Our Team

The Staff Team

The management team are assisted by supervisors Penny Johnson, Jessica Kirby, Vicky Lund, Lorna Robinson and Sarah Summers; who are all NVQ (or equivalent) level 3 qualified.

Sarah is also SENCo trained.

Cheryl Herridge and Claire Buckley have a NVQ Level 2.

Abbie Waters has a level 2 and is currently studying for her Level 3 qualification.

All staff have current First aid and Safeguarding training.

"We can't thank you enough for the exceptional care you have provided for our girls

" Parent Mrs W, July 2020

“Thank you for all you have done, especially through Lockdown and these challenging times. You have all been so selfless - we wish we could do more to thank you"

Parent Mrs B July 2021

The Management Team:


Elaine Ford -
Elaine is the Pre-school Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). She has been with the pre-school for over 28 years. Elaine has a Foundation degree in Early Years and is also a qualified Early Years Assessor.


Melanie Pitcher -
Melanie is the Deputy Manager and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL). She has been with the pre-school for over 20 years. Melanie has a BA in Early Years and is an Early Years Teacher. She is also the setting's Equalities Named Co-ordinator (ENCo).

Marian Smith -
Marian is a Senior Supervisor and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo). She has been with the pre-school for over 20 years and has a NVQ Level 3 qualification.

Paula Long -
Paula is a Senior supervisor. She has been with the pre-school for over 13 years. Paula holds a NVQ Level 3 and a Level 4 Certificate.