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

  • Simona Andrikonyte

    Pre-school and S & S Practitioner

    Qualifications:

    Level 1 Safeguarding

    Studying for Early Years Educator (Level 2)

Sunrise & Sunset


  • Grace Henson

    Pre-school Deputy and Sunrise & Sunset Supervisor

    Qualifications:

    • Level 2 Diploma in Children and Young Peoples Work force
    • Level 3 in childcare
    • 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

  • 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.