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Nursery management team

staff-management-chris-small (JPG, 48KB) Chris Spargo

Manager of Commercial Services

Chris has worked at the University for the past 7 years as the manager of Commercial Services; his remit includes not only Nursery but Unique Fitness and Lifestyle, accommodation services, catering, bars and shops.


Sarah Barnes

Nursery Manager

I have been at the Nursery since 2000 when I began working as Deputy Head; in 2006 I took over as Nursery Manager I qualified to level 3 in 1998 through the BTEC National Vocational Qualification Award. I attained a level 4 in management through Edexcel in 2007 and graduated with BA (hons) in Early Years Childhood Studies 1:2 in 2011. To help my team to achieve further training I obtained my A1 Assessors qualification in 2003.

I fully recognise the importance of acquiring the appropriate qualifications, training, skills and knowledge in early years, so continue to update my own development in all areas.

I have three young children of my own so fully understand how important it is to find a provision of a high standard where you feel happy to leave your child and know that they will be safe and well cared for.


Our nursery team


SENCO and Senior Practitioner

  • Adele

Senior Practitioners

  • Amanda
  • Farhat

Every senior team member has had 'first aid at work' training.

Early Years Practitioners (Level 3 Qualified)

  • Andrea
  • Gayle
  • Gita
  • Grace
  • Lakhy
  • Rachel
  • Tesha

Every team member has had paediatric training.