top of page

Meet Our Staff...

Helen Packham

Manager from 2011 

Children’s Care Learning and Development Level 3

 

Hello, my name is Helen and I am the Manager. I started working in Early Years Settings 23 years ago and I’m still loving it!

I have three grown up children and am a Granny too. I also love the theatre and being out in the garden.

Jo French

Deputy Manager

SENCO Level 3

Early Years Educator Level 3

 

I am a Mum of two to Poppy and Charlie.

I live in Burwash and my interests are arts and crafts, cooking and gardening.

I love the countryside, walking and cycling.

 

I have worked at Barn Owls since 2004.

Nicky Menzies

Early Years Educator Level 3

Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

Nicky is a mum of two grown up boys, has a dog called Bryher and a cat called Remy. I love walking Bryher, doing dog agility and anything to do with nature!

I have worked in childcare informally since my boys started at playgroup at

Etchingham in 1998 and formally since 2008, so have seen a few changes!

Ellie Milton

Children’s Care Learning and Development Level 3

 

Hi, my name is Ellie. I have over 15 years working in childcare.

 

I have 2 children and live in Hurst Green – and I like to make cake!

Chloe Kingshott

Early Years Educator Level 3

 

I’m Chloe and I started at Barn Owls as a

student.  I loved being here so stayed on once I became qualified.

 

I studied Childcare at Sussex Coast college for 9 months while on placement here where I made many friendships with the children, parents and staff. I am enjoying continuing to learn while doing what I love!

Tasha Rooney

Early Years Educator Level 3

 

Hello! I’m Tasha and I am a Mum to Evie, George and Willow and 2 crazy dogs called Barney and Milo! My hobbies are horse riding, walking my dogs with the children – and chocolate!

 

I have worked with children for around 7 years. 

Hayley Walsh

Early Years Educator Level 3

 

Hello! I’m Tasha and I am a Mum to Evie, George and Willow and 2 crazy dogs called Barney and Milo!

 

I have worked with children for around 7 years. My hobbies are horse riding, walking my dogs with the children – and chocolate!

Doc2_edited.jpg
Liz Cruse

Early Years Educator Level 3 

 

Hi, my name is Liz. I have worked with children for nearly 15 years and in Early Years Settings since 2016. 

 

I am mum of 2 children, Charlie and Arthur. Originally from South Wales, I now live in Hurst Green. I love traveling with my family and my interests are

 gardening, cooking, walking and being in nature.  

Doc5_edited.jpg
Angela Paul

Early Years Foundation Degree

 

Hi. My name is Angela Paul (Writer) and

I have worked in early years since the early 90s.

I enjoy spending time with my 4 grandsons whenever I can plus my lovely grand dog Margot! I enjoy going to concerts, the theatre and love the cinema.

bottom of page