Meet The Team

Kirsty
Kirsty
Kirsty Toolan Managing Director and Nursery Manager. I am level 6 qualified and have a Degree with Honours within Early Years. I have been in childcare for over 19 years and I am very passionate about bringing out the best within the children and staff. I am married to Kyle we have a little boy called Kole, 2 stepchildren Sophie and Isabelle and a dog called Woody! In my spare time I love walking, reading and going out for lovely meals! I love music and really like to dance and sing with the children! My favourite nursery rhyme is if you’re happy and you know it.
Craig
Craig
Craig Hale is our Day to Day Manager.i am level 5 qualified in management and have three level 3 qualifications one in Early Years, one in Management and one in Play Work. I have over 10 years experience of working with children. I am very passionate about sports and the outside world. In my spare time I love to spending time with my daughter Matilda go, I’m a big fan of Lego and also enjoy playing on the x box. Interesting fact – I represented my country in ju-jitsu by winning the midlands and national competitions and held my junior black belt from the age of 12. I also love to spend time with my daughter Matilda.
Kyle
Kyle
My name is Kyle Toolan and I am Kirsty’s husband. I am the Associate Director of KLT’s, responsible for all Health and Safety related issues as well as general ‘dogs body!’. I provide Health and Safety training to all of the staff. I have recently left the Royal Air Force which I was in for over 20 years. I have 3 children Sophie, Isabelle and Kole. I love animals and keep a variety of different pets ranging from tortoises, bearded dragons, a turtle and a snake! I do lots of voluntary work for the British Legion and also have my own business as a lock smith. My favourite part of KLT’s is seeing the children develop over the time they are with us and the sense of achievement this gives to the staff.
Charlotte
Charlotte
Charlotte Bloyce is our Assistant Manager and Dolphin Coordinator, setting SENCO and DSL. I have been working with children of different ages for over 9 years now. I love to spend time with my family and friends. In my spare time I like to go out for tasty food and to bingo. My favourite colour is purple and favourite foods are pasta and pizza! I love to see the children achieve their potential and I find it very rewarding knowing that I have been a part of this. I have 2 level 3 qualifications one within Early Years and one within Management.
Emily Crump
Emily
Emily Crump is the under two’s coordinator. I have a level 3 qualification in childcare, I have been working with children of different ages for over 9 years. In my spare time I love spending time with my family and eating out, I love watching films and listening to music. My favourite colour is pink, I have 3 older brothers, 5 nephews and 1 niece, a dog called Marley. When I was younger I got my bronze medal for freestyle dancing. When working with children I am quite known to be a little crazy! I love dancing, messy activities and anything that is loud,messy and exciting!
Emma
Emma
Emma Groves works in Dolphins. I started working at KLT’s in October 2014; this is my first role within childcare. I am a single parent to a beautiful daughter Felicity. I enjoy days out and spending lots of quality time with her. We live in Bromsgrove and have 2 pet cats; Henry and Gizzmo and a dog called Lulu. Outside of nursery and anytime when I haven’t got Felicity I am an independent photographer and also make cakes for all occasions, so if you fancy some tips or a yummy cake please let me know! I am level 3 qualified within early years.
Georgie
Georgie
My name is Georgina Turley and I work in Parrots. I am level 3 qualified in childcare. I believe that children can teach us a lot and I want to help children to have confidence within themselves. I used to be a competitive gymnast and I became regional and county champion at the age of 12. My favourite colour is blue and I have a sweet tooth, I can always find room for dessert! In my spare time I like being outdoors, I love going to the beach with my family and in the future my dream is to go to Bora Bora and dive the coral with my Husband James.
Dawn
Dawn
Dawn Bowyer (also known as Dawnie) works in Dolphin’s;. I live in Catshill but am a brummie by birth! My favourite colour is purple and my lucky number is 10. I enjoy walking, cooking and reading. I enjoy working with children as they are our future generation and I feel that they are like flowers; the more you put into them the more you will get out. I am working towards my level 2 in child care.
Marie
Marie
Marie Jones works within parrots. I have over 18 years’ experience in early years and I am level 3 qualified. I am very passionate about my job and give 100% in all I do. My favourite colour is green and my favourite food is a Sunday lunch. I enjoy all kinds of music and going to music festivals and gigs. I also like reading and relaxing. I enjoy shopping trips and family meals. My family are of a farming background and we have all kinds of animals at home. I enjoy going to bird shows and country field shows all about the country and farming.
Donna
Donna
My name is Donna Jones I work within all areas of nursery. I am level 2 qualified at present and am hoping to start my level 3 training as soon as possible with KLT’s. I am very passionate about my work and love to bring the best out in the children. I am very easy going and approachable to both children and parents. My favourite colour is red, my hobbies include listening to music and I also love to go shopping with my sister Marie. I like all kinds of food and am willing to try most things, but salad is my favourite, much to Dad’s despair!
Gina
Gina
Georgina May Smith works in Dolphin’s- I am level 3 qualified and have been working with children in childcare for over 5 years. I have always had a passion to work with children. In the past I have worked as a one to one support worker for a 2 year old with downs syndrome, this was a very rewarding role. My favourite colour is turquoise and my favourite food is spaghetti bolognaise! In my spare time I love spending time with my family and partner, going for meals and watching films at the cinema.
