Crossens Nursery School

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 Meet the staff at our school!

Mrs Suzanne Payne



I am delighted to welcome you to Crossens Nursery School!
The information contained in this website is intended to provide you with a flavour of the provision on offer at our Nursery School.
At our most recent Ofsted inspection in September 2013 our provision was judged to be Good, and it was recognised ‘children make good progress in their skills and understanding and are well prepared for the next stage in their education because teaching is good’.
We believe that learning for young children should be fun, with routines that develop independence, the ability to make choices and positive attitudes to school and learning.
Our aspiration for the children who attend Crossens Nursery School is that they become confident, self-motivated learners, with the necessary skills and attitudes to achieve the best possible outcomes in their learning and development.
We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our Nursery School!


Teaching and Support Staff

 Mr Tim Hinds
 Lead Teacher

 Mrs Laura Mannheim
 Early Years Teacher 


 Mrs Denise Whiteside
 Early Years Educator


  Mrs Lisa Locke 

  Inclusion Assistant

 Miss Megan Baxter
 Early Years
 Educator for 2, 3 & 4 year olds

 Mrs Linda James
 Early Years Educator


 Mrs Rachel Midgley
  Early Learning & Childcare  Assistant



 Miss Elizabeth Glover
 Early Years Lead for 2 year old Provision



  Mrs Michelle Baron

  2 Year Old
  Early Learning & Childcare Assistant



  Mrs Natalie Kent

  2 Year Old
  Early Learning & Childcare Assistant



 Mrs Lesley Francis
 Breakfast Club Worker


 Miss Dawn Ruscoe
 School Caretaker/cleaner


 Mrs Louise Farrer
 School Administrator


 Miss Vicky Mort

 Administration Assistant



It is the responsibility of our board of governors to ensure that pupils receive high quality education and that the conduct of the school reflects this aim.  The governors work as a team with the headteacher in the whole strategic planning and management of the school.  Governors are the link between the school and the community. Further information about all members of governing body can be found on the community page of this website. 


 Mr Michael Evans
 Chair of Governors


  Mrs Rachel Lewis

  Vice Chair of Governors 


Volunteer and Student Helpers
We have students from: Edge Hill University, Southport  and Runshaw Colleges,and host work experience students from: Local High schools. 
We welcome and encourage volunteer helpers including parents/carers or other family members.  Please contact the nursery for further details. 


Opening times

  • Monday – Friday: 8 - 3:45pm
  • Term Time Only

Contact Us

  • Crossens Nursery School, Preston,
  • New Road, Southport,
  • Merseyside,
  • PR9 8PA

01704 228624