Our Staff

The Secret Garden have experienced, caring and enthusiastic members of staff that are trained suitably with childcare qualifications or are working towards them. Staff all have development aims to professionally develop themselves and it is clear from the staff profile that training is a vital part of the preschool. All staff hold a current first aid qualification and safeguarding or are working towards these.

Frances

Frances McMullan
Manager

BA (Hons) Professional Practice (Early Years)
Level 5 Foundation Degree in Early Years Practice
Qualified Level 3 NVQ in Childcare and Education
Certificate in Preschool Practice Level 2
Designated Person for Safeguarding and Child Protection
Designated SENCO Support
Health and Safety Officer
Paediatric First Aid Trained
Food Hygiene Level 2
Makaton trained
Epipen trained

Anna

Anna Goldingay
Deputy Manager and Preschool Administrator

Qualified Level 4 for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner
Qualified Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young Peoples Workforce.
Qualified Level 2 NVQ in Childcare and Education
Deputy Designated Person for Safeguarding and Child Protection
Makaton Trained
Paediatric First Aid and Epipen Trained
Food Hygiene Level 2

Zoe

Zoe Sproate
3rd in Charge / SENCO

Qualified Level 2 in Children and Young People's Workforce
Designated SEND Officer
Paediatric First Aid Trained
Trained in safeguarding children
Makaton Trained
Epipen Trained

Wendy

Wendy Osborne
Early Years Educator

Qualified Level 2 in Children and Young People's Workforce
First aid trained
Trained in safeguarding children
Makaton Trained
Epipen Trained

Susi

Susi Tharmabala
Early Years Educator

Qualified Level 2 Certificate in Preschool Practice.
Trained in safeguarding children
Paediatric First Aid Trained.
Makaton Trained
Epipen Trained
Food Hygiene

Carly

Carly Martin
Early Years Educator 

NVQ Level 3 in childcare
Trained in first aid
Trained in safeguarding children
Makaton Trained
Epipen Trained
Food Hygiene

Anoja

Anoja Mariachristy
Early Years Educator

Level 3 Certificate in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
Paediatric First Aid Trained
Level 2 Food Hygiene
Trained in safeguarding children
Makaton Trained

Gina

Gina Hall
Early Years Educator

Qualified Level 2 in Children and Young People's Workforce
First aid trained
Trained in safeguarding children

Clare

Clare Hind
Early Years Apprentice

In training for core areas
Trained in safeguarding children
Food Hygiene

Ongoing training for the Autumn Term:
The staff team will focus on supporting new children and their families during their period of settling-in to preschool.

Members of the staff team will also be attending training on:
The Characteristics of Effective Learning
Safeguarding and Child Protection
First Aid Training
Supporting Children with Unmet Attachment Needs

Session Times

We are open from 9am-3pm Monday-Friday. We cater for children aged from 2 years to 5 years, offering all day, morning and afternoon sessions.

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Our Staff

The Secret Garden have experienced, caring and enthusiastic members of staff that are trained suitably with childcare qualifications or are working towards them.

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Contact Us

For further information or to book an open day please contact our Pre-School Administrator, Anna Goldingay on 07759 582307 (Part Time)

Or Request a Call Back

Rights Respecting

The Secret Garden Pre-School has earned an Early Years Rights Respecting Setting Status Level 1!

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