We have a small and dedicated group of staff headed by our experienced Manager Nicky who lives near the village and has been involved for over 15 years. The administration of the preschool is run quietly in the background by a group of parent trustees who also organise some amazing fundraising opportunities through the year, including the annual Bonfire night fireworks and Easter Egg hunt which are massively popular in the village with old and young alike attending!

THE KEYWORKER SYSTEM

Under the Keyworker system, each member of staff has responsibility for a small group of children. The Keyworker monitors the children's learning & development using observations & record keeping. The Keyworker liaises with parents or carers to ensure that each child reaches their full potential in their time with us. We welcome children with special educational needs & disabilities and liaise with all the necessary agencies & specialists to ensure that they settle quickly with the best of care.

Our staff

With love and care for your children

Nicky

NICKY COWDRY

Playleader

Nicky was a primary school teacher for ten years before starting a family, with her two boys attending the toddler group and then the preschool in All Cannings. She has been involved with the preschool for many years and in various capacities such as a mum, Treasurer, Chair, volunteer assistant and then Deputy Playleader for several years. Nicky had a couple of years away from the preschool before returning in her current role as Playleader/Manager

  • Qualified Teacher B.Ed(Hons)
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding Foundation Plus Level
  • Food Hygiene Level 2
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SAMANTHA HOPGOOD

Deputy Playleader/Supervisor

Samantha is our designated Safeguarding lead and Special Needs co-ordinator. She is currently studying for a BA(Hons) in Childhood & Youth and is mum to a young daughter.

  • BTEC National Diploma in Early Years
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding Foundation Plus Level
  • Food Hygiene Level 2
  • British Sign Language & Makaton
A child is like a butterfly in the wind, some can fly higher than others, but each one flies the best it can. Why compare one against the other? Each one is different. Each one is special. Each one is beautiful
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ANNABELLE HARRISON

Assistant Playleader

Annabelle is our Health & Safety lead and is mum to two young girls.

  • NVQ in Childcare Level 2
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding Foundation Level
They may forget what you said but they will not forget how you made them feel

Parent Helpers

We are delighted to welcome any help from parents, guardians or volunteers during the week. The children love visitors, particularly when they bring new skills or interests along with them! The children have been lucky enough to have parents visit the preschool who have had a strong interest in gardening, cooking and a multitude of arts and crafts!