Staff

Strawberry Hill

Pres-chool

THE TEAM

Hello and welcome, our names are Lisa Neagle and Rowena Brimacombe and together we have 28 years experience in childcare.

We have been friends for over 19 years and have worked together as childcare providers for 16 years. We take pride in our work and aim together to help children lay the foundations for their future.

Together we completed our Foundation Degree in The Early Years with The Open University.


All staff members hold an enhanced DBS check as part of our safer recruitment processes.


We ensure our staff progress their learning and skills through on-going personal professional development, and they are expected to attend a number of mandatry training sessions each year. 


LISA NEAGLE

BUSINESS MANAGER

OWNER

LEVEL 5 QUALIFIED

ROWENA

BRIMACOMBE

EDUCATION MANAGER

OWNER

LEVEL 5 QUALIFIED

HAYLEY

PRESCHOOL MANAGER & SEN-CO

LEVEL 4 QUALIFIED

I have been at Strawberry Hill Pre-school since 2012.


I have two children of my own. I am extremely passionate about my role at the pre-school.


Along my professional journey I have discovered that I thorougly enjoy working with children who have additional needs, I therefore trained in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and I also went on further to study 'Working with children with Down Syndrome and Autism.

I am now the Lead SEND Coordinator and Chief First Aider.

I have also completed my Level 4 Childcare with the Open University, am qualified in Safeguarding and Food Hygiene.

GEMMA

NURSERY PRACTITIONER

NVQ 3 QUALIFIED

I joined Strawberry Hill Pre-school in April 2017.

I have completed my NVQ Level 3 in Childcare while working at the pre-school. I have also trained in Safeguarding Level 2 and Food Hygiene Level 2.  

I have two children of my own, so I have plenty of experience of preschool aged children. I would like to think that I am nurturing and fun. 

SHEILA

AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT MANAGER

NVQ 3 QUALIFIED

I am a mum of one daughter and have been working with chidlren for many years as a Nanny, and also in playgroup work for 14 years.

I thoroughly enjoy working with children and helping them through their learning journey.


I am NVQ Level 3 trained and have First Aid training, Safeguarding and Prevent Duty

HAYLEY

LSA & SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT

LEVEL 2 QUALIFIED

I joined Strawberry Hill Breakfast and After-school Club in September 2020.

I hold a Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification and I have obtained Level 3 Safeguarding. My passion is working with children with special educational needs and I have many years of experience of working as a 1:1 Learning Support Assistant.
Working with children is very rewarding and I feel very privileged to have a job that I enjoy and love.

I have also completed Safeguarding, First Aid and Prevent Duty training.

JO

BREAKFAST & AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB MANAGER

QUALIFIED TEACHER STATUS (QTS)

After gaining a BA in Educational Studies with a teaching certificate I decided teaching in a classroom wasn’t for me, so I became a nanny, which I have done for 18 years.


My Strawberry Hill Clubs position allows me the freedom to use my various creative skills and love of interacting with children to help provide fun activities during the clubs.


I also run a Girlguiding Brownie unit in central Twickenham that I have led for over 15 years.


I am trained in First Aid, Safeguarding, Fire Safety and Food Hygiene.

MELISSA

FINANCE MANAGER

Hi, I’m Melissa and I work as the Financial Manager for the pre-school.  I’m married with two secondary school age children and we all live in Hampton.  I have worked for the pre-school since 2015. In the past I have worked for Holmes Place and David Lloyd in membership administration and customer service. Strawberry Hill Pre-school is a very happy workplace and we all gel together to hopefully provide the best possible environment for the little ones who attend.

JO

NURSERY PRACTITIONER & BREAKFAST & AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB MANAGER

LEVEL 4 QUALIFIED

I have been with Strawberry Hill Pre-school since it opened in 2010.


I have two children and have also worked with children as a volunteer at Rainbows. I have also previously worked in adult mental health.

I thoroughly enjoy woking with children and am quickly able to build up a good rapport with them. I am trained in Makaton and enjoy helping children to develop their speech and language skills.


I have also completed a Safeguarding and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities course. 


I feel very lucky to be doing a job I truely love.

ROXANNE

NURSERY PRACTITIONER

NVQ 3 QUALIFIED

I joined the team in November 2017. I am NVQ Level 3 Qualified in Childcare, and have also trained in First Aid, Safeguarding and Food Hygiene.


I have worked with children previously in different types of nursery settings. I enjoy working and having fun with the children.

I am a mum of 2 children and am passionate about helping children in their learning journey.

SOPHIE

PRESCHOOL ASSISTANT & SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT

From my late teens I have always loved looking after children, and started doing some babysitting and school pick ups for a few local families.


This sparked my passion for wanting to do this in a more professional capacity.

joined the team in September 2020, while on a placement year from university.

I have also completed Safeguarding, and am looking into doing an Early Years Foundation Stage and Child  Development course. 


GABRIELLE

SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT

I am currently a Sixth Form student at Waldegrave studying A Level Music, English Literature and Psychology.


I am thoroughly enjoying my role within the school clubs and being part of the Strawberry Hill Pre-school team.


I am DBS certified and have completed my Safeguarding training.

LINDSAY

SCHOOL CLUB SUPERVISOR

NVQ 3 QUALIFIED

I joined the Breakfast & After- school Club team in Sept 2020.


I hold a Level 3 qualification in Chlidcare, learning & development. I also have certificates in first aid, safeguarding & food hygiene. I am currently enrolled on an online course studying children’s mental health.
I have been employed as a nanny for the past 15 years & also held the position of Room Leader in a nursery school.
Safe to say, I love caring for little people.

ROSEMARY

NURSERY NURSE & BREAKFAST & AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT

I joined the team in March 2014. I have many years of experience working with children in different roles and enviromnents and have an excellent understanding of their needs and development.


I have a very caring nature and helping children has always come very naturally to me.


I have completed courses in First Aid, Safeguarding and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

I am about to start my NVQ 2 in Childcare.



SUE

AFTER SCHOOL CLUB MANAGER

NVQ 3 QUALIFIED

I am the proud mum of 2 grown up sons. I enjoy the outdoors and especially walking and cycling. My family and friends are important to me and I often see them to socialise.


I completed my NVQ Level 3 in Childcare whilst my own children were young. I have been lucky to have worked with children ever since. I also have completed training in First Aid, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding, Data Protection and Prevent Duty.

CAROLINE

NURSERY NURSE & BREAKFAST CLUB ASSISTANT

I joined the team in September 2017 and have completed First Aid, Safeguarding 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 due to start my NVQ Level 2 Childcare qualification this November .

JACK

BREAKFAST & AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB SPORTS COACH

BTEC LEVEL 2

I joined the team in September 2019 after completing my final year at Kingston College gaining a BTEC Level 2 in Coaching and Leadership, plus a Distinction Star for OCR Level 2 Extended Certificate in sport. 

I’m a qualified First Aider and have obtained FAA Level 3 Safeguarding and Advanced Safeguarding Children Level 2 qualifications.


I’m passionate about coaching children and encouraging them to get the most from participating in physical activity.

In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, watching football and supporting Chelsea! 

ELENA-ROSE

BREAKFAST & AFTER- SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT

I am currently at college studying my second year in Travel.

I joined Strawberry Hill Pre-school during June 2020 to help during the COVID pandemic. 

Since September I have been working at the Breakfast and After-school Club and really enjoy it.

I am thinking to change my line of study to an NVQ Level 2 in Childcare.

I quite enjoy working with children with additional needs.

I completed Safeguarding Level 2 and Prevent Duty. I have also completed First Aid.

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