Meet the Team

Our Nursery Team

At Thames we seek out only the most highly skilled practitioners and actively promote professional development. Our staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality learning and support for our children and families. 

All staff are DBS checked, hold a minimum of a level 3 childcare qualification and are all qualified in paediatric first aid.

“It takes a big heart to help shape little minds”


Amy Balaam

Amy Balaam

Nursery Manager

Hi, I’m Amy. I joined the Thames family in 2013. My experience ranges from looking after children from birth to 17 and I also have 2 children of my own. I love messy play and going for walks. Being a part of the children’s journey is a privilege!

Becky Mills

Becky Mills

Nursery Supervisor

Hi, I’m Becky. I really enjoy being outdoors with my daughter, visiting the zoo, feeding the ducks & jumping in muddy puddles! I work part time at Thames and baby number 2, Martha, arrived recently.

Louise Martin

Louise Martin

Pre-school Leader

Hi, my name is Louise and I have worked at Thames for approx 17 years. I have worked within all rooms in nursery and also supported the breakfast & after school clubs. I am married and have a 12 year old son. We are a football family and proudly support Man United!

Hayley Fenton

Hayley Fenton

2-3 Room Leader

Hi, I’m Hayley. I have worked at Thames since 2014 and have over 10 years experience working in childcare. I also have two children of my own and am a volunteer for the RNLI. I enjoy watching the children learn and grow in our care!


Severn Road, Blackpool,


01253 341466


Thames Primary Academy & Nursery

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