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!


The Manager at Farley, Steeple Langford is Laura Boatwright. Laura Qualified with her NVQ level 3 in 2010 and started working within our Bee Garden team as supervisor in October 2012. Laura became the deputy manager in 2017 where she furthered her knowledge by completing the Advanced level apprenticeship in management August 2018.  In August 2018 Laura left for maternity and returned May 2019 with her little girl who loves to explore at Farley especially jumping in muddy puddles! Laura is friendly and fun; she believes that the children flourish and grown through endless Farley adventures!


Mel runs the office over at Steeple Langford and has over 12 years of administrative experience, working for the MOD before having a career break, Mel has brought up 2 lovely children, one of which now attends our holiday club. Mel joined Steeple Langford in the summer of 2015. Mel loves it here at Farley, she wishes there was nursery like this when her children were small.


Sophie is our Under-Two’s Coordinator here at Steeple Langford, and our Deputy Manager. Sophie originally joined us as a student when our Steeple Langford setting first opened, she them became a full-time member of staff in February 2012, then gaining her NVQ level 3 in childcare shortly after. Sophie shows drive within the nursery, she builds great rapport with children, parents and colleagues. Sophie furthered her knowledge by completing the Advanced level apprenticeship in management July 2018.  Sophie loves the freedom the babies have being outside by exploring their environment, and the way they develop their personalities and grow in confidence at Farley. Sophie thinks it’s the best start a baby can have in life!


Fran is our Bee Garden Supervisor, she started working at Steeple Langford in September 2016 within our Bee Garden Team as an assistant. Fran completed her NVQ level 3 in childcare in April 2018 where she them stepped up as supervisor whilst Laura was on maternity. Fran is passionate about working outside and loves watching the children grow and develop into independent explorers and life-long learners in the Farley environment.


Lauren is our Top Conker Supervisor and Nursery SENCO. Lauren has been qualified with an NVQ in childcare since 2014. Lauren originally started with us as a student and fulfilled her role in becoming a nursery practitioner within Bee Garden. Lauren is enthusiastic in getting the children prepared for their school adventures. Lauren loves watching the Top Conkers develop their independence and imagination in their ever-changing outdoor environment.

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