Our Team

Anne Denny

Anne is 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.

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.

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 one of our Area Managers and oversees Buttons & Bows Nursery and The Children's Triangle Nursery. Steph 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.

Heather Pearne

Heather is the Nursery Operations Manager and has worked in early years for over 15 years. Heather has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Early Years Education and Early Years Teacher Status. Heather has worked in various positions within early years in Essex and London ranging from teacher, manager, developing early years software and being part of a startup nursery enterprise. These experiences have given Heather a desire to see quality early years practice that stimulates and develops children as well as having a passion for supporting staff teams to drive inspirational early years practice. Heather is married with a young family and (as a half Canadian) is an avid lover of being outdoors.

Michelle Dent

Michelle has worked in Early Years since 2008 and has managed a variety of settings since 2013. She joined the Bows and Arrows group in 2021 as the manager of our Little Learners and Forest Learners nurseries and has since become one of our Area Managers, also overseeing Ravenswood Nursery. Michelle is level 4 qualified and is studying for her SENCO qualification. Michelle is very passionate about ensuring the wellbeing of the children and staff team. In her spare time she enjoys travelling and spending time with her grown up children and dogs.