Twinkle Star Day Nursery Ltd
Twinkle Star Day Nursery Ltd

Welcome to our team We are here for your child and you.

Our work has one clear focus: your child's individual needs. In order for us to support your child's development in the best possible way, we employ people with different educational training backgrounds. They all attend regular further training courses, which enable them to bring new ideas and proposals to their daily work - ideas that will also benefit your child!


Find out more about our staff.


Lorraine Allan


Manager  / Owner Twinkle Star Day Nursery Ltd


I am the Owner of both Twinkle Star Day Nursery and Twinkle Cottage Day Nursery Ltd.  I manage the Twinkle Star Day Nursery full time.


I have four children myself and my work background is in Social Care for the last 18 years, after the birth of my fourth child I decided that I wanted to open up a Nursery so that I could have a pro-active role in children's development and care.


Lou Gover


Admin Assistant.


Lou is here to deal with any everyday/ financial enquiries that parents may have, and also to support the staff with all admim.

Lauren Ball - Deputy Manager / Room Leader - on maternity leave


Lauren is the Deputy Manager of the Nursery, and also Room leader of the Little Stars. Lauren started by doing her college placement with us. Once qualified NVQ 3 in Early years Lauren joined our team. She has then over the years been promoted to Room leader and Deputy Manager.

Sarah Buckland - Assitant Deputy / Room Leader


Sarah Buckland joined the team in 2009 and is currently running Milky Wav group. Sarah holds a an NVQ 3 in Early Years and an NVQ 2 in Leadership and Management. Sarah is a Room Leader and the Assistant Deputy.  Sarah has also completed an advanced safeguarding course with Portsmouth Children's Trust. Sarah particulaly enjoys creative play with the babies!

Kelly North - Deputy Manager covering for Lauren Ball


Kelly joined Twinkle Star in June 2014. Kelly holds an NVQ 3 in Early years and Is our Pre School Planet Room Leader. Kelly is particulaly interested in ensuring that our oldest children obtain the skills in which they require for big school! Kelly has her own 3 children.

Danielle Waring - on maternity leave


Danielle joined Twinkle Star in 2010 and is currently the Room Leader of the Comets Group.  Danielle has completed an NVQ 3 in Early years as well as an NVQ 2 in Team leadership and management. Danielle enjoys messy play and is always coming up with good ideas for the childrens learning.

Sophie Ormerod - on maternity leave


Sophie completed her apprenticeship at Twinkle Stars, she has now joined the team as a permanent member of staff. Sophie has now completed her NVQ 3 in Early years and has been promoted to Room Leader of the Comet Room.

Jordanna Cutler - on maternity leave


Jordanna Joined Twinkle Star in April 2015. She completed her Level 2 in child development at our sister nursery Twinkle Cottage. Jordanna is now full time at star and works with in the Comet Room.

Sharon Jervis


Sharon worked with us for many years completing all her qualifcations at the Nursery.  Sharon is qualified NVQ 3 and works in Little Stars Room.  Sharon also has her own four children.

Holly Wiltshire


Holly started at Twinkle Star as an apprentice, and did very well gaining her qualifications NVQ2 and NVQ3 in childcare  Holly at present is covering For Lauren as the Room Leader in Little Stars.

Marnie Costello


Marnie is a qualified Level 3 Nursery Practitioner, and completed her apprentice at Twinkle Star Day Nursery.  Marnie is enjoying learning all aspects of Nursery work and works in the Planet Room



Kerry Reeves


Kerry is an Apprentice currently working towards her level 3 Qualification, and currently works in the Milky Way Group.



Gemma Reily


Gemma is qualified Level 3 practitioner and works in the Comets Room.  Gemma has been in childcare for the last 6 years.



Jessica Jewell


Jessica is an apprentice in the Comet Room and working towards her Level 3 qualification. 



Helena Bikarova


Helena is an apprentice and works in all the rooms covering holidays and sickness and also if she is needed by the staff to support the room.  Helena is working towards her level 3 qualification.


Mihaela Burghin


Mihaela is a level 2 qualified practitioner and is also working towards her level 3.  Mihaela works in the Planet room supporting children in getting ready for school.


Olivia Fleet


Olivia is qualified Level 3 Pracitioner.   Olivia works with the Milky Way group and is very much enjoying watching the children develop. 

Amy Fletcher


Amy currently works one full day a week in the Planet Room and is working towards her NVQ3.  Amy also supports lunches on the other days.  Amy also covers for staff that are on annual leave and sickness.   

Teresa Waring


Teresa is our lunch time support, cook and evening cleaner.  The Nursery appreciates all her hardwork ensuring the Nursery is clean and ready for the next day.

Contact Us


023 92 420234 and ask for Lorraine


Opening hours

07.30 - 18.00 Monday - Friday




Twinkle Star Day Nursery Ltd
34 Chichester Road

Portsmouth PO2 0AD



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