Our team

We are pleased to introduce our highly qualified and wonderful Pre School team who provide a safe, stimulating environment.  This allows the children to play and explore, be motivated to learn and to ‘have a go’, helping them to be creative and think critically.

The Managers are Liz Milnes,  who has a Foundation degree in Children and Young People's Services and has been a member of the team since September 2000 she is also our designated Safeguarding Officer; and Denise Chipman who joined the team in 2005 and has an Honours Degree in Media and Business Management, and Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development and is our Behaviour Management Officer.

Sarah Bateman: Deputy Manager who joined the Pre School team in September 2011. Sarah has a Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce.  Sarah is also our Special Educational Needs and Disbilities Co-ordinator.

Our Playleaders are:

Jo Davis:  Joined our team in June 2012 has a Level 3, Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce and is our Health and Safety Officer.

Katie Cooke: Joined our team in May 2017 and has her Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce.

Our Assistants are:

Carly Jackson: Joined our team in November 2020 and is currently working towards her Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce.

All our team are fully qualified in Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene and continue to gain new skills and qualifications through regularly attending external courses.

Here is a snapshot of their depth of experience and knowledge:

Introduction to Makaton (Sign Language); Every Child A Talker communications initiative; Beyond the Baby Room – working with 2 year olds programme; National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) Maths in the Early Years; E-safety training; Working with Vulnerable Families training; Risk Assessment training; Health & Safety training.