Nicola Hare BA Hons Early Childhood Studies Play Leader and Manager
Hello, I’m Nic and I live in Axminster with my partner and son Dylan. I have extensive experience in childcare, having worked in this field for 14 years. I grew up in Lyme Regis then moved to Exeter where I was inspired to begin my work in childcare. I loved the challenges and rewards, and soon escalated my way up to the role of Manager and completed my degree. In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with friends and family, reading and the odd bit of sewing.
Kim Headley NVQ Level 3 Childcare & Education Deputy Play Leader
Hello, I’m Kim and I live in Kilmington with my son Logan. I have worked in childcare for 13 years and enjoy the variety this type of work brings. I grew up in the lovely town of Redditch where my family remains, but Logan and I regularly go home for catch-ups and a spot of relaxation.
In my spare time, I like to take Logan on walks to Seaton Wetlands and meet up with friends.
Meet Our Staff
Rachael Gartell NVQ Level 3 Childcare & Education Play Assistant
Hello, I’m Rachael and I live in Thorncombe with my husband and teenage daughter.
It's a busy household, especially with the many extra curricular activities in which 15 year old Nicole is involved. We also have a dog and 2 cats.
I have over 12 years experience as a level 3 play assistant and prior to motherhood, had 15 years full time experience in sales and marketing.
I bring a wealth of experience of level 3 childcare having worked at other settings too.
Sarah Haskett NVQ Level 3 Childcare & Education Play Assistant
Hello, I’m Sarah and I live in Axminster with my partner and two beautiful children Casey and Toby. I also have three lovely stepchildren who visit us regularly.
I have worked in childcare for 18 years and have a wealth of experience in various aspects of the sector, including previously having been a children centre support worker.
In my spare time I love going for walks with my family and engaging with the Southern League Motor Cycle Club, of which we are all members.
Tash Enticott Play Assistant Apprentice
Hello, I’m Tash and I am currently working hard studying towards my Level 3 Early Year Qualification.
As a break from all the training, I unwind by meeting up with friends, going on long family walks and cooking.
Frances Wood NVQ Level 3 Dip Playgroup Practice Play Assistant
My name is Fran and I live in a small village near Axminster and I have been working here at Wise Owls since it was first established in 2003.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, doing puzzles, and looking after my grandchildren.
I love all animals especially my dogs.