Childcare Team 

Staff at Ladybirds are dedicated to provide quality childcare for every child in our care. The team include staff trained from Level 2 to Level 5 in Early Years childhood development.  Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is encouraged at Ladybirds to ensure the team continue to provide the best experience for all children.   
Deborah McDade
Room Supervisor 
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Stacey Howarth
Room Supervisor
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Laura Armstrong

Childcare Assistant 

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Deborah has worked with us for over 14 years, she has experience with all our age groups, however her expertise lie in our Jellie Tots where she plans lovely activities to turn our babies into  wonderful toddlers, confident and independent ready to go on to the next stage of their development. 

Sophie Ross
Childcare Assistant

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Stacey Joined us a couple of years ago and quickly rose to Room Supervisor in our Pre pre room, magic stars. 

She bring a lot of creativeness to the room, with crafts, music and lots of role play. 

Stacey helps all children develop their independence to get them ready for school. 

Laura qualified as a classroom assistant and this allows her to work with children in getting them ready for school. Laura is a very well rounded staff member and is popular with children of all ages, wo will spend time in all rooms. 

Zara Mullan
Childcare Assistant

Kim Kirk
Childcare Assistant

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Sophie has experience working with children who deal with individual needs and older children. 

Sophie encourages the children to have fun and be less self conscious while promoting self expression. 

Zara joined the team in the summer of 21, she had taken a break form working with children but missed it and joined Ladybirds. she is a very enthusiastic person who is very empathetic with the children and likes to challenge herself to think outside the box. 

Kim Originally joined us as relief staff, but fitted in so well she joined the staff team permanently. the ever bubbly Kim keeps the children energised and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and support to the whole staff team. 

Sabrina Lilley

Childcare Assistant/Cook

Ann Smyth
Childcare Assistant
Relief staff 

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Sabrina has been involved with our parent company Kilcooley women's centre for many years, before offering to volunteer in our childcare department. 

when a staff position became available Sabrina jumped at the chance and has now been with us for a few years. 

Sabrina now splits her time between childcare and being our in house cook, ensuring all snacks and meals are fully nutritional. 

Ann has joined us in a relief position, but is very much a team player. she works so well in all the rooms and the children's faces light up when the see her arrive.  

Ashley Clarke 
Childcare Assistant

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Some of you May remember Ashley from when we based in the school, she will be joining us shortly after her return home from England. she brings her knowledge as a mum of three and bags of fun and creativity. 


Childcare Assistant

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Childcare Assistant

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Parent feedback on our staff team 

" i am so thankful to you all for looking after (my child) everyday, you all work so hard, are so friendly and so compassionate about what you do, it makes  is so much easier for me to be able to go to work knowing he's in the best hands"

"Great service. i have felt comfortable from the beginning leaving (my son) in your care - not something i do easily  - . everyone does a truly wonderful job and you can sense that the staff genuinely love their job"