Our Staff and Committee
Our staff are fully qualified Early Years practitioners with a range of experience. They are friendly, supportive and will give your child the best start to their education. Working closely with parents they provide a happy, safe and secure environment for your child, we don't use agency staff. The Pre-School is operated by a volunteer committee which employs the staff.
Julie is the Pre-School Manager, Designated Child Protection person, SENCo and ENCO with a Level 2 and 3 Children's Workforce Qualification and over fourteen years experience at Pre-School. She has a strong vision for the setting and is passionate about the characteristics of effective learning as she believes they are the basis for life long progression. She loves playing and listening to the children; seeing their language develop. She enjoys the variety that each child brings to every day and provides caring support to the children and their families during their time at Pre-School.
Jenny is our Deputy Manager. She's passionate about early years education with nine years experience of working with young children and has gained a level 6 qualification in Early Childhood Studies and is also completing her Level 3 Forest School qualification. She enjoys seeing children's confidence and resilience grow as they learn and develop new skills, especially at the Forest School sessions. She is keen to provide new and engaging experiences for children that encourage enquiry based learning.
Fiona has been a practitioner at Elsworth Pre-School for over ten years and holds a Level 2 qualification in Early Years. She is nurturing and enjoys helping the children achieve their objectives and supporting them to be independent. She enjoys reading stories and facilitating role play with them. She has a fun loving relationship with the children.
Catherine, is our lovely level 3 qualified Pre-School Practitioner.
She has a calm and caring nature and really enjoys reading with the children and playing games with them. Catherine has been with us for over two years now; returning to work with early years after a career break raising her own children.
Bex initially joined us for work placement as she was working towards her Level 2 Childcare qualification then quickly became a staff member. She loves working with the children and is always extremely enthusiastic. She is about to start her Level 3 qualification as she is always keen to learn new things!
The Pre-School is run by a committee of parental volunteers who act as trustees. Without support from parents in these roles the Pre-School cannot operate. Each year we need parental volunteers to be on the committee to support the Pre-School and its staff. If you are able to help please contact us to be put in touch with our current chair.
Chair - Alastair Seifert
Secretary - Clodagh Askham
Treasurer - David Micallef