Sarah BilsonPlay leader – Sarah Bilson

Sarah has worked for our pre-school since 1999 and has been our playleader since 2003. Sarah has a DPP National Diploma level 3 and qualifications in special needs and first aid. She also has training in behaviour management, child protection, management , safeguarding children, data protection, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and observation, assessment & planning.

Jane StapleforthDeputy play leader – Jane Stapleforth

Jane joined us in September 2009 and has completed her NVQ level 3 in Early Years. She has training in first aid, food hygiene and behaviour management.


Toni BakerPlay assistant – Toni Baker

Toni has been with us since 2012. She has an NVQ level 3 in Early Years.   She also has specialist training in first aid and safeguarding children.


DSC02968  Administration & Support Manager – Sarah Tennant

Sarah joined us in March 2014 and is responsible for pre-school’s administration including policies and procedures, meeting and event organisation, parent and staff communications, website management and HR support.

Staff training

All our staff receive regular and on-going training and have annual appraisals.


Our registration allows us to have 26 children and our ratio is one adult to eight children over three years.

Special needs

Our staff have received SENCO training, which is updated on a regular basis. We  ask all parents to fill in a registration form about their child and any special requirements they may have, including any medical conditions, dietary requirements and special educational needs. This information is kept confidential and on a need-to-know basis. The staff and committee will endeavour to work with you to ensure that we can give your child the best possible care in your absence.


All parents are welcome to come and join us for a pre-school session.

This gives parents an excellent insight into how their child is learning and also provides an opportunity to chat to the play leaders and view the children’s workbooks.