Our staff are a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced team who create a special environment.
Charlotte Garratt Preschool Leader - Level 3
Charlotte has been working in the early years sector for over 11 years where she has gained a wealth of experience and has a real passion for preschool education. Charlotte believes that learning should be through play and exploration and that the environment is a vital factor in supporting child-led play. Charlotte is also an advocate for outdoor play and thinks that there is nothing better than making a mud pie or two and splashing in puddles!
Charlotte also has experience of working with children who have SEN and now has level 3 in SEND. She has taken on the role of our SENCo along with the role of Designated Safeguarding Person.
Lisa Jarman Play Assistant - Level 3
Affectionately known by the children as 'Mrs Lollipop', Lisa recently gained her Level 3 certification. She leads much of the planning of the weekly activities for the children, based on our theme for the term. Lisa has great rapport with the children and is always full of wonderful new ideas to keep them inspired and entertained.
Fiona Jordan Play Assistant - Level 3
Fiona has a Diploma in Pre-School Practice (Level 3) and is a qualified Paediatric First Aider. Fiona shows a natural empathy for the needs of the children and instinctively shapes each session to accommodate their characteristics. And of course she is our glitter Queen and Christmas Fairy – her enthusiasm is infectious!
Caroline Bateman Play Assistant - Level 2
Caroline joined us in 2019 and is a level 2 qualified practitioner. You will also see her friendly face at Barkway Baby and Toddler Group, which she runs at the village hall on Wednesdays.
Lauren Maynard Play Assistant - Unqualified
Lauren has a passion of making sure children are happy and cared for. She loves to be involved in play activities to help children grow and have fun. Out of preschool she spends time going on adventures with her young son.