Laura is a qualified Level 3 teaching assistant who started working at St Peter's Preschool in January 2014. Laura has many years experience working with Early years children and previously worked in a private day nursery for 6 years.
Natasha is a mum of three and just beginning her childcare career.She has already completed some core training subjects such as paediatric first aid. Prior to joining us in 2017 Natasha worked at an engineering company and studied for a 2 year qualification on administration.
Magda is a qualified Level 3 teaching assistant who joined St Peters Preschool in 2009. Prior to joining us she worked with rehabilitation of childrens mental health and is qualified in alternative medicine therapy. Magda has also completed a training course for physical development.
Liz very kindly volunteers one day a week and supports the children's learning through play. Liz works closely with Bradfield C of E primary school and helps to provide strong links between us. Liz has volunteered at St Peter's preschool since 1988!!
Charlotte is a qualified level 3 teaching assistant who joined us in October 2017 to provide some 1:1 support. She has over 15 years childcare experience and has worked in both nursery settings and also as a childminder as well as running her own toddler group.
Tina Collins (Supervisor and SENCO)
Tina ran a toddler group for 3 years before joining St. Peter’s Pre-School in 2007, gaining her childcare qualifications and other relevant training along the way. She became Level 3 qualified in 2009, then went on to become our SENCO in 2010 and even managed to squeeze in a diploma in child psychology gaining a distinction grade! Tina also has a speech therapy qualification, had ASD training and recently gained a SENCO level 4 qualification.
Wendy McAtee (Deputy Supervisor)
Wendy is a qualified Level 3 teaching assistant with many years of childcare experience. Wendy joined St Peter's in 2016 but has previously worked in schools as a 1:1 support assistant as well as working for the Home Start scheme, supporting families in need. Wendy spent three years in China where she volunteered at a local orphanage.
Margaret has kindly volunteered for St Peter's since 2008 and prepares the children's snack.
Laura joined St Peter's in 2016 as the Administrator working with both the Staff Team and Committee ensuring that all administrative duties including the Early Years grant are completed. Prior to working for St Peter's Laura worked at Stryker UK for 10 years in a range of operational roles before taking a career break to bring up her two boys.
The Pre-School is managed by a voluntary committee of parents: all members of the committee are elected at the Annual General Meeting, held every May. The Committee is responsible for managing the employed staff, managing the finances, fundraising, advertising for the preschool and ensuring the Pre-School meets Ofsted’s requirements.
The committee for 2018/2019 are:
Claire Gladwinfield (Chairperson)
Claire coordinates the meetings, supports the staff, and keeps an overview of the whole organisation. She is the person registered with OFSTED.
Blaire Brodie (Vice- Chair)
Blaire supports Claire with her tasks as Chairperson.
Dave Doole (Treasurer)
Dave deals with all the finances for the preschool.
Beth Culver (Secretary)
The secretary supports Laura with taking minutes from the meetings and keeping all records of the meetings.
Deniz Ege Thorpe (Parent Representative)
Deniz is the key person for communication with parents between the staff and committee. She handles all the uniform orders, working with Tina (supervisor).
Grace Webb (Health & Safety Representative)
The Health and safety representative deals with any health and safety issues that arise. They are also responsible for checking the stock of the first aid box and accident files.
Wendy McAtee (Staff Representative)
Wendy advises the committee of staff issues.
Tina Collins (Supervisor)
Tina keeps the committee posted on all developments of the preschool.
Rev. Jules Gadsby (Vicar (PCC))
Jules advises the committee and keeps the link with St Peter’s Church close.
Natasha Howlett, Liz Barry and Joanna Etherington(PCC)
The committee have 3 members who are PCC representatives; they advise and encourage a Christian ethos within the preschool.
Emma Rolfe and Mair Landry (Fundraising)
The fundraising team are responsible for organising all fundraising events and welcomes ideas for new ways to raise money for the preschool.
Alison Smith, Naomi Carle and Pippa Green (General Members)
Our general members support all members of the committee
whether it be fundraising events or helping out with other responsibilities.