Wollaston & Strixton Pre-School


  • Kerry Gay

    Pre-School and Sunrise & Sunset Manager

    Qualifications:

    • BA Hons. Early Childhood Studies (Level 6)
    • Early Years Foundation Degree (Level 5)
    • The Great Outdoors Course – A hands-on training for introducing children to nature and the outdoors
    • SENCO – Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator – ongoing training
    • Safer Recruitment
    • F.S. Training, 12-hour Emergency First Aid course for people who work with young children including Epi-pen training 
    • Healthy Distance - Level 2 Food Safety in catering
    • DEEL, (Developing and Enhancing Early Language, Communication Champion
    • Safeguarding and Child protection: the essentials
    • Thematic Workshop: Effective supervision 
    • NSCB FGM: recognising and preventing
    • NSCB understanding Pathways to Extremism and the prevent Programme
    • In the Moment Planning 
    • Effective use of EYPP 
    • Providing a Healthy Food Environment in the Early Years

  • Sarah Brown

    Pre-School Deputy Supervisor

    Qualifications:

    • Studying for Early Years Foundation Degree (Level 5)
    • Cache Level 4 for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner
    • NSCB Risk Taking Behaviour
    • NSCB Understanding Pathways to Extremism and the Prevent Programme V2.1
    • NSCB Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s & Young People’s Settings
    • NSCB Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse V1.1
    • NSCB Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect – Core V7.3
    • DSL Lead Practitioner for Safeguarding Children Training
    • Level 3 Paediatric First Aid
    • College of Policing Channel General Awareness module
    • SENCO – Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
    • Everdon Outdoor Centre – Early Years Maths in the Outdoor Environment
    • In the Moment planning 
    • Yoga Diploma
    • Providing a Healthy Food Environment in Early Years Settings – Level 2
    • ADHD Awareness course
    • Effective Safeguarding Practice Level 2
    • EFT for Children Diploma 

  • Colynda Sparks

    Pre-School Practitioner

    Qualifications:

    • NSCB An Introduction to Safeguarding Children
    • Safeguarding and Child protection; the essentials
    • Food Hygiene awareness
    • NSCB Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect - Foundation
    • NSCB Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): recognising and Preventing
    • NSCB basic Awareness of Child and Adult Sexual Exploitation
    • NSCB Understanding Pathways to Extremism and the Prevent Programme

  • Emma Smith

    Pre-school Practitioner

    Qualifications:

    • Cache Level 4 NVQ in Children's Care, Learning and Development
    • Safer Recruitment and Selection

  • Georgette Baldet

    Volunteer Practitioner

    Studying Early Years Foundation Degree (Level 5)

    An Introduction to Safeguarding Children

    In the Moment planning

Sunrise & Sunset


  • Grace Henson

    Pre-school Practitioner and Sunrise & Sunset Supervisor

    Qualifications:

    • Level 2 Diploma in Children and Young Peoples Work force
    • No Holes in my Bucket (An introduction to SEN)
    • Understanding pathways to extremism and the prevent programme v2.1
    • Awareness of child abuse and neglect - core V.7.3
    • Safeguarding
    • Tigerlily, 12-hour Paediatric First Aid course
    • Channel General Awareness Module – College of Policing
    • NSCB e-safety Guidance for Practitioners Working with children
    • NSCB Hidden Harm
    • NSCB Awareness of child abuse and neglect
    • NSCB understanding pathways to extremism and the prevent programme
    • Onnsp It takes two – planning for 2-year-olds and their schemas
    • Onnsp I’m trying to tell you something! (Behaviour training)
    • Mindfulness in the Early Years
    • Mini Me Yoga
    • FGM
    • In the Moment planning

  • Hollie Kindell

    Sunrise & Sunset Assistant

    Currently studying:  BA Early Childhood Studies @ University of Northampton

    Qualifications: 

    • An Introduction to Safeguarding
    • F.S. Training, Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid 

    Career Plan:  To go into a career within a Nursery or Pre-school

  • Natalia Kminikowska

    Sunrise & Sunset Assistant

    Currently studying:  Early Years Educator Level 2 Childcare

    Career Plan:  My career plan is to complete Level 2 in childcare and then commence my Level 3.

  • Rachel Beard

    Admin Manager

    Rachel joined the Pre-School in 2015 to support the team with all administrative areas of running the setting. Rachel supports both the preschool and the before and after school club with the day to day running of the office.

    Previously Rachel spent many years working in Event Management which took her all over the world organising conference and live events.

    She is an active member of the Pre-School Voluntary Management Committee and supports the setting with fundraising activities.



Please note:

This is not a full list of qualifications for staff. We aim for all staff to be First Aid qualified. All Staff will complete Safeguarding Training. All staff are DBS checked.