Our Staff


Tahmina haque - Pre-School Manager

Tahmina is a highly qualified Pre-School Manager who brings to Silsoe Pre-School a wealth of experience.  Along with her caring and nurturing disposition, Tahmina has over 20 years experience working within Early Years settings, many of which has been in a Manager role.

  • Level 5 qualification in Child and Adolescent Studies
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Level 3 Safeguarding

DEPUTY MANAGER

Currently recruiting.

LUcy Goldie - forest room leader and pre-school childcare practitioner

In October 2016 Lucy joined us an an experienced practitioner who has been working with children in local schools and nurseries since 2005. Lucy has the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young Peoples Workforce
  • LASER Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Level 3 Safeguarding

carlene Richards - forest room leader and PRE-SCHOOL childcare practitioner

Carlene joined the team in 2018 after gaining a wealth of experience working as a volunteer with early years children. Carlene has the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young Peoples Workforce
  • Level 3 Safeguarding 
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate

 

 

Lynda Wilson - MEADOW ROOM LEADER AND Pre-School Childcare Practitioner

Lynda joined the team in 2006 and has the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young Peoples Workforce
  • NVQ2 Childcare, Learning & Development
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 3 Safeguarding

 

Ann-Marie O'Mahoney - Pre-School Childcare Practitioner

Ann-Marie is extremely creative and loves making things with the children and dressing up. She joined the team in September 2013 and has the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young Peoples Workforce
  • Emergency Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Level 3 Safeguarding

BETHANY CHILDS - PRE-SCHOOL childcare practitioner & PANCO

Bethany joined the team in 2020 with an already established background working within early years education. Bethany has the following qualifications:

  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Level 3 Safeguarding
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Level 4 Award in Promoting Health and Well-being through Physical Activity and Nutrition Co-ordination in the early years (PANCO)

haley ramsey - PRE-SCHOOL CHILDCARE PRACTITIONER & SENCO

Haley joined Pre-School in 2022 as a childcare practitioner and is also our SENCO.  She has a wealth of experience as a support worker caring for young people with learning disabilities. 

  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) 
  • Level 3 Safeguarding
  • Emergency Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Level 2 Understanding Autism

ANN-Marie Mcquarrie - PRE-SCHOOL CHILDCARE PRACTITIONER

Ann-Marie joined Pre-School in 2023 after developing a keen interest in child education and development following the birth of her own child. In 2021, Ann-Marie joined the Pre-School Management Committee and has participated in many local fundraising events. Through her time on the committee, she has gained a great insight in to how the Pre-School operates and so welcomed the opportunity to work directly with the children and the rest of the team. 

  • Level 3 Safeguarding
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate

Karen BROWN - Business Manager

Karen has a background in business and manages the financial, administrative and business areas of the setting. Karen has the following qualifications:

  • BA Hons in Advertising & Marking Communications
  • Emergency Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Level 3 Safeguarding

Karen is currently working towards her Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education.