The Leadership Team
Rachel Lewis – Headteacher
Rachel has been the Headteacher since January 2009. Rachel is an experienced early years educator who believes strongly in the importance of quality early years provision that is delivered by qualified and experienced staff. She believes that it is important to work in partnership with parents and other agencies to ensure that children and families get the best possible start.
Christine Emmett – Deputy Head Teacher
Christine is a qualified primary school teacher who has specialised in early education. Christine is the Deputy Headteacher and the Special Needs Co-Ordinator.
Karen Molyneux – Business Manager
Karen joined the Nursery in 2008. She completed her Certificate in School Business Management in 2010. Karen loves numbers and always makes sure that we make the best use of our budgets to benefit our children and families. She looks after the building and makes sure it is safe for everyone!
Sam Pemberton – Senior HLTA
Sam is passionate about parental involvement, she delivers all our inspire sessions for children who are on the waiting list. Sam is able to help the children with their transition into nursery and also provides lots of useful information to parents about how they can support their child’s learning. Sam is responsible for delivering our family sessions at the Children’s Centre and takes a lead role in supporting the quality of our 2 year old provision.
The Office Team
Karen Milligan – Nursery Administrator
Karen is invaluable to the running of the school and ensures that everything is organized and efficient! Karen collects all the money from parents and arranges any extra sessions that you may want to purchase. The children love to visit her in the office and show her what they have been making.
Helen Bowers – Clerical Assistant
Helen is the School Clerical Assistant and helps with the smooth running of the Nursery school. Helen loves meeting all of the Children and Parents and helps to make sure they enjoy their time at Nursery. Helen helps to ensure that the community rooms are ready and organised for the groups that use them.
3 & 4 Year Old Nursery:
Sameem Minawala – Class Teacher
Sameem joined us in 2010, she is an experienced and skilled key person and is dedicated to ensuring that the children make good progress in the nursery. Sameem’s calm, sensitive unassuming approach is valued in our team. Sameem is responsible for supporting our teaching students who come to our school on placement. Sameem is a qualified Primary school teacher who over the last few years has developed her expertise in Early Years.
Louise Mills – Pastoral Worker
Louise works closely with the staff from the Nursery to ensure that our parents get all the help and support they need. Louise encourages parents to ensure their children have good attendance so they don’t miss out on all the fun and learning in nursery. Louise supports the school to ensure that children and families are safeguarded.
Stacey Ellison – Teaching Assistant
Stacey loves being with our children and ensuring that their needs are met. Stacey has worked in the nursery since 2011 and is one of our key workers.
Emily Taylor – Teaching Assistant
Emily is a key worker in the 3 & 4 Year old Provision. Emily runs the Learning To Learn intervention and is part of the Art Studio middle management team.
Kim Braddock – Teaching Assistant (Currently on Maternity Leave)
Kim supports all the Key Workers in the 3 & 4 year old provision to ensure the individual needs of the children are met. Kim often provides targeted support to children who need extra help.
Beverley Shaw – Teaching Assistant
Beverley supports all the Key Workers in the 3 & 4 year old provision to ensure the individual needs of the children are met. Beverley often provides targeted support for children who need extra help.
Natasha Witham – Teaching Assistant
Natasha is a key worker in Nursery and ensures that the Children’s learning needs are met. Natasha is responsible for literacy and maths.
Suzanne Davies – Teaching Assistant
Suzanne supports all the Key Workers in the 2, 3 & 4 year old provision to ensure the individual needs of the children are met. Suzanne is a key worker for the 2 Year olds in our pre-nursery. Suzanne loves playing and talking to the children as they explore the learning environment.
Pre – Nursery (2 Year Old):
Jodie Heyes – Room Leader (Currently on Maternity Leave)
Jodie is a key worker in charge of our 2 year old provision. Jodie is passionate about working with young children and ensures that our 2 year old’s build warm, supportive relationships with their key workers.
Karina Hardy – Teaching Assistant
Karina is a key worker in the 2 year old provision. Karina loves the outdoors and takes responsibility for this area.
Vicky Cayzer – Teaching Assistant
Vicky is a key worker in the 2 year old provision. Vicky is responsible for ensuring that Toddler Talk is delivered across the pre-nursery.
Sharon Roe – Teaching Assistant
Sharon is a key worker who ensures she builds a strong bond with her children so that their needs are met. Sharon is responsible for the art studio and loves to plan creative and exciting opportunities for our children.
Sharon Clark – Teaching Assistant
Sharon supports all the Key Workers in the 2 year old provision to ensure the individual needs of the children are met. Sharon often provides targeted support for children who need extra help.
The Premises Team
Alan Worthington – Caretaker
Alan ensures the building is clean and safe for us all to use.