Day Care Staff


My name is Laura Spoor and I have worked at Dame Dorothy Day Care for 6 years. My role as Lead Practitioner is to ensure all children thrive to reach their full potential. Our nursery team work very hard to provide a warm, stimulating, friendly environment for all children to feel safe and secure within the setting.

Why choose us

We always try to ensure that we are able to provide a flexible and workable child care service for all families as we understand the daily challenges of a work: life balance.

We feel that our key person system is very important to our children, as it helps children gain special bonds with adults. Each key person is responsible for tracking their key children’s development through observations and learning journals; parents are also invited to input regularly into this to provide a home-nursery link.

Meet the team




Laura Spoor – Lead Practitioner

BTEC National Diploma in Early Years Level 3

Worked at Dame Dorothy since July 2010


Ashley Spencer – Nursery Officer

Ba (hons) degree in Education & Curriculum Studies

Worked at Dame Dorothy since January 2013


Jenna White – Nursery Assistant

NVQ level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning & Development

Worked at Dame Dorothy since November 2008


Natalie Elliott – Administrator

NVQ level 3 Teaching & Learning

Worked at Dame Dorothy since April 2005