All our staff are highly trained professionals with a wide range of experience across all areas of childcare and development.

Pre-school Supervisor: Mrs Linda Horwood-Smith

After many years’ involvement with Pre-school, Linda became supervisor in 1996.
Quals: Pre-school Playgroups Association (PPA) Foundation, NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education.

Pre-school Assistant & Deputy Supervisor: Mrs Karen McPhillips

Karen became a Pre-school assistant in 1995 after working as an art teacher in secondary schools. She now has particular responsibility for preparing children for primary school.
Qual: BA Hons Fine Art, Postgrad Cert in Education.

Pre-school Assistant: Mrs Gill Chisnall

Gill has worked at Pre-school since 1997, after originally working as a Chartered Physiotherapist. Her own children have attended the Pre-school and she has served on the committee.
Quals: Diploma in Pre-school Practice.

Pre-school assistant: Mrs Keryl Massey

Keryl has worked at Pre-school since January 2015. Her two children have attended the Pre-school and she has been a member of the Pre-school committee. She has previously worked in Risk Management.  Qualifications: Level 3 Early Years Workforce Diploma. BSc (Hons) Applied Environmental and Resource Science.

Pre-school assistant: Mrs Rachel Viner

Rachel began working at Pre-school in Jan 18. Her 3 children have attended the Pre-school and she has been a member of the committee. Rachel has worked in childcare for many years, predominantly as a nanny for individual families. Qualifications: BTech National Diploma in Caring Services (Nursery Nursing).

Pre-school Assistant: Mrs Sally Bryan


As well as gaining qualifications in early years care and education, all the Pre-school staff take part in further training to help them to keep up-to-date with the latest thinking and developments. All are qualified in First Aid.