Staff

Each session is run by at least two supervisors and two other members of staff (either supervisors or assistants). This gives a high adult to child ratio of at the very least 1:4 for under threes and 1:8 for the over threes.

All members of staff are DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service), have current paediatric first-aid qualifications and regularly attend relevant courses to further their skills. 

Staff involved with snack times have food hygiene level 2 qualifications.

 

Supervisors
Paula

Kirby-Norridge

Pre-School Manager. Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner, Policies and Procedures. Over 20 years’ experience at New Marston Pre-School.
Viv

Westwood

Deputy Manager. Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner, Safeguarding Officer. Over 10 years’ experience at New Marston Pre-School.
Mandy Whitehouse Senior Level 3 Practitioner. Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner, Communication, Language Literacy Co-ordinator. Over 10 years’ experience at New Marston Pre-School.
Alison Smith Level 3 Practitioner
Sarah Smith Level 3 Practitioner
Play Assistants and Lunchtime Supervisors
Debbie Walton Over 10 years’ experience at Pre-School and former Chair of the Pre-School committee
Yasmeen Akhtar Level 2 Practitioner. Level 2 qualified Early Years Practitioner, SEN one-to-one support worker.
Terri Blinman Classroom Assistant
Donna Morgan Classroom Assistant
Jilly Beesley Volunteer Play Assistant and local grandma
Pre-School Administrator
Louise Rosenberg Finance and Admissions Co-ordinator

 

All staff members have had considerable experience in their field and the majority are parents or grandparents of children who have previously attended the Pre-School.