Our Team

Our small team of caring staff have over forty years’ experience between them, nearly all of it at our Pre-School.  Their own children came here. 

Each of them is passionate about working with children, highly qualified, and loves to provide each child with individual attention suited to their needs. 

We work hard to support disabilities and Special Educational Needs (SEN), and our team includes a designated, highly qualified SEN Co-ordinator.  All staff have regular DBS checks, continued professional development and first aid training. 

Stephanie Page

Role: Lead Practitioner 

Qualifications:  Level 5 Foundation Degree in Childcare, Learning and Development, Level 3 Certificate in Pre-School Practice 

Best bit: Making them laugh! Helping our children grow into confident individuals ready to take on “big school” and life.  

Mel Hyde

Role: Deputy Lead Practitioner and Safeguarding Officer 

Qualifications: Level 3 NVQ in Childcare, Level 4 SEN Qualification, Level 2 Certificate in Pre-School Practice 

Best bit: Supporting them to build great relationships with the adults and their new friends. 

Michelle Cook

Role: Senior Early Years Practitioner, SEN Co-ordinator 

Qualifications: Level 3 NVQ in Childcare, Level 4 SEN Qualification 

Best bit: being a customer at the children’s shop, and buying LOTS for 2 pence. 


Gina Donnelly

Role: Early Years Practitioner  

Qualifications: Level 3 Diploma in Childcare in Education 

Best Bits: Being able to share their achievements and watch them grow into independent learners

Katie Farrance

Role: Early Years Practitioner 

Qualifications: Working towards Early Years Educator Apprenticeship

Best bits: Seeing the world through their eyes. Supporting their imaginative play, which empowers them to be more creative and imaginative.

Your child’s “Key Person” 

When your child starts here, one of our team will become their “Key Person”.  Your Key person will make your child feel special, happy and cared for.    

This helps them settle in; and then it develops into a close, trusting relationship, that will nourish learning.  

This “Key Person” will also be available for you as a main point of contact: we want to work in partnership with you, and mirror your childcare practices as far as possible, to help your child feel at home here.  They will also regularly update a personalised “learning journal” for your child, using our electronic Tapestry system. You can arrange a meeting with your Key Person whenever you wish, or have an informal chat at drop-off or pick up times. This means you will be kept fully up-to-date with your child’s adventures and development.