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.

Bea Mensah, Early Years Practitioner

Bea enjoys being involved in the learning development journey and watching infants grow into unique, confident, independent children.  She holds an NVQ Level 3 along with numerous other qualifications. Outside of work Bea likes to spend time with her three grandchildren and socialise with friends.

Autumn Walker, Early Years Practitioner

Autumn has been with Little Stars for 8 years and enjoys watching the children grow and develop. In her spare time she is very busy with her son and twins girls. Autumn has an NVQ in Childcare and has also been on several other training courses to help her continue to develop her skills.