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Meet The Team




Anstey Early Learning Preschool are pleased to have high quality staff with a range of experiences who are dedicated to helping and supporting children.




Who's Who



         Lisa Sterland





Penny Garner  Your Key Person




I would like to introduce myself as your child’s key person at Anstey Pre-School.  My name is Penny Garner and I live in Anstey with my Husband Greg and my two children Dylan and Jake. 


I have been in childcare for the past four years and have gained my Qualifications along the way leading to my current role as Managers. 


I love working with children because I find all aspects very challenging, it’s nice to see the children grow into confident individuals and it gives me great satisfaction when they achieve something whether it be big or small.


Out of work I dedicate my time to my family, I am also an assistant Beaver Leader in the village which I also find interesting and challenging.


I love to be outdoors and often go camping or caravanning with my family.



Laura Lee  Your Key Person




Hi I would just like to introduce myself as your child's key worker. 

My name is Laura Lee and I live with my husband and my two children. I have a little girl, Maisie-Grace aged 8 and a little boy, Tyler aged 5, who are both at primary school. We also have a pet rabbit called Alfie. 

My background in childcare started in 2004 when I became a teacher, which I really enjoyed, but left to become a full time Mummy. I have a BA QTS with advanced study of early years. 

I love working with children, watching them develop and helping them to do this. I believe a preschool should be a happy fun and safe experience which I believe we provide.


In my spare time I like to bake, watch football and spend time with my family.

I look forward to getting to know yourself and your child.




Denise Tonks /Sue Rayner 



Stacey Mulligan




Angela French





Emma Winder  Your Key Person




I'm a married mum with 2 children Millie & Joseph and my dog Bertie.

I have always been interested in working with children and I became a parent helper whilst my children were attending Thurcaston Early Learning Preschool.

I have just completed my Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People Workforce. I really love my job, and I find it really rewarding.

In my spare time me and my family have season tickets for Leicester City  and enjoy watching them play, I love going to concerts, reading, face painting and doing arts and crafts with my kiddiewinks.

Any spare weekend we have we are often found in our caravan in Ingoldmells.  



Nicola Martin  Your Key Person




I would like to introduce myself as your child’s key person at Anstey Early Learning Pre-School. My name is Nicola Martin, I live in Sapcote, Leicestershire with my partner Dimian and my two sons Joseph 14 and Joshua 12. 


I first started working in childcare 22 years ago as a Nursery Assistant and since this time I have had several different roles such as a Registered Child-minder, Nanny, and Midwifery Assistant. 


After all these years I am now working to complete my Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young Peoples Workforce.


I am very excited to be working with young children again as Childcare is where my heart lies. I look forward to getting to know your child and supporting them during their time at Pre-School, ensuring they are safe, content and reaching their potential.




 Rachel Morley


Anji French  Your Key Person




My name is Anji French I live in Anstey with my 5 year old son Alfie.  

I have an NVQ Level 3 in Child Care and Education and a BTEC National Diploma in Caring Services. Prior to having Alfie I worked
as a manager at a nursery school in Loughborough.

After Alfie was born I decided to stay at home with him during his early years, returning to work just recently as he has now started school. 

My hobbies are swimming, gym exercising, aerobics, walking, cinema/theatre and reading, when time after Alfie's many hobbies allow me to enjoy mine.