Our Team


Nursery Manager

Level 3 in Childcare, paediatric first aid, DSL, Food Hygiene, SENCO.

Our nursery manager Nathalie has been at Footsteps since 2016, initially working as toddler room leader and progressing to management. Nathalie is our Designated Safeguarding Lead and SENCO, she oversees the staff team and students, placement for children and all aspects of the running of the nursery. Nathalie is passionate about child development and nutrition, often looking at ways to incorporate as much variety in the children’s diet and choices as well as giving them many opportunities to experience diverse food and types of baking to have a go for themselves, encouraging an adventurous palate, explore their senses and building their confidence and skills.


Dept Manager

Level 3 Childcare, paediatric first aid

Our deputy manager Katie has worked at Footsteps since 2018 as has worked in early years since 2000, gaining her level 2 and level 3 in childcare. She was baby room leader for 18 years, senior for 3 years and when starting at Footsteps she made the change to toddler room as a new experience, so the children taught her as much as she taught them. When the opportunity arose, she took the leap to management and is enjoying the new aspect of her role supporting the manger and staff team. Katie’s main passion lies in the baby room with her wealth of experience, especially enjoying goals and milestones such as first steps and weaning.