Colleen started Barnowls Nursery in 1991. Colleen’s background was of a Managerial basis in high tech industry. Whilst looking for childcare for her own two children, she saw a need for quality care in a pleasant environment. Barnowls has grown in reputation over the years and still represents her own original beliefs.




Claire gained her Diploma in Nursery Nursing in July 1997 at Hemel Hempstead College. After leaving college Claire worked for six months in a nursery covering maternity leave, followed by a short period of nannying. In June 1998 Claire joined Barnowls as a Nursery Nurse, and has since worked her way up to become Nursery Manager.




Nila gained her Diploma in Nursery Nursing in July 1997 at Aylesbury College. After completing her training Nila went on to work in a nursery for three years before becoming a nanny in London for two years. Nila joined Barnowls in July 2002 and is now Deputy Manager at Barnowls Nursery and also manages our before and after school clubs at Aston Clinton School and Weston Turville School.




Emma gained her Diploma in Nursery Nursing in July 1999 at Hemel Hempstead College. Whilst studying at college Emma did her practical training at Barnowls Nursery resulting in her being offered full time employment at the end of her course. Emma joined Barnowls permanently in 1999 as a Nursery Nurse and has since become our SENCO and works alongside Nila as our second Deputy Manager.