"I've been working at the Preschool since 2007. I started at the setting as the deputy manager but took the manager role in September 2011. I have completed a BA (Hons) Education Studies degree and I also hold an Early Years Professional Status. I am also the setting's designated lead person for Safeguarding Children. I have a dedication and passion for promoting the best outcomes for children in their early years of life. I believe children learn best through play and at the setting we provided individualised experiences for children in our care to do this naturally. I love watching children grow and develop throughout their time with us. Old Dalby Preschool is a unique setting and I feel privileged to be part of the dedicated team."
"I have been with the Preschool since 2011, I became deputy manager in April 2021. I hold a BA (Hons) in Childhood Studies and have completed my Early Years Teacher status. In 2016 I completed my Forest School Programme Level 2 training. I am the setting's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator. I love being crafty, baking and going on adventures. I bring my love of crafts into the setting and enjoy supporting children to make amazing creations. Each day at the Preschool is different and there is new adventures all the time. I love seeing children's imaginations grow, one day we can be pirates, sailing the seven seas and the next we are dinosaurs, stomping through a forest."- Kimberley is currently on maternity leave and will return in the Summer term 2023.
"I started at Preschool in January 2021, I have aNVQ Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education. I love going camping and on holidays as well as bowling. I think the best thing about Old Dalby Preschool is the children. Everyone is an individual and unique, something different happens here every day. It's the children that makes the Preschool so great. I love having conversations with them and getting to know each of their personalities."- Laura will be our acting deputy manager while Kimberley is on maternity leave.
"I started at Preschool in June 2021. I have a Level 3 NVQ in Children's Care, Learning and Development. I like socialising and going out dancing with my friends. I do lots of volunteering with children's groups such as Guides, Scouts and Summer Schemes and I also love to read. I think the best thing about Preschool is the outside area. It's a place to run and be free, to be loud or quiet and to let your imagination run free with lots of open ended resources. I like to extend children's learning through outdoor play and doing crafty activities."
I started at Preschool in November 2021. I am completing my Level 3 Early Years Educator course. I love doing crafts and being outside. I really enjoy going for family walks with our dog. At Preschool my favourite thing is to meet new children and get to know them. i always make sure they have lots of fun while they are here!
I started at Preschool in January 2022. I have expertise in working with children with additional needs and I am a qualified Occupational therapist. I love doing all sorts of activities such as painting, cooking, arty things. I also play the piano and clarinet. At Preschool I love to join in with the children's activities. I love getting messy and really enjoy putting on different voices to make our stories come to life!