Our Team

Our Practitioners are an experienced team who have been chosen to work within our highly experienced and qualified team because of their wealth of knowledge and commitment to ensuring that every child’s individual need is met.

Our caring and friendly team provide a very high standard of care and education for all children spending time with us at Pine Rivers.

Lesley Delecia
Nursery Director
Health and Safety Officer



CACHE L3 Diploma, Emergency Paediatric and First Aid at Work, Food Safety and Hygiene, Recruiting Safely, Fire Warden.

Childcare and education has always been a part of my life. Pine Rivers has been a family run nursery for over 42 years. Initially, I became nursery administrator, supporting my Mother in the day to day running of the business.

Over the years I have developed a passion for childcare and have more recently taken on the role of Nursery Director. My vision for the nursery is one based on years of experience coupled with new and exciting initiatives.

I have the added experience of nurturing my own three grown up children and now enjoying time with my granddaughters.

Working closely alongside Helen on a daily basis, my varied role ranges from staff development, to nursery promotion and administration to site management.

Helen Kimber
Nursery Manager
SENCO, Safe Guarding Officer.


CACHE L3 Diploma, Emergency Pediatric First Aid, Food Safety and Hygiene, Recruiting Safely. Safe Guarding Children.

I have worked with pre-school children for over sixteen years, in mainstream and in a setting for children with additional needs.

I came to Pine Rivers as a baby room leader and later became assistant manager.

As Manager I am lucky to be hands on and work within all the rooms, seeing the different age groups develop.

My favorite part of childcare is reading the children stories, talking and listening to them, children say the most funny, imaginative things.

It makes me proud to see a child progress from Acorn, through the nursery and leave for school as a happy, confident, independent child, ready to continue their learning.

Roxanne Clark
3rd in Command
Maple Room Leader


NVQ L3, Emergency Paediatric First Aid, Food Safety, safeguarding children.

I have worked here at Pine Rivers since leaving school, completing my level 2 and 3 NVQ in childcare.

Currently I am the room Leader of Maple 3-5yr olds room.

I enjoy watching the children develop through their different stages. It pleases me to see the children be confident and ready for school.

My favourite part of the day is being creative and planning and being involved with the different daily activities with the children.

Ashleigh Smeed
Room Leader in Oak Tree


NVQ L3, Food Safety, safeguarding children.

I enjoy working with children because it is fun, interesting and every day in different. I love to watch the children learn and develop through the nursery.