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 and an experienced SENDco. She is also the LAC co-ordinator, safeguarding officer and wellbeing and mental health champion for the setting. Gayle is also a dedicated key person.
Deputy manager: Leanne Walker
Leanne has over 20 years experience in childcare and is level 3 qualified in childcare and education. She is our lead SENDco for the setting and head of health and safety. Leanne 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: Lisa Howden
Lisa is currently studying a level 3 qualification in childcare and has over two years experience in an early years environement. Lisa is also a dedicated key person.
Key person: Rachel Pettifer
Rachel is a fully qualified teacher and has over 15 years experience of working with young children. Rachel is a dedicated key person.