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Our Staff

Our small team of dedicated and enthusiastic staff are committed to providing the highest levels of childcare to support your children through their early years. We are constantly updating our training, policies and procedures to maintain our existing high standards.

All Our staff are First Aid Trained and have taken Food Safety Manufacturing Level 2 training, as well as completed courses on Safeguarding and Manual handling. All our staff are DBS checked.

Lucy MacLeod


19 Years Childcare experience

Level 3 Diploma Children and Young people’s workforce.

Level 2 Qualified in Children’s care, Learning and Development

Level 3 Parenta Management Trained

First Aid Paediatric 

Qualified witness support officer (Crown court)

DSL Lead


Sophie Thornton

Deputy Manager

Tiger Group Keyworker.

Designated SENCO, DSL.

12 years’ experience within childcare.

Level 3 Diploma Children and Young people’s workforce.

Level 2 Qualified in Children’s care, Learning and Development.

Qualifying SENCO\inclusion Manager Training.

Understanding children and young people’s mental health level 2.

Understanding Autism level 2.

Supporting children with SEND in the Early years Level 2.

Mary – Zebra Group Keyworker.

Specialises in Communication and has completed courses such as Makaton, Supporting speech and language difficulties.

21 Years’ experience working with children.

Level 2 qualified in early years care and Education.

Speech, Language and Communication level 2.

Supporting Early Language Development level 2

Reflective Practice in Early years level 2.

Theresa -  Elephant Group Keyworker

44 years experience with working within Childcare.

NNEB certificate Level 4.

NVQ in Children's Care , Learning and Development.

Early Years Mark Making Level two.

Child Protection Level 2.

Supporting Children With SEND.

SENCO Trained.

British Nutrition Foundation Stage.

Mandy – Giraffe Group Keyworker

24 years experience with working with children.

Childrens' care, Learning and Development Level 2.

Level 3 Diploma Children and Young Peoples' Workforce.

ADHD Awareness Level 2.

Working with Children with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Level 2.

Hayley - Room Assistant

2 years Experience within Childcare.

4 years Experience within social care.

Help out with meal times and nap times.

Keep the Preschool clean and tidy.

Communicating and giving feedback to parents during handovers and through documented development reports.

Claire - One-to-one support

One-to-one SEN Assistant.

Previous committee Member.

Headcase concussion Trained, Level 3. 

Volunteer first aider for under sevens Rugby.

Layla – One-to-one support

One-to-one SEN Assistant.

2 years volunteer experience with supporting adults and children with SEN.

Personal Experience with SEN needs and disabilities.

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