We have a high ratio of adults to children in the setting which helps us to give time and attention to each child and helps the children to experience and benefit from the activities we provide. Qualified and experienced staff are available at all times, including a First Aider. All staff have been checked by the Criminal Records Bureau./Disclosure & Barring System

Staff regularly attend training courses to continue their professional development. We also work with outside agencies (eg Speech Therapists, Special Educational Needs experts, Health Visitors, Early Years advisory Teachers).


Karen Nicholson – Manager 
(BED with Early Years, Diploma Early Years NPQH)

Kim Davies – Manager
( Foundation Degree Early Years Education; NVQ3 Early Years Care & Education)

Tracy Harris – Supervisor
(Foundation Degree Early Years Education;NVQ3 Early Years Care & Education)

Kirsty Dickman – Deputy Supervisor
(NVQ3 Early Years Care & Education)

Sally Whitcombe – Safeguarding officer
(NVQ3 Children’s Care, Leaning & Development)

Hannah Jefkins – SENDCO
(NVQ3 Early Years Care & Education)

Ruth Cove
(NVQ2 Children’s Care, Learning & Development)

Nikki Bettell

Please note that students from local schools and colleges frequently attend the Preschool to enable them to gain work experience for relevant Childcare Qualifications.