Our Team

Meet our dedicated team

Sarah Bradshaw

Sarah Bradshaw

Owner/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

Elaine McPhillips

Deputy Manager

I am Sarah’s Ark deputy manager and have worked here since our first day of opening in 2004. I have worked in childcare for 26 years, I have the NNEB childcare qualification and have also obtained my level 4 management qualification whilst at Sarah’s Ark. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with my family and friends, walking, running and gardening.

Sam Atkinson

Sam Atkinson

Nursery Practitioner

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.

TashGreen

TashGreen

Nursery Practitioner

I have worked at Sarah’s Ark for 14 years, I have mainly worked in the toddler and I am the nursery supervisor.
In my spare time I run the local brownie group, bake cakes, and I am involved in a local church, I am currently training to be a LLM.

Sue Butler

Sue Butler

Cook/Nursery Practitioner

I am the cook at Sarah’s Ark and I have worked here for 5 years.
Occasionally I also cover in the rooms with the children.
I have 2 children and 3 granddaughters and enjoy running, spending time with my family and socialising with friends.

Alex Greenwood

Alex Greenwood

Nursery Practitioner

I have worked at Sarah’s Ark for 8 years and am qualified to level 3 in Childcare.
I work in the Preschool room.
I love unusual animals and own a few snakes, tarantulas and lizards.
I also like to do lots of crafts, including sewing.

Alicia Platt

Alicia Platt

Nursery Practitioner

I will have worked at Sarahs Ark for four years in April.  I am level two qualified and hoping to progress to level three in the near future. I work in the toddler room and have two daughters. Bella and Bailey. I enjoy going on days out and new adventures with my girls

Caley Venables

Caley Venables

Nursery Practitioner

I have worked at Sarah’s Ark for 11 years and I am level 3 qualified, I currently work in the toddler room.

I love spending time with my family and being a mummy to my little girl Ivy Rae.

Ella Brundrett-Greewood

Ella Brundrett-Greewood

Nursery Practitioner

I work in the toddler room full-time and I have been working at Sarah’s Ark since December 2021. I am qualified at level 3 in Health and social care, I am currently working towards my level 3 in childcare.
In my spare time I mainly read and love my music! On weekends I enjoy being outdoors and adventuring with my friends and family. I have always had a desire to work with young people; Sarah’s Ark are giving me the great opportunity for me to achieve my goals to work alongside getting my qualification.

Jenny Bond

Jenny Bond

Nursery Practitioner

I have worked at Sarah’s Ark for nearly 17 years. I started here as an apprentice and completed my level 2&3.
I have mainly worked in the baby room.
In my spare time I like to bake, run and spend time with family and friends.

Sarah Hendy

Sarah Hendy

Nursery Practitioner

I have a Level 5 BAHons Degree in Childhood Studies and I have worked at Sarah’s Ark for 5 years. I have worked with children 0-5 years for 8 years.
I have two little boys, George and Harrison and I love going on adventures and making memories with them.
In my spare time I run a FM Fragrances business which I love doing. I also love spending time with my family and friends, going out for tea and shopping

Zara McBurney

Zara McBurney

Nursery Practitioner

I have been working at Sarah’s ark for 2 and a half years. I have my level 3 in childcare. I love working here and watching the children develop and grow! I have a little boy called Oliver and enjoy spending time with my family making memories

Ellie Woodhouse

Ellie Woodhouse

Nursery Practitioner

I’ve been a qualified level 3 EYP for a year now, and I’ve worked at Sarah’s Ark for just over a year, I started doing my placement for college here and then stayed on as cover.  I tend to work just one day per week as I’m also training to be a teacher at university and in my spare time I’m a cheerleader 

Hannah Rigby

Hannah Rigby

Nursery Practitioner

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.
Hannah covers Sarah’s Ark and is not full time.
Phoebe Brundrett-Greenwood

Phoebe Brundrett-Greenwood

Nursery Practitioner

Phoebe has recently started at Sarah’s Ark and we will update her profile shortly..