Garland

Welcome to Little Beans Garland!

Little Beans Garland was designed with a specific vision by the two owners with learning and the environment at the very heart of their project - Little Beans Garland. Every inch designed and set out to maximise free flow and play opportunities for all our Little Beans.

Little Beans Garland is situated in a purpose built building that offers a large, spacious room with high ceilings that has been transformed in true Little Beans style to promote high quality learning opportunities in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage. Little Beans Garland is an inspiring environment with a clever combination of spaces interconnected and offering the very best resources,  role play areas, a library, arts and crafts, messy play, sensory play, relaxation, dance/yoga area, maths corner and plenty of floor space for day to day activities allowing our little beans to explore learn and grow. This great space is all covered with our vibrant, signature candy-striped flooring that is fun for little beans hygienic and gentle on their feet and hands during play and crawling.

A large section of our open space is given exclusively to our baby beans who can share the fun and action of the larger beans whilst enjoying their own age specific activities and focus within their area. Our baby beans have their own sleep room which contains 9 cots with designated blankets and cot sheets and is a calm tranquil area for baby sleep times. We can accommodate up to 9 babies only in this area and in this way our babies enjoy individual care and attention. We then have space for up to 49 little beans aged 2 -5 years old. We also offer wrap around care for Longfleet School providing a breakfast club and drop to school and then a pick up and tea/play time after school.

We are extremely fortunate to have a large commercial kitchen where we have our very own Little Beans cook, Laura, who cooks hot meals and snacks for both our Little Beans’ sites. The nursery is filled with the aroma of home cooked cuisine and our Little Beans can watch their food being prepared and cooked all day long as well as take part in weekly cooking lessons.

At Garland Road, our babies and older beans spend mealtimes sat all together; enjoying, sharing, socialising and learning with one another during this vital part of the daily routine. Mealtimes are an extremely important part of our Little Beans routine and being a great opportunity to extend communication and language skills with our team. Just as much as family mealtimes at home are important, we can easily see the benefits of regular mealtimes spent with their friends both on a social and emotional development levels as well as improving fine motor skills. Our Little Beans team are on hand to help and support the Little Beans to develop these skills and to help our Little Beans to grow more independent.

Our outdoor area has a separate space for babies which is laid with artificial grass to allow babies to crawl and explore age specific play equipment all year round. They have their own access gate too for drop off and pick-ups to make this time easier for our parents. The older Little Beans also have a great outdoor space that is laid with artificial grass and which is well equipped within a secure fenced area surrounding the nursery. We have the very best resources inside and out that enables us to have an extensive range of continuous provision covering all areas of the curriculum in a fun bright environment. We use free flow daily all year round. 

We would love to be part of your child's early years journey. Please do get in touch with our Little Beans Garland team for registration enquiries or to book a visit!

The Little Beans Garland Team

We do breakfast and after school clubs for St Mary's and Longfleet Primary School every day!

All members of the team at Little Beans are committed to undertaking ongoing development and training. We regularly attend courses to keep improving and hold regular team meetings to share information and provide feedback on any courses that we attend.


Sebrina - Director & Little Beans Teacher (Level 3 Early Years)

I have over 15 years of experience in the childcare sector and I have five gorgeous kids of my own. I lead a great team and strive to deliver energy and enthusiasm in all that we do at Little Beans. In my view, children should feel safe, secure and happy and be given all the support they need to fulfil their potential. This includes providing children with a broad range of knowledge and skills; quality and consistency of care where staff are supported through ongoing training and development; building positive relationships and treating each child as a unique individual


Roshni - Manager & Little Beans Teacher

I’m the manager at Little Beans and I have a wealth of experience, having worked in childcare for over 10 years. I truly believe that every child deserves the best start to life. It is our responsibility as practitioners to deliver the highest standard of care possible for all of our Little Beans. Before starting here at Little Beans, I progressed from a Level 3 practitioner, working my way up to become a deputy manager and the Designated Safeguarding Lead, as well as running the day to day operation of the setting in the absence of the area manager. I have gained significant experience throughout my time working in different settings. I propose to leverage this experience to guide and support our staff to nurture, care and inspire all of our Little Beans, so that they feel safe, secure and can develop the tools to grow as individuals reaching towards their full potential.

