Our management team work with all of our staff to support and grow their learning. We share a passion for spending time with children and our care and attention to your child’s needs is second to none. We are enthusiastic and friendly and adopt a calm approach using the Capellas model of care. We will work closely with you as parents and carers to ensure your child has a fun, caring and educational experience.


TIna Thomas
Tina Thomas
Balsall Common Out of School Club Manager

Tina brings both the qualifications and experience of running out of school settings, she has an impressive track record of running clubs locally and is highly thought of by both children and parents. Her aims are to ensure that the activities offered are child focused and that staff bring their creative flair in line with the children’s choices.

Amanda Cornish
Group Nursery Manager

Amanda is a Qualified NNEB Nursery Nurse who has also gained A1 assessors status to enable her to assess others practice. She has a range of experience spanning 20 years working in education, social care and private day nurseries.  Her training as an early year’s assessor has enabled her to learn as well as assess excellent practice from a range of professionals and settings and her approach with staff and children is to offer calm, consistent and fun experiences. She feels all children deserve an exciting environment to explore and develop and that parents and carers are always supported to make the most of their early year’s experiences with their children.

Ciara Nolan
Kenilworth Club Manager
Ciara has a Fetac level 5 in Childcare and Education as well as a Cache level 3 in Childcare and Education, she is a qualified first aider and has extensive experience with children of all ages. She
She enjoys spending time with the children and listening to their stories. Ciara’s strength is her ability to build relationships with both the children and parents for everyone to be able to work together and build trust. Ciara is aiming to bring the children’s voice into her planning and making the childrens ideas count each day.
Amy Matthews
Associate Manager

Amy has joined Capellas as the Associate Manager for Balsall Common and Solihull Nursery. Her role is to support Amanda with the day to day running of the nurseries. Amy has a wealth of experience most recently managing a large nursery. She has a first degree in Early Years as well as further qualifications in Leadership and Management. Amy’s gentle approach to the children in her care was clear to us from the moment we met her, she is great with families and children alike and loves Formula One racing !

Dawn Lewis
Dawn Lewis
Senior Family and Quality Support Leader

Dawn is a qualified and experienced manager and nursery nurse with a special talent for building relationships with children and their parents. Her aims are to ensure that her working environment is filled with a buzz of activity and that resident children have the time of their life. She is always striving to listen to parents, children and our staff and is always looking at ways she can improve the care and education at the nursery. Dawn has a great relationship with Tina, our Club Manager and together they provide a seamless experience from nursery to after-school.