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Kirsty
Kirsty
Kirsty Toolan is our Director. 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. I have 2 children called Kole and Kiera, 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. Level 6 Qualified
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 4 children Sophie, Isabelle, Kole and Kiera. I love animals and keep a variety of different pets ranging from tortoises, bearded dragons, a turtle and a snake! I have lots of hobbies including riding my motorbike and also enjoy scuba diving. 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.
Craig
Craig
Craig Hale is our Manager at Shenstone. 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 , I’m a big fan of Lego, Aston Villa 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. Level 3 Qualified
Charlotte
Charlotte
Charlotte Bloyce is our Manager at Redbrick House. I have been working with children of different ages for over 10 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. Level 3 Qualified
Emily Crump
Emily C
Emily Crump is one of our Senior Practitioner’s. I have a level 3 qualification in childcare, I have been working with children of different ages for over 10 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! Level 3 Qualified
Emma
Emma
Emma Groves is Shenstone’s Assistant Manager. 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 make cakes for all occasions, so if you fancy some tips or a yummy cake please let me know! Level 5 Qualified
Sarah
Sarah
Sarah Hale is Redbrick House’s Assistant Manager. I have over 10 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. Level 3 Qualified
Nanny Plum
Nanny Plum
My name is Charon Wilkes and I am KLT’s Kitchen Coordinator; 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. Kitchen Co-Ordinator
Sam
Sam
My name is Sam, my birthday is the 7th March. I have got experience in childcare as well as working with the elderly. I have a son called Harley and a Daughter called Harper 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! Level 3 Qualified
Vicky
Vicky
My name is Vicky Bidmead I currently work within the Under 2’s Unit. 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. Level 3 Qualified
Courntey
Courtney
My Name is Courtney- Jayne my birthday is 6th January, I am level 3 qualified in childcare and health and social care and have been working alongside children since 2016 I have previously worked in other nurseries and as a one to one support with a child with complex needs. I love socialising with my friends and family I have 2 younger brothers and a younger sister. One hobby I have is dancing where I take part in lessons, teaching and carrying out shows. Level 3 Qualified
Ruth
Ruth
My Name is Ruth my birthday is the 3rd March. I am level 6 qualified with a degree in early childhood studies. I have over 4 years experience of working with children. I love food especially crisps and chocolate. I love animals and have 2 cats who are very mischievous called Willow and Lola. In my spare time, I enjoy seeing my friends and family and playing the piano when I get the chance to! Level 6 Qualified
Aleks
Aleks
My name is Aleks. I am level 3 qualified. I love working with children, my favourite colour is yellow, my favourite food is pizza. I have a dog called Bella. I love singing and dancing with the children and I love having cuddles too. I love working with the children and watching them explore and grow. Level 3 Qualified
Jade
Jade
My name is Jade, my favourite colour is purple, and my birthday is the 15th of December. I have 3 children Leighton, Cameron & Lydia. I have worked in adult care for the last 16 years. My favourite story is ‘We are going on a bear hunt’ and my favourite nursery rhyme is ‘wheels on the bus’. My favourite food is anything spicey!!! My favourite place is being by the sea. I love to watch children grow from babies into independent young children, being there to assist along the journey. I love travelling and spending time with my family. Level 2 Qualified
Jo
Jo
My name is Jo- having spent 30 years as an infant teacher I decided to leave the profession in the summer of 2020. I very much enjoy working at KLT’s, talking with your children, playing with them, reading them stories etc. it is a huge privilege to be part of their young lives and to work with such a super team of people. I am married to Peter and we have 2 grown up children and a lovely son–in–law! Apart from spending time with my family I enjoy reading, music, both listening to it and making it with other people, going to the theatre and I especially love being by the sea.
