The Staff

Karen Burgess – Owner / Manager / Admissions

Karen joined Pre-school in April 2001. She has completed her CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Pre-school Practice, is Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Joint Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (Senco) and Early Years First Aid trained. Karen is married, with 2 children and 2 Golden Retrievers called Maddie & Lillie!

Lisa Playford – Deputy Manager 

Lisa joined Pre-school in September 2003 . She has completed her CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Pre-school Practice, is our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Early Years First Aid Trained and is a trained Fire Marshall. Lisa has 2 children, a dog called Dottie and a Budgie called Freddie!

Rebecca (Becky) Ericsson – Assistant

Becky joined Pre-school in September 2009. She has completed her CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Pre-school Practice, Joint Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator with Karen, Safeguarding Training, Early Years First Aid trained and is a trained Fire Marshall. Becky is married with 2 children (both of which attended our Pre-school) and a dog called Rocky!

Jo Appleby – Assistant

Jo joined Pre-school in January 2017. She has completed her BEd Honours in Primary School Teaching, Safeguarding Training, Early Years First Aid training and is our Behaviour Management Lead. Jo is married with 3 children and a dog called Willow!

Jane Marshall – Assistant

Jane joined Pre-school in September 2018 but has spent many years in the childcare environment. She has completed her CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Pre-school Practice, Safeguarding Training and is Early Years First Aid trained. Jane has 3 children and 2 grandchildren, 1 dog and 3 cats!

Parent/Carer Helpers

A nice way for parents/carers to get involved is to come into Pre-school as a parent/carer helper, once your child has settled.  It gives you the chance to see what your child is doing in Pre-school and join in the fun.  Please ask a practitioner if you are interested in volunteering for one or two of your child’s sessions.