Meet The Team

The experienced caring staff provide the children with a happy and safe learning environment. The team hold current first aid qualifications and they are all DBS checked at Enhanced Level.

Horsford Pre-School Management Committee (HPSMC)
The Pre-School is run by an elected Committee, which ensures that major decision making is in the hands of the parents who use the group. The Committee is responsible for reviewing both policy and practice and for the employment and appraisal of members of staff. The Committee also organises fundraising events throughout the year.

Everyone is welcome to join the Committee and bring their skills/ideas/experiences, whatever they may be, to support the Pre-School. If you are interested in joining the Committee then please get in touch to discuss the possibilities in more detail.

The 2018-19 Committee

  • Chairperson Marie Hall
  • Secretary Karen Palmer
  • Treasurer Emma Brown
  • Lisa Colman
  • Faye Elms
  • Lesley Turner

Staff Members

Naomi – Childcare Practitioner

Experience:

I qualified in 1998 with a Level 3 National Diploma in Childhood Studies and joined Horsford Preschool in May 2018.

Favourite Children’s Film:

Toy Story

Favourite Children’s Book:

‘Owl Babies’ – Martin Waddell

Favourite Children’s Activity:

Construction toys, especially Lego!

Things I enjoy doing when I’m not at work:

Reading, cycling and walking my dog.

Nikki – Childcare Practitioner

Experience:

I qualified in 2016 with a Level 2 Certificate for Children’s and Young Persons Workforce and joined Horsford Preschool in May 2018.

Favourite Children’s Film:

Moana

Favourite Children’s Book:

‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ – Michael Rosen

Favourite Children’s Activity:

Arts and crafts

Things I enjoy doing when I’m not at work:

Spending time with my family and socialising as well as gardening.

 

 

 

Michelle – Pre-School Manager

Experience:

I qualified in 2008 with a Level 3 National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and joined Horsford Preschool in September 2018.

Favourite Children’s Film:

Paddington

Favourite Children’s Book:

‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ – Eric Carle

Favourite Children’s Activity:

Arts and crafts

Things I enjoy doing when I’m not at work:

Spending time with my family and friends and reading.

 

Lisa – Deputy Manager

Experience:

I qualified in 2012 with a Level 4 NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and joined Horsford Preschool in November 2006.

Favourite Children’s Film:

Tangled

Favourite Children’s Book:

‘The Famous Five’ – Enid Blyton

Favourite Children’s Activity:

Arts and crafts

Things I enjoy doing when I’m not at work:

Spending time with my family and socialising as well as reading.

Cathy – Childcare Practitioner

Experience:

I am currently studying towards a Level 2 Certificate for Children’s and Young Persons Workforce and joined Horsford Preschool in April 2016.

Favourite Children’s Film:

The Little Mermaid

Favourite Children’s Book:

‘Dinosaurs in the Supermarket!’ – Timothy Knapman

Favourite Children’s Activity:

Messy play!

Things I enjoy doing when I’m not at work:

Gardening and watching history documentaries.