Our Staff

CATHY DOLAN  – Office Manager – Cathy initially joined Pre-school as a parent in 2000, quickly becoming a member of our committee.  She began working for the setting in 2002.   Cathy holds an NVQ3 in Early Years Childcare and Education and  an NVQ3 Work with Parents.   She has recently taken over the role of Office Manager and works all day Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and Wednesday and Friday mornings.  Cathy and Lesley work closely together to ensure the smooth running of the setting and ensuring that all policies and procedures are in compliance with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014).  Cathy is also responsible for Equality and Inclusion and is our Behaviour Co-ordinator (BECO).   Cathy is mum to two girls with her eldest studying Physiotherapy at Cardiff University.

LESLEY SHEASBY –  Pre-School Manager – Lesley began working for Pre-school in 2000 as a Pre-school Assistant.  She completed a Foundation Degree in Early Years (level 5) in July 2014 and obtained her BA (Honours) in Early Years Childcare  with the Open University in July of 2016 (level 6).    Lesley is the Designated Safeguarding Lead responsible  for Child Protection.   Lesley is responsible for the day to day running of the setting, planning in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage (2012) as well as working with Cathy to ensure all policies and procedures are followed.   She works all day Tuesday,  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Lesley has one son who is studying Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham.

RACHAEL TURNER – Deputy Manager – Rachael joined us in 2006 as a Pre-school Assistant.  She became our Senior Assistant and now holds the position of Deputy, working alongside Cathy and Lesley to provide a happy and stimulating environment for the children.  Rachael supports Lesley in planning exciting and stimulating activities for the children.  She holds an NVQ3 in Children’s Care Learning and Development as well as being the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) for the setting. Rachael has two grown up sons and a daughter.

EMMA TITCHENER – Senior Pre-school Assistant – Emma joined our team in 2015.  She completed  a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours) open  in Early Years Childcare in 2008.   Emma has responsibility for planning our Letters and Sounds activities in the setting.  She has two young sons.

CLAIRE CARROL – Senior Pre-school Assistant – Claire initially joined us in 2011 taking time off to have her daughter before leaving us just after the birth of her son in 2015.  She re-joined us in September 2016 taking on her previous role of Senior Pre-school Assistant.  Claire holds a degree in Drama and an NVQ3 Diploma for Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

LOUISE WATTIS – Pre-School Assistant – Louise has worked with us since 2009 and holds an NVQ3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.  Louise is also our Medical Needs Co-ordinator with responsibility for checking and updating children’s medication and records as well as keeping control of our library books. Louise  has two boys and a dog!

ELIZABETH MIDDLETON – Pre-school Assistant – Liz has recently joined our team.  She holds a BA in Early Years Childhood Studies which she completed in 2001.  Liz is a mum to a young son.

SARAH EDWARDS – Pre-school Assistant – Sarah has just joined our team after taking time away from nursery nursing to bring up her son and daughter.  Sarah holds an NVQ3 in early years.