Barn Owls Nursery, 

Barn Hayes Farmhouse, 

Frome St. Quintin, 

Dorchester, 

Dorset DT2 0HG 

Tel - 01935 83177 

Email - barnowlsnursery@yahoo.co.uk


Sarah Legg
(BA Hons, EYP)

Sarah is the Nursery manager and Proprietor. Sarah has two grown up children of her own and has extensive childcare experience. Sarah has overall responsibility for the whole nursery and preschool, working mainly with the babies and toddlers until they move up to the preschool room.

Mandy Vallender
(BA Hons)

Mandy is the Deputy Manager/Preschool supervisor and mainly works with the preschool children, preparing them for the transition to school. Mandy has a large family including several Grandchildren and has over twenty years experience in a variety of childcare settings, including Hong Kong, Germany and Ireland.

Gemma England
(Foundation Degree in Early Years Care and Education)

Gemma is the Deputy Preschool Supervisor and has a young family. Gemma has several years of experience working within the Early Years.


Sarah and Mandy are both available to discuss your childcare needs and look forward to welcoming you to Barn owls Nursery.

Jo Redford
(Level 3 Early Years Qualification)

Jo has two grown up children and has over 10 years experience working within the Early Years.

Tilly Vickery
(Level 2 Early Years Qualification)

Tilly is currently working towards her Early Years Level 3. Tilly is our Work Based Learner.

Amy Sturgess

Amy is currently assisting us at Barn Owls. She has a Degree in Interior Design and attends relevant courses in relation to the nursery.