Leanne Catchpole - Nursery Manager

My Name is Leanne Catchpole I have worked within Early Years for over 20 years for the last 4 years I have been proud to be part of the Brightstart family. In the time I have been involved in three setting and have been the manager of Thorpe's for 1 year after our Ellerburn site closed & we had to relocate to Thorpes.

I love working with the youngest members of our society as they are so innocent and have a passion to learn new skills they haven't developed fear as they tend to do in later years.

Even on busy crazy days there smiles are what gets me though a very busy nursery day knowing I am making a different no matter how small that may be. I also love creating new opportunities for children to learn new skills and try my best to think outside the box using lots of upcycled and loose parts.  I love that our nursery is able to adopt the approach we use in order to use not only high quality resources but natural & authentic ones too.

I have two children myself girls (aged 10 and 12) so totally understand the struggles faced with trying to balance and family and work commitments. In my spare time I love to be creative with my girls and enjoy horse riding.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions about our beautiful nursery

Leanne x

Get in touch!


Thorpes Community Centre,




01482 805360

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Mon-Fri: 7.30am-6pm

Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed