Our Team

Our team at Mini VIPs is selected for its professionalism, experience and passion for providing first-class childcare in a loving, home-from-home environment.

Family is at the heart of everything we do. Our Directors Debbie Turner and Laura Holmes are mother and daughter and their husbands Bob and Lee also play key roles.

Debbie has more than 30 years’ experience in childcare and her daughter Laura grew up surrounded by the children her mum was ‘minding.’ Today Laura’s own children Ellie and Louis benefit from Mini VIPs’ Wraparound Care.

Our credentials

Our fantastic team boasts a range of specialisms ranging from Safeguarding; Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordination; to Early Years Teaching; Childcare and Paediatric First Aid.

Their professional qualifications are impressive too and include: National Vocational Qualification Levels 3 and 4 in Childcare; Level 3 Diploma in Childcare; Postgraduate Certificate in Education; Level 3 Forest School Teacher; Level 3 Teaching Assistant and Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Laura, Mini VIPs

I take great pride in Mini VIPs and its excellent team. Together we make the nursery what it is today and will continue that wonderful progress.

Laura Holmes
Debbie Turner, Mini VIPs

Quite simply, I love children. Their joy and enthusiasm are priceless. Working with them and such a superb team makes it a fabulous job.

Debbie Turner
Jo, Mini VIPs

I love the bond we have with our children and their families. No two days are the same, but they’re full of magical moments.

Jo Buckland
Setting Manager
Jess, Mini VIPs

It’s such a unique place to work. Watching children grow and being part of their lives is an amazing honour and a wonderful opportunity.

Office Administrator
Jackie, Mini VIPs

Working with early years children is so uplifting and in complete contrast to my finance career. The little people never fail to make me smile.

Office Administrator
HR Officer
Bob Turner, Mini VIPs

I love that we’re part of the local community, enriching the lives of children, parents and their families every day. It’s an honour.

Bob Turner
Company Secretary
Julie, Mini VIPs

I love cooking nutritious meals for the children. Seeing their excited faces over a winter pudding, a celebration cake, or a Mexican Monday feast, is priceless.

Lee, Mini VIPs

As well as keeping the nursery well-maintained, I drive our Mini VIPs to and from local schools. It’s always great fun hearing about their day.

Nursery Caretaker
Room Lead
Emma, Mini VIPs

I love watching the babies progress; taking their first steps and learning words, it makes me feel so proud. Going to work is a joy.

Key Person
Danielle, Mini VIPs

We have a beautiful Caterpillar Room and it’s a privilege to look after our babies. It’s also a lot of fun with a fabulous team.

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I am currently working towards my NVQ3 in childcare and really love the babies.

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Lizzie, Mini VIPs

Being there as children achieve milestones, big or small, is both meaningful and satisfying. I love seeing them grow into themselves and develop their personalities.

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Rosie, Mini VIPs

Our happy Mini VIPs give the best cuddles and make me laugh every day. I love seeing and helping their individual personalities shine through.

Room Lead
Sara, Mini VIPs

The delight on the children’s little faces as they explore, learn and get messy, is magical. Watching their language and skills develop is wonderful.

Key Person
Rosie, Mini VIPs

The children are all different characters and can be so funny. I love working with them and the amazing team in the Busy Bees room.

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Nicola, Mini VIPs

It’s the best job. Helping children learn is a privilege and a joy. Their wonder and excitement lift the spirit and is a precious thing to witness.

Key Person
Sam, Mini VIPs

Helping a child learn something new and have them running at you with their arms wide open, it’s the best and happiest of feelings.

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Joey, Mini VIPs

I learn something new every day from our little VIPs. We work in a place of pure happiness; I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

Room Lead
Abbie, Mini VIPs

Seeing a child’s proud face on achieving a long-awaited goal is the best. Getting covered in paint, glitter and shaving foam is fun too!

Key Person
Daisy, Mini VIPs

I love it that no two Mini VIPs are the same. Each little personality brings different ideas and skills to their play, problem-solving and friendships.

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Leigh-Anne, Mini VIPs

Receiving such pure, unconditional love from the Mini VIPs makes me feel like a superhero. I sing, dance, crawl and play, what’s not to love?

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I am currently working towards my NVQ3 and I love working with the Pre-school children.

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Abi, Mini VIPs

It’s a pleasure to work in a family-oriented nursery with such delightful groups of children. My passion for childcare stems from being a mum myself.

Room Lead
Ele, Mini VIPs

I enjoy helping the children get creative, play a game, let off steam or just relax after school. We’re like part of a large family.

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Tracy, Mini VIPs

It’s a joy looking after the Mini VIPs, they make me laugh every day. We’re like a big family, it’s the best job ever.

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