Our Team

Here at Bossy boots we operate a key person system, your child is allocated a member of staff to take care of them, help develop new skills and maintain a constant relationship with children and carers.

Donna Valentine

Donna Valentine is the founder and manager of Bossy Boots Crèche. She has worked in the child care industry for over 23 years and holds both an NNEB and level 4 NVQ in childcare management. ​

I opened Bossy Boots back in 2004 after managing a large nursery that just wasn't flexible for the Mums and Dads. I knew that I wanted to create a family oriented crèche that worked with rather than against families providing good quality childcare right in the centre of Bury. I knew that I wanted to cater for the parent who needed crèche facilities for as little as an hour so they could shop or take that Gym class to offering full time places and cover for school Holidays. I'm so proud of the staff here its testament to the crèche that I'm blessed with staff that's been with me for such a long time. ​

I love working with our children and I'm very passionate about the crèche and the care we provide and look forward to each new day.

Sharyn Hart

I've been working in the Child Care sector for 21 years now and I still love seeing our children develop and grow. It's so rewarding being able to be a part of these milestones like their first words, walking and even potty training! I love getting them painting and getting messy, expanding their imagination with cardboard boxes and tents and sitting them around for story time. I have worked in both rooms over my years here and I'm currently with the older children upstairs.

​ Donna Valentine (Bossy Boots Owner) speaks highly of Sharon " Sharon is my right hand man so to say, she has been here from the very start, runs the crèche while I'm away, honest and loyal, hardworking and is as committed to Bossy Boots as I am. I love working with her and she's great to bounce ideas off"

Anaya Hussain

I come from a big family and of course I use to look after them and loved playing with them, so it felt natural to me to study childcare at college. I actually came to Bossy Boots during my first placement and really enjoyed it. So much so when I was suppose to move to another nursery I asked to stay here. I've now completed my level 2 in childcare and have been taken on by Bossy Boots as an apprentice and I'm going back to college to complete my level 2. ​

​ Donna Valentine ( Owner of Bossy Boots) is proud of Anaya " She's so lovely with the children, she fitted in from the moment she came and is an asset to the crèche. To see her develop from student to apprentice is great and I look forward to many years working with her."

Nicole Garside

I started here straight from School as an Apprentice from Rathbones and have never left! I was brought up with bothers and younger cousins that I would look after so thought going into Child Care would be good to do after school. Working here is like working with Sisters its defiantly a lovely family atmosphere. I love being with our children they are so funny and their little attitudes it just lifts me up everyday! I'm the one who updates Facebook, but its so hard choosing photos because there as so many good opportunities....but I have to work!

​ Donna Valentine (owner of Bossy Boots) praises Nicole " Nicole is a dedicated member of the team, she so happy and this infectious spirit is felt across the crèche. Enthusiastic and is a firm favourite with all our children whatever the age."