Meet Our Team

Little Buds Day Care Nursery is owned and managed by a mother-and-daughter partnership. We have a team of dedicated staff who always put your child’s needs first.

Anna Belfield - Nursery Manager

Anna has worked within an education setting for over 9 years, working with young adults who have mild to severe learning difficulties. She has worked from being a one-to-one carer and key worker to a trainer and NVQ assessor, and has managed a small team for 5 years in relation to day learners attending a private college. 


Anna has gained a vast amount of knowledge and experience by managing behavioural, emotional, and communication difficulties. Featuring Skills for Life, she has an excellent understanding of non-verbal communication and skills, which need to be incorporated into everyday life.


She also has experience and knowledge involving curriculum writing and implementing this as a team as well as tracking and reviewing progress, inputting to Ofsted, and liaising with parents on a regular basis. 


Anna is a mother to two boys and a girl. Joshua is 12, Jack is 7, and Frankie-JJ is 4. Running our successful nursery for more than 6 years, she says it has been the most rewarding occupation she has ever embarked upon and enjoys her work every day, seeing all of our fantastic children flourish and developAnna’s extensive list of qualifications is as follows: 

  • Level 4 in Management 
  • 7407 S1 L4 - Teaching Certificate
  • A1 L3 - Assessor Award
  • NVQ3 – Caring for Young Adults and Children 
  • 3rd Year - Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies 
  • Child Protection Officer (Trained by the NSPCC™) - Safeguarding
  • Children Certificate (L2)
  • Level 2 - Health and Safety Qualification
  • Level 2 - Occupational Food Hygiene/Food Hygiene Certificate
  • GCSEs and A-Levels
  • Undertaking Level 5 Management Diploma
  • Undertaking SENCO, and Lead Designated Person for Safeguarding.

Managerial Courses:

  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Health and Safety Certificate
  • Fire Safety Certificate
  • POVA Training (Protection of Vulnerable Adults)
  • Behaviour Management Training
  • Epilepsy Training
  • Medication Administration Training
  • Autism Awareness Training
  • Makaton Training

Janet Bargna – Nursery Proprietorprietor

Janet brings a wealth of administration knowledge to the business, having worked for many years in secretary and PA roles for various company directors.

Meet the Rest of the Team

  • Nursery General Manager - Mr Andrew Belfield 
  • Nursery Deputy Manager - Miss Katie Shaw 
  • Little Budlings Room Leader - Miss Vanessa Pointon
  • Little Shoots Room Leader - Miss Louise Williams
  • Little Blossoms Room Leader - Miss Katie Shaw 
  • Little Budlings Room - Apprentice - Miss Dina Pittas
  • Little Shoots Room - Key Person - Miss Jade Whittaker
  • Little Blossoms Room - Key Person - Miss Ami Leech 
  • Students - Newcastle College and Local Training Providers

Contact us in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, to discover more about our dedicated team who provide suitable childcare.