Children thrive in the pre-school. They are cared for by highly skilled and attentive staff..”- Ofsted, 2020


Lead responsibility for Safeguarding and SEN for the setting.

  • Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) qualification
  • NVQ L3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development (CACHE)
  • Advanced Safeguarding – Designated Person certificate
  • Safeguarding Children certificate
  • Safeguarding: Safe Recruitment Practice
  • Prevent Duty & Channel Awareness
  • FGM Awareness & Prevention
  • SENCo Trained – (Special Educational Needs)
  • Integrated Practice & Early Support
  • Basic Food Hygiene Awareness certificate

Overall responsibility for Health & Safety with Tina Covill.


Lead Responsibility for Finance & Business Administration

  • NVQ L3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development (CACHE)
  • GDPR
  • Prevent Duty & Channel Awareness
  • FGM Awareness & Prevention

Overall responsibility for Health & Safety with Claire Mason


Karina, a mum of 3, joined the team in January 2012 and in recognition of her hard work, dedication & passion for quality childcare, Karina was promoted to Deputy Manager in September 2013 and then Manager in September 2015.

Karina completed her Level 3 childcare qualification/apprenticeship with us and continues to build her skills & knowledge by regularly attending training courses; recent training includes:

  • 12 Hour Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding Children – Designated Person
  • Two Year Old Checks
  • Writing effective observations
  • Observation, Assessment & Planning
  • Early identification of speech and language needs
  • SENCo
  • The Key Person’s Role in Supporting Children with SEN within the setting
  • Boys Boys Boys

The Team

Deputy Manager: Donna Wilsmore(L3)

Pre-School assistant: Lauren Evan (L3)

Pre-School assistant: Vanessa Moore (L3)

Pre-school assistant : Kayley Harris (L2)

Data & Administration Support Manager: Amy Cranwell

Finance Assistant: Caren Ambler


The Breakfast Club and After school club is managed on a day-to-day basis by Karina Saunders ( Pre-school manager ) and Lauren Evans, Donna Wilsmore & Jenny Perrett.

The Team

Manager: Karina Saunders (L3)

Pre-School assistants / part time managers : Donna Wilsmore(L3),Lauren Evans (L3),Jennifer Perrett (L3)

Pre-school & After school club assistant: Kayley Harris (L2)

After school club assistants : Ella Mason, Neve Mason, Emily Thompson