Our Practitioners – Miriam

Whether it’s learning sign language, implementing The Curiosity Approach, or writing her own children’s book, Miriam Joyce is constantly pushing herself in her childcare career – and she is still only 25!

Miriam joined Little Ladybirds in May 2021 to take on a brand-new role as our 2-5 Room Leader.

In this role, she straddles between our toddler and pre-school rooms, bringing her experience to bear to support the individual room leaders and staff working in these rooms.

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Our Practitioners – Helen

Helen Shearer is another member of the Little Ladybirds team who has worked in childcare since she left school.

In her case, that involved an apprenticeship which saw her working in a nursery four days a week.

She joined Little Ladybirds in 2006, which makes her one of our longest-serving members of staff.

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Monthly round-up

Here’s our monthly round-up of activities at Little Ladybirds, providing just a small snapshot of what we got up to in April.


Babies enjoyed taking parts in lots of messy activities, including playing with rice krispies, flour, sand, and water.

They also explored various sensory play activities with touch and licking ice lollies definitely their favourite!

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