Loyal & Dedicated

The Owners

Julie O'Kelly
Principal & Director
Bernadette Lee
Principal & Director

Bernadette and Julie worked together as Deputy Head and Foundation Stage Co-ordinator at a local Hertfordshire school. During maternity leave in 2002 they set up Ladybirds Nursery from scratch in the heart of the then newly established Highfield Park. They have eight children between them, including twins (six boys and two girls). Bernadette and Julie teach in the Pre-School room and are passionate about providing young children with a lifelong love of learning. As qualified, experienced early years teachers they have a clear vision for developing the potential of all children in their care. 

Michelle Gee

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Early Years (management)

Designated Safeguarding Person

Becky Mostyn

Level 4 Certificate in Early Years Practice

Senior Management Team

Gemma Harris

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare Education

Designated SENCO



Abbie Speed

BSc Psychology & Child Development

Tahira Busry

Level 2 in Teacher Training

in adults

Gen Hemmings

Level 3 Early Years Educator

Samiah Miah

BSc in Human Nutrition



Aysha Miah

Level 3 Diploma in

Health & Social Care

Teri Goldova

Studying BA in Early Childhood Education

Tahida Begum

BA in Sociology


Liene Ducena

Level 3 Early Years Educator


Kingfishers & Fun Focus

Helen Page

Level 3 National Nursery Examination Board

Charlotte Sinnott

Level 2 in Children and Young People’s Workforce

Sarah Gee

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare Education

Chioma Lindholm

Level 3 Diploma Early Years Educator

Sue Cable

Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning & Development


Pre school

Tahera Choudhury

Lunch & Break Cover

Sarah Llewellyn Jones


Support Staff