Meet the Small Wonders Team

Mike Andrews - Nursery Manager

In 2008, Mike decided to volunteer at his daughter's Nursery and immediately fell in love with the Early Years environment. A year later he was studying to be an Early Years Teacher and it became his dream to open his own nursery.

Mike and his wife, Emma, found the perfect location in Newquay: an old hotel with a big garden, and set about converting it into a home away from home for their little customers, opening for business in April 2011. 

Mike's main passion is outdoor learning and is currently undergoing his Forest School training.

“I’m never happier than when I am in the outside with the little ones. There’s something incredible about the wonder on a child’s face when they see a carrot come out of the ground for the first time!”

Karen Ould - Deputy Manager

Karen has been with Small Wonders since the day we opened in 2011. An experienced nursery leader and mum of two, she is passionate about childcare and highly organised. Karen ran the baby room until she had her second child in 2013 and now helps Mike with the office, offering support to parents and staff. 

"I love meeting new families and helping them settle into nursery life".

Emma Andrews - Nursery Nurse

As a mum of 2, Emma had always been fascinated by children's development so opening a nursery and working with children provided the perfect opportunity to learn more. Emma studied at Truro College and completed an Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 in Children and Young People’s Workforce.

Emma has developed the Nursery Menu and recipes in line with the Nippers Nutrition Programme. With Emma’s hard work and determination the Nursery achieved Level 5 status in 2015.

 “I love working with children, getting to know each personality and watching them develop into fascinating little people, all so unique!”

Bonfire Party

We managed to raise £133 which we have put towards two new nursery tablets to use as educational aids.