Our friendly and approachable team strive to provide the best possible standard of care and education for each child and we are committed to making sure that those with particular needs are catered for. All our key workers are qualified to at least NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, are Makaton Level 2 trained and hold up-to-date paediatric first aid certificates and child protection certificates. Equally importantly, we are passionate about creating a safe, fun and caring environment for pre-school children to learn and develop. With many years working in childcare and 18 of their own children between them, our staff are very experienced in looking after little ones. We never forget the scale of our responsibility to children, parents and carers. We are proud that Ofsted highlighted our staff in its 2015 inspection report saying “Staff work well together as a close team and communicate effectively to review and evaluate activities and the learning environments. This helps them meet the needs of all children. Staff are qualified, knowledgeable and experienced. They promote all areas of learning effectively indoors and outside.” You can find out more each member of our team below.
Dawn is the Pre-School Supervisor. She has run the Pre-School for 20 years. She is qualified to Level 3 in the Diploma in Pre-School Practice, Level 2 Makaton, Level 1 and 2 Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid and is responsible for safeguarding all children in the setting.
Julie is the Deputy Supervisor and is responsible for safeguarding in Dawn’s absence. She has worked at the Pre-School for 15 years. She is qualified to Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development, Level 2 in Makaton, Level 1 and 2 Safeguarding and holds a Paediatric First Aid certificate.
Sarah has worked at the Pre-School for 10 years. She is qualified to Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development, Level 2 in Makaton, Level 1 Safeguarding and holds a Paediatric First Aid certificate. Sarah is trained in Health and Safety, and responsible for all aspects of Health and Safety at the Pre-School.
Sallyann is responsible for Special Educational Needs at our Pre-School. She has recently returned to work at the Pre-School, having worked here before for 5 years. She holds a Level 3 Diploma in Pre-School Practice, Level 2 in Makaton, Level 1 and 2 Safeguarding and a Paediatric First Aid certificate. She is Health and Safety trained.
Weena has worked at the Pre-School for five years having volunteered here for 13 years prior to that. She holds a Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce and is qualified to Level 2 in Makaton, Level 1 Safeguarding and holds a Paediatric First Aid certificate.
Zoe has been volunteering at Pre-School for eight years, working as a Play Assistant and supporting Pre-School events such as Sports Day, parties, and trips out. She is qualified to Level 1 in Safeguarding and is Disclosure and Barring Service cleared.