Qualification: Level 3 Early Years


Samuel - Deputy Manager & Little Beans Teacher 

I have a passion for working with children, to share with them the joy that can be found in the world around us. I take pride in my high standard of work, encouraging and ensuring all children can grow and to give them a safe environment in which to do so. My experiences of working with children are diverse and vary greatly; from a one-to-one role, to working with larger groups of children with varying needs. Currently training on Senco. Level 3 safeguarding.

Qualification: NVQ Level 3 diploma in childcare


Chanelle - 2nd Deputy Manager, Little Beans Teacher & Baby Room Leader 

I have been working at Little Beans for over 5 years now and I love everything about it. I started my apprenticeship here and I have worked my way up to baby room leader and 2nd deputy manager. I enjoy every element of my job, leading the baby room enables me to guide and nurture them in their first early years and it is such an honour to play a big part in that. I love watching them grow and flourish from the very start to when they go to school!

Qualification: Level 3 Early Years


Emily - Little Beans Teacher - Preschool Room Leader

I started my childcare adventure with Little Beans and while doing my apprenticeship I’ve learned lots about how I can the best practitioner I can be. I’ve now qualified as a level 3 practitioner and have loved working along side my apprenticeship to further my knowledge. At Little Beans, no days are like each other! I believe children learn the best by play and getting messy. I love helping the children learn and grow in many different ways. The best thing to see is a child having a smile on their face and I love making sure each child leaves with that smile.

Qualification: Level 3 Early Years Childcare 


Sophie - Little Beans Teacher - Preschool Room 

I will be working in the preschool room as a SEND practitioner to provide additional support for specific children. I have worked in childcare for almost 5 years and spent 3 of those years supporting children with additional needs. I have a passion for providing quality care and fun experiences for all children. I enjoy exploring sensory and messy play with the children as this allows the children to learn through play. 

Qualification: Level 3 Early Years Childcare 


Charlotte - Little Beans Teacher - Preschool Room 

I have been working at Little Beans for a few years now and have enjoyed every minute of it! I have achieved my level 3 qualification in Early Years which has helped to provide me with so much knowledge that I put into practice every day. I am enjoying continuing my journey here at Little Beans working in the preschool room watching the children grow into their own individuals!

Qualification: Level 3 Early Years Childcare 


Layla - Little Beans Apprentice Teacher - Preschool Room  

Having grown up with younger siblings and cousins I have always known that I wanted a career with young children. I love being able to see them reach their own milestones and develop individually as well as them being themselves. Being able to watch them bring their own imagination to life with games and art work is why I am so passionate about working in early years. I love working at Little Beans and am super excited for the career I have ahead of me.

Qualification: Working towards Level 3 Early Years 


Keeley-May - Little Beans Apprentice Teacher - Preschool Room  

After looking after my little brother and lots of younger family members, I have always known I enjoy being around children. When I realised I could do this for a career after trying to decide what path to take, I was very excited and am now happy to be working with Little Beans. Seeing the children’s individual personalities is wonderful for me.

Qualification: Working towards Level 3 Early Years


Tash - Little Beans Teacher - 2 year old's Room Leader  

From a young age I've always wanted to be able to work with children and be a part of their early years experience. I love helping children learn and grow in many different ways and being able to support them and have a positive, happy and healthy impact on them through their first few years of development. I enjoy leading a strong team who spend their day working hard with each individual child to achieve their next steps, all whilst making it fun and exciting.

Qualifications: Level 3 Early years


Natasha  - Little Beans Teacher - Deputy Room Leader 2 Year old's Room

I have always loved being around children, and working at Little Beans over the last few years has more than fuelled my passion for working in early years! Since working here at Little Beans I have gained my level 2 qualification in early years as well as my level 3 qualification. I am always continuing to develop my knowledge and experience each and every day. I absolutely love working with all the Little Beans, supporting them as they learn and grow, and blossom into their own people!

