Meet the Staff

We have a dedicated highly skilled staff team here at Whitchurch Pre-School. All the staff work very hard in their individual roles. Please take a look and meet the staff!

Our staff are constantly undertaking new and relevant training courses; we ensure all our staff are continuously developing their professional skills. Please ask for more information.

 

Marie Winnett – Pre-School Manager 

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  • Level 3 Diploma for Children & Young People’s Workforce
  • NVQ Level 2 Children’s Care, Learning & Development
  • OCN Level 2 Forest School Practitioner
  • NVQ Level 2 Business Administration
  • Paediatric First Aid training
  • Special Educational Needs training
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3
  • Safer Recruitment

Marie is also our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator.

 

Helen Roberts – Office Support & Pre-School Assistant

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Children & Young People’s Workforce
  • NVQ Level 3 Guidance
  • NVQ Level 3 Customer Services
  • NVQ Level 2 Business Administration
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Paediatric First Aid training

Helen is also our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

 

Becci Garner – Pre-School Assistant img_7543

  • BTEC National Diploma in Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing) (equivalent to Level 3)
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety
  • Paediatric First Aid training
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3

Becci is our Designated Safeguarding Lead.

 

Louise Symonds – Pre-School Assistant

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  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma in ChildCare and Education
  • CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childminding Practice
  • Equality Needs training
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety
  • Level 2 Award in Health & Safety
  • Paediatric First Aid training
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3

 

Jade Legg – Pre-School Assistant

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children & Young People’s Workforce
  • Level 3 Health & Social Care
  • Level 2 Health & Social Care
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety
  • Paediatric First Aid Training
  • Safeguarding Children, Level 2

 

Kerry Adams – Pre-School Assistant

  • BTEC National Diploma Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing) (equivalent to Level 3)
  • Safeguarding Children, Level 2
  • Paediatric First Aid Training

 

Cara Austin – Pre-School Assistant

  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety
  • BA (Hons) Degree in Textiles
  • Paediatric First Aid Training
  • Safeguarding Level 2

 

Annabel Forrest – Apprentice Pre-School Assistant

  • Studying Level 2 Certificate for the Children & Young People’s Workforce
  • Paediatric First Aid Training
  • Safeguarding Level 2
  • Food Safety Level 2

 

Bank Staff

We also regularly employ Bank Staff. These staff cover absence and sickness etc. We have regular Bank Staff that we use or alternatively we use our part time play assistants to provide supply cover. All Bank Staff have a current valid DBS check and are qualified to Level 2 or 3 in Early Years.

Volunteers
We welcome Volunteer Pre-School and Play Assistants at our Pre-School. Volunteers are subject to the same safer recruitment process as we follow when recruiting our paid staff.

We also offer work experience and placements to local students, and had a very successful placement from Woodroffe School recently.

Parent Helper Rota
We also welcome our current parents to come along and attend a session with their children regularly to lend a helping hand and to see what exciting things the children get up to at our Pre-School. Please pop your name on the rota!