Our Team

Anne Denny


Anne is Joint Chief Executive of Bows and Arrows and has worked in childcare since 1994. Anne has a degree in Early Childhood Studies and achieved Early Years Professional Status in 1997. Anne started work at Bows and Arrows as a Nursery Manager at Wigwams Nursery and helped the company grow and develop into a reputable organisation with uncompromising standards. Anne is married with three children, two of whom attended Bows and Arrows nurseries.


Michelle Antczak


Michelle is Joint Chief Executive of Bows and Arrows, working alongside Anne Denny. She worked in both family & national businesses in insurance, travel and shipping sectors after completing a Business degree here in Suffolk. Michelle’s specialism is Human Resources and she has been a Chartered Member of the CIPD for over 20 years. Joining us as HR Manager in 2013, she was promoted in 2019 to take responsibility for the new Business Support function that will support our growing charity to deliver it’s strategic aims. Her youngest child attended Wigwams Nursery and she is a keen baker and rom-com watcher!


Lisa Wright


Lisa is the Nursery Manager at Wigwams Nursery and commenced with Bows and Arrows in 2004 when Wigwams first opened. Lisa has worked in childcare since 1992 and has BA Degree in Early Years which was achieved in 2010 and she achieved Early Year Professional Status in 2011. Lisa is passionate about reflective practise and strives to ensure that the nursey is constantly improving, she has undertaken a week long intensive study programme in the world famous Reggio Emilio which inspires educators from all over the world. Lisa was awarded Educational Leader of the Year at Suffolk County Council Raising the Bar Awards on 2018 and is very proud to have 3 consecutive Outstanding Ofsted reports in a row. Lisa lives in Ipswich and enjoys spending her spare time traveling and socialising with her friends and family.


Michelle Wright


Michelle is Deputy Group Manager alongside Clair and is the Nursery Manager of Little Learners and Forest Learners. Michelle holds a level 5 qualification in Early years and Management and is a qualified SENDCO. Michelle has been in childcare for 15 years and started work as a Nursery Manager for Bows and Arrows in 2016. Michelle has visited Reggio Emilia and Sweden; exploring their approach to education. Michelle is passionate about the importance of exploring the outdoor environment and will often go for long walks on weekends.


Clair Hallums


Clair has a Level 5 Diploma in Early Years Practice which she gained in 2016 and she has worked in childcare since 2003. She began as a Registered Childminder and has also spent some time as a Teaching Assistant in schools supporting children in the reception classes.  In 2012, Clair Joined the Bows and Arrows Group as an Early Years Educator at Buttons and Bows Nursery. She was promoted to run the toddler room for two years before successfully taking over as Nursery Manager and securing an Outstanding Ofsted grading with the team in 2019.  Clair has three children who have all left school and are now grown up.


Jo Pike


Jo is the Manager of the Children’s Triangle Nursery and started as a volunteer in the sector in 2005. Jo has spent her career working in a range of nurseries and after school clubs and then gained her Early Years Initial Teacher Training qualification in 2017. Jo started working as a Nursery Manager for Bows and Arrows in 2017 working tirelessly to ensure The Children’s Triangle Nursery not only became an outstanding provider for early years education but also an important part of the local community. Jo is married with three children, the youngest of which is currently attending a Bows and Arrows nursery.


Lauren Shave


Lauren is the Nursery Manager of Wellington Nursery and has just under 10 years of experience working in childcare. Lauren graduated from University Campus Suffolk with a foundation degree in Early Years Practice. Lauren joined the company as a Senior Early Years Educator and has worked her way up to Nursery Manager. Lauren lives with her partner and dog and loves hosting family gatherings and games nights. 


Stephanie Mattin-Moss

Steph is the Nursery Manager of the Nature Den Nursery and has worked in childcare since 2009. Steph started off in the company as a Nursery Assistant but quickly worked her way up to Nursery Manager where her first OFSTED visit received an outstanding grade. Steph has now worked for Bows and Arrows for over 10 years. Steph has a degree in Early Childhood Studies and achieved Early Years Professional Status in 2012. Steph is married and enjoys time with her two pets, taking walks in the forest and most importantly spending time with her family.