Contact us : 07951 128086

One of  our most valuable assets is the strong staff team, their teamwork is exemplary and dedication to their jobs outstanding, which in turn results in continuity in education and care for the children who attend The Grove.

We are always keen to hear from enthusiastic and motivated practitioners interested in joining our team, just send us an email along with your CV to

Our leadership team

Sandra Zabala - Owner

Qualifications: MSc International Human Resources Management, Paediatric First Aid.   Role: Designated Safeguarding Lead

Emma Twigg - Manager 

Qualifications:  NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.  ILM Institute of Leadership & Management. Paediatric First Aid.

Julie De Doncker - Deputy Manager

Qualifications: Diploma in Pre-school Practice and Paediatric First Aid.
Role: Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Fire Officer.

Zoe Gray - Room Leader

Qualifications: NNEB. Paediatric First Aid.

Becky Collins - Room Leader

Qualifications: Diploma Level III Early Years Educator Paediatric First Aid.


Our practitioners

Siobhan Murphy

Qualifications: NVQ L3 Childcare. Paediatric First Aid. Role: SENCO

Lisa Topping

Qualifications: Level III Diploma for The Early Years Workforce

Karen Watts 

Qualifications: Paediatric First Aid.

Edwina Welch 

Qualifications: Level III Children and Young People Workforce Development Diploma. Paediatric First Aid

Sandra Burton

Qualifications: NNEB and Paediatric First Aid

Lisa Elsey

Qualifications: Level 2 Diploma Childcare.  Paediatric First Aid