Our Staff

Well-established, family-run day nurseries covering Ashley Down, Bishopston and Horfield

At Ashgrove Park and Clyde House we are proud of our long-serving staff and lower than average staff turnover.

We work in small teams so all our practitioners form close bonds with all children, allowing children close relationships with all the practitioners in our settings as well as their own dedicated key person. If you’re in the Bristol area and would like to learn more about our day nursery services, get in touch with us today. To read some of the positive feedback we’ve received from parents, take a look at our Testimonials page.

Lisa is the owner of Ashgrove Park and Clyde House nurseries, which have been in the Mann family for more than 20 years. She is an English Graduate with a Level 3 Diploma from the Institute of Leadership and Management. She has two boys under 10, both of whom went to Ashgrove Park.

Sue is the General Manager of the business, working across both nurseries. She has been with the nurseries for more than 25 years, starting as a nursery practitioner before taking over as manager. She is qualified to Level 5. She is now responsible for the day to day running of both settings and is the oil that makes the machine work!

Toni is the manager at Ashgrove Park and has been with us for more than 20 years. She is qualified to Level 5 and has a little boy.

Zoe is the manager at Clyde House. She has many years’ experience across several nurseries in the Bristol area and is qualified to Level 4.


We really liked the flexibility of days that our child could attend. The sensory garden and the policy to play outside at least once a day no matter the weather was a real plus in our books. Our child loved the staff both in the baby room and toddlers. And we felt it was a fun and safe place for our son to learn and explore the world.