Meet the Nursery Team

At Little Stars we understand the importance of finding the right Early years setting to start your child’s journey through education. We take this responsibility very seriously and even though these uncertain times, we are here to support you every step of the way.  Please also visit other pages on our website, our Twitter page @EllacombeLAP  or our  Facebook page to find out more about our fabulous academy; we work extremely hard to keep everything up to date, sharing all of the fabulous learning that takes place each term.

We are a very family-oriented team, where we like to see friends and family and take walks with our dogs. We are also a very motivated and highly qualified team with many years of experience, and this is the perfect combination. 

Miss Blakesley: EYFS lead, Assistant Head of Academy and teacher to Little Lions. Miss Blakesley has a passion for Maths.

Miss Cole: Nursery Manager Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education and FdA Degree in Teaching and Learning. Potty Training expert! I love Sundays, walking the dogs on the beach, making a big family roast dinner (but not the washing up!) and spending quality time with the people I love.

Mrs Higham: Learning Support Assistant - FdA degree in Teaching and Learning, BA Hons Children and Young People's Mental Health. I enjoy spending time with my sons and going on adventures around Devon.

Mrs Anthony: Learning Support Assistant - FdA Degree in Teaching and Learning and BA Hons degree in Child Development and Education. Diploma in Education and Training.

Mrs Helliwell: Learning Support Assistant - I love to spend time with my family and making the most of where we live by going to the beach, especially in the summer!

Mrs Blake: Learning Support Assistant - Diploma in homebased childcare level 3. I am mum to five children. We have a Newfoundland and love spending time as a family.

Mrs Hewings: Learning Support Assistant - CACHE Early Years Educator level 3.

Mrs Gribble: Learning Support Assistant - I love to spend time with my husband and two sons going for long walks with our dog Dexter.

Mrs Davey, Little Stars and Ellacombe Academy Administrator