Due to our commitment to safeguarding children, we follow a carefully structured recruitment and selection procedure. Our pre-school staff are experienced and trained to meet children’s individual emotional and development needs and provide inclusive play and learning opportunities.
At the preschool, you and your child will receive support from an experienced member of staff responsible for your child’s individual needs, known as the ‘key person’. Although the key person will be your main point of contact, all preschool staff will be happy to feedback on your Child’s development to progress on a daily basis or discuss any concerns with you. They will also keep records of your child’s progress and achievements, which are available for you to see and contribute towards. Your child’s key person will make time to find out from you about your child’s interests, likes, dislikes and special requirements.
All our staff are first aid trained and receive regular updates on Safeguarding and child protection.
Responsible for Child Protection and Safe guarding – Lead
NNEB (Nursery Nursing Examination Board)
Debbie started work at Old Court in October 2001 and spent her working life in various childcare jobs. Initially Debbie worked as Deputy room leader in our Busy Bears room, being promoted to room leader, and then Manager in September 2008.
Deputy Manager/Curriculum Lead
Responsible for Child Protection and Safe guarding – Deputy
Busy Bears Room Leader
Early Years Teacher Status (formerly Early Years Professional Status)
Sandra started work at Old Court in May 2000 in Plus Four’s. Sandra holds an NVQ 2 in childcare and achieved EYPS through Gloucestershire University in 2009. Trained in BLAST (Boosting Language Auditory Skills and Talking).
Teddy Tots Room Leader
Trudy has worked at Old Court Pre-School since April 2003. Trudy has an NVQ 2 and an NVQ 3 in Childcare. Trudy has taken part in an Early Years Development Programme to promote children’s communication and language.
Alison started work at Old Court in February 2006 and took over the role of Administrator in October 2008 when the position became available.
SENCO (special educational needs co-ordinator)
Sarah has worked at Old Court since March 2007. Her background is in Paediatric Nursing (currently not registered). Sarah has been awarded, in July 2014, Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (CYPW), Early Learning and Childcare Pathway. Trained in BLAST (Boosting Language Auditory Skills and Talking).
Clare started work at Old Court in November 2002. Clare has Makaton levels 1 and 2, and an NVQ 2 and 3 in Childcare. Trained in BLAST (Boosting Language Auditory Skills and Talking).
Tracey has worked at Old Court since September 1994. Tracy has an NVQ 2 and NVQ 3 in Childcare.
Denise has worked at Old Court since September 1996. Denise has an NVQ 3 in Childcare.
Lorraine has an NVQ 3 in Childcare, and managed Old Court Community Pre-school for over 20 years before leaving to care for her grandchildren in 2008. Recently Lorraine has rejoined the setting as bank staff and learning support. Lorraine supervises the children during lunch time most days.
Clare started at Old Court as a bank staff member, in June 2016. Clare has completed her Early Years Diploma Level 3, in Spring 2019.
Tracy has a level 3 qualification in Early Years. Tracy has been a bank staff member at Old Court since March 2009 and now works regularly with the children in the session and during lunch times.
Anna has recently joined our staff, having previously been our setting Committee Chairperson. Anna has a degree in youth work and has previously worked with this age group. Anna is working towards a qualification in Play Therapy.
Amy has recently joined our staff as a bank staff member having previously volunteered within the setting. Amy is currently supporting some of our SEN children.
Please contact the Pre-School for more information