Staff

Sarah Bradshaw: Proprietor/Manager

I opened Sarah’s Ark in November 2004, I am NVQ level 3 qualified which I gained in March 2000, I have also completed a management level 3 course and recently completed my NVQ level 5. I enjoy spending time with my family, and socializing with friends, I have 4 children aged 19, 16 ,13 and 10, I am also a foster carer for Lcc. I  enjoy horse riding and exercising.

Elaine McPhillips: Deputy Manager

Baby Room

I am NNEB qualified which I gained in June 1996, I have been working at Sarah’s Ark as deputy since the nursery opened in November 2004, I recently completed a level 3 management course.

I enjoy spending time with my family, walking and camping, I enjoys playing netball and socializing with friends.

Jenny Bond: Nursery practitioner

Baby Room

I have been working at Sarah’s Ark since February 2005 in the baby room, I have NVQ level 3 in childcare which I completed in July 2008 and I have recently completed a team leading course.

In my spare time I enjoy reading and baking,  socializing with friends, I have recently started running, I love spending time with my god children who are 3 and 2.

Sarah Hendy: Nursery practitioner

Pre-School Room

I started working at Sarah’s Ark in October 2016, I am level 3 qualified.

I have a little boy called George who is almost 3 and I am expecting another little boy in July. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, going out for food and having days out making memories.

Natasha Green: Supervisor

Toddler Room

I have worked at Sarah’s Ark since June 2007 after completing a BTEC National Diploma in Early Years. I have worked across all of the ages but mainly with the 2-3 year olds and I have recently completed a team leader’s course.

In my spare time I am a brownie leader, active member of my church and a keen baker, I enjoy spending time with my friends and god children.

Chloe Kershaw: Nursery practitioner

Nursery

I am currently covering at Sarah’s Ark over the summer whilst I am off university studying level 6 in childhood and youth studies, I enjoy cheerleading which I have done competitively for 10 years and coached for 5 years.

Caley Venables: Nursery practitioner

Toddler Room

I have worked at Sarah’s Ark since 2010, I have an NVQ level 3 in childcare which I gained in May 2009.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends in my home town of Warrington and also the new friends I have made here. I enjoy spending time at the gym and doing classes and keeping fit and healthy.

Alex Greenwood: Nursery Practitioner

Pre-school Room

I have worked at Sarah’s Ark since 2013, I have a level 3 BTEC national diploma which I gained in June 2013.

I am a Mummy to my 1 year old little girl Eva, I love animals and have a few exotic ones of my own, including lizards and snakes. I like anything crafty and often find new projects to start, most recently I have been sewing scrunchies and dresses. I also enjoy going on days out with my little family..

Zara McBurney: Nursery Practitioner

Toddler Room

I started working at Sarah’s Ark in July 2019, I am level 3 qualified before coming to work at Sarah’s Ark I was  a nanny for a family for 6 years.

I am expecting my 1st baby in October, I enjoy socialising with friends and going to different holiday destinations.

I enjoy reading, socialising with friends and shopping..

Sam Clark: Nursery Practitioner

Baby Room

I have my level 2,3 & 4 in childcare and have been a practitioner for 15 years. in my spare time I like to spend my time with my family, day trips, walking and visiting family. I also enjoy walking my dog, swimming, running and circuits.

Susan Butler: Nursery Cook

Kitchen

I started working at Sarah’s Ark in January 2017, I enjoy running, socialising with friends and spending time with my family.

Alicia Platt:  Nursery Practitioner

Toddler Room

I started working at Sarah’s Ark in April 2018, I started as an apprentice and have now completed my NVQ level 2. I have a little girl who is nearly 2 and I am expecting another baby in October.

Hannah Rigby:  Nursery Practitioner

Pre-School Room
I am new to the Sarah’s Ark team, I have a level 3 qualification and have recently gained an honours primary education degree.
In my spare time, I love to bake and enjoy spending time with my friends and family.

Ellie Woodhouse:  Nursery Practitioner

Pre-School Room

I am currently at Sarah’s ark before going to university to do my teaching degree, I enjoy going out with friends and going on holiday when it’s possible, I am also a party host at a play centre.