Lisa Humby – Area Manager

Lisa is the Area Manager for Farley Nursery Schools. She has worked at Farley for over 11 years and started her Farley career as the supervisor of Top Conker in Farley (Salisbury).

After 2 years enjoying the challenges of Top Conker, Lisa was offered the position as Manager at Steeple Langford which had only been open for 9 months. Gary and Sue set Lisa the target to increase the number of children and staff, and of course she did! Steeple Langford increased to near capacity.

Then, 3 years later, Gary and Sue asked Lisa to take on the role of setting up and opening the new nursery at Sparsholt. Lisa absolutely thrived on this challenged, the nursery was full within the first year, and gained a large wating list and a great reputation and an Outstanding from Ofsted.

Lisa now spends her days at each of the nurseries, ensuring the smooth operating of each site and ensuring the Managers are kept on their toes!


Emily Colligan

The Manager at Farley Salisbury is Emily Colligan. Emily started working at Farley in July 2016 she went on to complete her Level 3 qualification within 18 months and became the Bee Garden Supervisor and Deputy Manager. In January 2022 she was promoted to Nursery Manager and is incredibly excited for the journey ahead. Emily is passionate about the outdoor learning ethos and believes Farley is such an important place for children’s development.


Lizzy Hayter

Lizzy is the Room Supervisor of our Marigold and Merrygrove room and became Deputy Manager January 2022. Lizzy joined the nursery in March 2015 and became room supervisor in August 2018 ,she has always loved nurturing the babies and says “I love the family feel at Farley and our outdoor learning ethos. Each day is completely different, unique and challenging which is why I really enjoy watching the children grow and develop. Lizzy wants to build on each child’s learning and progress and guide them through each milestone.


Jo Defty

Jo joined us in January 2013 and runs our office at Farley school. Jo has over 15 years’ experience in administration and management and has also, since having her own children, run an after-school arts club and become a sought after face painter! Watch this space for the next Farley festival with lots of little happy painted faces, courtesy of Jo.


Chloe Long

Chloe Long is our Bee Garden Supervisor, she joined Farley in January 2018 and became Big Bee leader in September 2018, Chloe completed her NVQ level 3 in May 2019 and says she couldn’t think of anywhere else she would rather be. Chloe was promoted to Bee Garden supervisor in December 2021 and says its a true privilege that she get to help them find their voice in the beautiful, natural, outdoor environment that Farley offers.


Laura Brady

Laura Brady is the Top Conker Supervisor. Laura started at Farley in April 2018 and has a Degree in Dance; previously working as a dance teacher, as a Play Worker and within a Primary School. Laura worked very hard in order to complete her Level 3 in Early Years Education within a year and became Supervisor in September 2019. Laura Says “Everyday at Farley is different, and I love that the children are free to play, learn and explore in our beautiful outdoor area. Farley encourages children to become kind, confident and independent young people, who know their own minds. I love that I get to be a part of their development journey”. Of the future Laura says “I can’t wait to see what lies ahead of me at Farley and to help nurture the children to become the best version of themselves. I want to give them the best possible start in life and help prepare them for when they go off to School”.

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