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Meet the Team

 Ashleigh Turton

Pre-School Manager 

Hi, I’m Ashleigh and I have around 13 years of experience in the early years sector.

It has been an absolute pleasure to have spent 7 of these years here at Puddleducks.

I love to join the children on their adventures, seeing all the wonderful things they are learning about and following their development.


Ellie Williams

Deputy Pre-School Manager

Hi, I’m Ellie. I’m currently on maternity leave looking after my baby girl and I also have a very active 3 year old boy at home who definitely keeps me on my toes. I have over 12 years of experience in childcare and I have been at Puddleducks for 7 years.

Children are just the best to work with. Every day is a new adventure and I love to see how they develop and become strong, independent individuals with bundles of personality.



Caitlin Creswick

Senior Pre-School Practitioner

Hi, I’m Caitlin, I’ve worked in childcare for 3 years. One of my favourite things about working with children is watching them learn and grow.

I love the creative side of early years. I am a creative person myself, so I like to provide lots of opportunities to get messy and artistic!


Chloe Vardy 

Pre-School Practitioner

Hello, I’m Chloe. I have a degree in Education Studies and I have worked at Puddleducks for nearly 2 years.

I love working in the Duck Room and I enjoy helping the children gain confidence and independence.


Susan White 

Pre-School Practitioner

Hello, I'm Susan. I have worked in early years for over 15 years and really enjoy it.

I like to get to know families and help children grow, develop and have lots of fun.

I love working at Puddleducks and am proud to be part of an amazing setting. Oh, and I also love to sing!


Sarah Ludden

Pre-school Practitioner

Hi, my name is Sarah. I started working at Puddleducks in January 2022.

My background is within Early Years, but I have also worked in primary and secondary schools.

I thoroughly enjoy working with children and I value providing a caring, friendly and supportive environment for them to learn in.


Sarah Lapwood

Pre-School Practitioner

Hello I’m Sarah, I recently moved to Worksop from Kent to enjoy a new part of the country.

I have worked in education for over 30 years in Pre-Schools, nursery and schools as I love children.

I have 5 grown up children and 5 grandchildren so I have lots of experience both personally and professionally!


Nicky Flood 

Pre-School SEN Practitioner 

Hi, my name is Nicky. I started working in early years 28 years ago and still enjoy supporting children today to give them the best start in life.

I talk with my hands using Makaton signing and can sing a song about anything to motivate the children.


Sue Richardson

Pre-School Administrator 

Hello, I'm Sue. I started working at Puddleducks in September 2008. Before that, I served on the committee for just under 4 years, so I have seen the pre-school from several perspectives; parent, committee member and now as an employee. I enjoy working in Early Years as young children have an ability to make your day full of fun and surprises and no two days are the same. I love to watch children learn and grow with the rest of their friends and see how they understand the world around them.