Our staff team


Sarah - Pre-school Manager
Sarah joined the Pre-school in October 2019. Sarah has a BA Honours Degree in Children's Learning and Development and her Early Years Professional Status. Sarah has two sons of her own and has over 20 years experience working in childcare. Sarah is responsible for the overall running of the Pre-school, including the admissions, partnerships with parents, staff management, recruitment and working with the committee. 

Donna - Deputy Manager 
Donna began working at the Pre-school in September 2017 as a volunteer.  She was already qualified to NVQ Level 3 and had previously worked in a day care nursery and as a Nanny and then spent some time bringing up her own young family.  After a brief spell volunteering, she was offered a job at the Pre-school running the lunch club and a few months later she became a Key Person with us too.  Donna was recently promoted to Deputy Manager and she now supports Sarah in the day to day running of the Pre-school.  


Helen - Senior Early Years Practitioner and Senco 
Helen 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. Helen is the Pre-school Senco and she has been doing additional Special Educational Needs training to enhance her role.  


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. Sue also takes on an admin role for the Pre-school, supporting Sarah with some of the office tasks.


Karen - Early Years Practitioner.  Karen joined the Pre-school in September 2012  and is qualified to 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. 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 Bracknell toddler group. Ann is qualified to a Level 3 Diploma Children’s & Young People’s Workforce. 




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 began by providing us with temporary cover but now that her own children are both at school she has taken on a permanent role as a Key Person with us.


Kellie - Early Years Practitioner
Kellie started working with us in February 2019 having worked at other nurseries.  However, we already knew Kellie because she worked here after her training and left in 2005. She qualified to NVQ Level 3. Kellie is a key person to a small group of children and works 3-4 days per week.


Anu - Early Years Practitioner
Anupama or Anu, as we call her, began here in October 2018 helping at lunch club each day as well as during some of the sessions and providing cover. Anu previously worked as a support assistant for children with English as an Additional Language and so we already knew Anu through this role before she applied to work with us. Anu recently qualified as a Level 3 Early Years Practitioner and now works with us as a Key Person. 

Lesley - Cleaner
Lesley joined the Pre-school as our cleaner in 2018. Lesley is Susan's mum and she comes in when everyone has gone home to work her magic.  She makes sure our Pre-school is beautifully clean and tidy ready for the next day - which after the children's messy play and crafts is not always a quick job.