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!


Steph Willetts

Stephanie Willetts is the Manager of Sparsholt with over 10 years’ experience in childcare. Steph originally worked at Farley (Salisbury) before being promoted to Deputy Manager at Sparsholt five years ago, where she dazzles the parents and children with her charm and humour. Steph completed her BA in Early Years in 2016. Steph says “Farley is like nowhere else, we get to spend our days exploring the environment, watching the children learn and having endless fun. Whether we are playing in the sun, or splashing in the muddy puddles, we are always laughing with our Farley friends.”


Amy Catling

Amy is our Deputy Manager and Top Conker Supervisor. Amy is the full proof that hard work pays off! Amy started her career as a Nursery Trainee at Steeple Langford over 9 years ago where she completed her Level 3 in Childcare and Amy’s potential shone through. Amy was promoted to become the Room Supervisor of Marigold and Merrygrove (the under 2’s) at Sparsholt in September 2014 and completed a BA in Childhood Studies in 2017. After working in the baby room for 9 years, Amy has decided to take on the new challenge of becoming Top Conker Supervisor at Sparsholt! Amy says “It is so lovely to see the children come to Farley throughout the years and develop their personalities! Their happiness, resilience and independence continually grows and it is so lovely to be a part of their journey!”


Sarah Parfey

Sarah has been working at Farley Nursery School, Sparsholt since March 2015. She previously worked as a forecaster for Estee Lauder and now has the pleasure of forecasting all of the 15 and 30-hour funding for the children at Sparsholt. Sarah is the nursery administrator, answering your phone calls and emails and always with a smile, and with 3 school aged children, Sarah still loves to get involved with the outside activities here at Sparsholt.


Megan Courtney

Megan has been working within the Sparsholt team since March 2018 and has recently been promoted to be the Room Supervisor of Bee Garden. She completed her BA in Childhood, Youth and Community Studies in 2016. Megan is looking forward to leading the children through their time in Bees and seeing them flourish and grow over the year. Megan says “seeing the children come to us from the Baby room or as new two-year olds and how they develop, and grow is wonderful! They have so much fun exploring the outside environment and always amaze us with their play, imaginations and love for being outdoors no matter the weather”.


Lucy Mitchener

Lucy is now in her first supervisor role at Sparsholt! Lucy was employed at the very young age of 16 as an apprentice, she qualified very quickly with a Level 3 in Childcare, and settled into life at Farley in Bee Garden. She worked very hard in the Bees and she had plenty of fun along the way.

After just 4 years, Lucy is very excited to take on the supervisor role in the Under 2’s, her vision for the babies and her love of Farley is combined . She wants to ‘see the babies watching bubbles float and feeling them land on their skin, and enjoy exploring the textures of the environment during sensory play’.

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