Nursery Management

Laura Griffiths - Manager
Early Years Teacher, First Aid

Aly Fabian - Deputy Manager

Zara Kent - Snr Nursery Practitioner
SENCO (First Aid)


We are pleased to announce our amazing team for 2016/17

Butterfly Room - Lower Toddler Room

Room Leader Eleanor Davey L3 First Aid 
 Rebecca Pearce L2 First Aid
Bumblebee Room - Upper Toddler Room

Room Leader Aly Fabian L3
Terri Townsend L2  First Aid
Ladybird Room - Pre School 

Room Leader  Michaela Oldfield L3
Julia Teesdale L3 First Aid
Julie and Ben will support team where needed 

Nursery Owner/Business ManagerAntonia Ogden-Meade RGN, MSc, Early Years Professional

Antonia Ogden-Meade has worked in Quality and Performance for over 20 years. She started her career in the NHS as a Nurse and worked in Children's health services for a number of years before going into performance and operational management. Having been an Executive Director of Performance and Operations for 4 years, Antonia left the NHS to set up her own Nursery in 2006 and has since expanded her successful business to 6 settings. Antonia has recently achieved Ofsted Inspection status and carries out Ofsted Inspections as part of her ongoing professional development.


Head of Operations-  ILM Leadership and Management Diploma 

Lorraine Brown – Lorraine  moved to work with A Step Ahead Ltd  in March 2011 from working in the NHS as Family and Childcare Co-ordinator for 10 years. Her role within the NHS was to manage hospital on site nurseries across West Sussex.  Since joining A Step Ahead Lorraine has project managed the opening of Ashington Nursery part of our portfolio and now she continues to support our nursery managers and oversees  the accounts and HR team.  Lorraine's strengths are ensuring that the child is at the centre of all learning experiences and the staff team as a whole are meeting parent expectations.  In our recent outstanding ofsted report for A Step Ahead Lower Beeding, Lorraine was identified as a strong leader in her interim role as nursery manager alongside her Head of Operations role.  .

Useful Contacts & Information

Nursery telephone number:                                      01273 467250

Head of Operations:                                                  07787717975
Email address
Ofsted register and inspect those who provide childcare. 
Ofsted Registration Number: EY481042 . Telephone number: 0300 123 4666 

Our team is not just based in the Nursery.
The nursery is part of a small portfolio of independent unique nurseries and work as part of a larger team supporting each other.

A Step Ahead Shoreham

A Step Ahead Lancing

Ashington Nursery

A Step Ahead Lower Beeding

Little Acorns Nursery Pre School

Rockinghorse Nursery and Pre School

Monday - Friday
8.00am - 6.00pm
51 weeks a year

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