Our Team


Research tells us that young children do best with practitioners who are well qualified and experienced in what they do. Therefore, all staff hold relevant qualifications to Level 3 or above. Our setting is managed by an experienced manager who holds a Level 6 Early Years Professional Status and a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies.

Recruitment and selection within the Pre-School is managed by Daisy Mayes (Manager-Maternity Cover) and Lisa Brough (Deputy Manager-Maternity Cover), with support from the Pre-School Committee. All staff are subject to a rigorous interview and are required to provide proof of identity, qualification, 2 satisfactory references and undergo a DBS check before their employment commences. All staff who are selected to work within our setting are carefully chosen for their ability to relate to young children and their families. They are a fully committed and hard-working team who fully support our shared ethos.

Our team is committed to staff training and development, and we feel that training is a key component in maintaining a quality experience for children. Team members regularly attend a variety of non-compulsory training; such as ‘Ignite to write’, ‘Letters and Sounds’ and ‘Supporting Behaviour’ to ensure that we are supporting our children to achieve the best possible outcomes.

All Pre-School staff hold current First Aid, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding Children Certificates.

Daisy Mayes-Pre School Manager for Maternity Cover, Level 3 working towards Level 5 -Senco Deputy

Eloise Mayhew: Pre-School Manager (Level 6, EYPS) Designated Safeguarding Lead  (On Maternity leave until early 2019)

Lisa Brough-Deputy Manager for Maternity cover, Senco lead

Nicky Grimwood: Early Years Educator (Level 5)

Lorraine Raynham: Early Years Educator (Level 3)

Rachel Stallard: Business Manager

Shelia Broadhurst:Early Years Educator (Level 3)

Carlene Wade: Early Years Educator (Level 3)

Gillian Macey: Early Years Educator (Level 3)

Ann Steed: Early Years Educator (Level 3)