Staff

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, Prevent Duty 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, Prevent Duty 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

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.

MILLIE

ST JAMES AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT


My name is Milly and I am currently a student at Waldegrave school. I study Biology, Chemistry and Maths A-levels, which I thoroughly enjoy. I also have a part time job at the maple leaf pharmacy and in my spare time swim and play piano.

My younger siblings went to Strawberry Hill Preschool so it is great to be now working for Strawberry Hill.  I thoroughly enjoy working with the children at St James.

I have completed Safeguarding level 2.

ROSE

ST JAMES AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT


Hi, I'm Rose. 

I am in my second year of sixth form.


I joined Strawberry Hill preschool in September 2021, and I have been working at the After School Club. I have done a two week work experience placement at a local primary school and really enjoy working with children.

 

I have completed level 2 advanced safeguarding for children. 

FRANCIS

ST RICHARD REYNOLDS AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT


My name is Frances and I go to st Richard Reynolds, I study Physical education, psychology and business studies. My main hobby is football as I train and play each week. I am a goalkeeper and have been since  I was 10. I enjoy football because it is a release from schoolwork and gives me a chance to be active.

I enjoy playing sports with the children and thoroughly enjoy the challenges and physical acitivity that everyday brings working at the school club.

I have completed Safeguarding level 2

SUZIE

ST JAMES & ST RICHARD REYNOLDS AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT


Hi there my name is Suzie. 

I am currently studying psychology and criminology at Westminster university. I enjoy spending time with friends and family as well as travelling. 

I have worked for Strawberry Hill Preschool for a few years now starting at St Richard Reynolds Breakfast Club.  I then expanded to After School Care and preschool work.  I enjoy working with the children.  Each day brings  a new challange.


I have completed Safeguarding Level 2 and Prevent Duty training.

SARAH

MELISSA

FINANCE MANAGER

Hi, I’m Melissa and I work as the Finance Manager for Strawberry Hill Preschool. 

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 ensure we 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, Prevent Duty 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, Prevent Duty 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.

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.

LINDSAY

SCHOOL CLUB MANAGER

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.

KATIE

ST JAMES AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT


My name is Katie Forward. I am a student at Waldegrave Sixth Form, studying Psychology, Philosophy and Ethics and Geography and hope to go on to study Psychology at university. When I am not studying or working, I love to experience the creative arts, seeing art exhibitions and going to the theatre and music concerts. 


I enjoy working with the children and I have completed Safeguarding level 2



EVIE

ST JAMES AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT


Hi, I’m Evie.
I am in my second year of sixth form at Waldegrave sixth form.
I have recently joined The After School Club. I really enjoy working with the kids and how everyday is different. I also do coaching for children on the weekend.
I have recently undertaken Safeguarding level 2 training and I enjoy lots of extra curricular activities mainly hockey which I spend most of my spare time doing.

VICTORIA

NURSERY PRACTITIONER

LEVEL 2 QUALIFIED


I’m Victoria Lazaro and
I was absolutely thrilled to be offered a position at Strawberryhill preschool after my son attended there.

I had previously worked as a LSA in a primary school for over 10 years and specialised in working with children with SEN and children with English as a second language.  I am level 2 qualified in Childcare, Learning and Development as well as Level 2 in Understanding Autism I have completed Safeguarding level 2.



CHANTAL

ST RICHARD REYNOLDS AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT


Hello, my name is Chantal. I have been working at the After School Club since September and have been really enjoying it.

In my free time I like reading and painting.

I am currently a student at St Richard Reynolds and studying A level Psychology, Media and Sociology.

I have completed Safeguarding level 2.



JOSIE

ST RICHARD REYNOLDS AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT


I’m studying at St Richard Reynolds Sixth Form in year 12.

I’m studying PE, Psychology and Geography.

I am enjoying the work experience at the After School Club and enjoy working with the young children.

ERIN

ROSEMARY

NURSERY NURSE & BREAKFAST & AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT

LEVEL 2 QUALIFIED

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, Prevent duty and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.


PHOEBE

St JAMES AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT


I’m Phoebe, a mother of a feisty four year old daughter who keeps me very busy day to day!


I’ve worked with children for many years, from nannying, babysitting and volunteering.  A personal highlight was when I moved abroad to Zanzibar in my mid twenties and taught English to disadvantaged children out there. I love to travel and can’t wait to take my daughter on some adventures in the future..

I have completed level 2 safeguarding for children.

CAROLINE

NURSERY NURSE & BREAKFAST CLUB ASSISTANT

LEVEL 2 QUALIFIED

I joined the team in September 2017 and have completed First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent Duty 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.


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 enjoy working with children with additional needs.

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

POPPY

ST JAMES AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT


My name is Poppy and I am studying A levels at Waldergrave School for Girls.  I am currently studying a science, Psychology and georgraphy.


I joined the After School club in September and enjoy working with the young children.  I have completed Safeguarding level 2 which was an interesting course.



AIDA

TWICKENHAM PREP AFTER SCHOOL CLUB MANAGER


I have worked at the After School Club for many years helping to look after the children.  When Strawberry Hill took over in 2019, I was asked to join the team and later on I was asked to Manage the setting.  I really enjoy my role and I thoroughly enjoy working with the children.

I am currently coming to the end of my Level 2 qualification.

I also work at the TPS as a chef in the kitchen so I am really famililar with the school.

I have complated First Aid, Safeguarding, Food Hygiene and Prevent Duty training.

JULIE

ST JAMES BREAKFAST AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT AND SENCO


My name is Julie and I have worked at St James School in the George Tancred Centre for many years.  I enjoy working with children with additional needs.  It is a very rewarding role.


I recently joined The After School Club at St James as I wanted more hours and as I have seen the Breakfast club and After School Club work so well I was glad when a position came up.

I have completed my Safeguarding training and First Aid.  I have also completed Social learning,  Team Teach and PDA.

AVA

ST RICHARD REYNOLDS AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT


My name is Ava and I’m studying A levels at St Richard Reynolds. I’m currently studying media, English literature, economics and Spanish.
I started working at the after school club at st Richard Reynolds In September and really enjoy it!  I have completed Safeguarding training.



HANNAH

ST RICHARD REYNOLDS AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANT


My name is Hannah Topping. I go to St Richard Reynolds Sixth Form. I am studying P.E, biology, maths and further maths. I have danced since I was 4 and love to play lots of sports.  I recently started at the After School Club and enjoy the work experience and working with the children.