Little Treasures is a Charitable, Incorporated Organisation registered with the Charities Commission. Our charity number is: 1154477

Ofsted Registration Number: EY470080

Who's who

Little Treasures is managed by Sarah Murphy and she is supported by deputy Manager - Zoe Hammond plus another seven members of staff.  The management is supported by the trustees who are very similar to a governing body.  Click here to find out more about the trustees.  

Sarah Murphy (Auntie Sarah) - Manager  (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Sarah is Level 4 qualified, with experience of working in primary and infant education within state and independent schools. Sarah is currently studying to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and has also worked with children with special educational needs on a one to one basis in a primary school. She was a Brown Owl for 17 years and has held the position of Commissioner within Girlguiding UK.  Sarah can often be found walking her border terrier called Twiglet, in Epping Forest and has lived in Loughton since the age of 3.

Zoe Hammond (Auntie Zee) - Deputy Manager (Designated Health & Safety Lead & ENCo.)

Zoe has a CACHE level 3 qualification for the children and young people’s workforce.  She has spent the past 4 years working at another local preschool and prior to that ran a weekly parent and toddler group for a local church.  Additionally, Zoe has been a Sunday school leader for the past 8 years. Prior to a career in childcare, Zoe was a finance and resource manager in the health and leisure industry. Zoe has 2 children (aged 13 and 8), 2 cats and 3 rabbits to keep her busy but in her spare time she enjoys baking and cycling with her family. Zoe has a particular passion for providing play based learning and can spend hours of her spare time researching fun and inventive ways to bring learning to life.

Alison Hockley (Auntie Ali) - Red group Key person (Deputy designated Health & Safety Lead) 

Ali is a qualified Nursery Nurse with 16 years experience  working as a Nanny and as a playleader at a Mother and  Toddler group. She has been Brown Owl & volunteers for Girlguiding UK when time allows. Alison is mum to 3 teenage daughters. In her spare time Alison enjoys many different crafts, crochet, knitting, sewing and Jewellery making, along with several more. She can also be seen out and about with the family dog, Mylo.

Emma Tabram (Auntie Emma) - Pink group Key person (Deputy designated safeguarding lead) 

Emma holds a CACHE Level 3 childcare qualification and has been working as a local childminder for 8 years.   Emma has three children of her own and in her spare time she loves to walk the dog and spend time with her children.

Carla Kohl (Auntie Carla) - Yellow group Key person

Carla is Level 2 qualified and worked in the child sector of a retail company in central London for 12 years. Prior to that Carla lived and worked as a travel agent in Brazil. Carla has a young daughter who she adores. They enjoy spending lots of time together, going out, meeting with friends and hiking.

Kelly Auger (Auntie Kelly) - On Maternity Leave

Kelly joined the Little Treasures team in September 2015 and is currently working to gain her Level 3 qualification. She has a daughter of her own, who attended Little Treasures before heading to 'big school'. Kelly has been on both sides of the fence at Little Treasures and loved being a Little Treasures parent so much that she is now an Auntie. Kelly is also a hairdresser and once washed Princess Diana's hair! 

Zoe Webb (Auntie Zoe) - Purple group Key person (SENCo. & Behaviour Management Lead) 

Zoe is a Level 3 qualified practitioner with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Zoe joins the team having worked in other local preschools over the last 7 years. Zoe has a particular interest in working with children with special educational needs & disabilities (SEND) and holds the responsibiltiy for SEND at Little Treasures, as well as being Key Person to the Purple Team. Zoe is a Mum to Emily and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her daughter, particularly at theme parks. Ask Auntie Zoe about her pet budgie 'blue'. 

Liz Graham (Auntie Liz)

Liz joined the team in April 2018. She is a mum of three and two of her children have attended Little Treasures. Liz loved Little Treasures so much she couldn't stay away and decided she just had to work here! In her spare time Liz enjoys spending time with her young family including their mischievous hamster!

Rachel Bouabdallah (Auntie Rachel) 

Auntie Rachel joined the team in September 2018 but has been part of the Little Treasures family for several years, having seen both her children through the preschool. Rachel has been a school governor for a local primary school and has a wealth of education experience. In her spare time she can often be found in the kitchen as she loves to bake. 

Sarah King (Auntie Sair) 

Sarah joined the Little Treasures team in Spring 2018. She previously worked as a planning officer, while helping to run Sunday school groups in her spare time. Sarah still helps with Sunday school, and co-leads a term-time afternoon playgroup, at her church. When she was at school, her friends called her ‘Auntie’ because she liked looking after people!

Lisa Perryman (Auntie Lisa) 

Emily Whaley (Auntie Emily) (Works: Mon)