ellie
Ellie
My name is Ellie. My birthday is the 20th of June. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister, a cat called Treacle and a dog called Dotty. My favourite colour is blue, and I love dancing, I have been dancing since I was 3 years old. In my spare time I love watching Disney movies which always involves a huge tub of popcorn!! I am level 3 qualified and am very passionate about bringing out the best in the children’s abilities and will always encourage them to be proud of everything that they do and achieve through play and learning. Level 3 Qualified
Chloe
Chloe M
My name is Chloe, my birthday is 13th January. I am level 3 qualified. I did my level 2 at college and did some experience working with children in my local nursery. I really enjoy working with children as I like to see them thrive and help them to develop for the future. My favourite colour is baby blue, and my favourite food is pasta. I come from a big family of 8 and I have a pet dog. In my free time I love to see friends and family. Interesting fact about me is that I love doing textiles, making pillowcases out of clothing. I love music all sorts and my favourite nursery rhyme is Tiny Tim as I love it when I sing ‘pop!’ it makes the children smile and laugh. Level 3 Qualified
Louise
Louise
My name is Louise, but I preferred to be called Lou. My birthday is the 10th June. I used to live in Essex but recently moved to Worcestershire to be close to family. I originally worked with individuals with learning disabilities and Autism but have always wanted to work with children. I live with my husband and little boy Benjamin, and we have a cat called Maggie. My favourite colour is orange and I love Halloween. In my spare time I like to listen to music, read and to be out and about with my family. I love animals and I also have a Diploma in marine biology. Level 2 Qualified
Izzy
Izzy
My name is Isobel, I like to be called Izzy. I am Level 2 qualified within Early years and hope to work towards my Level 3 very soon. My birthday is the 11th of February. I have 1 dog and 2 cats. My favourite food is pasta! I started working with children in my local gymnastics club, helping develop new skills. I then carried on working with children at college. My favourite chocolate is twirl bites, but sweets are a close second, and my favourite colour is pink. Level 2 Qualified
Chloe
Chloe H
My name is Chloe, my birthday is 31st December, I have always wanted to work with children. I have a border doggie called Charlie and a hamster called Freddie, I love Disney and I am stitch obsessed! I have a niece called Sienna who is 3 and a nephew called Tommy who is only 5 months old. I love messy play and being out in the garden, I cant wait to gain experience and watch the children learn and grow. Level 2 Qualified
Abbie B
Abbie
Hi! I’m Abbie, my Birthday is 24th September. I have a Level 3 Diploma in Early Years & Education. I’ve been in childcare for 4 years but always known I’ve wanted to work with children. I grew up in Bristol and have recently moved to Bromsgrove. I’ve recently got married to my husband, Caleb, this year! I go to church, which is how I met my fiancé. In my spare time I love to go for walks, spending time at church events with my friends and play lots of musical instruments including piano, violin, guitar and singing. I love Disney films; my favourite show is called the chosen. You will always find me with a smile on my face, normally while I’m singing and dancing the day away! Level 3 Qualified
Emily K
My name is Emily K, I am level 2 qualified. My birthday is the 7th November. My favourite age is under 2s. I enjoy messy play and watching the babies/children grow and develop. I love all things Disney and singing and dancing to all of the Disney songs with the babies/children. My favourite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid. I have been working in childcare since I was 17. I have even worked in Turkey in a kids club which was an amazing experience! In my free time, I like to spend time with my family and friends. Level 2 Qualified
Jessie
Amber
My name is Amber, I like to be called Amb. My birthday is 26th March. I love dogs and animals, with a deep passion for working in early years, my favourite colour is red and outside of work, I enjoy going on long walks and watching the sunset, socialising with my friends and family and love watching my boyfriend play football. We enjoy going for food, cinema trips and days out. I am always exploring new ways to grow and achieve challenges that don’t come easily. I am an open and honest person in all aspects. My favourite food is steak (medium rare No other way!). I love a cuppa and my favourite drink is summer fruits oasis. I love listening to music at any chance given!! Apprentice
Sophie
I am Sophie, Kyle’s daughter (number one). My birthday is the 13th July. I live with my partner, Joe, and our Chihuahua, Luna. I have 4 younger siblings, Isabelle, Emily, Kole and Kiera. In my spare time I like to travel. My favourite holidays are to Tenerife and Orlando! My favourite drink is a J20, favourite colour is green and I love the TV show Greys Anatomy! My favourite films are Harry Potter and Twilight! I deal with all the admin for KLT’s so you will see comments and emails from me. Administrator
Josh
My name is Josh, I am 19 years old. My birthday is the 13th February. I have a level 2 early years qualification and aim to build upon that and greaten my proficiency with the children. A smile, a hug or even a high five is enough to brighten my day, so I try to give each child at least one of those a day! Being a male in this line of work started as a real challenge, but coming to KLTs has been an amazingly positive change and I hope I can be an excellent addition to the team! Level 2 Qualified
Debbie
My Name is Debbie and I am 42 years old. My Birthday is the 8th December, my favourite colour is yellow, which fits in well with my favourite flower which is a sunflower. Fun fact – I’m a qualified hairdresser (don’t worry, your child will not come home with a short back and sides!). I have been in care for about 10 years, serving food, personal care and any other daily living tasks. I have been working predominantly with the elderly or disabled. My favourite time was the interaction between different generations and the benefits for both ages. My favourite nursery rhyme has to be twinkle twinkle little star. Kitchen Co-Ordinator
Ruby
My name is Ruby, I am 17 years old. My birthday is the 7th February. I am currently working towards my level 3 qualification. Since I was a child, I have always wanted to work with children! I have 3 younger siblings aged 3, 6 and 7. My favourite colour is pink and my favourite food is chicken nuggets and potato waffles. In my spare time, I like to socialise with my friends and family! I love listening to music and dancing. My favourite nursery rhyme has got to be ‘Miss Polly had a dolly’! Apprentice
Charlotte S
My name is Charlotte, my birthday is the 13th January and I am 25 years old. I have a BA Hons in Early Years and I went to university for 4 years. I am passionate about what I do. I have been working in early years for 7 years, with a variety of age groups but mainly with pre-school aged children. My favourite colour is pink, I am an auntie to 3 nephews and 2 nieces and in my spare time, I enjoy doing fun things with them such as going to theme parks and to the cinema! My favourite thing about early years has to be watching the children develop and grow but I also love to get messy with them! Level 6 Qualified