Lizzie Garnett

My name is Lizzie Garnett and I live in Healing with my husband Chris and my golden retriever Benjy. 

My hobbies include dancing which I started at the age of four, carrying the standard for the women’s section of the Royal British Legion, and I also share a family interest of restoring and showing classic cars.  In 2006 I restored a 1959 Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite and the story of my restoration was filmed for a program on the Discovery Channel called Wreck Rescue, presented by Mark Evans.  

I qualified in 2004 with a Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education.  It was at this point that I joined Great Coates Village Nursery School and subsequently decided to take my training further, qualifying with a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies in 2011.  In 2012 I completed my BA Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies and I completed my level 3 in Forest School in June 2015. 

I feel that the foundation stage in early years plays such a vital role in building firm foundations to future learning which I am delighted to be a part of, in a very joyful and rewarding role.

Claire Knight

My name is Claire Knight and I have been on the Governing Body as a Parent Governor for just over a year.

I live in Healing with my husband and two boys, Jude 5 and Noah 3.  Jude attended thenursery and has now transferred to Healing Primary School.  Noah started at the nursery in January 2015.

My background is in education having graduated with a degree in English with QualifiedTeacher Status in 2001 and later studying for a Masters in Education.  I worked as anEarly Years Foundation Stage Co-ordinator for eight years before having my boys. 

I currently work in a primary school in Healing.

I feel very privileged to be given to opportunity to support the Nursery and represent theviews of the parents, as a parent Governor.

Stacey Schultz

My name is Stacey Schultz and I have been a Local Authority Governor for Great CoatesVillage Nursery School for 2 years.  I live in Great Coates village with my husband Skip andtwo sons, Jackson aged 5 and two-year-old Teddy.  Jackson attended the Nursery beforestarting at Wybers Wood Academy in 2014 and Teddy will join the nursery in September 2016. 

I work part-time as a languages teacher in one of the local secondary schools and I have a passion for education and life-long learning. 

I used to work in marketing and publishing as a copywriter before qualifying as a teacher in 2007. My previous experiences include editing newsletters and sitting on various committees, often in publicity/marketing roles. I also love singing with Grimsby Bach Choir and getting out on bike rides with my family.

As a resident of the village, I have both a personal and local interest in the nursery and I feelprivileged to be given the opportunity to become more involved with the nursery, supportingits future development and helping the children to flourish.

Nicola Riley

My name is Nicola Riley and I was recently accepted as a Parent Governor for Great Coates Village Nursery School.  I live on the Wybers Wood estate with my husband Daniel and two children James, aged 4, and one-year-old Jessica. James has just recently finished at Great Coates Nursery to continue his education at Healing. James has really enjoyed his time at this nursery and I look forward to Jessica starting here in the future.


I have a level 3 qualification in childcare and education, which is one reason why I was so keen to join the governors for my passion for the education of child development.

I have worked in many day nurseries supporting children from 0-4 years. I started off as a nursery nurse, progressing to deputy in charge, which was a great achievement. I have recently chosen not to return to work after having my daughter and I am now working part-time as a poolside assistance for a baby swim class called Puddle Ducks. This is really rewarding, watching the babies develop in the pool with confidence and greeting and setting new nervous mums.