Our Staff


Emma Barton - Pre-School Manager

Emma was appointed Manager in September 2016 and is a fully qualified teacher with over 13 years experience. Emma has a passionate approach to early years education and is the Safeguarding Lead for the setting.  Emma has the following qualifications:

  • B Ed with Hons with Qualified Teacher Status
  • Paediatric First Aid 
  • Level 3 Safeguarding

Jackie White - DEPUTY MANAGER

Jackie started working with us at the end of 2012 and has almost 20 years of childcare experience. She particularly enjoys developing children’s knowledge of phonics and numeracy and is responsible for delivering Lift Off to Language sessions within our Pre-School. Jackie is currently studying for her Level 4 qualification and is our Deputy Safeguarding Lead . Jackie has the following qualifications and is responsible for behaviour management in the setting:

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

Allison Turner - Lead Practitioner/SENCO

 

With over 30 years of experience at the Pre-School, Allison brings a wealth of childcare knowledge to the team. Working in the Lower School's Care Club, Allison also provides excellent continuity of care to all of those attending from Pre-School. Allison is our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and has the following qualifications: 

  • BTEC level 3
  • NVQ 4 Childcare, Learning & Development
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 3 Safeguarding

Lynda Wilson - Pre-School Childcare Practitioner

Lynda joined the team in 2006 and is responsible for Equal Opportunities in Pre-School. Lynda has the following qualifications:

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

 

Lorraine Revels - Pre-School Childcare Practitioner

Lorraine joined Pre-School in 2008. She is our Health & Safety co-ordinator and is responsible for the care of Looked After Children. Lorraine has the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young Peoples Workforce
  • CACHE Level 2 for the Children & Young People's Workforce
  • 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

LUcy halls - 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 is currently studying for a Level 3 Forest Leader qualification and already has the following:

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

emma wall - sen practitioner

Joining the team in December 2016 Emma’s role is to provide additional support to children in the setting with special educational needs. Emma has previously worked as a teaching assistant in a lower school,  has experience in helping children develop their knowledge of phonics and has a real passion for expressive arts and design.

 

Emma is currently studying for her Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young Peoples Workforce. Emma has a Paediatric First Aid Certificate and Level 3 Safeguarding.

kate fussell - Pre-School childcare practitioner

Kate is a very experienced childcare professional having worked in both nurseries and lower schools since 2009. Kate believes passionately in inclusive practice and in offering the very highest quality of care and educational opportunities to all children. She has a real passion for developing a love of reading in children and enjoys sharing stories in an engaging and fun way, encouraging children to join in and use their imagination.

Kate joined the team in October 2017 and has the following qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development (City & Guilds)
  • Level 2 Safeguarding
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate

 

carlene Richards - PRE-SCHOOL childcare practitioner

Carlene joined the team in 2018 and has experience of working as a volunteer with early years children in Lower School. Carlene has the following qualifications:

  • Level 1 Diploma for the Children & Young Peoples Workforce
  • An Introduction to Safeguarding 
  • Emergency Paediatric First Aid Certificate

 

 

SHERILEE BOYLE - PRE-School Childcare practitioner

Sherilee joined the team in July 2018 to provide additional support to the setting as and when required. She has almost 10 years experience working children in early years settings and as a private nanny.

 

Sherilee loves singing with children and has the following qualifications:

  • CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education

 

Jo Gidley - Administrator

Jo has a background in business management and was recruited in 2012 to provide administrative support to the setting.  Jo has the following qualifications:

  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate 
  • Level 2 Safeguarding