We have a varied staff team, each bringing their own individual characters and talents to the group. All of our current staff hold relevant qualifications and are experienced mums themselves:
Tracy is the Preschool Supervisor. Tracy spends most of her time in the office with plenty of paperwork to do. Although Tracy is based in the office she will often come out into the older room and the younger room to get to know the children and their individual needs. Tracy shares the role of the Safeguarding lead.
Raynor is a Deputy Supervisor. Raynor is based in our older room and really connects with the children having great patience and a calm, quiet nature. She will always be wherever children need her.
Sam is a Deputy Supervisor and is based in the office on Monday’s and the rest of the week she is based in our older room. Sam is fun to be with, our louder member of the team who is popular with the children. Sam will often be singing silly fun rhymes with them and is responsible for introducing the karaoke at playgroup….oops! Sam shares the role of the Safeguarding lead.
Sue is based in our older room and sometimes covers as the Deputy Supervisor. Sue is our Behaviour Lead and has ELKLAN qualifications in Speech and Language support for the under 5’s. Sue is creative and imaginative and enjoys 1:1’s with the children helping them to develop to their full potential.
Lyn is based in the older room. Lyn is quiet and methodical with amazing patience. She really enjoys helping the children transition from the younger room. Lyn enjoys helping them to settle and watching them grow in confidence.
Kelly is our Health and Safety lead. She has skills in Makaton Sign Language and will often lead ‘Signing Songs’ with the children. Kelly loves the great outdoors and invites children to go out and join her.
Michelle is based in our younger room. Michelle is a quieter member of our team and can always be found interacting with the children, getting alongside them. She enjoys imaginative play and having pretend cups of tea.
She’s known as Crystal by many of the children and staff – she likes any sparkly activity! Chris is popular with the children, particularly the girls. Chris is a quietter member of the team and can connect with those who need that quiet reassurance.
Angela is always smiling and has a quiet nature and natural ability with the children. Angela enjoys chatting with the children and likes sharing stories in the book corner.
Donna is good with the children and has a no nonsense approach. She is quiet and patient. Donna is forward thinking and enjoys encouraging the children at the playdough and particularly outdoor activities such as the swings and ball skills.
She’s adaptable to all children and activities. Vicky is sweet natured and has amazing patience. She is often to be found in the book area reading stories with the children and likes a rhyme or two, or three, or four…..!
Kelly is a fun member of our team, she enjoys getting the children involved in craft activities, she encourages the children to take part in mark making and messy play, she has lots of patience and always smiling. Kelly always puts herself forward to help even on her days off!.
Katie is our Special Needs Co-Ordinator and has lots of patience. Katie is imaginative, creative and enjoys helping children to develop to their full potential. Katie has been in this line of work since leaving school and has lots of experience.
We have several regular volunteers and from time to time, we may have students with us on either work experience or from the local colleges. Students and volunteers are never left on their own with the children, being under supervision themselves. Adult helpers, the committee and all staff members have current checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service and these are monitored regularly. As well as gaining qualifications in early years care and education, all staff take part in further training to help them keep up to date with thinking about early years care and education. Every member of staff is trained in First Aid. The setting also keeps itself up-to-date with best practice as a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance, through the Under 5 Magazine and publications by the Alliance, Nursery World magazines and updates from the DCSF(Department of Childhood Services and Families). We display courses that parents may like to try on our Parents Notice Board so please make yourself familiar with this.
We are run by a Committee made up from parents and carers and we are always looking for new mums and dads to help. This Committee is legally responsible for the group and helps to make decisions, arrange fund raising events, review and pass policies and liaise with Ofsted. All parents and carers are welcome to attend meetings even if they are not on the Committee. We are dependent on our fund raising events which supply our lovely resource base. Our Annual AGM is usually held in October; this is when we vote in our new Committee. Please support us we cannot continue to run without a Committee. We need parents and carers present to vote so please try to commit to attending this AGM in order for voting to take place.
Chairperson – Sam (Ofsted cleared)
Secretary – Rebecca (Ofsted cleared)
Treasurer – Vicky (Ofsted cleared)
Sophie (Ofsted cleared)
Kelly (Ofsted cleared)
Caroline (Ofsted cleared)
Lesa (Ofsted cleared)
Leah (Ofsted cleared)
Kelly (Ofsted cleared)
Updated April 2021