Management Team


Zara Williams

Nursery Manager

I have worked in childcare for 14 years and at The Lodge site for 7 years. I have worked my way up from Childcare Practioner to Deputy Nursery manager in 7 years. I am very proud to have taken the post  of Nursery Manager in 2014.

I have gained many qualifications, including NVQ level 4 in EarlyYears, NVQ Level 5  in Management, as well as certificates in safeguarding, SENCO, Paediatric First aid and Level 2 Food Hygiene.

Zara Williams

Sandie Averiss

Sandie Averiss

Assistant Manager & Early Learner (Sunshine) Room Manager

I have worked in Childcare for over 16 years and The Lodge site since 2008. I initially volunteered in my local playgroup and fell in love with the work involved. I was very pleased to be promoted to Assistant Manager in 2014 and really enjoy my new role. Throughout my career I have achieved my NVQ level 3 in Childcare, NVQ Team Leader, Child Protection, Paediatric First Aid and level 2 Food Hygiene.


Natalie Richardson

3rd In Charge

I have always wanted to work in the childcare sector and started by gaining a lot of experience for being a ‘mothers help’ looking after her baby twins until they were 3 years old. From here I went on to complete my training in Early Years and Education Level 3.

I have worked at the Lodge site for 7 years starting as a nursery assistant and working my way up to a room manager and now part of the management team as 3rd in Charge. I have also completed my NVQ Level 2 in Team Leaderships, Food Hygiene Child Protection and Paediatric First Aid.

Natalie Richardson

Kim Smith

Kim Smith

Baby (Caterpillars & Butterflies) Room Manager

I have worked in childcare for 6 years and have worked at the Lodge site for 4 years. I studied my Level 3 in Early Years and Education at college and then moved on to become a nanny for 2 years before starting as a nursery assistant and worked my way up to Room Manager. I have also completed my NVQ Level 2 in Team Leaderships, Food Hygiene Child Protection and Paediatric First Aid.


Kathryn Richardson

Reception (Rainbow) Room Manager

I have worked in Childcare for nearly 22 years, all of which have been at the same site at The Lodge. I started as a Nursery assistant and worked my way up to Room Manager in Pre School, which I adore. I have achieved NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and NVQ level 2 in team leadership, Child protection and Paediatric First Aid.

Kathryn Richardson