Staff

Lisa - Pre-school Manager.  Lisa has been involved with the Pre-school since 2003 and all three of her sons have attended. Lisa is responsible for the overall running of the Pre-school, including the admissions, partnerships with parents, staff management, recruitment and working with the committee. Lisa is our ‘Equality Named Co-ordinator’ and works hard to ensure all children and families are included and families with English as an Additional Language are supported. Lisa is a Level
6 qualified practitioner with a First Class BA Honours Degree in Children's Learning and Development.




Debbie
- Supervisor. Debbie has been involved with the Pre-school since 1995 and has had 2 children who attended. Debbie has been highly praised for working so closely with the family as a unit and helping all children to develop and flourish during their time with us.  Debbie is a Level 6 qualified practitioner with a BA Honours Degree in Special Education Needs and Inclusive Practice. Debbie is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the children’s education and care at Pre-school. She is also the groups Child Protection Officer and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator. 




Helen - 
Senior Early Years PractitionerHelen has been with the Pre-school since 2002 when her twin daughters attended. Helen is qualified to CACHE Level 3 and has completed training with ‘Jabadao’ to support children’s natural desire for whole-hearted, full-bodied movement play.  Helen's dedication to the Pre-school, patience and hard work have been hugely beneficial to the Pre-school.







Teresa - 
Senior Early Years PractitionerTeresa has been involved with the Pre-school since 1986 when we were based at the Arts Centre and she has 3 children who all attended. Teresa is adored by the parents and children for her experience and kind-hearted manner. Teresa is qualified to Diploma in Pre-school Practice (NVQ Level 3 equivalent) and regularly attends training courses for her continued professional development, for example, the ‘Jabadao’ course to support children’s natural desire for whole-hearted, full-bodied movement play. Teresa is our named adult who takes responsibility for co-ordinating our behaviour issues.



Sue - Senior Early Years Practitioner.
Sue has been working with our group since 1997 where her son also attended. Sue is qualified to NVQ Level 3. Sue has worked hard at establishing close bonds with her Key Children and she is an established and reliable member of the staff team.









Karen - Early Years Practitioner.  Karen joined the Pre-school in September 2012  and is currently working towards NVQ level 3.  Karen's two daughters both attended the Pre-school and Karen was Chairperson of our committee during that time and so knew the Pre-school well before joining us. Karen is also a registered childminder.




 
 
Ann - Early Years Practitioner.  
Ann joined the Pre-school in May 2013 having previously worked at a Pre-school in Camberley (since 2010). Ann started working with children when the youngest of her 3 children started at a local primary school. In her spare time she got involved as a parent volunteer at the school and also helped run a busy Bracknell toddler group. Ann then went on to take up the work placement at the pre-school in Camberley. Ann is qualified to a Level 3 Diploma Children’s & Young People’s Workforce. 







Chelsie - Early Years Practitioner. 
Chelsie has been with the Pre-school since July 2016.  She obtained her NVQ Level 3 qualification at Bracknell and Wokingham College and worked for us as a student placement.  After college Chelsie worked at a day care nursery in Bracknell until we tempted her to come back to us!  Chelsie is now a dedicated Key Person to a group of children, forming good bonds with children and parents.







Anna - Early Years Practitioner.
Anna joined our Pre-school team in November 2016.  She holds the 'Certificate in Early Years Practice' (Level 4).  Anna is one of two bilingual practitioners we have on the team and we all love the new Italian songs she is able to teach the children (and us!).  Anna has worked at two different nurseries prior to coming to us - one in Croydon and one in Hounslow.









Chrissie - Pre-school Assistant.  
Chrissie joined the team in the Autumn Term of 2013 to run our successful lunch club.  Chrissie was very well known to the Pre-school already.  Her son attended in 2008 and Chrissie soon joined the committee and became our Chairperson.  Chrissie’s daughter now attends the afternoon sessions.  Whilst on the committee Chrissie decided she wanted more of an insight into the Pre-school and the work with the children and completed her NVQ Level 2 and worked for us on a voluntary basis.







Susan - Early Years Practitioner. 
Susan has been with the Pre-school since July 2016.  She qualified to NVQ Level 3 and has over 12 years experience within a day care nursery where she progressed from a student up to Assistant Deputy Manager.  Susan has had a break to have her own children and has started with us as temporary cover.