Qualifications: Level 3 Early Years 


Ebony - Little Beans Teacher - 2 year old's Room 

I have always had a strong desire to work with children and it gives me great satisfaction to be part of their development by guiding them through their first steps into the world. I have been working at Little Beans for 1 year and have already learnt so much, I have grown massively in confidence and each day my passion for working with children grows more and more. I feel that working with children is an honour and gives me great satisfaction that I can be a part of their development and guiding them into one of their first steps into the big wide world.

Qualification: Level 3 Early Years 


Kiera - Little Beans Teacher - 2 year old's Room 

I have a passion for wanting to support children in learning new and important skills they need in the future and watching them grow to their full potential. I aim to help them show their creative side so they learn to use their imagination and become more independent when doing daily tasks, playing or creating their own games.

Qualifications: Level 2 Early years


Tamzin - Little Beans Apprentice Teacher - 2 year old's Room  

After looking after my younger cousins I realised that working with children was the future ahead of me. Watching the children grow, seeing their personalities come to life and the children being unique in their own little ways brings me so much joy and happiness. I really enjoy working at Little Beans and am excited for my career to progress.

Qualification: Working towards level 3 Early Years


Chanelle - 2nd Deputy Manager, Little Beans Teacher & Baby Room Leader 

I have been working at Little Beans for over 5 years now and I love everything about it. I started my apprenticeship here and I have worked my way up to baby room leader and 2nd deputy manager. I enjoy every element of my job, leading the baby room enables me to guide and nurture them in their first early years and it is such an honour to play a big part in that. I love watching them grow and flourish from the very start to when they go to school!

Qualification: Level 3 Early Years


Maria - Little Beans Teacher - Deputy Room Leader Baby Room & Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) 

Working from home as a childminder and foster carer, I have gained over 25 years in childcare. I have 5 children and 7 grandchildren to add to my experience and inspiration. I am passionate about children learning through play and their experiences through those especially important early years. My motto in life is "to inspire to be inspired"." I love being a part of Little Beans as where else can I play all day. I am looking forward to working with the Little Beans and their families knowing that every day I learn something new and go on imaginary adventures supporting the children to reach their full potential in an inspirational environment.

Qualifications: Level 3 Early Years & Level 3 Therapeutic Skills


Rosie - Little Beans Teacher - Baby Room 

For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to work along side children in some way. Whether this is caring for them, teaching them or even just listening to the amusing yet intriguing stories they tell! Seeing them flourish and develop into the little individuals they are becoming is something I thrive off and would love to see my future involving. I feel as though a child’s imagination is like no other! I have gained so much knowledge during my time at Little Beans and I’m always excited to come to work. Transitioning into a Baby Room practitioner is something I am really excited about and cannot wait to expand my learning.

Qualification: Level 3 Early Years 


Amelia - Little Beans Apprentice Teacher - Baby Room 

After being told by multiple family members for years to work within the childcare sector, I realised it was the environment I would love to be a part of. I have younger siblings and cousins all under the age of 8 and have a lot of experience in babysitting.  Attending to the basic needs of children comes naturally to me and my friendly nature makes it easy to win the love of children. Little Beans have made me feel so welcome and I look forward to my career.

Qualification: Working towards Level 3 Early Years 


Irene - Office Administrator

I have worked in Administration roles for the last 23 years and I have joined Little Beans as Office Adminstrator. I love working in this environment with the children. I enjoy spending time with my ever-growing familty - two children and six grandchildren! In my spare time I play netball weekly. I also enjoy eating out and visiting new countries on holidays.


Illana - Office Administrator

Having three of my own children, one of whom has SEN needs, I developed a keen interest in working with and supporting children in their educational journey. I love learning and ensuring that children have all that they need to thrive, so I hope to continue to champion our little people to shine through my office role here.  Spending time in the outdoors is my happy place and I love running for pleasure (some say I am mad)!  I am very excited to be a part of the Little Beans team and am looking forward to this new journey.


Shawna - Little Beans Teacher - Preschool Room (On maternity leave)

After looking after my nieces and nephews I realised that working with children was the career path I wanted to take. Watching the children grow, seeing their personalities come to life and the children being unique in their own little ways really brings me joy. I really enjoy working at Little Beans and am excited for my career ahead.

Qualifications: Level 3 Early Years


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