Our team

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Andrea Valentine

Position: Nursery Manager / Director

First Aid Trained

I have many years experience working in nursery settings and educational establishments. I have two beautiful children and adore spending time with them. In my spare time I love going on holidays and enjoying meals out with my family.

  • Favourite story: Each Peach Pear Plum
  • Favourite food: Roast dinner
  • Favourite colour: Blue

Joanne Rigby

Deputy Manager & Early Years Professional

First Aid Trained

I have been a part of the Learning Curves team since we opened in 2005. I enjoy reading with the children and encouraging early letters and sounds. I enjoy spending time with my daughter and son, taking them to toddler groups and the libary. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and watching movies.

  • Favourite story: The Smartest Giant in Town
  • Favourite food: Lasagne
  • Favourite colour: Yellow

Suzanne O'Loughlin

Acting Deputy Manager & SENCO

First Aid Trained

I qualified in 2003 and have worked with children and young people of various ages. I spent 8 months volunteering in Ecuador working with under privileged children and families. I am actively involved with a local church and enjoy working in the local community. I can play the guitar and love watching films.

  • Favourite story: Peace At Last
  • Favourite food: Nachos
  • Favourite colour: Yellow

Joanne Johnson

Senior Practitioner

First Aid Trained

I joined the Learning Curves Team in July 2015. I have over 14 years experience working with children aged 2-4 years. I enjoy reading and mark making with the children encouraging them to develop their skills.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading and visiting the cinema

  • Favourite story: Owl Babies
  • Favourite food: Chicken fried rice
  • Favourite colour: Turquoise

Kathryn Hughes

Nursery Practitioner

First Aid Trained

I joined the wonderful team at Learning Curves in 2009, prior to this I was a Peripatetic Instrumental Music Teacher. I have always been passionate about working with children. Outside of nursery I love spending time with my daughter and family and socialising with friends.

  • Favourite story: Chicken Licken
  • Favourite food: Chocolate
  • Favourite colour: Yellow

Claire Hodge

Nursery Practitioner

First Aid Trained

I joined Learning Curves team in September 2016. I have 7 years experience in early years and have enjoyed every minute! In my free time I enjoy spending tine with my son taking him to playgroups, the park and swimming. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends and going on holiday.

  • Favourite story: We're going on a Bear Hunt
  • Favourite food: Lasagne
  • Favourite colour: Purple

Paula Jones

Out of School Club Practitioner

First Aid Trained

I am a mum to two grown up children. I love ballroom dancing and have been dancing since I was 3. I enjoy gardening and knitting. I am a member of a walking club.

  • Favourite story: Noddy
  • Favourite food: Chicken
  • Favourite colour: Green

Jane Hall

Out of School Club Practitioner

First Aid Trained

I have two children aged 13 years and 10 years. I thoroughly enjoy baking with the children in after school club.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my children and going on country walks.

  • Favourite story: Hairy Maclary
  • Favourite food: Chocolate
  • Favourite colour: Green

Laura Morris

Nursery Practitioner

First Aid Trained

I joined the Learning Curves team in May 2016. I have 18 years experience with children ranging from 6 months to 5 years. I enjoy creative activities encouraging children to use their senses to explore and develop their skills. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my daughter and step son and taking them to the park. I also love family days out and going on holiday!
  • Favourite story: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Favourite food: Chocolate
  • Favourite colour: Blue