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Little Treasures Kindergarten, Nursery, Pre-School, Playgroup, Sittingbourne, Kent

Meet The Team

We have 10 members of staff who have all worked together as a good team for many years. All our staff are trained in child care..

They under go Health & Safety checks on a regular basis and all staff have up to date First Aid Certificates. Staff regularly attend courses so that we keep up to date on the best way to look after and teach your child. Our staff are our best assets as they care and are passionate about giving the children the best start in learning.

Debbie Cooke

Position: Proprietor

I have worked in Childcare and Early Years for 25 years plus and am qualified to NVQ level 3. I also hold a certificate in Paediatric First Aid Training and Designated Safeguarding Leader, as well as completing Channel and Prevent Duty courses. I have attended various 'in house' training courses, which we hold at the Kindergarten. I am joint owner, at the Kindergarten, with Sue since we opened in 2000. I enjoy spending time with my Grandchildren and family. I love living in Herne Bay, enjoy the beach, swimming, kayaking and walking my dogs. I also enjoy entertaining, going out, dancing, crafts, cinema and enjoying life.

Sue Jacobs

Position: Proprietor

I have worked in Early Years Settings and Primary Schools within Sittingbourne for the over 23 years and now jointly own Little Treasures Kindergarten with Debbie since 2000. I am Paediatric First Aid Trained and also the Designated Safeguarding Leader, alongside Debbie as well as completing Channel and Prevent Duty courses. I have attended various 'in house' training courses, which we hold at the Kindergarten. I love spending lots of time with my Grandchildren, my children and special times with other family members. I enjoy holidays both in the UK and abroad, seeing new and interesting places. I am happy socialising with friends, eating out, going to the Cinema/Theatre and keeping fit at the gym.

Kelly Rapley

Position: Manager

I have worked in Childcare and Early Years since 2006 and am qualified in a NVQ level 3. I also hold a certificate in Paediatric First Aid Training, Designated Safeguarding Leader and SENCo. I have attended various of training courses over the years. I joined the Kindergarten in June 2019 and have enjoyed working here lots. I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children. We enjoy going swimming, going for walks and going to the zoo. I also enjoy going out, the cinema and seeing my friends.

Sharon Pell

I have worked at Little Treasures Kindergarten for over 17 years. I have completed my NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Childcare and I am First Aid trained. I have attended Safeguarding courses as well as Channel and Prevent Duty courses. I have also attended various 'in house' training courses here at the Kindergarten or other local nurseries that we are involved in through the Collaboration Team, which we are a part of. I enjoy spending time with my family, walking my dog, eating out, going to the cinema and having a good time, as well as socialising with friends.

Gemma Gaze

I have worked at Little Treasures for nearly a year now. I am in the process of doing my NVQ Level 3 in Childcare. I have completed a First Aid course and recently attended other childcare courses. I am married with two children and enjoy swimming, dancing and spending time with my family.




I have been working within Nursery settings for over 15 years. Being a Mum and working with children are my dream jobs. I am married with three gorgeous boys and have two dogs that I love to take out for walks. I am level 3 qualified and it is a pleasure to work at Little Treasures. I enjoy spending quality time with my family as well as reading and going to the gym.



I have known Debbie and Sue at Little Treasures Kindergarten for many years after my eldest two attended. My youngest also attends now. I feel very privileged to be part of their team as they are all absolutely fantastic with children. I am looking forward to supporting the children to achieve their full potential.



I have worked in child care for over 20 years. I have an NVQ Level 4 and NVQ Level 3 in Child Care and Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services. Currently I am working on Level 3 for Forest School Leaders. Out of work I enjoy horse riding, walking with my dog and holiday's with my family.


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Contact us

For more information or to book your nursery/pre-school visit, please contact us:

Little Treasures Kindergarten
The Oast, 62 Bell Road,
Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4HE

Tel: 01795 550009

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