Meet the team...

Kate Howarth



Graduating from Edge Hill University with a BA (Hons) in Primary Education and Child Development and Learning (with QTS) and then a Diploma in Early Years at Leeds Metropolitan, Kate is inordinately passionate about the care for, and development of our next generation. Kate is a Qualified Teacher and currently manages Reception class at a ‘GOOD’ rated school in Halifax and since becoming a mother to Frederick and Florence she has seen a gap in the market for play based, fun and educational activities within the pre-school setting.

Kate was born and bred in Todmorden, so alongside her desire to deliver the highest standards of care to 0-5 year olds, she is also passionate about her local community in the Calder Valley. Therefore, following her dream and setting up Harley Street Nursery has allowed her to create the educational and fun setting as well as creating jobs within the town that she is so fond of.


Lucy Evans

Nursery Manager & Safeguarding Lead

Lucy, our Nursery Manager and Safeguarding Lead of Harley Street Nursery. Having, eight years experience initially as a Nursery Nurse, she was promptly promoted to Room Leader and then onto Management for the last five years. She is highly qualified in all areas within the Early Years industry; her qualifications include ‘Safeguarding Level 2’, ‘Designated Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection in Early Years’, ‘How to achieve a GOOD with OfSted’ and ‘Observation, Assessment and Planning within the EYFS’.

Lucy is a hands on, dedicated and caring Manager who understands the needs of each child in the Nursery, from  communication and language, health and self care to fine and gross motor skills. Lucy’s ability to communicate effectively with staff, parents and children is exemplary, and this is her biggest attribute of all.  Finally, Lucy manages the setting through an online learning journey , EY Log, which allows the Nursery Practitioners to upload photos, daily diaries and updates of your child’s development that you can then view at work or at home on your smart phone, tablet or computer. It was Lucy’s and Kate’s aim to implement this before the nursery opens for the ease of every parent.


William Howarth

Director of Marketing & Operations

With over 9 years experience as a Director, William cares for the ‘finer’ details in the operation of Harley Street Nursery. William’s insight into running the Nursery is invaluable to us and he can often shed light on new ways of working whilst ensuring that everything we offer is delivered to the highest possible standard.

William is partly responsible for the clean, slick and contemporary design of Harley Street Nursery after his education at a Greater Manchester College in 2008 with BTEC National Diploma in Design with ‘Distinction’.

William manages all of the Nursery’s Accounts as well as the website and social media whilst also rolling his sleeves up and keeping Harley Street the fresh and clean Nursery that your children love.


Limara Dawson

Deputy Manager

Limara has worked herself up from room leader to deputy manager. She is a fully qualified level three with over six years experience. Limara's role will help with the day to day running of the nursery. Limara is currently training to be a SENCO lead and has already completed her training in becoming a DSL.

Limara is fun, energetic, and enthusiastic and all of the Harley Street Children absolutely love playing with her whilst learning key techniques under her mentorship.


Suzie Hughes

Toddler Room Leader

Since qualifying as our nursery apprentice Suzie has worked up to become our toddler room leader. Suzie is particularly effective at 'potty training' your children and does so effectively and quickly. 


Suzie is passionate and engaging she is a very popular team member with all the Harley Street Children. 


Jenny Ashton

Baby Room Leader

Jenny is our baby room expert, she cares for the babies with the highest integrity, passion and love that they deserve. She is caring, gentle and thoughtful and always thinking about the child's development when making decisions on what they should be doing and when. Jenny works closely with our Chef, Lydia, to ensure that each baby is receiving the nutritional value that they require to grow into strong healthy toddlers.


Jenny has recently completed the 'Working With Babies' course via Harley Street Nursery and is also one of our First Aiders; just in case we ever need her expertise. She is currently expanding her team in the Baby Room and she is also full which is a testament to her hard work, dedication, and passion for the Harley Street Team. 


Gemma Causton


Gemma's kitchen is ran with precision and she prepares the freshest of foods for our children including Halal meats as well as catering for vegetarians and all other dietary requirements, including those who eat gluten free produce. Gemma's sole role is to cook freshly cooked meals for our children which means that our Nursery Practitioners can truly focus on caring for the HSN children without any distractions.
Gemma is Level 3 food hygiene trained, allergen trained, and in house trained in baby weening.

Tom Flynn

Nursery Practitioner

Tom is a highly seasoned level 3 qualified nursery practitioner with 4 years experience, specifically with toddlers and pre- school children. Since joining, Tom has made an outstanding impression on all of our toddlers and pre-school children, especially the boys who truly respect and look up to him. Tom has an array of qualifications including Safeguarding level 2, Prevent, First Aid, Positive Behaviour and Food Handling, which makes him a great asset to the Harley Street Team. 


Katie Jacques

Nursery Practitioner

Katie joined HSN on an Apprenticeship scheme plays a key role in our Baby Room.

Katie has recently qualified and is now a level 3 practitioner. Katie also has qualifications in 'safeguarding and prevent' she will ensure that each child receives the best possible care and educational value from their sessions at the Nursery. Since joining us, she has created a great bond with the children and babies.

Sadia Sajjad

Nursery Apprentice

Sadia has joined us on an Apprenticeship scheme, although she also teaches at the local mosque on an evening. Sadia is an asset to our baby room.  She has qualifications in safeguarding and prevent along with food hygiene and British values. Sadia plays a key role with the children and has developed a great relationship with them all. 

Megan Lownds

Nursery Practitioner

Megan joined us on an Apprenticeship scheme and plays a key role in our Toddler Room.

Megan will ensure that each child receives the best possible care and educational value from their sessions at the Nursery. Some of Megan's qualifications include level 3, safeguarding, prevent and British values which are key in her role.

Rachel McKean

Acting Deputy Manager

Rachel is covering as our Deputy Manager while Limara is on her Mat leave. Rachel has over 7 years experience in childcare. She has numerous qualifications, peadriatric first aid, safeguarding and British values being some of these. Rachel has made strong bonds with our childre and their families and will be an assett to our team.   


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