Hi I am Shannon. I am the lead marketing strategist here in AJ's. I am in charge of our Instagram and Facebook pages and our website as well as organising events for the little ones and for the adults too. I make sure everything is fun, child-friendly and positive. 

My favourite Disney character is Anna from Frozen.


Hi I am Diane, in 2016 I retired from my profession as a head teacher to look after my grandson. During this time we found AJ’s, initially visiting as a customer then joining the team, playing a vital role in helping set up AJ’s as a nursery.

I have extensive experience in setting up new schools and gaining Ofsted registration and subsequent very positive inspection results. I have been working directly with children and in Education Management for over 25 years. I have specialist training with qualifications including a master of education (Special Educational Needs), including the role of SENCO and NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship).

My Favourite disney character is Baloo from The Jungle Book. I used to love watching this film with my family and I love the 'Bare Necessities' sketch!


Hi, I am Cheryl. I am lucky enough to own AJ’s with the enormous help from all the practitioners here, making it possible. I absolutely love coming in to work every day to greet the little ones and the staff. It doesn't feel like a work place, it feels like a home from home. I use my skills and knowledge from my BSc Degree in Psychology to enhance the learning of the children and to make AJ’s a great place for all, including the parents.

My favourite Disney character has to be Simba from the Lion King. The morals he has kept with him through his struggles make him a very strong and respectable character. I also think he’s cute!


Hi, I am Katie. I am the newest staff member of AJ’s Playdays. I am a fully qualified member of staff, holding a level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People’s Workforce: Early Learning and Childcare Pathway. I  have over 7 years experience working with children from 3 months to 5 years within a nursery setting, I also have over 2 years management experience.

I love to watch children learn and grow during their time at nursery taking part in play, activities and making lots of new friends.  I have a toddler myself and enjoy taking him to swimming and football,

I also like to travel on days out and visit new places. My favourite Disney character is Minnie Mouse. 

Hi, I am Rachel. I am a fully qualified member of staff, initially qualifying with a degree in religious studies then continued to train as a teaching assistant in both secondary and primary schools then eventually trained as primary school teacher. I have worked with children from 6 months all the way to children in their teenage years.
I thoroughly enjoy learning about different cultures and beliefs and I encourage the children's learning through play.
I am a proud mum of 2 lovely little boys aged 9 months and 3 years old. I have loved each stage of their development and thoroughly thrown myself into the role.
I began working in AJ’s in 2017 and have thoroughly enjoyed every moment, where I can work with wonderful and inspiring children and practitioners.
And my favourite Disney character? It has to be Sebastian, the crab in The Little Mermaid. He makes me smile with his antics, just like my children!