Our Team

The Staff Team

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

Cheryl Herridge has a NVQ Level 2 and  First Aid. training.  Abbie Waters is currently studying for her Level 3 qualification.

We have been joined by two new staff members, Lorna Robinson and Sophie Davies; who both hold a level 3 qualification.

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

" Parent Mrs W, July 2020

“Thank you so much to the lovely teachers, who always go out of their way to do the very best for our little people - if only we could take you home with us!

 

Parent  Mrs L July 2019

The Management Team

Elaine Ford –

Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead. Elaine has been with the pre-school for over 25 years. She holds a Foundation degree in Early Years. Elaine is also a qualified Early Years Assessor.

Melanie Pitcher –

Deputy Manager and Deputy Safeguarding Lead. Melanie has been with the pre-school for 20 years. She holds a BA in Early Years. Melanie is also the Equalities Named Co-ordinator. In August 2016 Melanie gained her Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).

Julie Maybury –

Deputy Manager and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator. Julie has been with the pre-school for 22 years. She holds a NVQ level 3 in Early Years.

Marian Smith –

Senior Supervisor and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator. Marian has been with the pre-school for 20 years. She holds a NVQ level 3 in Early Years.

Sue Collins –

Senior Supervisor. Sue has been with the pre-school for 22 years. She holds a Diploma in Pre-school practice level 3.

Paula Long

Senior Supervisor. Paula has been with the pre-school for 12 years. She holds a NVQ level 3, and a Level 4 certificate.

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Hillside Pre-School & Early Learning Group

Hillside Road
Verwood
Dorset
BH31 7HE

01202 820679

“A high ratio of well-qualified staff work with the children.  They forge very effective partnerships with parents and other professionals, which means that all children, including disabled children, those who have special educational needs and communication difficulties, receive excellent support."
 
"The highly stimulating and extremely well-organised environment enables children to be independent and to initiate their own ideas."