We are a small friendly team led by our manager Ria who has experience of working with children since 2003.  The team have relevant qualifications and experience on top of a love for their work.  The team are encouraged to continue with their professional development, dependent on their previous experience and current needs of the children.

All staff have had recent safeguarding training and there is always, at least, two first aiders present.

Miss Ria Mickleburgh – Leading childcare practitioner

Diploma in Childcare and Education (level 3).
Deputy Safeguarding Lead Practitioner.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator.
Behaviour Management Co-ordinator

Ria joined our team in September 2017.
She has worked with children of ages 0-11 years in nurseries and schools since 2003.

Mrs Angela Andrews – Joint deputy childcare practitioner

OCN Introduction to Early Years Care and Education.
Child care learning and development NVQ level 2 and 3.

Angela joined us in September 1999 and is married with three Children.

Mrs Carla Gilman – Joint deputy childcare practitioner

Child care learning and development NVQ Level 2.
Safeguarding lead Practitioner.

Carla joined us in January 2013 and is married with 3 children.

Miss Sam Allen – Assistant childcare practitioner

OCN Introduction to Early Years Care and Education.
Child care learning and development NVQ level 2.

Sam joined us in April 2000, she has one daughter.

Mrs Sinead Sheffield – Assistant childcare practitioner

Working towards her level 2 city and guilds diploma certificate for the children and young people’s workforce (QCF).

Sinead is married with 4 children.


Committee

A committee of volunteers are also responsible for the running of the pre-school, alongside the pre-school manager Ria. The pre-school is a charitable organisation and the committee of trustees are also responsible for the running of the setting.

Read more about our committee and members here