Meet the team

Jill Cronin

Jill is the manager and has worked at the nursery since 2004. In 2008 Jill completed her NVQ 4 training and became the nursery manager. Jill is also the Health and Safety Officer and is responsible for staff training and monitoring.


As a mother to a young child herself Jill is in touch with the needs and the interests of the children. Jill plans most of the nursery events and enjoys being hands on, working directly with the children.


When not in work Jill enjoys spending time with her family and enjoys days out in the countryside.

Jill Says “Hope Green is a fantastic company to work for and the team of girls are brilliant. The nursery is a family run business and you really do feel like you are part of a family here. Most of all, I get a great sense of achievement and feeling of well-being when I help others to succeed in their career. Working with the staff and children here is a delight”.

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Hannah Orsler

Hannah qualified as a CACHE Level 3 Nursery nurse at Yale College and joined the team in 2013. Hannah has good knowledge of the Early Years and enjoys working with the older children.


Hannah is artistic and enjoys getting the children involved in arts and crafts. She also enjoys organizing fancy dress events for the children to enjoy and gears the staff up to join in with the fun!


At home Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband and her little boy. She also enjoys socializing with friends and taking her dogs Max and Nige for a walk. She enjoys family days out and the occasional beach holiday.


Hannah says “I have always wanted to work with children and particularly enjoy working with the older children.  The children constantly amuse me with their funny stories, I enjoy the conversations I have with them”.

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Paula Adams

Paula joined the team in 2010 and has an NVQ Level 3 qualification in Childcare. Paula has a keen interest in cooking and enjoys doing baking activities with the children. Paula helped the nursery gain the Tiny Tums Award and helps plan healthy and nutritious meals for the children to enjoy.


When Paula is not in work, she enjoys baking delicious creations for the staff to enjoy! Paula’s nickname is Mary Berry. Paula also enjoys travelling and in her spare time helps to fundraise for local charities.


Paula says “I like to treat all of the children as individuals and get to know their individual personalities. The children are very precious and I love working with them. I like to make them nice treats to enjoy and love seeing them smile.”

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Lauren Towers

Lauren is highly qualified and has completed her Level 5. Lauren has many years of experience and has worked in a variety of settings. For many years Lauren worked abroad as a children’s holiday rep and has also worked at ski resorts supporting children’s ski lessons.

Lauren’s hobbies include going for walks, spending time with her family and travelling. As Lauren has travelled a lot she has experiences she can share with the children.

Lauren says “Hope Green nursery is very welcoming. When I joined the team I instantly felt welcomed and everyone was so friendly. The staff are amazing with the children and give all their focus to the children.

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Joanne Hallett

Joanne joined the team in September 2018.  Joanne is qualified to NVQ level 3 and has over 5 years experience looking after babies and young children.

Joanne is a keen Harry Potter fan and is interested in films.  In her spare time Joanne enjoys visiting theme parks and recently enjoyed a trip to Disney Land!  At home Joanne enjoys spending time with her Great Nephew.


Joanne says “Since starting work at Hope Green Nursery and I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting the team, they are all fantastic.  I love interacting with the children and enjoy creative time and sensory time sessions.”

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Lauren Spicer

Lauren is a qualified member of staff who completed her NVQ Level 3 in 2018. Lauren enjoys working with the Pre-school aged children and delivers the Early Years Education in this group.

Lauren enjoys being outdoors with the children, helping to create a fun and interesting environment in which the children can learn and develop.

When not in work Lauren enjoys keeping active and improves her fitness at the gym. Lauren is also keen to organize and take part in fundraising events to support Alder Hey children’s hospital.

Lauren says “I enjoy working with children and finding out about their interests. I feel it is very important to listen to each and every child and to form strong relationships with the children and their families”.

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Alesi Gray

Alesi is known to the children and staff as ‘Lacy’.  Lacy is a qualified member of staff who completed her NVQ  Level 3 training in January 2016.

When working with the children Lacy enjoys bringing out the children’s creative side. Lacy enjoys craft activities and encouraging the children to get messy in the paints!

Outside of work Lacy enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and walking. Lacy is into fitness and often takes part in charity events such as the Race for life.

Lacy says “Hope Green Nursery is a lovely place to be. The staff are great and the children are so much fun! I love that the nursery is small and it means I can get to know the children and their families well.”

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Megan Roberts

Megan joined the team in 2021 as a Level 2 Nursery Nurse. Megan is currently working towards her NVQ Level 3 qualification and attends college once a week alongside work.


Megan is a bundle of energy and enjoys nothing more than joining in with the outdoor play sessions, running around and playing chase with the children. Megan enjoys craft times and plans creative activities for the children to join in with.


When Megan is not in work, she spends time with her family and friends and is into fitness. She enjoys going to the gym, working out and going for walks.


Megan says “Hope Green Nursery is a lovely place to work and since joining the team the staff here have made me feel very welcome. I have built up good relationships with all the amazing children here and I have enjoyed getting to know their families”.

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Rhiannon Daly

Rhiannon Daly joined the team in 2021 as an apprentice. Rhiannon is taking on a junior role and will be completing her NVQ Level 3 training here with us at Hope Green Nursery.

Rhiannon has previously studied A Levels in Health and Social care and Dance and will use her knowledge and experience of both subjects when working with the children.

When not in work, Rhiannon enjoys dancing and baking lots of yummy goodies for her family and friends. 

Rhiannon says, “The staff and children have all been so welcoming since starting Hope Green Nursery. I love seeing the children have their own personalities and they always know how to make you smile! I am very excited about completing my training with such a lovely nursery”.

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Sasha Matthias

Sasha joined the team in November 2021 and is taking on a role as a junior while completing her Level 3 NVQ apprenticeship with us at Hope Green Nursery.

When not in work, Sasha enjoys going for long walks and also enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Sasha is very excited to complete her Level 3 training with us and looks forward to learning new things each day. Sasha has been working with the older age group of children and enjoys activities such as craft and baking! Sasha loves letting the children explore their artistic side and get as messy as they want!

Sasha says ‘Hope Green Nursery is such a lovely home from home environment who have welcomed me with open arms since joining. The children and their families are so lovely, and I love hearing all their little stories which make their personalities shine through!’

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Rebecca Latham

Rebecca joined Hope Green Nursery in April 2022. Rebecca is qualified NVQ Level 3 and has over 20 year’s experience in the childcare industry, having run a successful childminding business, to working within schools
and nurseries.

When not in work, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her 4 children and grandchildren. Rebecca enjoys bike riding, going out for days out with her family and spending the weekends at her caravan.

Rebecca is a bundle of energy and enjoys keeping the children busy and moving. Rebecca says ‘I enjoy working at Hope Green Nursery and having fun with the children. I enjoy keeping the children busy and finding lot’s of fun and exciting things to do during the day! I love working closely with the children and their families to build great relationships with them’.

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Natalie Roberts

Natalie joined us at Hope Green Nursery in January 2022 as a Nursery Cook. Having 3 children herself, Natalie enjoys cooking and baking some yummy treats for the children.

When not in work, Natalie enjoys spending time with her children and her family and going on long weekends
away in her campervan.


Natalie says ‘I enjoy cooking lots of different recipes to make some yummy meals for the children. I love having the children’s input into meals they enjoy and also baking some healthy but tasty treats such as apple donuts! The children enjoy helping me make my shopping list by requesting some of their favourite snacks. I enjoy working at Hope Green Nursery as it’s like one big family!’

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