Some gorgeous pictures of the team drawn by the children!

Our Team


Charlie Wardle – Manager

Charlie volunteered as the Pre-School Chairperson for four years before becoming Manager in October 2014.

Charlie loves reading stories to the children putting on the funny voices of the characters both to her own children and the children who come to pre-school.

Charlie has undertaken the following training:

Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s settings.
Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect Foundation
Health and Safety in the Workplace
NVQ 2 & 3 Early Years Educator, Working towards Level 5
Safeguarding Working together Module 2
Paediatric First Aid
HND Business and Personnel

Data Protection Officer


Helen Wolfe – Safeguarding Lead/Team Leader/SENco


Helen has volunteered as a Parent Helper at Pre-School and previously been part of the committee. Helen was employed by Pre-School in March 2011 and is our Safeguarding Lead.
Helen enjoys reading stories and making people laugh!

Helen has the following qualifications:

Safeguarding Working Together Module 2
NVQ Level 3 & 4 in Child Care
Makaton Training
Phonics Training
Paediatric First Aid

SENco Training

Helen is currently training for her second London Marathon!  We are all very proud of her!  She is raising money for the National Autistic Society and is doing brilliantly.  If you would like to sponsor Helen please go to our links page.  Go Helen!


Sara Goodall - Early Years Educator

Sara has many years of experience working with children having worked as a Teaching assistant and working with us originally in 2004. Sara has specific responsibility for coordinating care for any “looked after children” within Pre-School.
Sara loves taking the children out for walks around the village and helping them in learn about their environment.

Sara has the following qualifications:
NNEB Diploma in Nursery Nursing
Level 3 Teaching Assistant
Looked After Children Co-Ordinator
Safeguarding Co-Ordinator
Paediatric First Aid
Diabetic Pump Training
TAC Training
Behaviour Management


Sue Gordon – SENco Co-ordinator

Sue joined us in 2009 and completed her NVQ level 3 in July 2011. She then undertook her Special Education Needs Training in October of the same year.

Sue has the following qualifications:
NVQ Level 3 in Childcare
SENCo Training
Happy Handz Stage 2
Safeguarding 3a
Cache Level 3 in Speech and Development
Pediatric First Aid
Behaviour Management

Alison Denman – Forest School Leader

Alison was a parent helper before she applied for the position of Pre-School Assistant in 2005. Since joining the team Alison has taken on various positions and is now our Forest School leader.

Alison loves being outside exploring and planning new activities for Forest School.  She has two teenage children and a crazy springer spaniel called Poppy.

Alison has the following qualifications:
NVQ Level 3 in Childcare
Cache Level 3 in Speech and Development
Makaton Training
Safeguarding 3a
Forest School Level 3
Pediatric First Aid
Health and Safety Training


Lara Kimble -Early Years Educator


Lara has recently got married and has a lovely doggy called Buddy. She loves any activities with the children!

Lara has the following qualifications:

NVQ Level 3 in Childcare

Paediatric First Aid


Natalie Kearney – Book Keeper

Natalie has been part of the team since 2010. Natalie was our treasurer on a voluntary basis and then joined as Book Keeper in 2012.  Natalie also enjoys working in the room with the children on a Monday.

Natalie loves animals and being outdoors looking after her ponies.

Natalie has many years of book keeping experience and trained in Paediatric First Aid.


Dawn Kelly - Early Years Educator


Dawn has been with us since 2015 and is a very creative member of the team!  Dawn has recently completed her Level 3 in Early Years.

Dawn enjoys doing arts and crafts with the children and reading them stories.

Dawn is fully qualified in Paediatric First Aid and is attending Speech and Language Traning to help our SENco



Kathryn Jones - Early Years Educator

Kathryn joined us initially as cover staff but has very quickly become a valuable member of the team.  Kathryn has recently completed her level 3 in Early Years, Well done Kathryn!



Sarah O'Toole - Early Years Educator

Sarah has previously helped as Cover staff and has now joined the team as a Pre-School Assistant.  Sarah is hoping to begin her Level 3 in Early Years this year.



Rachel Bramley - Pre-School Administrator

Rachel was employed as our Administrator shortly after we moved in to our new building. She joined the team in 2011 and since then has taken over the administration of our waiting list in addition to the regular administration role.


Rachel really enjoys working at Pre-School, she says "the team are all very passionate and committed to what they do and I am proud and lucky to be part of such a fab team!"  Rachel and her husband have two glorious boys who both came to preschool and they enjoy adventures galore when they get the chance!

Rachel has attended the following Training:
Paediatric First Aid
Early Years Pupil Premium Co-ordinator

Data Protection Officer