James Morris - Three Little Birds co-founder

James Morris

Joint CEO

James believes a secure foundation is essential to the development of children in their early years and that a combination of happiness, wellbeing, education and knowledge can give little people the best start in life. As a father himself to a teenage son, James understands the importance of quality education and childcare, and this is why Three Little Birds’ nurseries are designed to be an extension of parents’ homes – offering a safe happy and inspiring environment to support families through their busy and challenging lives. James extends The Three Little Birds mantra of happiness, wellbeing, education and knowledge to his wonderful…

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James Morris

Joint CEO

James believes a secure foundation is essential to the development of children in their early years and that a combination of happiness, wellbeing, education and knowledge can give little people the best start in life.

As a father himself to a teenage son, James understands the importance of quality education and childcare, and this is why Three Little Birds’ nurseries are designed to be an extension of parents’ homes – offering a safe happy and inspiring environment to support families through their busy and challenging lives.

James extends The Three Little Birds mantra of happiness, wellbeing, education and knowledge to his wonderful family of staff who do a grand job of delivering amazing, creative childcare every day.

He is renowned for telling ‘dad jokes daily which everyone finds hilarious (of course!)

“Why did the jelly bean go to school..? Because it wanted to be a smarty..!”

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Ed Morris

Joint CEO

Edward was the Head of Property and Facilities for Asquith Nurseries for 5 years. His key focus was running a £12m capital program focusing on new acquisitions and nursery building re-fits – from brand new builds to £2m extensions. Alongside this Edward built and managed a team of 12, including a garden refit team to design and build the next generation of gardens. Edward also created a new bespoke Asquith brand for the nurseries which was implemented in new sites and acquisitions. Previous to this Edward was a quality and standards manager for 4 years looking after the health and safety of 30 children’s nurseries, from all aspects including audits, training, reporting and RIDDOR. He is currently the co-owner director of Bambini Recruitment – an Early Years bespoke recruitment company. …

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Ed Morris

Joint CEO

Edward was the Head of Property and Facilities for Asquith Nurseries for 5 years. His key focus was running a £12m capital program focusing on new acquisitions and nursery building re-fits – from brand new builds to £2m extensions. Alongside this Edward built and managed a team of 12, including a garden refit team to design and build the next generation of gardens. Edward also created a new bespoke Asquith brand for the nurseries which was implemented in new sites and acquisitions. Previous to this Edward was a quality and standards manager for 4 years looking after the health and safety of 30 children’s nurseries, from all aspects including audits, training, reporting and RIDDOR. He is currently the co-owner director of Bambini Recruitment – an Early Years bespoke recruitment company.

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Jackie Luther

Regional Principal

Jackie has over 38 years’ experience of working within the Early Years sector. She first qualified with her NNEB and later with a BA in Early Years and Education. She has always worked in early years education and feels passionate that children’s early experiences need to be of the highest quality, in child focused environments that give them opportunities to play and learn, supported by knowledgeable, skilled professionals who understand their role in supporting families to shape their child’s future. She has experience of working in both large public corporations and small independent companies. Starting as a nursery nurse and progressing…

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Jackie Luther

Regional Principal

Jackie has over 38 years’ experience of working within the Early Years sector. She first qualified with her NNEB and later with a BA in Early Years and Education. She has always worked in early years education and feels passionate that children’s early experiences need to be of the highest quality, in child focused environments that give them opportunities to play and learn, supported by knowledgeable, skilled professionals who understand their role in supporting families to shape their child’s future.
She has experience of working in both large public corporations and small independent companies. Starting as a nursery nurse and progressing to Manager and Area Manager for a small chain, she has a real understanding of the day to day requirements of providing a high-quality nursery.
Her experience of working in the public sector was firstly as a development office, supporting start up nurseries through the registration process and supporting existing nurseries pre and post Ofsted inspection, ensuring they were meeting all their statutory requirements as well as delivering a high-quality early year’s provision. She then progressed to manage a large Government initiative for the Local authority developing a range of early years and family services from pregnancy to five years.
Jackie moved back to working in nurseries so she could work more directly with children and be more hands on in supporting the development of nurseries. Having met some of the team many years ago and been impressed with their approach to early years, she was very excited to join the London Preschool, she feels their curriculum offers children such a unique opportunity, one that she would have loved for her own children.
Jackie is married and has two grown up children. When her children were young, she was working in nurseries so has first-hand experience of being a working parent and the pressures that brings. She has always felt as well as high quality care and education it was important to allow children to explore and discover the whole person. From an early age her children were introduced to as many opportunities as possible, including dance, music, visual arts and sport, to allow them to find their talents and passion. They are now both successfully pursuing their careers that were born from their passions.
Jackie lives with three generations of her family and loves spending time with her very extended family. She loves to travel, musical theatre and country walks with her husband and their dog and days out with her friends.

