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Commercial Manager

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Ensure the environment we work in remains in good operating order, is safe and enables the team to focus on their roles and responsibilities and work in the most efficient way

Oana Balan

Operation assistant

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Helping with checking food quality and food safety standards, billing, invoicing and other admin work.

Catherine Lippe


About me

My role is to ensure all our dishes and menus are nutritionally balanced and go above and beyond the national guidance for food provision in early years settings. I support all partners of the business is providing the very best nutrition for the children in their care but also in developing a whole setting approach to healthy eating. I advocate for Nursery Kitchen in pushing the boundaries of early years’ nutrition and support the business in being a thought leader in this space.

Lisa Powell

Launch manager

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I work within the food team to ensure that the process of developing new products runs smoothly and that our amazing products are successfully launched into our nurseries with a bang! 

Jade Preston

HR Partner

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My role is to support in delivering our exciting people strategies and projects; this includes establishing and embedding Learning and Development, coaching our managers on employee relations, and working with Head of People to deliver our exciting growth activities.

Dave Shaw


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I deliver our nutritious and delicious meals to all of our nurseries!

Ausra Jaseviciene

Senior production operative

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Helping with production in all areas

Craig Parker

Head chef

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Training and inspiring the next generation of Nursery Kitchen chefs!

Paulina Pluta

Production Operative

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I do a bit of everything, I help around production as much as possible!

Emily Howe

Property & Facilities Assistant

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Ensure the environment we work in remains in good operating order, is safe and enables the team to focus on their roles and responsibilities and work in the most efficient way

Martin Allen

Lead Driver

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I manage the evening driver crew, prepare all runs, making sure the nurseries get all the wonderful dishes we produce delivered with love!

Ellie Falzon

Account Executive

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My role is to help deliver the nurseries ambitions with nutritious food and to partner with them in the long term!

Maria Lovelock

Procurement Assistant

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Supporting Head of Food to build a value led supply base for the business and growth aspirations, and procuring the best ingredients for our development chef to work to work their magic!

Nina Clayton

HR Business Partner

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My role is to make sure we have inspiring people strategies, structures, and process to ensure we have great teams in place and are ready for the growth of the business and our people!

Kathryn Reeve

Marketing Executive

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I help to push the social media to get as much engagement as possible, coming up with creative ideas and seeing how we can push certain posts to gain their full potential!

Hannah Dolan

Head of Food

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Manage the pipeline of new products working with our chefs and nutritionist to ensure our menu is delicious and nutritious. Building our supply base and network of suppliers to ensure we are supply the best quality ingredients we can at the best price

Jonny Player

Managing Director

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My role is to inspire, support, and energise the team to deliver on our values and strategy

Sarah Eassom

Head of Sales & Marketing

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Ice cream about Nursery Kitchen everywhere I can! You butter believe it. I’m the biggest flan. But don’t leek my secret. Thanks berry much for checking out my profile. Have an egg-cellent day. 😊

Stephen Corke

Operations Manager

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Product owner - digital platforms, support the management teams in an enabling role to evolve business operations with new business processes and technologies.

Julieta Matayoshi

Early Years Nutrition Consultant

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Welcoming new nursery partners. Main point of contact with nurseries, giving advice and support with nutrition, allergies and menu planning to help them make the right food choices for their children

Marnie Llewelyn

NPD & Food Educator

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Developing tasty and exciting new dishes to inspire the next generation of foodies! Empowering the Nursery Chefs to be the best they can be and be proud to deliver our delicious foods.

Scott Hillum

Logistics Manager

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Managing the driving team and fleet of vehicles to ensure a smooth, safe and efficient delivery service

Tracy Hollis

Executive Assistant

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Support the MD and Management Team, project planning, KPI reporting and personnel admin

Christine Byford

Finance Manager

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Report results and use these to drive future growth and efficiencies

Martin (Skippy) Layland

Production Manager

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Ensure high quality of dishes is maintained, inspire the production team to exceed expectations