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


Lauren is the Deputy Manager of the Nursery, and also Room leader of the Comets. 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


Sarah Buckland joined the team in 2009 and is currently running the Little Stars 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


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


Danielle joined Twinkle Star in 2010 and is currently the Room Leader of the Milky Way 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


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. Sophie works in our Pre school Planets class and is the acting Room Leader.

Charley Miller


Charley works in the Pre School Planet Room and has her NVQ2 and her NVQ3 qualification in childcare.  Charley has worked really hard to gain her qualifications and really enjoys the oustide space in the garden.

Jordanna Cutler


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 Little Stars.

Sharon Jervis


Sharon worked with us for many years completing all her qualifcations at the Nursery.  Sharon is qualified NVQ 3 and works in the Milky Way 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 is now a qualified member of the team and currently works in the Comet Room.

Marnie Costello


Marnie is an Apprentice at Twinkle Star Day Nursery and is currently working towards her NVQ 3.  Marnie is enjoying learning all aspects of Nursery workand works in the Milky Way Room.

Diane Stephens


Diane is an Apprentice at Twinkle Star Day Nursery and is currently working towards her NVQ3.  Diane works in the Comet Group and particularly enjoys messy play with the children.

Olivia Fleet


Olivia is an Apprentice at Twinkle Star Day Nursery and is currently working towards her NVQ3.  Olivia works with the Little Stars and is very much enjoying watching the children develop and supporting them in their first year here at the nursery. 

Amy Fletcher


Amy currently works one full day a week in the Milky Way Movers and is working towards her NVQ3.  Amy also supports lunches on the other days and then comes back at 4 to support the lates.  Amy also covers for staff that are on annual leave and sickness.   

Teresa Waring


Teresa is our lunch time support 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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