Our Team

Dawn Kelly - Manager, Early years Educator , Designated Safeguarding Lead & Speech and Language Co-Ordinator, SENCO, Looked after children Co-ordinator , well-being champion , Five to thrive Champion 

Dawn has worked at Pre-School since 2015, she loves arts and crafts and reading with the children and has 3 children of her own . She is Manager of the setting ,  She is our Speech and Language Coordinator and is currently SENCO .Dawn has taken part in the Early years professional development programme 

Dawn's qualifications include :

Cache level 2 

Cache level 3 

Paediatric First Aid 

Level 3 Speech and Language

Communication Champion Training 

Lift off to Language training and Sign Language training 

Level 3 Early years SENCO 

Level 2 Autism 

Diabetes Assistance Trained

Oral Health Training 

Woodwork in Early Childhood Education

Data Protection Officer

Fire Marshall 

Safeguarding Lead 

Epi -Pen trained

Cathy Atkinson - Team Leader  ,Early Years Educator ,Designated safeguarding lead ,SENCO support ,Speech and language co-ordinator 

Cathy started with us in September 2019 . Cathy has previously been involved with Cha Cha Chimps and so loves anything musical!

Cathy's  qualifications include :

CACHE Level 3 

Woodwork in Early Childhood Education

Paediatric First Aid

Oral Health Training

Lift off to language training 

Five to thrive 

ACE's

Safeguarding Lead

Hannah Doyle - Team Leader - Early years Educator - Outdoor Learning Lead 

Hannah used to be an Air Hostess and has worked in a care home so has lots of experience to bring to the team.  She likes to walk her dog Benson, spend time with her friends and family and enjoys a spot of cooking and camping!

Hannahs qualifications include :

CACHE Level 3 

Paediatric First Aid

Outdoor Learning 

Five to thrive

ACE's

Safeguarding

 

Natalie Kearney – Book Keeper / Administration

Natalie has been part of the team since 2010. Natalie was our treasurer on a voluntary basis (while her daughter was at Pre-School) and then joined as Book Keeper in 2012.  

Natalie loves animals and being outdoors biking, skating or walking her dog.

Natalie has many years of book keeping experience and has the following training.

Paediatric First Aid.

Woodwork in Early Childhood Education

Oral Health Training

Early Years Pupil Premium Co-Ordinator

Data Protection Officer

Fire Marshall

Five to thrive

ACE's

Safeguarding 

 

 Abi Denman - Early years Practitioner ,  IT Support 

Abigail joined our team in February 2020. She was once a pupil at our pre-school herself.
Abigail loves the variety of her role working with children after studying full-time at college. She has completed lots of voluntary work as a police cadet and work experience with zoo and rescue animals.
Abigail has an A level in Psychology and has completed training including :
Paediatric First Aid
Woodwork in Early Childhood Education
Effective Safeguarding Practice
Prevent Duty and Fundamental British Values
Positive Early Childhood Education Programme (PECE)
Five to thrive
ACE's

 

Beth Potten - Early Years Practitioner -  Speech and language Support 

 Beth has been with us since August 2015 starting as an apprentice and has blossomed in her role as Early Years Educator.  Beth finds joy knowing she's getting our next generation ready for their education.  Outside of Pre-School Beth is a real family girl who adores spending her time with her daughter, partner and pets galore.

Beth's qualifications include :

Level 1 Forest School 

Cache Level 2

Safeguarding

Paediatric First Aid

PREVENT Training

Five to thrive 

ACE's

 

Samantha Barraclough - Early Years Practitioner -Arts and Crafts coordinator- Healthy movers Champion 

Sam's  qualifications include :

Sam is currently working towards her CACHE Level 3

Paediatric first aid 

PREVENT Training

Twinkl phonics training 

Safeguarding 

Healthy movers champion training

Five to thrive

ACE's

Sam has over 12 years of work experience within education.  Her specialism is art but she enjoys yoga, reading and spending time with her two boys in her spare time.  Sam likes helping the children at Pre-School to be creative and loves seeing their enthusiasm as they play!

Emma West - Early years Practitioner - Healthy eating and baking coordinator 

Emma's qualifications include: 

Emma is currently working towards her CACHE Level 3 

Safeguarding 

PREVENT Training 

Food Hygiene 

Five to thrive

ACE's

Emma loves spending time with her family , her children and her dog . She enjoys going for long woodland walks and has a real passion for cooking .

Sarah Davies - Early years Practitioner - Oral Health Champion - Literacy co-ordinator -

Sarah loves reading with the children and in her own time loves spending time with family and friends and her son who attended preschool . She enjoys yoga , pilates and reading .

Sarah's qualifications include :

Safeguarding 

Prevent 

Oral Health Training  

Five to thrive

ACE's

Linsey Collins - Early years Practitioner, supporting Arts and Crafts Coordinator 

Linsey has one son who attended preschool previously , she enjoys seeing her family , going for walks and doing hair in her spare time . She enjoys reading stories ,building and playing with the small world toys with the children at preschool .

Linsey's qualifications include:

Safeguarding

Prevent

Five to thrive 

ACE's

Rhiannon Maltby - Early years Practitioner, Music Coordinator

Rhiannon has a daughter and a son who both attended preschool . Rhiannon was previously a childminder so has lots of experience to bring to the team . She is currently working towards her level 3. Rhiannon loves anything musical and messy play with the children .

 

Rhiannon's qualifications include:

Rhiannon is currently working towards CACHE Level 3

Safeguarding 

ACE's

Five to thrive 

Paediatric first aid Level 3

 

 

Niamh Murphy - Early years Practitioner

Niamh has recently joined us at preschool, she enjoys sewing, crochet & various arts & crafts in her spare time. She loves animals and has many pets herself.  She enjoys doing arts and crafts with the children. 

Niamhs qualifications include :

Safeguarding 

Prevent 

Abigail Payne - Early Years Practitioner - Outdoor Learning coordinator

Abigail has recently joined Pre-School , her own children previously attended . She enjoys arts and crafts and baking with the children and likes walking in her spare time ,She also loves Animals .

Abigail's qualifications include : 

Safeguarding 

Prevent 

 

Miranda Hyde- Early Years Practitioner

Miranda has recently started with us at preschool .She has 1 daughter and a lovely little dog called Frankie, She enjoys Baking in her spare time and loves to do arts and crafts with the children at preschool . She has experience as a volunteer at a local school .

Mirandas qualifications include:

Safeguarding Children 

Understanding Autism Level 2 

PREVENT