Staff

We have a small team of dedicated child-care professionals at Dunholme Pre-School that make sure all children are supported and cared for throughout their time with us. Our staff are always happy to speak with parents on an individual basis, and we will tell you as soon as you start who your child’s dedicated Key Person is so that you can liaise with them about your child.

We always aim to exceed the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage Welfare Requirements’ in regards to the childcare qualifications our staff are required to hold, and we are committed to developing staff and supporting them to access further qualifications. 

Manager: Gayle Smith

Gayle has over 16 years experience in childcare, with over 10 of those years being in a managerial position. She is a qualified Early Years Professional, an experienced SENDco and is deputy keyperson for all the children in the setting. She is also the LAC co-ordinator and wellbeing lead for the setting.

Deputy manager: Anne Duke

Anne has over 16 years experience in childcare and is level 3 qualified in childcare and education. She is the safeguarding officer within the setting and is also a qualified SENDco. Anne is also a dedicated key person.

 Key person: Charlie Parker-Dunn

Charlie has over 6 years experience working in the childcare sector. She is level 3 qualified in childcare and education and is our highly qualified lead SENDco. Charlie is also a dedicated key person.

Key person: Alex Bullivant

        Alex has over 14 years experience in childcare and is level 3 qualified in childcare and education.  She is Elklan trained and is our lead communication and EAL co-ordinator. Alex is also a dedicated key person.

Key person: Leanne Walker

Leanne has over 20 years experience in childcare and is level 3 qualified in childcare and education. Leanne is our health and safety lead for the setting and is also a dedicated key person.