We are pleased to introduce our highly qualified and wonderful Pre School team who provide a safe, stimulating environment which allows the children to play and explore, be motivated to learn and to ‘have a go’, helping them to be creative and think critically.
The Managers are Liz Milnes, who has a Foundation degree in Children and Young People's Services and has been a member of the team since September 2000 she is also our designated Safeguarding Officer. Denise Chipman joined the team in 2005 and has a degree in Business Management, and Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development and is our Special Educational Needs Coordinator.
Caroline Burnish: Deputy Manager who joined the Pre School team in May 2002. Caroline has a Diploma in Care and a Diploma in Pre-school Practice.
Our Playleaders are:
Jo Davis: who joined in June 2012 has a Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce
Sarah Bateman: who joined in September 2012 also has a Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce.
All our team are fully qualified in Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene and continue to gain new skills and qualifications through regularly attending external courses.
Here is a snapshot of their depth of experience and knowledge:
Introduction to Makaton (Sign Language); Every Child A Talker communications initiative; Beyond the Baby Room – working with 2 year olds programme; National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) Maths in the Early Years; E-safety training; Working with Vulnerable Families training; Risk Assessment training; Health & Safety training.