Our team

Loveders nursery is owned by husband and wife team Dr Mark Paterson and Kirsty Guthrie. The nursery is run by a highly qualified and experienced team of staff and we are proud to say that a third of the team have been with us for over 10 years.

Katrina Morris - Manager

BA Early Childhood Studies, EYPS

Katrina has worked at Loveders since 1990 and has worked her way up from Nursery Practitioner to Manager, gaining a BA in Early Childhood Studies and Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) in the process.

Monika Okroj-Allaway - Deputy Manager

MA Early Years Education, EYPS

Monika started in 2009. She has an MA in Pedagogy and her enthusiasm to extend her knowledge and training saw her immediately enrol on the Early Years Professional Status training course. As Curriculum Leader, Monika leads practice across the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Emily Johnson - Room Leader 2 year olds

BA (hons) Early Childhood Studies

Emily has been part of the Loveders team since 2013 when she joined as a Nursery Practitioner. She has recently completed her degree and been promoted to the Room Leader for our two year olds.

Georgia Dawling - Supervisor

BA (hons) Early Childhood Studies

Georgia joined the team in 2017 as a Nursery Practitioner, having previously worked in a school with reception aged children. Georgia has recently been promoted to Supervisor and leads practice for our 3 and 4 year olds.

Sabrina Muir - Room Leader under 2's

NNEB, NVQ level 3 Childcare and Education

Sabrina started with us in 2002 working as a nursery nurse, having already gained her NNEB. Together with Stacie, she now leads Little Loveders, using her years of experience and knowledge.

Stacie McCallum - Room Leader under 2's

NVQ level 3 Childcare and Education

Stacie started in 2012 as a nursery nurse, moving to Little Loveders when it opened in 2014. She has a level 3 qualification and shares the role of Under 2’s coordinator with Sabrina.

Sarah Delves-Reeves - Deputy Room Leader

NVQ level 3 Childcare and Education

Sarah has been at Loveders for over 20 years joining us back in 1994. She has a level 3 qualification and a wealth of experience. Sarah provides support for our room leaders and is currently based in our two year old room.

Amanda Goodchild - Office Manager

NVQ level 3 Childcare and Education

Amanda started at Loveders 2003 as a nursery nurse. More recently she has moved to the office and deals with all aspects of administration and office management.

Ashley Rule - Chef

NVQ level 3 Professional Catering

Ashley joined in 2010 using his level 3 catering qualification to design and provide a wide range of healthy and nutritious meals for the children


All of our Nursery Practitioners have at least a level 3 NVQ qualification in childcare. All staff have undergone an enhanced DBS check and complete paediatric first aid training on a regular basis.

Staff provide a welcoming and exciting environment. Consequently, children are highly motivated to explore the wide range of interesting activities and resources on offer.
- Ofsted Feb 2018
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We are very proud to have been awarded "OFSTED OUTSTANDING"

Please take a look at our latest Ofsted report. Well done team!