Sharon (Pre-School Manger)

I started working at Thakeham Pre-School since 1999 and I took over as manger a couple of years later.

Working with children is an absolute passion of mine and I can honestly say I love coming to work each day. I have seen the Pre-School grow over the years and I am very proud of our many achievements and developments, in particular our fantastic outdoor area which was completed in 2010.

I was delighted Thakeham Pre-School  achieved an  ‘Outstanding’ in all areas in our last OFSTED inspection in 2016.

I am very excited about our forthcoming move to our new purpose built Pre-School building which will open so many opportunities for me and us as a Pre-School.

In my spare time I love to go walking in the countryside with my dog and love spending time with my family either relaxing at home or eating out at local country pubs.

My qualifications:

  • Introduction to Pre-School Practice level 2
  • Diploma in Pre-School Practice level 3
  • Diploma in Early Years Childcare and Education level 4
  • Special Educational Care and Practice level 3
  • First Aid
  • Child Protection

  Louise (Deputy Pre-School Manager and child protection officer)

I have been involved with Thakeham Pre-school since my son first started in 2005. After being treasurer, volunteer and childcare assistant, I was lucky enough to be given the role of Deputy in 2011 and I can actually say that I love my job!

I enjoy spending time with each child, gaining their trust and becoming their friend too. I love the individuality of children; I like to see how each child approaches activities and uses resources so differently. Every child is unique and I am so proud to be part of their early school life and development.

When I have a spare moment from everyday life, I work on my hand painted canvases and I love to spend time with my family and friends.

My Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Childcare Practice level 3
  • First Aid
  • Certificate in Health and Hygiene
  • Designated Person for Child Protection

  Lucy (SENCO and Pre-School Supervisor)

I started working at Thakeham Pre-School in 2011. I am passionate in my work with children, at Pre-School. I love to build a good relationship with the children through play, messy play being my favourite. In 2016 I became the SENCO and i’m very much enjoying this new role.

Outside Pre- School I spend a lot of time with my niece and nephew and the rest of my family. I love to practice my photography skills, when I get some spare time, photographing animals or anything which else which may catch my eye.

My Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Childcare and Education level 3
  • Diploma in Playwork
  • On going SENCO training
  • First Aid
  • Child Protection

Cathy (Pre-School Asisstant and Forest School Teacher)

Tracy (Administrator and Pre-School Assistant)

I joined Thakeham Pre-School in January 2012. I love it here as it is such a fun friendly place to work. My 2 sons came to Thakeham Pre-School and I have enjoyed watching their progress and development. I love coming  in to do P.E where we have lots of fun playing games and learning all about being healthy.

In my spare time i like to go running around the local area, spending time with my two lovely boys and socialising with friends.

My Qualifications:

  • First Aid

Amy (Pre-School Assistant)

I started working here at Thakeham Pre-School in 2015. Both of my boys attended the Pre-school they very much enjoyed their time there, it was a pleasure to work alongside my youngest son. At Pre-School I love spending time with the children 1-1 getting to know them and helping to build their confidence, I also very much enjoy all types of messy play.

I love spending time with my two sons and my daughter. My partner and I love taking them on days out and to see our extended family.

My Qualifications:

  • NVQ in Childcare and Education level 2
  • Child Protection

Donna (Bank Staff)