Our Staff

At Ministars we are committed to the safety, security and well being of each child. Our fully qualified, caring, experienced, and enthusiastic Early Years Practitioners are trained to listen and communicate in a non-judgmental way, with clear polices and standards to ensure consistency of care.

On commencement of employment all staff receive core training in Safeguarding Children (Child Protection) and First Aid. They also regularly attend both external and in-house training. Through this, we are able to keep abreast of current issues and individual training needs are identified through their regular supervisions.

Key Persons

We promote regular communication between parents and their child’s key person. Parents are encouraged to talk openly and confidently to their child’s key person about any remarks made concerning their child. Each child has their own Key person who is responsible for:

  1. helping them settle into MiniStars,
  2. forming a good relationship with them,
  3. understanding their preferred learning styles and interests,
  4. supporting and tracking your child’s progress,
  5. forming effective, friendly relations with parents/carers,
  6. keeping parents/carers informed on their child’s progress and well-being.

Your child’s key person spends quality time with your child observing their interests and development level. When you collect your child at the end of their session a member of staff will tell you about your child’s day. They will give you information about nappy changes, meals and sleeps.

Our Management Team


Manager: Kirsty Munn

Education: BA Hons in Early Years
Early Years Professional Status
Experience: 13 years within Professional Childcare
8 years Childcare Management
Additional Roles: Single Point of Contact,
Designated Safeguarding Officer, SEND Coordinator
Talking Takes off Champion
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Deputy Manager: Sara O'Donnell

Education: Level 3 in Childcare and Education
Experience: 14 years within Professional Childcare
Additional Roles:
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer, Health and Safety Officer
Behaviour Co-ordinator

Pre School Room Leader: Maryam Ali

Education: Level 3 in Childcare Learning & Development
Experience: Over 5 Years Professional Childcare Experience; working with 2-5 year olds
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Baby Room Leader: Amber Prince

Education: Ba Hons Child and Adolescent Studies
Experience: Over 3 Years in Professional Childcare
Additional Roles: SEND Coordinator, Outdoor Learning Coordinator

Baby Room Leader: Scarlet Dumpleton- Gray

Education: Ba Hons Child and Adolescent Studies
Experience: Over 7 Years in Professional Childcare