We have a number of members of staff at the preschool; Andrea Gibbs, Helen Retter and Heather Taylor are responsible for the day to day care of the children and running of the Preschool. Our very capable committee oversees the administration and overall management of the Preschool.
Having worked at the pre-school for many years, Andrea is well qualified to help your child thrive within the pre-school environment.
Andrea lives locally on the Blackdown Hills with her husband, two daughters and dog. Andrea loves exploring and going for walks.
At Preschool she engages the children in lots of fun and creative activities, her focus is on the children learning through exploring and enjoying themselves.
Andrea has completed her NVQ level 2 & 3 in Child Protection, has been first aid trained and has attended many more relevant courses.
Helen joined the preschool in 2018 having spent the previous 21 years working as a primary school teacher. She has enjoyed the opportunity of working with a younger age phase and is enthusiastic about providing an enjoyable learning experience for the children during the pre-school years. Helen lives in a neighbouring village with her husband and 2 daughters and enjoys doing creative activities as well as travelling. She has QTS with special reference to 3-8 years.
Heather lives in a nearby village with her son and her cat. She has worked in the Pre-school since 2016 and previously worked in another local setting. She Is passionate about teaching children, so they can grow and develop. She has a Level 2 NVQ in Early Years.
Gemma works in the preschool on days when an extra pair of hands is needed or when cover is required.
Our pre-school is run by a committee of mainly parents, who manage finance, administration and fundraising. The Committee are appointed each school year at our AGM.
Details of the current committee are available on request from the pre-school. We always welcome new members to the committee and encourage parents and families to get involved as much as possible.
Meetings are held a minimum of termly.