Our Staff


Joanne Pear - Nursery Manager/SENDCO/DSL

Hi, I'm Jo and I am the Manager of North Town Nursery. My role ensures every day is different, as I am also the Designated Safeguarding Lead and the SENCO for the Nursery. To say I enjoy my job is an understatment - I am so proud of who we are and what we can offer as a nursery, and my team are amazing! I have worked in the Early Years sector for 4 years after completing my BA Hons Degree in Early Childhood Studies. I am a mum to 2 daughters and a stepmum to 2 boys. I also have a fur baby called Albie. I enjoy travelling to various places around the world, but my favourite places to visit are Ireland and Scotland. I enjoy eating out, spending time with my family, spending time with my friends, walking the dog, weekends away, watching movies, and listening to music


Hayley Giles - Deputy Manager/DDSL

Hi, I'm  Hayley and I am the nursery’s Deputy Manager and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. I have a NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Child Care & Learning and I have worked at North Town School & Nursery since the nursery opened in September 2016. I have had a lot of experience working with children of various ages as I first started as a children’s nanny working for various families in Somerset and abroad. I then focused more on the early years, and have continued to do so for the past 16 years. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family especially my gorgeous great nephews, socialising with friends, reading, listening to music and of course playing skittles 



Shelby Norman - Nursery Practitioner/DDSL

Hi I'm Shelby, I enjoy being out outside and photography. I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies, and I have been working in early years for three years.






Ryan Gough - Nursery Practitioner

Hi I'm Ryan

I have worked in Early years for 6 years now and in the first two years I completed my apprenticeship for my Level 3 (CYPW). Every day is completely different and always full of fun and laughter.

I enjoy travelling around Europe especially to Belgium and Germany. I love motor racing 




Becky Breen - Nursery Practitioner

Hi, I'm Becky and I am an Early Years Level 3 Nursery Practitioner. My interests are doing things with my family such as bike rides, and exploring new places together. I love baking and gardening. I have lots of different pets at home including 4 cats, African land snails, rats, hamsters and fish  







Georgia Tulett-Laine - Nursery Practitioner (part-time)

Hi, I'm Georgia and I have worked in Early Years for two years.  I am a Level 2 qualified Teaching Assistant and am looking forward to progress onto my Level 3 in Early Years Education later this year.  At home, I enjoy photography, baking and walking, sometimes accompanied by my two cats!  Supporting children's development is such a rewarding experience 





Laura Saward - Nursery Practitioner (part-time)

Hi, I'm Laura and I have been in the child care sector for over 16 years. My qualifications are GNVQ in health and social care Intermediate, NNEB and First Aid.

Through my jobs it has allowed me to work all around the world, looking after and educating young children. I really enjoy working with children and getting creative.

My current interest are baking and drawing/ painting and I enjoy being in the garden growing fruit and vegetables with my two children


Sarah Leyman - Nursery Finance and Admin Officer

Hi, I'm Sarah and I have been a member of staff at North Town School since 2014 and an administrator all of my working life. I joined the Nursery team in February whilst still working in the School Office for two days a week. I am very much looking forward to getting to know the nursery children and their families though I may know some of you already. I enjoy spending time with my family, live music, especially the Rock variety and keeping fit.





Paige Oxley - Nursery Apprentice

Hi, I'm Paige. My interests are sports, music and arts and crafts. I have worked in early years for almost a year where I am doing an apprenticeship which is working towards my Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification



Miss Pear
Hayley Giles
Shelby Norman
Mr Gough
Becky Breen
Georgia Tulett Laine
Laura Saward
Sarah Leyman
Paige Oxley