Our Staff

KATE SMITH
KATE SMITH Preschool Manager
Qualified at Level 3 in Childcare and Education. Kate is also the Lead Practitioner in Safeguard.
RACHEL TODD
RACHEL TODDPreschool assistant and Joint Deputy Manager
Qualified at NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Education.Rachel is also the Deputy Lead Practitioner in Safeguarding as well as being responsible for Health and Safety.
ALISON HODGSON
ALISON HODGSONPreschool Assistant
Qualified at NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Education.
ROBBIE WILSON
ROBBIE WILSONPreschool Assistant
Qualified at NVQ Level 2 in Childcare and Education.
JO KEVAN
JO KEVANPreschool Assistant
Acts as supply Preschool Assistant.

Kate, Robbie, Rachel, Sophie and Alison all have current Paediatric First Aid certificates which are renewed every 3 years. All staff regularly attend training provided by NYCC, the Pre-school Learning Alliance and the North Yorkshire Local Safeguarding Children Board. Rachel, Kate and Sophie have also attended courses in Makaton.  Sophie has also completed a Level 2 qualification in Autism and Kate and Rachel are hoping to complete the same course this academic year.  All our staff have many years’ experience in childcare and are dedicated to providing safe, secure and stimulating childcare.