Our Team

Paula Lloyd

Deputy Manager

I started working at first class nursery in 2009. I worked in the bees room and completed my level 3.  I now work within the team in the Bugs Room, I love reading stories and messy play. The best part of my job is being able to watch the children grow and blossom throughout their time at nursery and knowing that I have been a part of that. I have two boys who I am very proud of. My hobbies are walking, reading and visiting new places. 

Carly Kendrick

Nursery Manager

Since qualifying as a nursery nurse in 1996 I have worked as a baby room supervisor, then ran my own pre-school and after school club for 10 years, looking after children from 3-12 years old. During this time I gained further qualifications in play work, and management. I then worked as an Improvement Advisor for the Early Years and Childcare Service for 5 years, supporting nurseries and childminders in Worcester City and Wyre Forest. I have really enjoyed the challenges and successes my professional life has brought me, and it has helped me in my role as nursery manager for YMCA Worcestershire, since 2015. I also manage a nearby nursery and split my time between there and here at First Class. I have been welcomed by a wonderful team of staff and look forward to the future. I’m a busy mum of two, Ella and Olly, and have been married to Dan since 2003. My spare time is spent with my family. I look forward to meeting you and your little one and welcoming you to our nursery family.

Lauren Webb

Early Years Practitioner (Bugs Room)

I started working at First Class Nursery in 2014 and have been situated in the Bugs Room for the last 6 years. In between those 6 years I took a year out to have my own twins that attend First Class. I enjoy all aspects of my job and love to know that we are always helping the children that pass through the nursery, to have the best start in life before they reach school. Being in such a great team of staff has taught me a lot of new ideas and has helped me develop all my learning through training and help gained from my colleagues that I now implement within the nursery but also use during my time at home with the twins.  

Katie Graves

Senior Early Years Practitioner

I started nursery as a level 2 practitioner in 2007 and over time went onto to do my level 3 in childcare to help me to progress in Early Years development. I love my job and care for the children as if they were my own. I enjoy helping, supporting and providing the children with all the things they need to progress and develop through the developmental stages. It’s a great feeling knowing that I have helped to give a child the best start to their journey and I am able to watch them learn, develop and move on to continue their journey. I enjoy having a great relationship with my colleagues, parents and the children.

Sherrie Wilding

Early Years Practitioner (Baby Room)

I have worked at First Class for 10 years and really enjoy my job , caring for children and watching them grow in confidence etc. Previous to myself being here I sent both my own boys now 19 and 16 so have been a part of nursery for a long time . I enjoy family life including walking my two dogs and enjoy relaxing and reading a good book. 

Stella Howles

Nursery Assistant

I've been working at the Nursery for about 10 years as the cook, the cleaner and as an admin assistant. At home I enjoy the garden and walking my dog.

Tammy Reynolds

Senior Early Years Practitioner (Baby Room)

I have worked here for 17 years in the Baby room, I enjoy building relationships with the babies and their parents and providing them fun and educational home from home environment. My own daughter came here from the age of 9 months and she loved it, she made lots friends who she then went to school with.

Jodie Holden

Early Years Practitioner (Busy Bees Room)

I have worked at First Class since January 2020. I love working with the children, watching them grow, and helping them develop. I particularly enjoy messy play and outdoor learning. I have two children of my own and any spare time I have, I enjoy running, going to the gym, and reading.

Tina Millinchip

Senior Early Years Practitioner (Busy Bees Room)

I have worked at YMCA for 14 years and moved to First Class from our sister nursery in July 2021. My interests include arts, crafts, puzzles and reading. I enjoy going on family walks with my pet Chihuahua, Binky.