Norton Little Learners Staff

Miss Leah Powell

Preschool Lead

I started working in early years when my son was little as a childminders assistant and soon realised that I loved working with young children. From there I went on to become a childminder myself but still felt that there was so much to learn so I enrolled in university as a mature student to do a foundation degree in early childhood studies which I have now completed, I am now working towards the next level which is a BA Hons Degree in working with children and families. I have also managed a committee run playgroup in Abbeydale which has taught me a lot about how to work with parents and children together. I am very excited about being a part of the Little Learners at Norton School as I will love seeing how the children develop past the preschool years.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my own two children, going on holiday and trying to relax when I do get a spare minute.

Mrs Carina Murrison

Early Years Educator

Hi I'm Carina!

I started coming into Norton in 2019 with 'Flo the reading dog'. We would come in together and listen to children read every week. I loved being in school so much that I started to volunteer occasionally in a few of the classes. In 2020 I was lucky enough to be asked to come and work in little learners and have loved every second of it. I find so much joy in watching the children explore and learn through play and helping them to grow every day.

I have a level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification and have worked in a number of schools but I have to admit Norton is the most family feeling school I've had the pleasure of working in!

In my free time I love to be out and about exploring! I love going wandering with my husband and exploring new and exciting places.

Miss Fionn Humphris

Early Years Educator

Hello, my name is Fionn (but you can call me Fi!)

I think Pre-school is so much fun, always diverse and each day is different – we follow the children’s interests every day and I enjoy being able to turn play into learning opportunities (often without them even knowing!) play is the best and so important!

A few afternoons a week I teach cultural experiences and RE throughout all year groups in the school.

Outside of school I enjoy spending time with friends and family, occasionally I will drive a digger or dumper for my dad! I love to sing, play my guitar or violin and I enjoy exploring the countryside. You may also find me curled up with a good book and some white chocolate!!