Our staff are professional, committed, confident and take pride in ensuring that all of our children are encouraged to be themselves and fully explore and enjoy their time at nursery.

All staff are qualified (as a minimum) to the equivalent of a level 3 nursery nursing qualification in relevant courses. The majority of our staff have worked with us for many years and have come to know many families within Hebburn, Jarrow and the surrounding areas.

You can learn about our senior staff below:

Debbie Johnson

Debbie is the owner of the nursery, along with her husband Jason. Debbie set up the nursery in January 1996 after teaching for five years.

She has a BEd (Hons) degree in education, and has also gained Early Years Professional Status (the equivalent of an Early Years Teacher).

Margaret Campbell

Margaret, our nursery Manager has worked in Early Years since qualifying in 1996.

Margaret achieved a BA (Hons) degree in 2012, and has worked in Management since 2006. Margaret joined us in October 2015.

Sarah Taplin

Sarah joined us in 2015, after re-locating to the North East.

Sarah qualified in 2006 and she is a Senior nursery nurse in the Tinkers' room.

Louise Green

Louise achieved Early Years Professional Status (the equivalent of an Early Years Teacher) in 2008 and has since worked at Abacus.

She is office based and focuses on ensuring high quality teaching, learning, development, assessments, while providing rich, varied and nurturing environments across the nursery.

Laura Wiblin

Laura joined us in 2010 after qualifying as a nursery nurse, and was also a student at Abacus. Laura is now a Senior nursery nurse in the Tweenies’ room.