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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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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.

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Amy Freeman

 

Early Years Apprentice

 

Amy is currently working towards a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification, gaining experience and knowledge as she works as a member of our pre-school team.

 

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.

Janice  Lysycia

 

Early Years Practitioner

 

Janice is one of our Early Years Practitioners and has worked at preschool for 15 years. Janice holds a Level 3 National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB) qualification.

Amy Taylor

 

Early Years Practitioner

 

Amy holds a Level 3 in Children’s Play, Learning and Development and has experience in Primary Schools.

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. 

Pam Penlington

 

Relief Assistant

 

Pam is our relief assistant 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.

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.

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.