Meet Our Lovely Team!

Amy - Managing Director

Hi everyone! I’m Amy, the new Managing Director of The Country Mouse Nursery. I just wanted to introduce myself....


I have teamed up with the owners of The Country Mouse to bring a much needed nursery to Midhurst. 

I am a Primary School Teacher and experienced Early Years provider, having also successfully run my own Early Years childminding facility. I have 15 years experience in Early Years and KS1. I completed an honours degree in Education and have since gone on to complete many CPD courses. 


I am a firm believer in bringing curiosity, awe and wonder into early childhood & creating the discoverers, explorers and inventors of the future.

I am happily married with three children (under 5) of my own, who are also really excited about being a part of The Country Mouse!  

Jo - Childcare Manager

Hello everyone! I’m Jo, the new Childcare Manager of The Country Mouse Nursery. I just wanted to introduce myself....

I have worked in Early Years for nearly 13 years and hold a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies. Up until now I was a Deputy Manager of a local nursery. 

I have a keen interest in Psychology and early brain development and am currently studying Advanced Psychology. 

I’m an enthusiastic advocate of Anna Ephgrave’s concept of “in the moment planning”, which I’m excited to bring across to The Country Mouse. 

I am a local Mum and have two wonderful daughters. 

I’m really excited to be working alongside Amy and look forward to meeting the children and families of The Country Mouse!

Lou  - Deputy/ Inventors Room Leader (Pre-School)

Hi, I’m Lou. My position at The Country Mouse is Deputy Manager. I have got 20 years of experience working with children and 15 years qualified. Last year I qualified as a Level 4 Early Years Advanced Practitioner and can’t wait to use my new knowledge and skills into this beautiful, fresh &inspiring nursery.


My main passion is working with families as a whole. Choosing child care is a massive decision. A strong, communicative relationship is essential, and I’m always driven to make sure every family achieves this.


 When I’m not at work, I am a hands-on mummy to 2 very active and enthusiastic children. We love watching movies and going on exciting dog walks with my 2 crazy dogs!!! Because of the love and support from my husband and beautiful children I am able to embrace and take on this exciting new challenge!

Caroline  - Explorers Room Leader (2-3 Years)

Hi everyone! I’m Caroline and I am a Room leader in Explorers (2-3 years). 

I’ve worked with children for almost six years and I also have a degree in theatre design.  I believe the arts

are particularly important in the early years, as they promote and celebrate individuality and self-expression. 

I am looking forward to sharing my passion for the arts with the children, staff and parents at Country Mouse. 

In my spare time I enjoy pyrography (the art of decorating wood with burn marks) along with spending time at home with my fiancé and cats.

Sequoia  - Explorers Room Practitioner (2-3 years)

Hello, I’m Sequoia and I’m a practitioner in explores (2-3years). I knew I wanted to work with children when I attended a nursery for my work experience at school. I studied childcare at college gaining a diploma in childcare education and have now been in a nursery setting for 7 years.


I thoroughly enjoy watching children learn, grow and achieve. Also, most of all making sure they are happy and feel safe. I love doing creative and messy activities with the children and teaching them new things every day. I’m excited to be a part of your child’s development and give all I have to offer to the Country Mouse Nursery.


I’m very sociable so I’m always spending time seeing friends and family

Amy  - Discoverers Room Leader (baby room)

Hi everyone. I’m Amy and I am the room leader for the baby room. I have worked in childcare for 2 years and I couldn’t be more excited to be working at The Country Mouse Nursery.


I’m looking forward to seeing all the children grow and develop and reaching key milestones in their development.


In my spare time I like to go on days out with my family and God Daughter, making happy memories.

Sian  - Discoverers Room Practitioner (baby room)

Hi. I’m Sian and I am a baby room practitioner. I have 13 years’ experience working within a nursery setting.


I’m looking forward to helping your children grow and develop, whilst enabling each child to explore their surroundings.


At the weekends, I like to make memories for my own children.

Jess  - Discoverers Room Practitioner (baby room)

Hi. I’m Jess and I am a baby room practitioner. I’m relatively new to childcare and have just started my Level 2 qualification.


I really enjoy seeing how the babies grow and develop. I’ve been researching different activities, which allow the babies to be creative and active.


In my spare time I love going to the gym. 

Sophie  - Cook

Hi everyone. I’m Sophie and I am the cook at The Country Mouse! I’ve worked in kitchens for 6 years and I love creating menus for the children. 


I am looking forward to inspiring the children by helping them discover new foods and textures, promoting healthy eating and helping to develop a love of cooking.


In my spare time I enjoy running and have been completing a beauty course!

Annalie  - Bank Staff (Pre-School)

Hi everyone. I’m Annalie and I am part of the pre-school team.  I have been teaching for nearly 20 years and have 15 years experiences as an early year’s teacher. 


I believe it’s important to create a fun, nurturing and secure environment for children so they can discover their potential. 


I enjoy cooking with my children and having fun days out as a family. 

Laura  - Bank Staff

Hi, I’m Laura and I have been working in the kitchen, as well as within rooms; supporting children across all age ranges. 


I am a mother of 2 young children and love to be outside.     

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