Meet the Team

Denise Williams B.Ed (Hons)

Owner and Manager of Home-Grown (DSL & Paediatric First Aid Trained)

With more than thirty years experience in teaching and childcare I'm happy to say that I still love working with children!

I set up my childcare business, from home, in 2002 when I left teaching. I had worked full time in Primary Education until then – nine years in Birmingham and three years in Worcester. Most of my teaching career was in KS2 and I had spent a good few years in Year 6 with some of the most challenging children that you are likely to find in main stream primary education! When I left teaching I was committed to developing a high quality childcare setting, one that would give all babies and children who came, the very best start in life.

We have a wonderful team of trained and skilled adults who all help to make our setting the best it can be.

Natalie L     B.A. (Hons)

Preschool Manager and DSL

Natalie has fourteen years experience in working with children and has relevant childcare qualifications ranging from GCSEs to a degree in Integrated Working with Children and Families.

Natalie is responsible for managing our pre-school setting. She is the DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) and is trained in paediatric first aid.

Her hobbies and interests include: horses and horse riding; a love of the outdoors; singing and animals.

Penny G Level 3

Co-Manager at The House (Nursery) and Wrap Around Care Manager & DSL

Penny has 24 years experience of working in a wide range of care settings.  She has worked with the elderly, adults and children with learning difficulties and has worked at Home-grown for the past nine years.

Penny is trained in paediatric first aid.

Penny is also a mother of two who enjoys all things creative.

Amanda  B.A. (Hons)

The House (Nursery) Deputy Manager

Amanda has 15 years experience of working in a range a childcare settings.  She has worked with children of all ages, from birth onwards.  She holds relevant childcare qualifications including B.A. Hons degree in Early Childhood and Early Years professional status.

Amanda is a Mother of two, who enjoys the outdoors, music and adventures!



Childcare assistant - Level 2

Paediatric first aid trained


Childcare assistant - Level 3



Childcare assistant