Staff

The Pre-School has a dedicated team of staff who all hold Registered Childcare qualifications. all staff are first aid trained, and attend termly courses to update skills and knowledge. All the staff have children who have attended the Pre-School and many were committee members prior to joining the team. We have a pool of emergency staff, all of whom are DBS checked.

 


Chantael Brookshaw (Supervisor)
Chantael Brookshaw (Supervisor)Chantael joined the Pre-School in February 2004. She is NVQ Level 4 qualified. Since September 2006 Chantael has worked in partnership with Mia to lead our strong team and provide the children with the best start possible in their educational journey. Chantael is leading the preschool in its journey to achieve the highest standards possible.


 

Mia Pullen (Supervisor)
Mia Pullen (Supervisor) Mia joined the playgroup in May 2003. She has enjoyed sharing the role of Supervisor with Chantael since September 2006. She is NVQ Level 4 qualified. Mia brings calmness and warmth to the Pre-School along with strong leadership skills and excellent working knowledge of Early Years Foundation Stage.


 

Julie Doo (Deputy Supervisor)
Julie Doo (Deputy Supervisor)Julie joined the team September 2000. She is NVQ Level 3 qualified. Julie supports Chantael and Mia as the deputy Supervisor  and is also our trained Inclusion Co-ordinator. Julie enjoys building strong relationships with her keyworker children and their families. She is a great asset to the team.


 

Rebecca Connolly
Rebecca is a warm, kind and nurturing person who enjoys supporting children to explore their imagination. She is qualified NCFE LEVEL 3. Rebecca joined the team in March 2015

 


 

Allison Gardner
Allison GardnerAllison returned to our team after a 2 year break in Dec 2013. She is NVQ level 3 trained and is our equal opportunities coordinator and helps us meet the diverse needs of all our children and their families.


 

Kerry Brown Standing
Kerry BrownKerry joined the team in September 2006. She has a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare. She is kind, caring and sympathetic to the childrens’ needs. She has a particular strength in arts and crafts. Her talents are invaluable for Christmas Nativities and she is an inspiration to the children.


 

Sammy McGuire
Sammy McguireSammy Joined the team in November 2011 she is NVQ3 qualified, Sammy has a caring nature and is very keen to support and motivate the children’s learning through play.

 


 

Karen HigginsKaren Higgins
Karen joined our team in November 2011 as our Emergency Staff. She is qualified Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and is a valuable member of the team bringing fresh ideas and enthusiasm.


 

Chrissy Szwarc

 

Chrissy joined the team in September 2016, she is currently running the Preschool Toddler & Baby Group.