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

Owner Twinkle Star Day Nursery Ltd


I am the Owner of both Twinkle Star Day Nursery and Twinkle Cottage Day Nursery Ltd.  I support the Manager at 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.

Kelly North - Manager

Kelly joined Twinkle Star in June 2014. Kelly holds an NVQ3 in Early years and a level 3 Diploma in Management. Kelly is responsible for the whole running of the Nursery.  Kelly has her own 3 children.

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 admin. 

Little Stars

Sarah Buckland - Assistant Deputy / Room Leader 

Sarah Buckland joined the team in 2009 and holds a NVQ3 in Early Years and an NVQ2 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 particularly enjoys creative play with the babies!


Nancy Kinlough

Nancy is a qualified NVQ3 practitioner and enjoys supporting our babies with their continued growth and development.


Helena Bikarova

Helena is an apprentice and is working towards her level 3 qualification.

Milky Ways

Holly Wiltshire - Room Leader

Holly started at Twinkle Star as an apprentice and did very well gaining her qualifications NVQ2 and NVQ3 in childcare. Holly is the Room Leader in the Milky Way Room.


Kerry Reeves

Kerry is a Level 3 practitioner after successfully completing her apprenticeship at the Nursery and has now been given a full-time position.


Mollie Warburton

Mollie is an apprentice and working towards her level 3.


Charley Stewart - Room Leader

Charley started at Twinkle Star as an apprentice, gained her NVQ3 and was successful in gaining a permanent position at our sister nursery Twinkle Cottage. She later returned to Twinkle Star to become Comet room leader! 


Jessica Cheal

Jessica is NVQ3 qualified and her enthusiasm keeps the children engaged in all activities.


Grace Taylor

Grace is an apprentice working towards her NVQ3.


Amy Fletcher

Amy currently works one full day a week in the Comet 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.   

Planets (Preschool)

Gemma Riley - Room Leader

Gemma is a qualified Level 3 practitioner and has been in childcare for the last 6 years, she joined us as a qualified and has worked up to room leader.


Sharon Jervis

Sharon worked with us for many years completing all her qualifications at the Nursery.  Sharon is qualified NVQ3 and particularly enjoys messy play.  Sharon also has her own four children.


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.


Mollie Tolhurst

Mollie is an apprentice working towards her level 3.  Mollie works in all the rooms supporting all age groups.


Teresa Waring

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


Ian Grindey

Ian is responsible for all maintenance and general upkeep of Twinkle Star and Twinkle Cottage.


Maternity Leave

Mihaela Burghin 

Sophie Ormerod 


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





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