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 have been very happy leaving our son and daughter in the capable caring hands of the staff at Clyde House. As well as a great outdoor space and range of toys they have had an amazing range of activities including creepy crawlies, yoga, Spanish and making cakes! Parents are well looked after too, with regular mums' and dads' nights and garden parties as well as treats from our little ones on special occasions. We will miss Clyde House very much.