Meet the Team

Shurdington Pre-School currently employs 11 members of staff. This includes nine permanent staff in our Core Team, our Manager and one additional member on our Relief Team.

We all hold CRB checks and have attended Child Protection Training, Paediatric First Aid Training and Food Hygiene Qualifications.

All staff at Shurdington Pre-School attend regular Continuous Professional Development based on new ideas and strategies in the Early Years sector both in Gloucestershire and nationwide.

Kelly is our Play Leader holding a Level 3 NVQ in Childcare, Learning and Development. She started her journey with Shurdington Pre-School as a parent 12 years ago, becoming an employee a year later whilst she worked towards her NVQ’s. Kelly’s two sons have both attended the Pre-School.

Nicola is our Manager who works in the setting and mainly deals with funding, invoicing, sessions and will process all of your information when you join us to make sure we know everything about the children before they start with us.

Sam is the Deputy Playleader, Room Lead for Caterpillars and has a Level 3 NVQ in Childcare, Learning and Development. Sam is also our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo).  Also a past parent, Sam was inspired by rota duties, and so took up childcare as a profession.

Dot is our Room Lead for Butterflies who brings a wealth of creativity and musicality to the team. She holds a BEd Honours and has achieved Early Years Teacher Status.

Penny is a Early Years Educator in Butterflies. She holds a Level 3 NVQ in Childcare, Learning and Development and is our Health and Safety Officer. Penny has been with us since volunteering at Pre-School when her son attended several years ago.

Jane is our 1-1 Support providing specialist support to children with additional needs. Jane holds a Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Primary Education and over 20 years of SENDCo experience.

Jemma joined us this year to help in Butterflies, has a Level 2 Childcare Qualification and has enjoyed getting to know all our children’s personalities.

Flo is an Early Years Educator in our Caterpillar Room and has an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development and her children have attended the Pre-School too.

Lynn works part time in our Caterpillar Team. She previously worked as Play Leader at another Playgroup and has a Level 3 NVQ in Childcare, Learning and Development.

Alura recently started at our Pre-School as part of an Apprenticeship Scheme so she is learning from all of our Caterpillar Children and being mentored by our Staff and the local College.

Lynn B has started with us in the last few months to help out when we need to cover staff training or illness and has been a great help. She worked for nearly 20 years at another Pre-School where she gained her Level 3 qualification before joining us.

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