Expert Panel

Our expert panel here at Nursery Resources consists of a team of well experienced, highly qualified and fun early years professionals!

All of these early years professionals assist us in our product review and production, as well as pitching to us their ideas of what resources they believe Early Years settings need.


A bit more about our amazing expert team...

Azarmindokhti Aalamani

Little Angels 24/7 & Maryam's Nursery

Azarmindokhti Aalamani is the owner of Little Angels in Southwark, Bankside London and Maryam's Nursery in Shad Thames.

She has worked in Early Years for over 10 years and holds the CACHE Level 3 Childcare in Early years qualification along with a BA Honours degree in Marketing and Advertising.

The children in Azarmindokhti's setting are her greatest passion and their parents and guardians are her extended family, everything Little Angels 24/7 does, reflects that.

Little Angels have created a little home away from home for their kids and, together with the team, they make up a dedicated family away from family.

Azarmindokhti likes to think of herself as creative and goofy; always determined to retain her childlike joy and wonder!

Deborah Oates

Lynwood Day Nursery

Deborah is the nursery manager and owner of Lynwood Day Nursery in Barrow-in-Furness.

She started to work in the Early Years about 4 years ago and completed her NVQ 3 qualification about two years ago. Deborah needed a change in her life and her little daughter at that stage gave her the idea of taking her future journey in childcare.

Deborah's previous background was event management, having worked internationally for hotels and event companies organising different types of events - small and large.

"Working with young children is 10 times harder than organising an event, but it's 1000 times more rewarding! To be able to take part and impact on their life journey, being able to teach and show them life skills, more than anything, and gain their trust and friendship is the most amazing experience. It became my passion and my motive to become the manager of the nursery I am working at now."

In 2017, Deborah had the opportunity to take over the nursery, which she accepted. She then started the 'Planning in the Moment' approach, which made a huge difference to their children.

Joanne Levitt


JoJo's Childcare

Joanne went into childcare 30 years ago. She has three children of her own aged 30, 25 and 17.

She has many qualifications, including an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, BLS Level 2, First Aid, Safeguarding. and many more!

Joanne enjoys working with children and providing a stimulating and caring environment for all ages and stages, that gives every individual child the opportunity to develop to their full potential. Every child matters at JoJo's.

JoJo's offers a wide range of activities, crafts, baking, outings and a home from home for children.

"I have been using Nursery Resources products for a while and love all the products that I have bought."

Nikki Sexton


Nikki has been working in childcare for  23 years, is qualified in Early Years, Playwork, level 5 leadership and management, is an accredited Senco and DSL.

She started her career in childcare in 1999 as a children's rep in Tenerife, where she ran her own children's club, before moving on to work in day nurseries, working her way up to become a supervisor.

After managing a Montessori nursery in Buckinghamshire Nikki secured her first site in 2007, where she gained an outstanding and opened her second site in 2014 which later became a preschool. Nikki now has 4 sites, consisting of breakfast clubs, preschool and after school and holiday clubs and a brand new day nursery. 

Nikki won “ Businesswoman of the year “ in November 2021 in the Northamptonshire Excellence Awards, is a final in the sole trader of the year award for East Midlands 2022, and has recently won the Prestige Award for “ Best childcare Service “ for 2022 in central England.

KidsStop have a well qualified and experienced team, whose priority is ensuring the children are safe, secure and having fun!

Nikki's passion is to do her best and be her best, and her team follow these values.

"We have been using Nursery Resources for many years now and find them to be both professional and easy to use. Having ideas myself, it was the perfect opportunity to get involved!"

Tracey, Jean & Amber

Lilliput Kiddie Care

Lilliput Kiddie Care has been through many changes. We were childminders for 6 years and we have now moved to a bigger setting which has a large team of fabulous ladies and 1 male chef who look after our 48 place nursery!! We are currently full and we are so grateful and blessed to have such a wonderful setting!! We love to create fabulous memories every day :) 

Jean (aka Granny Jean)

Jean is the owner and manager of Lilliputs.

As a co-founder, she is an integral part of the management team and supports and mentors Lilliput's staff to provide exceptional care and, of course, fun!

With the little spare time, Jean has, she loves shopping and the theatre, often remembering the days she played the back end of a pantomime cow!

In her latest venture, she writes a book about kids' quotes and stories; keep your eye out for it!


Tracey is the co-founder of Lilliput and works alongside her Mum, Jean.

When she was younger, she was a Bluecoat at Pontins Southport!

With over 10 years of entertaining kids on stage and, eventually, having 2 children of her own, Tracey decided she wanted to start her own business looking after children.

When she isn't planning activities or doing paperwork, she likes to spend time with her family, putting her feet up and watching Mary Poppins.


Amber is Jean's grandaughter and Tracey's daughter and has been part of the nursery since the beginning. Amber has 6 years of experience working within the childcare sector, completing an EYFS teaching diploma and a level 4 award in nursery management.
Amber has achieved a higher distinction and has now gone on to progress to be the parent liaison manager, management assistant and also preschool practitioner.
Alongside childcare, Amber is also a professional dancer and has worked on many holiday parks, performing shows and interacting with children daily.
Louise Tansley

Louise is the Early Years Lead and lower school SENDCO at a primary school in Cambridgeshire. She has been working within the early years sector for 8 years across both private nurseries and school settings. Louise has a CACHE level 3 in Early Years Education she then went on to complete her PGCE with QTS, specialising in Early Years.

Alongside Louise qualified as a Forest School leader gaining her level 3 qualification. Louise loves working in early years - "every single day is different and the progress that you see when the children join the setting in nursery and leave to go onto year one is amazing! It is truly a joy to be part of that journey. The fun and chaos of early years can never be matched!"

Louise is also a keen Instagrammer and loves to share her knowledge and ideas with other practitioners, teachers and parents.
You can find her on Instagram @miss_lvt_eyfs

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