All of our staff are DBS checked and will all be trained in SAFEGUARDING, SEND, FIRST AID AND FOOD HYGIENE as part of Strawberry Hill Pre-School compulsory training.
I am the Business Manager and responsible for Working with our parents. It is my role to keep our parents happy. I have three children and in 2003, I became a childminder. I met Rowena during this time and from day one, we realised that we wanted to open a Pre-school. I have my Early Years Foundation Degree. I am trained in SEND, SAFEGUARDING, FIRST AID, FOOD HYGIENE, MAKATON, MANAGING CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR AND KIDS (OUR VISIONS AND VALUES). I'm trained to level 5.
I enjoy running and I ran the London Marathon in 2015, raising £2000 for MS. I would like to think that I am an honest, friendly and an approachable person. DBS clear
I was a childminder for many years. I met Lisa through childminding. We always knew we wanted to open a preschool to provide childcare to our community. My role along with my dedicated team is to care and nurpture the children as well as keeping them safe and secure at all times. I have my Early Years Foundation Degree. I am also trained in SAFEGUARDING, SEND FIRST AID, FOOD HYGIENE, MAKATON, MANAGING CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR AND KIDS (OUR VISIONS AND VALUES). I'm trained to level 5.
Jo Meier (Nursery Practitioner)
Deputy Safeguarding Officer
I have two children and have also worked with children as a volunteer at Rainbows. I have also worked in adult mental health.
I am trained in SAFEGUARDING, FIRST AID AND MAKATON AND FOOD HYGIENE. SENCO COMPLETED (OCT 2014).
I have completed a Level 4 with The Open University. I enjoy working with children and enjoy my job very much. DBS Clear
Hayley Wood (Manager)
Firstaider and LEAD SEND-CO
I have two young children and wanted to get into childcare.
I enjoy my role very much at the pre-school.
I feel that I am a valued member of the team. I am caring, honest, friendly and reliable.
I have completed SEND-C0, FIRST AID, SAFEGUARDING AND FOOD HYGIENE. Along my journey I have discovered that I thorougly enjoy working with childre who have additional needs so I went on further to study 'Working with children with Down Syndrome and Autism. I am now the Lead SENCO and Chief First Aider.
I have also completed level 4 with the Open University. DBS Clear
I joined the team in March 2014 and have completed First Aid, Safeugaurding and SEND-CO. I have experience working with children. I have a very caring nature. I am thinking to start my NVQ 3. DBS clear.
I joined the team in September 2017 and have completed First Aid, Safeugaurding and Food Hygiene. I have worked with children previously, as well as within the breakfast club. I have been told that I have a lovely rapport with the children. I am looking into starting my NVQ 3. DBS clear.
I joined the team in November 2017 and will complete First Aid, Safeugaurding and Food Hygiene. I have worked with children previously in a different type of nursery setting. I enjoy working and having fun with the children. I am NVQ 3 Qualified. DBS Clear.
Gemma joined us in April 2018. Gemma started her NVQ 3 in September 2018. Gemma has completed Safeugaurding level 2 and Food hygiene level 2. I have worked in another chilcare setting. I also have two of my own young children so I have plenty of experience of preschool aged children. I would like to think that I am nurturing and fun. DBS Clear.
Jules joined us in January 2018. Jules was a resident at the preschool and also a well established childminder within the community. She then went on to work with us to acting as our walking bus. Jules joined us in the preschool in September 2018, so far she has completed Safeugaurding level 2 and Food hygiene level 2. Jules is NVQ 3 qualified and DBS Clear.