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Lea-Anne Dean

Nursery Principal

I was the first employee of the Wandsworth Preschool and joined as the Third in Charge/Room senior when I started prior to its opening in September 2016. I had started my career in childcare in 2010, where I studied for my Level 3 Diploma in Childcare, having then worked in primary schools and nurseries starting as a nursery nurse, room senior and then on joining The Wandsworth Preschool being promoted to Third in Charge . Since starting my journey in child care I have worked extremely hard to further extend my knowledge and progress in my career always aiming to…

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Lea-Anne Dean

Nursery Principal

I was the first employee of the Wandsworth Preschool and joined as the Third in Charge/Room senior when I started prior to its opening in September 2016. I had started my career in childcare in 2010, where I studied for my Level 3 Diploma in Childcare, having then worked in primary schools and nurseries starting as a nursery nurse, room senior and then on joining The Wandsworth Preschool being promoted to Third in Charge . Since starting my journey in child care I have worked extremely hard to further extend my knowledge and progress in my career always aiming to continuously grow and provide the best care and education to our young children and families.

My initial task at Wandsworth was an amazing opportunity to support the set-up of the nursery. This allowed me to engage my creative spark and to be able to influence the look and feel of the nursery from the off. I have been privileged to have been able to be part of the nursery from the very beginning, supporting and working closely alongside each and every one of our families, watching the children flourish and creating a warm, safe and enriching environment full of nurture and care.

I was promoted to the Vice Principal, a role and then Principal  which I  am thoroughly enjoying. I have always had a great passion for child development and supporting children learn in their own way and guiding them along the way with the aim of developing a love of learning. I have always seen myself as a creative and able to think out of the box especially when when planning experiences for children, allowing their imaginations to run wild and lead the way. I am now in the position where I can inspire my team to continue providing amazing experiences for the children in our care.

What I most enjoy about my job is having the opportunity to work alongside such amazing families, our children who teach me something new every day and our amazing staff team who all bring a different element to the Wandsworth family.

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Tania Poulton

Vice Principal

I started my journey  in the Early Years sector, at the age of sixteen and worked my way up from a mentor to more senior positions and joined Wandsworth in 2017 as a third in charge. I stepped up to become Vice Principal in 2020. I have worked across all ages in the nursery starting my time in the Explorers room and then moving across to the over twos before being promoted in October 2020. I am passionate about  creating a love of learning through children having fun! Fantastic partnership with families are also a key focus for me. Tania has a…

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Tania Poulton

Vice Principal

I started my journey  in the Early Years sector, at the age of sixteen and worked my way up from a mentor to more senior positions and joined Wandsworth in 2017 as a third in charge. I stepped up to become Vice Principal in 2020. I have worked across all ages in the nursery starting my time in the Explorers room and then moving across to the over twos before being promoted in October 2020.

I am passionate about  creating a love of learning through children having fun! Fantastic partnership with families are also a key focus for me.

Tania has a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and holds a BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth studies degree, so  has sound knowledge of child education She id doing her Early Years Initial Teacher Training to further develop her understanding of Early Years and brings her experiences and knowledge to our Wandsworth nursery, showing her commitment to providing quality care for the children.

She is a mother of a daughter born in 2018 who currently also attended our Wandsworth nursery who enjoys all the learning experiences, activities and stimulating environment that our nursery has to offer.