Our Staff

KATE SMITH
KATE SMITH Preschool Manager
Kate has over 20 years experience working in the Early Years. She is qualified at Level 3 in Childcare and Education, she has a Level 2 qualification in Understanding Autism as well as training for sensory processing and deaf awareness. Kate is also the SENCO for Esklets.
RACHEL TODD
RACHEL TODDPreschool Assistant and Deputy Manager
Qualified at NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Education, Rachel is the Lead Practitioner in Safeguarding as well as being responsible for Health and Safety. She has a level 2 qualification in Understanding Autism as well as training in Sensory processing and deaf awareness.
KATIE UNDERWOOD
KATIE UNDERWOODPreschool assistant
Katie is currently studying a level 3 Early Years Practitioners Course with Middlesbrough College. She was previously a Childminder who worked with early years children.
ALI WALSH
ALI WALSHPreschool assistant
Ali is a fully qualified teacher who has many years of experience working in the Early Years.

All staff have current Paediatric First Aid certificates which are renewed every 3 years. They also regularly attend training provided by the NYCC, the Pre-school Alliance and the North Yorkshire Local Safeguarding Children Board. Kate, Rachel and Katie all have attended courses in Makaton and it is used within the setting. All our staff have many years experience in childcare and are dedicated to providing safe, secure and stimulating childcare.