother. Sharon likes the great outdoors and loves to spend time camping, bike riding, swimming, surfing, and sitting around camp fires.

Kim Jackson, Early Years Practitioner – Assistant SENCO

Kim joined the Little Stars team in October 2017.  She has an NVQ Level 3 accreditation in Childcare, among numerous other qualifications and has been working with children for the past 8 years.

Alana Biggs, Early Years Practitioner

Alana has been working at Little Stars for 6 years and loves to help the children with craft activities.  She has a Level 3 qualification in Health & Social Care and in her spare time she likes to spend time with family and friends.