Meet the Little Dots Witney Team

All of our staff are fully qualified or working towards qualification in childcare and all are trained in First Aid, Safeguarding and Manual Handling. They also regularly participate in short courses to keep them up to date on the latest developments and resources that are relevant to the Early Years Foundation Stages of education.

Courtney Smith

…is currently on maternity leave

Pippa Dunsdon

Pippa has worked at Little Dots at both our nurseries but is currently based at Witney.

Pippa is our SENCO Assistant.

When she’s not at work she enjoys spending time with her three children and going on lots of dog walks and spending time with family.

She also enjoys watching local Rugby.

Sarah Collett

Sarah is our Baby room leader and is Level 3 qualified, Sarah has been working in Childcare for over 20 years now.

Sarah enjoys spending time with her family , especially her two nieces, she also likes days out with her friends.

Courtenay Rolfe

Courtenay join us i 2016 and is Level 2 qualified and works in our Pre-School, she has two young children who both attend LittleDots.

Courtenay enjoys spending her spare time going on bike rides and having family days out with her fiance and children.

Nerissa Lloyd

Nerissa works in the baby room, she is NVQ level 3 qualified in child care.

She has recently returned from maternity leave after having her own Little Dot.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family, her partner and her little one.

Sarah Cooper

Sarah joined the team in 2021 and is based in the Baby Room.

Sarah is based in our baby room and is Level 3 qualified and loves spending time with her boyfriend and they have just got there first home together.

Sarah also loves spending time with her family and has a passion for exercising and going out for long walks enjoying the fresh air.

Kelly Adams

Kelly has been with us since 2017 is level 3 qualified, she has a son (Luca) who used to attend Little Dots before he left for big school, she loves getting to watch him play football. She has a dachshund puppy called Bertie so enjoy’s country walks with them both but also love’s cooking and trying new recipes.

Emma Hardcastle

Emma joined us in 2016 and is level 3 qualified, she is our Toddler Room Leader. She enjoys socialising and spending time with her friends and family.

Rachel Price

Rachel has been a chef since leaving catering college and has always loved cooking & catering for all types of people & events.

She has 16yr old twins who are amazing!  She is very family orientated having a very close family and loves big family meals altogether, she also loves eating out and socialising with friends & family.

She loves every season of the year especially the spring as she adores daffodils!

Wendy Rice

Wendy joined us in preschool and she loves spending time with family and going on adventures with her children. They love the outdoors and going for walks in the countryside. She also loves a good book! 

Lucy Cutler

Lucy is our Pre-School Room leader and is Level 3 qualified.

In her spare time she enjoy’s going on holidays abroad, having cocktails with friends and spending time with her boyfriend and puppy, Coco!

Laura Finlayson Witeny

Laura Finlayson

Laura works at both our sites but is based at North Leigh mostly.

Laura is Level 3 qualified in Childcare and Education and in Leadership and Management, she also has a degree in Community Development and Youth work.

As well as working for Little Dots Laura works part time as a youth worker at Eynsham Youth Club.

In her spare time she likes to spend time with her many pets she also likes thinking of new ideas for the book she wants to write.

Sarah Longshaw

Sarah joined us in 2021 and is based in our Pre-School.

Charlie Bentley

Charlie joined the baby room in 2021.

Carrie-Anne Blake

Carrie Joined the the team in 2020 and is based in the Toddler Room.

Jessica Carter

Jessica has been with us since 2020 and is in our Baby Room.

Hollie Williams

Hollie started with us in 2022 and is based in our Baby Room.

Hannah Hodgson

Joined Little Dots in 2020 and is based in our Toddler Room.

Bethany Hampton

Bethany is a Little Dots Apprentice and joined us in the Toddler Room in 2022.

Lilia Gough-Howard

Lilia is a member of our Little Dots bank staff and joined us in 2022.

Dorothy Lloyd

Dot joined us again after a short break in 2022 and is based in the Toddler Room.

Yan Su

Yan joined us in 2022 and is based in our Pre-School.

She comes from China and has been living in England for 16 years. 

She has a level 3 diploma in child care.She has  2 lovely children and loves to spend time with her family. They love to walk in the countryside and love to go to different places, especially when they visit China.

Ceran Demirel

Ceran has a bachelor’s degree in primary school teaching and master’s degree in special need education teaching. 

She is also a fully qualified adult and child yoga instructor.

In her spare time she like’s doing yoga exercises and loves socialising, spending time with her partner and friends, loves travelling to discover new places and enjoys swimming as well as being passionate about sky diving!

Alysha-Paris Godfrey

Ayesha-Paris is a Little Dots Apprentice and joined us in Pre-School in 2022.

Lola Hannis

Lola is Rachel’s (THE COOK) daughter and is our bank staff member.

Sam Foggett

Sam is in our Pre-school and has been in childcare for over 15 years starting out as a childminder for 8 years and she is level 3 qualified.

In her spare time she enjoy’s gardening, reading, walking and looking after her grandchildren.

Sarah Bullock

Sarah joined Little Dots in 2021 and is Witney Manager. She has 3 grown up children of her own and has been in childcare for over 20 years, she is Level 3 qualified. In her spare time she likes going on trips with her husband on his motorbike and loves a cheeky chocolate bar.

Charlie Laizens

Charlie joined us in 2021 and is based in our Toddler Room.

Madelaine Marshall

Operations Manager

Maddie works across both of our settings, she has her Level 2 in health and social care and level 2 in HR.

She has 3 sons of her own, her youngest attended Little Dots Witney before he left for school.

She loves watching her boys play football even in the rain and enjoys afternoon teas with friends and family.

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