Staff Team

At Treetops we have a caring, competent and well qualified staff team who are all committed to ensuring our children are safe, well cared for and engaged.

At all times, there will be one or more staff member/s on site with the Paediatric First Aid qualification required by the Early Years Foundation Stage 2023. All staff receive regular safeguarding training and updates.

Our Team

Helen Morris

Helen Morris

Owner and Manager

Helen established Treetops at Sutton in 2017 having run a successful childminding business from home for many years. She ensures the safety and happiness of the children at Treetops constantly learning and evaluating to provide as good an experience for the children as possible. Helen also works as a Teaching Assistant in Reception.

Sandie Hodgson

Sandie Hodgson

Supervisor and provider of delicious meals

Sandie has worked at Sutton for over 30 years and has also been part of the Treetops team since we started, her knowledge and experience makes her an excellent deputy manager.

She loves to bake with the children, imparting some serious cookery skills.

Ellie Bray

Ellie Bray

Playworker

Ellie is in her final year at York University where she is studying child psychology. She has experience of working with young children as she realised that was her vocation, as such all work experience has been child based. She is eager to engage with the children and has great empathy and understanding if they wobble.

Jennifer Hill

Jennifer Hill

Playworker

Jennifer has been with us since 2021 and has since become a Teaching Assistant in Reception class. She has great knowledge and understanding of the value of interacting with our younger children, encouraging confidence and creativity as well as bringing on conversation and vocabulary.

Lisa Harrison

Lisa Harrison

Playworker

Lisa worked as a social worker for many years before moving on to new challenges. Her knowledge and experience of safeguarding is of great benefit to our setting. She is a very enthusiastic member of our team and always has a smile on her face!

Steph Young

Steph Young

Playworker

Steph is the most recent addition to our team. She has lots of experience in childcare having worked at Easingwold and Sutton on the Forest Pre-School, and is highly qualified, having a degree in Child Development. Steph has an enviable ability to make the children’s ideas come to life leading to all kinds of weird and wonderful creations.