Meet the Team

Nova Children's Project has a highly skilled team who together have extensive experience of supporting children and young people with learning disabilities. 


It was founded by three Directors, two of whom are responsible for overseeing and managing the organisation. They are supported by a passionate and dedicated team of staff and volunteers.


All our clubs and playschemes are led by the either Project Manager, the Deputy Project Manager or the Community Engagement Manager. 

Management Team

Natalie Lower 
Director & Project Manager 

Natalie is responsible for the day-to-day running of Nova Children's Project, including team leadership, financial management and coordinating our clubs and playschemes.

As well as holding a degree in Management, Natalie is a qualified Speech and Language Therapist and has a wide range of experience in working with children and young people with learning disabilities across a variety of settings.

Fran Leach 
Director & Relief Deputy Project Manager 

Fran works on a 'relief-basis', either coordinating or supporting the team in the delivery of our clubs and playschemes. As deputy, she assists the Project Manager in the planning and development of our services. 

Fran is an Educational Psychologist and has significant experience of supporting children and young people with moderate, severe and profound learning disabilities. 

Chris Warren
Community Engagement Manager

Chris coordinates a number of our clubs and playschemes, including taking the lead for our 19-25 Project, our Sibling Project and volunteer and work experience scheme. He has extensive experience of working with individuals with disabilities including having previously been a registered manager for a short break service.