Meet the Team

Denise Williams B.Ed (Hons)

Owner and Manager of Home-Grown

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)

Deputy Manager (shared)

Natalie has eleven 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 also has shared responsibility for managing our pre-school setting.

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

Penny G

Deputy Manager (shared)

Penny has more than six years experience working with children. She has a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and a Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care. Before coming to work with us, Penny had gained fourteen years experience in working with adults with learning difficulties.  She makes and decorates amazing cakes in her spare time, and also finds time to enjoy other craft activities too.

Penny leads our after school activities, and has shared responsibility for managing our pre-school setting.

Millie P


Laura C