Manager at Baileys Court Layla Gregson 

Hello my name is Layla I am the manager of Abacus @ baileys . I have worked at baileys for 6 years, and have worked with all age groups in my 23 years of working in early years. I am level 5 qualified, with the added extra of being forest school trained. Which I have been lucky to deliver in many different forest settings with many different groups. We enjoyed using tools and cooking over an open fire. I am the setting SENCO, judging the needs and abilities of each individual child supporting them achievable targets for each child. I like following each child’s interests and developing an interesting curriculum which is based around play. 

Deputy Manager at Baileys Court Charlotte Holcombe  

Hi my name is Charlotte. I have worked at Abacus for nearly eight years. I currently hold a level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning and Development.I am looking forward to getting to know your child and support their learning opportunities and development through play. I am looking forward to working closely with you as parents and I am always here if you wish to discuss anything.

Assistants at Baileys Court

My name is Sam. I started working for Abacus June 2021, and really enjoy my new role. I love to have fun with the children and making the laugh. I will go out of my way to do the best for your child. I have three of my own children and I am a busy working mum. I look forward to getting to know your child.


Hi I’m Chelsea ☺️ I will be level 3 qualified in the next 8 weeks and I have spent the last 18 months completing my level 3 apprenticeship. Before going in to childcare I was a sports coach who taught p.e in primary schools. My speciality being gymnastics. This is the sport I used to play myself, and I went as far as making England squad. I really enjoy introducing children to sport and seeing the benefits physical activity and exploring the outdoors has on children’s development.


Hi my name is Jessy and I will be your child’s key worker during their time at Abacus Baileys Court preschool. I started working with Abacus from September 2022 and this is the beginning of my career working with children and I am very much looking forward to getting to being a  part of your child’s achievements and watching them grow. My biggest achievement is my two son’s who I love very much and I’m super proud of them. I have a pet dog called Marley and we love to take him for long walks together and ride our bikes to the park. I love spending time with my family and doing lots of fun things together.