Manager: Debbie Summerfield 

I have an NVQ Level 3 in childcare and have also worked with children for more than 15 years! I have two daughters who both got their start on the education ladder at Dauxwood.

Deputy Manager: Shona Crawford


I joined Dauxwood in summer 2019 and I really love working here! I have two children, my first came to Dauxwood and my second was here last year but is now in reception year at school! I have worked with children for more than 16 years and have my Level 2 and Level 3 in Childcare and Education.

Office Assistant: Lucy Sexton

I work in the office at Dauxwood. I have a son and a daughter and most of my spare time is spent helping at the primary school where I am the treasurer for the PTA.

Practitioner: Julie Phillips


I have an NVQ level 3 in childcare and have worked in childcare for more than 18 years. I am married with one grown son.

Practitioner: Tootsie Rogers


 I am married with two grown children. I joined Dauxwood Preschool in January 2003 and completed my NVQ Level 3 while working here. I previously worked as an Accountant in the Philippines and Dubai.

Practitioner: Lucy Hurst

l have an NVQ Level 3 in childcare and have been working with children for more than 14 years!  I'm a mummy to three boys and when my eldest attended Dauxwood, I fell in love with this place and jumped at the chance to work here when a position became available! Since then, my second son has attended and my third will of course be coming here too!

Practitioner: Katie Bullivant 

I first got involved with Dauxwood by joining the committee, while my son attended the pre-school. Since then I have been helping out with staff cover.