Meet the team

Our team is led by a qualified Early Years Teacher with many years experience working with Pre-School children. All our experienced practitioners hold an Early Years Level 3 qualification or above. Two of our bank practitioners are qualified teachers, holding a PGCE.


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Hayley Dawson BA (Hons) PGCert EYTS

Manager, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, SENCO

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Hayley Dawson BA (Hons) PGCert EYTS

Manager, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, SENCO

I became Manager of this lovely Pre-School in June 2017, having been Deputy Manager for two years. I completed my Early Years Initial Teacher Training at Kingston University in 2017. I thoroughly enjoy managing this fantastic Pre-School and helping the children grow and learn to their full potential!

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Wendy Pearch

Deputy Manager, Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Wendy Pearch

Deputy Manager, Designated Safeguarding Lead

I am a qualified Nursery Nurse and have been working with children for the last twenty-five years! I joined the Pre-School in September 2013 and enjoy my role within this lovely team.

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Nancy Blaker

Office Manager

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Nancy Blaker

Office Manager

I enjoy the variety of my role at the Pre-School, dealing with finance, admissions, funding, staffing and the day to day running of the setting.

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Michele Roberts

Practitioner, H & S Officer

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Michele Roberts

Practitioner, H & S Officer

My two girls, who are both now in their 20's, attended St Martin's Pre-School many years ago and I have never left since! It is obvious that I thoroughly enjoy working at the Pre-School and my role helping the children to grow and develop to their best potential!

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Elizabeth Hume

Practitioner

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Elizabeth Hume

Practitioner

I joined the Pre-School in September 2018. I have many years experience working with early years children and thoroughly enjoy my role in this lovely team.

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Jo Davies

Practitioner, Behaviour Management Officer

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Jo Davies

Practitioner, Behaviour Management Officer

I joined the Pre-School in October 2009, when I started my training for my Early Years qualification.

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Saira Shahzad

Practitioner

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Saira Shahzad

Practitioner

My daughter attended the Pre-School and, after she left, I started working for the Pre-School as bank staff, holding a level 3 teaching assistant qualification. Since then, I have completed my Level 3 Early Years course and now work as practitioner, supporting the children in both morning and afternoon sessions!

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Sue Murphy

Practitioner

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Sue Murphy

Practitioner

I joined the Pre-School in March 2017 as bank staff and working as 1:1 supporting children with additional needs, both of which I have thoroughly enjoyed. From September 2019 I will work as practitioner, supporting children in the afternoon sessions. I find working in childcare is both rewarding and gives me opportunities to learn new things, within the educational system.

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Jane Humphries

Practitioner (Bank)

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Jane Humphries

Practitioner (Bank)

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Catherine Shaw

Early Years Assistant (Bank)

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Catherine Shaw

Early Years Assistant (Bank)

I joined the Pre-School in March 2013 as bank staff. I have also worked at the Pre-School for many years as the "music teacher" and join the children for half an hour once each week for a fun music and rhythm session. I continue to do this, alongside my work as bank staff.

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Sue Sharp

Practitioner (Bank)

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Sue Sharp

Practitioner (Bank)

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Victoria Crook

Practitioner (Bank)

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Victoria Crook

Practitioner (Bank)

I joined the Pre-School in March 2018 as bank staff. I have enjoyed supporting the children and staff, working as one to one support and bank cover.

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Deborah Walker

Practitioner (Bank)

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Deborah Walker

Practitioner (Bank)

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Our practitioners regularly attend training courses, to update and develop their knowledge and skills. All practitioners with key children, hold a current First Aid certificate. Disclosure and Barring Service checks are carried out on all new members of staff. All staff subscribe to the DBS Update Service, ensuring that their record is always up to date and can be checked and confirmed at any time.

A few words from a parent...

Such a fantastic Pre-School, lovely environment and nurturing staff. I am prepared to go out of my way, so that my child can attend.

- Jane Smith

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please let us know and we would be happy to help.

Parents/carers are welcome to visit us with their child. We have many visitors and therefore like to arrange appointments.

You can contact us each weekday, between 8.30am and 3pm on:

01372 721111

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