Sarah
Sarah
Sarah Hale- I am level 3 qualified and I am working in turtles, I have over 9 years experience working in childcare. I am very passionate  about my job, I enjoy working in childcare and like to encourage children to develop at their own pace. I have a big family and love spending time with all my nieces and nephews. In my free time I love spending time with my Daughter Matilda, playing on the xbox, internet bingo, shopping and watching soppy films.
Larissa
Larissa
Larissa Rowland is our Senior Practioner and SENCO over seeing parrots Larissa is also working towards her under graduate degree in education and play work. Previously I was worked with school-aged children then I came to KLT’s! I fancied a change and really liked the idea of working with younger children. I am very interested in social and emotional development and plan to complete another course around this within the future. I have 3 children Mylee, Harley and Leighton and I spend my spare time taking them out to have fun in the woods, parks and outdoor play areas. When I was younger I trained as a lifeguard and enjoyed swimming as part of my daily routine.
Nanny Plum
Nanny Plum
My name is Charon Wilkes and I am KLT’s Kitchen Co ordinator; I prepare all of the yummy snacks and keep the kitchen really clean! I am married to Martin and have 2 children; Dan and Melissa; who I am very proud of. I have 5 grandchildren who I have helped to look after over the years and enjoyed every minute of it. My favourite colour is purple and my favourite food is Lasagne. In my spare time I enjoy walking, reading and cooking especially with the children. I enjoy baking with the children at KLTs.
Amber
Amber
Works within Octopus’. My birthday is the 19th August 1997. I qualified in 2015 for my level 3 in children’s care, learning and development. I have always wanted to work with children as I have lots of little ones within my family. I have 4 pets a rabbit called Lulu, 2 guinea pigs Buzz and Woody and a hamster called Daisy. My hobbies are shopping, going out for food and going to the gym. My favourite colour is turquoise and my favourite food is pasta. Working with children is very rewarding as you get to see the children grow and develop. My favourite nursery rhyme is 5 little speckled frogs.
Abbie
Abbie
Works within turtles. My birthday is the 2nd August. I am level 2 qualified and am towards my Level 3 qualification within Early Years and Development. My passion about children is watching them grow and develop individual personalities. My favourite colour is pink and my favourite food is pizza! In my spare time I love spending time with my friends and family and shopping! Fun fact about me ……… I love baking! I am also a qualified baker and cake decorater. I love listening to music and singing along (very badly!) My favourite nursery rhyme is ‘I had a tiny turtle’. I am level 2 qualified.
Grace
Grace
Grace Smith works within starfish and is level 2 qualified in Early Years. I chose childcare because I love being with children and I enjoy helping them learn and develop. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I have a brother Jacob and I also have a younger sister Harriet. When I’m working I enjoy singing and dancing because I love seeing the children smile and have fun. My favourite nursery rhyme is wheels on the bus, my favourite colour is blue. I like to cook tasty meals; my favourite food is sausages, broccoli and mash!
Sam
Sam
My name is Sam, my birthday is the 7th March. I am level 2 qualified and working towards my Level 3. I have got experience in childcare as well as working with the elderly. I have a son called Harley who I love spending time with. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with my friends and spending time with my family. My favourite food is an Indian takeaway!!!! I enjoy working with children and helping them to grow and develop. I also enjoy giving them lots of snuggles and cuddles!
Harriet
Harriet
My name is Harriet; my birthday is the 30th November and I was born in 1998. I have recently completed my first year at sixth form college studying a BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care. I really enjoy socialising and spending time with my family and friends; I also love shopping! Whilst working with the children my favourite song is ‘I had a little turtle’, my favourite meal I like to cook is spaghetti bolognaise. I hope to work within childcare for many happy years and I plan to make this my lifetime career. Ever since I was young I have always had an interest in babies and young children and love to see them change, grow and develop. I am currently working towards my Level 3 in Childcare and Development; which should take me around 18 months to complete.
Vicky
Vicky
My name is Vicky  Bidmead I currently work within all rooms of KLT’s, but I will have a base room within the future. My Birthday is the 26th May. Although my background is in catering, I decided I wanted a change of career and working with children is where my heart truly lies. My favourite colour is purple, and my favourite food is sausages. In my spare time I love to dance, I took my first dance lesson aged 4 and have been dancing ever since. I love to see children achieve their potential and find it really rewarding knowing that I have been a part of their journey and successes. I am looking forward to starting my Level 2 Qualification with KLT’s.
Kealie
Kealie

My name is Kealie Jackson, my birthday is 23rd February. I am level 3 qualified, I have worked in childcare for 4 years. I love being creative and enjoy singing and dancing with the children. My favourite colour is yellow and my favourite foods are chicken, pizza and lasagne. In my spare time I enjoy playing Bingo and spending time with my family. I have a silver Duke of Edinburgh Award that I achieved at high school and I am also qualified as a Level 2 Mentor.