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 and Designated Child Protection person with a Level 3 Child Workforce Qualification and over ten 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 during their time at Pre-School.
Jenny is our brilliant new Deputy Manager. She's passionate about early years education with eight years experience of working with young children and has gained a level 6 qualification in early childhood studies. She enjoys seeing children's confidence and self pride grow as they learn and develop new skills. She is keen to provide new and engaging enquiry based experiences for children that encourage questioning and conversation.
Fiona has been a practitioner at Elsworth Pre-School for ten years and holds a Level 2 qualification. 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.
Catherine, is our lovely level 3 qualified Pre-School Practitioner. She has a calm and caring nature. Catherine joined the Pre-School last year, returning to work with early years after a career break raising her own children.
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 - Kirstin Bicknell
Secretary - Clodagh Askham
Treasurer - David Micallef