Georgia – Pre-School Manager
Georgia holds a BA (Hons) in Professional Studies of Learning and Development alongside Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). She has been a member of the team since 2012, having initially started as the Deputy Manager. She is one of the settings Designated Safeguarding Leads and oversees the day-to-day management of the setting. Georgia currently works Monday to Wednesday.
Emily – Assistant Deputy & Key Person
Emily is a Level Three Early Years Educator. Emily is the key person for all children in the blue group and is here full time. Emily oversees the day-to-day running of the After School Club. She is also our Letters & Sounds Co-Ordinator, whereby she plans fortnightly activities to support the children’s communication and literacy development.
Ann – Bank Staff
Ann is a Level Three Practitioner and has worked at the setting since 2005. Having stepped down from her former role as a key-person, Ann now works on an ad-hoc basis when staff shortages occur due to training courses, sickness and such like.
Maisy – Level Two Apprentice
Maisy is currently studying towards her Level Two Diploma for Early Years Practitioners. Maisy works at pre-school full time, Monday to Friday. 80% of her time is spent with the children in the classroom, and 20% of her time with us is theory based learning whereby she completes various pieces of work and online training.
Jo Garlick – Deputy Manager and Key Person
Jo is our deputy manager, and holds a Level Three Qualification. She is one of three key-people, and is responsible for the children in the green group. Jo is our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO), and one of the settings Designated Safeguarding Leads. Jo is our longest standing member of staff, having been here since 2003! Jo currently works Tuesday to Friday.
Elaine – Key Person
Elaine is a Level Three practitioner with many years of experience in a similar setting. Elaine works part-time hours (Tuesday to Thursday) within the setting and at our after school club. Elaine is the key person for the yellow group. She has additional training in several areas, including: Boys Learning, Early Language Development and Science Activities.
Katherine – Bank Staff
Katherine is a Level Two practitioner, and works at pre-school as a member of bank staff. She provides cover for those who may be ill, on a training course, attending a meeting outside of pre-school and such like. Katherine has been a member of the team since 2017.
Sarah – Individual Needs Assistant (INA)
Sarah has lots of training and experience working alongside children with varying needs. Alongside supporting the needs of individual children in the setting, she is currently studying towards her Level 3 Early Years Qualification. Sarah works closely with the SENCO and other professionals outside of the setting to ensure the development of the children is well upheld.