about us


key workers

At Little Scallywags Nursery, we operate a key worker system.  Your child’s key worker will support you and your child during the settling period, as well as observe and support their development.  We, at Little Scallywags Nursery believe it is important for all children and parents to develop bonds with staff. Each room has a core team of two members, at least one of these members will be in your child’s room each day, so there is always a familiar face! We are lucky enough that Little Scallywags Nursery is a small community, that enables all children to become familiar with all staff members. On pick up each day, a member of the team will be informed of your child’s day. They will share information on their learning, achievements, and enjoyments as well as any needs.



the team

Victoria Kavanagh


Bed, Qualified Primary/Early Years Teacher

‘I am so excited to now own Little Scallywags Nursery. I have run nurseries for different councils over the last 18 years but since school I have always known that one day I would own my own nursery.’

Gema-Gayle Ferguson

Deputy Manager

Shooting Stars Key Worker

SVQ Level 3, Studying BA in Childhood Practice

I am a mum who has worked with children for the past 17 years. I have enjoyed working at Little Scallywags for the last 9 years. I am part of the Shooting Stars team with Ailie and love spending time with the children in our outdoor space.

Sharron Whannel

Early Years Practioner

Shining Star Leader

Diploma in child and youth studies

‘I am a mother of two children, with 18 years’ experience in childcare. I am currently studying a degree in childhood practice.

Natalie Bush

Early Years Practitioner

I am a mum of two and have recently completed my SVQ level 3.  I am now studying a BA in Childhood Practice.  I enjoy working with the older children at the nursery and at the out of school clubs. I am very interested in how children develop, their social interactions and supporting behaviour management.

Cherrisse Anderson

Early Years Practitioner

Little Stars Leader

SVQ Level 3

I lead the Little Star room. I love working with the babies and helping them to achieve their next steps in development’.

Lauren Harker

Early years practitioner.

Ailie McWilliam

Early Years Practitioner

Shooting Stars Key Worker

SVQ Level 3

‘I work in the 3-5 room with my colleague Gema. I am very hard working and like to be part of the team. I especially like contributing to our curriculum planning’.

Christy Foster

Support Worker