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Emma Swindells 

 

Manager/DSL

Emma is the Pre-school Manager and holds a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies and has worked inEarly Years since 2006. Emma is the settings Designated Safeguarding Lead and is responsible for the day to day running of the Pre-School.

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Carla Mitchell 

Deputy Manager/ SENCO


Carla is the Pre-Schools Deputy Manager and holds a Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce qualification. Carla is also our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO) supporting children and families in our care in all aspects of their development, liaising with other professionals when needed.

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Dawn Caine-Bryant

Administrator

Dawn is Pre-Schools administrator; she will generally be your first point of contact with Pre-School. Dawn has many years’ experience at Pre-School, with her own children attending the Pre-School and previously holding the role of Chairperson.

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Gemma Ibbotson

 

Early Years Practitioner

 

Gemma is one of our Early Years Practitioners and holds a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. Gemma has previous experience in nurseries and supporting children with additional needs. She will be working on a 1-1 basis with a number of children at preschool to support their learning and development.

Clare Evans

Early Years Practitioner / Early

Language Lead

Clare is one of the Pre-Schools Early Years Practitioners. She holds a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification and is also the settings Early Language Lead, this involves looking at ways we can support and incorporate more communication and language skills during our time at preschool.

Margot Townsend

 

Early Years Practitioner

 

Margot is one of our Early Years Practitioners, she has over 20 years of experience in childcare holding a variety of roles. Margot holds a PGCE in Nursery and Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status. Margot loves to engage the children with stories, songs and rhymes and particularly likes to plan and provide messy and sensory play activities and very rarely gets to go home clean. 

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Katie Massey

 

Early Years Practitioner

 

Katie joined the team in 2022. Katie has experience of nannying and is passionate about working with children. Katie will be working towards a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification to further her knowledge and skills in early years. 

Bliss Nichols

 

Early Years Practitioner

 

Bliss is one of our qualified Level 3 Early Years Practitioners. She holds a Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification. Bliss has previous experience in nursery settings and working with children from birth to 5 years.

Anghard (Harri) Nichols 

 

Early Years Practitioner

 

Anghard (Harri) joined the team in 2022. Harri is passionate about working with children with additional needs. She works on a 1-1 basis with children within the setting supporting their needs, learning and development.

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Pam Penlington

 

Relief Assistant

 

Pam is one of our relief assistants meaning she doesn’t have set days at preschool but works as and when cover is needed at preschool. Pam holds a Level 3 Children’s Care Learning and Development qualification and Level 4 Child Psychology qualification. Pam has many years’ experience at Pre-School, previously being the Chairperson and an Early Years Practitioner.

Becca Keating

 

Relief Assistant

 

Becca is one of our relief assistants, she holds a Level 3 Children’s Care,  Learning and Development qualification and has previously been with us an Early Years Practitioner since March 2020. 

Kelly Gallano

 

Relief Assistant

 

Kelly is one of our relief assistants. Kelly is working towards her Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification. Kelly joined us in March 2024.

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