A little bit about us

At Courtney Ladybirds Pre-School our well qualified, experienced team are here to ensure the children’s pre-school experience is a fun, happy and positive time they will always remember.  All staff have Enhanced DBS checks and attend regular training to keep their knowledge up to date.

As a team we know how important it is to work in partnership with parents and carers to ensure children are provided with the best start in their learning and development whilst at pre-school and as they progress through their learning journey and onto primary school.

Within our pre-school the children benefit from exploring both indoor and outdoor play whilst being supported and encouraged by the team within a safe, secure and stimulating environment.

We are open from 9.00am to 3.00pm during term time, with breakfast club running from 8.30am at a small additional cost.

Meet the team

Manager (Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People's Workforce-Early Years Management)

Claire

Manager (Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People's Workforce-Early Years Management)

I have been the manager of Courtney Ladybirds Pre-School since September 2013. Having my own children 15 years ago and taking them along to toddler groups and helping out at my children's pre-school made me realise how rewarding it is to support children as they grow and develop.

I am passionate about child care and providing children, and their families, with support as they progress through pre-school whilst helping them achieve and their self-confidence to grow.

I have achieved Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (Early Years Management Qualification).

Childcare is constantly evolving and I feel it important to continue to develop personally to ensure I am able to give the children, families and staff the best support and guidance.

Claire has First Aid Qualification, Advanced Child Protection training, Prevent Duty training, Single Assessment Framework Training and FGM training.

Deputy Manager (NNEB) currently on Maternity Leave

Lucy

Deputy Manager (NNEB) currently on Maternity Leave

I have 14 years of experience of working with children of ages 0 to 5. I am very close to my family. I got engaged in June and am planning my wedding for June 2016.

Lucy has First Aid qualification, Inter-Agency Child Protection training, Safeguarding training, Prevent Duty training and has recently attended Makaton training

Pre-School Assistant & Key Person (NVQ Level 3)

Jo

Pre-School Assistant & Key Person (NVQ Level 3)

Hi my name is Auntie Jo and I have been with Courtney Ladybirds since May 2006. I work as a NVQ3 assistant with the children and I also work one day in the office.

Jo has first aid qualification and safeguarding training

Pre-School Assistant & Key Person (SENCO Level 3 Childcare)

Jean

Pre-School Assistant & Key Person (SENCO Level 3 Childcare)

My name is Jean. I qualified in childcare in 1996 after working as a volunteer in infant school for 5 years. I have 3 children. I have never wanted to do any other than work with children.

As Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCo) of the setting Jean regularly attends network meetings provided through the local authority to update her skills and knowledge to support children with special educational needs.  Jean also has first aid qualification and safeguarding training.

Pre-School Assistant & Key Person (Level 3 in Childcare)

Michelle

Pre-School Assistant & Key Person (Level 3 in Childcare)

Michelle is qualified to a level 3 in Childcare.

Michelle has up to date first aid qualification and safeguarding training

Deputy Manager (maternity cover)  & Key Person (NVQ Level 3)

Stacey

Deputy Manager (maternity cover) & Key Person (NVQ Level 3)

I’m Stacey and I’ve been working at Courtney Ladybirds since April 2012. I have 2 children of my own and over 20 years of experience. I absolutely love my job and can’t imagine working anywhere else!

Stacey is qualified to level 3 in childcare, First Aid qualification, has recent safeguarding training and has recently attended Autism training.

Pre-School Assistant & Key Person (NVQ Level 3)

Collette

Pre-School Assistant & Key Person (NVQ Level 3)

My name is Collette and I have three children. I qualified in childcare in 2010. The best thing is watching each child grow into confident individuals ready for their journey into primary school.

Collette has Level 3 Childcare qualification, First Aid Qualification and has received safeguarding training.

Julie

Snack Supervisor

Julie started at Courtney Ladybirds in April 2017 as snack supervisor.  Julie has first aid qualification, completed safeguarding training and food hygiene training.