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Our team

Hannah is supported by a dedicated team of experienced, caring staff who are all skilled at intuitively tuning in to each child’s needs. We maintain a high ratio of staff to children (a maximum of 3:1 for children under two and 1:1 for babies) so that staff can focus their full attention on the children. All staff are fully insured, DBS checked and paediatric first aid trained. 

Hannah Rosalie


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I grew up in a cedar shingled bungalow, down a lane in the heart of the Sussex countryside. Summer holidays were spent playing in the woods and fields with my brother and helping out at our neighbours farm. Nature is a part of who I am, wild food, crafts and preserving are big hobbies, but most of all I love children, love teaching and am a passionate homemaker.


Further education took me to Wales, a degree in Marine Biology, a growing enthusiasm for conservation and teaching, a move to Cumbria, an advanced Forest Schools qualification and Diploma in Informal Education, and full circle back to Sussex to start a family.


Jess Coates

Senior Practitioner and Day Manager

Barn Cottage

Jess brings extensive nursery and nanny experience with her along with a patient, loving, kind and nurturing approach to her days here. Jess is an inspiration to her small team at Barn Cottage and mentors practitioners studying towards their Level 3 qualifications. With two small children of her own, Jess is Level 3 qualified and paediatric first aid trained and works as a freelance nanny too.

Please call Jess direct for nanny and babysitting help 07881 235394


Lucy Abbott

Senior Practitioner and Day Manager

Seasons Nursery

Lucy grew up in Germany and moved to London in 2011 to study Early Childhood Studies at Roehampton University. She has experience in many aspects and roles within the Early Years ranging from nannying, multi agency children's centre to bilingual nursery and holding positions both as practitioner and manager. Lucy recently moved to the Bognor sea side where she enjoys spending time with her partner and toddler Albie. She enjoys yoga, cycling, nature and food! She is passionate about nature-based learning and brings with her a warm, patient and gentle approach.


Izzy Hadaway

Early Years Educator

Barn Cottage/Seasons Nursery

Izzy shares a love of the outdoors and nature-based childcare. Izzy has previous experience at a Reggio setting and brings this along with her calm and peaceful presence to our days here at Barn Cottage. Izzy is happy to help out during the holidays and is available for evening babysitting work. 07975881241.

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Early Years Educator/Forest School Trainee

Seasons Nursery


Maria has a degree in Social Psychology where focusing on child development and the psychology behind play-based learning. During her career as a primary school teacher, she spent 14 years working mostly in Key Stage One and Early Years. Maria's approach is warm, calm and patient extending children's learning through play. Along with her teaching qualification, she holds a Level 3 certificate in Childcare and is currently studying to become a Forest School Practitioner. Maria lives in Walberton with her husband, two young children and cat called Aslan. Maria loves walking in the woods or along the beach with her family. 

Marnie Hilton-O'Neill

Senior Practitioner and Assistant Manager

Barn Cottage/Seasons Nursery

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Early Years Assistant

Seasons Nursery


Danni is passionate about children and animals and loves being outdoors in nature so Seasons was a natural fit when Danni was looking for a new role within Early Years. Danni is a keen ambassador for farm school with previous experience in animal care, never misses a trip to groom the goats or walk the ponies! Danni's hobbies include her two cats, seeing her friends and family and spending time at home. "I really enjoy forest school, arts and crafts, messy play, reading stories and singing songs." Danni is currently studying to achieve level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. 

Danni is available for evening babysitting work and nannying during the holidays 07972732912

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Early Years Educator/ SEN Support


Hi I'm Natasha

I'm very excited to have joined Seasons as SENCO. I am thrilled to be involved with all the children and their nursery journey, as it's such a rewarding experience. I am a mum of 5, and have worked in Childcare for 4 years. I am level 3 qualified and I am working towards my Level 4 Early Years qualification. I love watching children thrive through their early years, watching them learn new things and grow into their own personality. I love spending time with my family, being outside with amazing views and baking!

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Daisy Weston

Forest School Apprentice

Seasons Nursery

Daisy joined us as a Forest School apprentice in January 2023. Daisy is a nature enthusiast who believes it is important to encourage children to have deep and meaningful relationships with the natural world. 

She holds a Level 3 in Children's Play, Learning and Development and an RHS Level 2 in Horticulture. 

Lily Angioni

Bank Staff

Lily joined the team in September 2020 as an Early Years Educator apprentice. Lily brings with her a great warmth and kindness in engaging and interested in every individual child. Lily hopes to go on the train in Play Therapy.

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Millie Enticknap

Early Years Educator 

Barn Cottage

Hello, my names Millie! I’m very excited to be working at Barn Cottage and getting involved with lots of fun activities with the children. I have been in childcare for nearly 8 years, working with a variety of ages within a setting and private nannying. There is something really special about looking after children, watching them grow and learn new things each day makes me so happy. I live by the sea with my fiancé Liam and our dog Rory. I love spending time with my friends and family, I also enjoy making lots of memories and exploring the world.


Poppy Allen

Bank Staff

With over ten years of childcare experience, Poppy brings wonderful energy, ideas and fun to our days here. Poppy works here on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Poppy has recently completed her Level 3 Childcare qualification is paediatric first aid trained and works as a freelance nanny too.

Please call Poppy direct for nanny and babysitting help 07825 758288

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