New Era Enterprises (E. Lancs) Ltd is a company limited by guarantee and trading as a single organisation without subsidiary or parent organisation. We were established in 1986 and although the company has undertaken work throughout Lancashire it works mainly in East Lancashire.

We are a community business that promotes a wide range of community based regeneration and economic development. We offer training, support and advice to people looking to better themselves, their families and their communities.

New Era’s management structure is founded on the principles of co-operative working and community accountability. New Era is a membership organisation open to all who share its aims and from which is elected a Board of Directors (BOD).

Juli'e General File

Nursery Staff

We have a brilliant team of nursery staff who are all Paediatric First Aid Qualified; the manager Christina Lawrence is a qualified Nursery Teacher. Sarah has been appointed as the deputy-manager who has a level 4 qualification in Leadership and Management, Nasima and Emma are level 3 qualified Childcare Practitioners and they currently have 4 volunteers who work within the nursery. The Nursery is supported by Sue, Elaine and Wendy.

New Era Childminder Services

We have a Childminders service (NCS) which aims to promote and support the continual development of high quality home based childcare through the provision of support, information, advice and guidance, education and training. As a team New Era have collectively over 60 years experience in working with childminders, 13 years experience of managing New Era Nursery, and have recent experience of Early Years Ofsted Inspecting. In the past New Era also set up and for 5 years ran the Burnley and Pendle District Childminder Network.

To find out more about our childminders services and what it may offer you click the following image to be redirected to our Childminders page where you can find our annual newsletter.



From 2002, New Era Childcare has been operating as a business supplying qualified Crèche workers to organisations at various venues in East Lancashire and beyond. We have a large number of crèche staff who currently work for us, our workers hold qualifications ranging from a Foundation Degree in Early Years to NVQ level 2 in Childcare and Education. All of our current workers have recent enhanced disclosures through the Disclosure and Barring service (DBS).

Please click the following image to be redirected to our crèche page.


  • Ann Marie Wrigley – Director / Chair of the company
  • Sue Rae –  Director / Lead Operations Manager / Tutor / Assessor
  • Karen Pashley – Director / Finance Manager / Company Treasurer
  • Kath Rowley – Director / Volunteer Administrator 
  • Elaine Sharples – Director / Operations Administrator / Tutor / Assessor / Oversees New Era Nursery / Company Secretary.
  • Sarah Simpson – Manager of the Childcare Agency / Project Worker
  • Wendy Woodfine – Director / Operations Manager / Project Worker / Tutor / Assessor
  • Emma Horsfall – Member
  • Julie Standage – Member
  • Craig Simpson – Member
  • Michelle Grimes – Member
  • Dave Woodfine – Member

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