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Get to Know Us


Samantha Baker

Head of Nursery

Samantha Holds a:

  • Cache Diploma, Level 3 in Children’s and Young Peoples' Work Force. 

  • OFSTED Registered Childminder, I am graded as Outstanding in all areas.

I have extensive childcare experience, including having 2 children of my own. 

Before I had children, I worked as a singer/song writer and makeup artist. I studied theatre and creative arts at the Guild Hall London. I have many skills as a musician and performer, which I incorporate into my practice.


Lawrence Baker


Lawrence holds a:

  • BA (Hons) in Education Studies and Early Years from The University of Hertfordshire.

  • Foundation Degree in Early Years

  • Cache Diploma, Level 3 in Children’s and Young Peoples' Workforce.  

  • Paediatric First Aid Trained.

Lawrence’s main responsibilities include the implementation of the EYFS (2018), Staff Training, Accounts and Child Development tracking.

He also is a very talented performer playing guitar and piano. 



Senior Manager

Level 6, holding a BA(Hons) in Special Educational Needs. Rest assured that on those rare occasions that I am away from the setting your children are in excellent hands. 

Samantha's main responsibilities include, managing the team at all three settings, arranging the Registers and Rotas ensuring we have the right number of staff at the right place at the right time. 

She is married to John and they have a daughter Rosemary-Belle.

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@ Newgate Street

Gemma Holds a Level 4 Early Years Qualification & is Paediatric First Aid Trained. 

She is a mother, of Harrison (5) & Florence (1)



Office Manager

@ Oxlease House

Helena has been a PA for many years [She won't tell us exactly how many]. 

Helena handles the office responsibilities, including Invoicing, HR and Care Plan Quotations.


She has two children (who are more or less grown up and two British blue cats.

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Accounts Assistant

Paediatric First Aid

Level 3 Early Years Educator

Emily did her Apprenticeship with Apple in 2017 & has now returned.

She has two Daughters Tilly & Edie.

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@ Oxlease House

Tammy has a Masters in Education [L7] she is our most qualified member of Staff. She is studying towards her Qualified Teacher Status.


Tammy enjoys reading. 

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Olivia ['Liv]

Substitute Manager

@ Dhoon House

'Liv holds: 

Level 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care 

Level 3 Early Years Education 

Extensive Understanding Autism training 

Level 3 in Emergency Paediatric First Aid


Also worked closely with Social Services and Child Protection since I was young


Training towards Level 5 in Early Years Education

She has been at Apple Daycare

since May 2019


Help my mum with our foster children

Socialise & disappear on random weekends


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Dept Manager

@ Dhoon House

Harriet holds a Level 4 in Early Years and is Paediatric First Aid trained.

She joined us in January 2020 and has developed into a real asset to the team.

Harriet is training towards her Foundation Degree in Early Years.

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Level 3 Practitoner

@ Oxlease House

Georgeta Joined us in November 2021 and speaks Romanian and English 

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Level 2 Practitioner

@ Dhoon House

Jasmine has a Level 2 in Children & Young People'sWorkforce. 

Jasmine first worked for Apple Daycare before we incoirporated 

She has a daughter.

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Supply Manager

@ Newgate Street

Cath works at a School in Cheshunt as Special Needs Teaching Assistant [Autism]

And covers Manager holidays during School Holidays at Apple.

Cath was a full time manager for Apple Daycare at Newgate Street between 2015-2019.

When not at work Cath loves to be at the Stables looking after her horse.

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@ Dhoon

Emma has a Level 3 in Children & Young Peoples Workforce.

Emma likes to visit the beach with her Children.

I'm always singing at work... which isn't at all annoying for her colleagues

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Angel Practitioner

Paediatric First Aid

Studying towards L3 Early Years Educator

Emmie joined Apple Daycare in 2021 and works at the House and at Oxlease House.

If it's singing or whistling you hear.. it's me! I sing a lot for someone who can't do either well

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L2 Practitioner

@ Dhoon House

L2 Paediatric First Aid


I like to walk and look after my two dogs, baking and beach walks on the South Coast.


I once played a rat in my school Christmas play 

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Angel Practitioner

Paediatric First Aid

Angel mainly Newgate Street and Lemsford

Enjoy cooking, gardening and going walking 

Joined in June 2021

Like to sing to my cats, they love it!

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Level 3 Practitioner

@ Lemsford

Level 3 Early Years Educator

Paediatric First Aid

Shannon Joined Apple Daycare in the Summer of 2019 and She based at Lemsford.

I love to coach gymnastics to my squad at Hertford and going out with friends.

My hair length tends to change just as much as my lash length.

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Angel Practitioner

Paediatric First Aid

Hobbies include Reiki and Bach Flowers. Dog walking. Seeing family and friends.

I love parasailing

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Angel Practitioner

NCFE Cache Level 2 Award in Child Development and Care 

Works mainly at Oxlease 

She enjoys reading or university work 

& I do a lot of random dances 

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@ Dhoon

Level 3 Food Hygiene and Safety

Anna has been with us since May 2022 and works on Mondays.

I enjoy time with family, friends and my beautiful dogs.

I like singing, but I'm not sure that anybody else does.

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Angel Practitioner

Paediatric First Aid

Louise joined Apple Daycare in November 2022 and is mostly based at Newgate Street.

Walking my pet French Bulldog, being mum taxi for my daughter's dance and rugby and my son's football.

I don't laugh like a witch !! Honest

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Angel Practitioner

Level 3 Early Years Educator

Paediatric First Aid

Jade is an Angel Practitioner who is based mainly at Oxlease.

Jade enjoys baking in her spare time.

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