Welcome to Capellas, we opened our first nursery in Balsall Common in 2008 and have been growing with the support of parents and our local communities since. We want you to know how much we value your child and feel secure that we will provide care, education and growth experiences for your child working in partnership with you.


We have a highly experienced staff team; many have been with us since we opened in 2008. We work hard to ensure that the staff really enjoy working with us and feel that every day they are in the best position to really think about the care and education they are providing.


Dr Sonya Wallbank
Dr Sonya Wallbank – DClinPsy; AFBPsS; MCIPD
Chief Executive

Sonya trained as a Clinical Psychologist and wanted to use her knowledge to benefit a not just those children with difficulties but in a positive way to support children’s learning. Sonya has written a range of programmes for all the nursery team from the induction into the model of Capellas care where the nursery staff learning about the brain and behaviour from a child’s perspective but also how to support each other in what can be demanding work. She also offers a tailored safeguarding course for the team which focuses on safety in the nursery setting and offers training seminars and development information available to all the team. As a mother to three girls, Sonya prides herself on developing nursery and out of school care that has the needs of the child and family throughout.

Martin Wallbank
Martin Wallbank
Operations Director

Martin brings a wealth of corporate banking and recruitment experience into the board and had an operational role within Capellas until his appointment into the non-executive role. He still works closely with the staff team to ensure that decisions are informed by the best interests of the children and families in our care.