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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 extended hours available from 8.00am to 9.00am, and 3.00pm-4.00pm at an additional cost.

Meet the team

Bank Staff

Sarah

Bank Staff

Hi my name is Sarah and I work as bank staff at Ladybirds, I have 4 children, 2 attend Courtney Primary and 2 starting in September.

I spend my spare time with the children, walking my dog and enjoy camping holidays

Manager and  Safeguarding lead lead

Gill

Manager and Safeguarding lead lead

Hi my name is Gill,

I have worked in childcare for just over 30 years, 18 years previously with Courtney Ladybirds of which 5 years as Manager, before leaving to work in private Day Nurseries and returning to Ladybirds in June 2018.

I really enjoy my job and feel like I have come home.

I am married and have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, socialising and going on holidays.

Deputy Manager and safeguarding Lead

Lucy

Deputy Manager and safeguarding Lead

My name is Lucy,

I have worked at ladybirds since June 2014

I am NNEB qualified and have worked with children for nearly 20 years and love having fun with them and watching them learn.

Outside of pre-school I like to do days out with my husband and little boy.

Admin Administrator

Jo

Admin Administrator

Hi my name is Jo and I have been with Courtney Ladybirds since May 2006.

I work in the office as a finance and admin assistant, supporting staff and Parents; I am the point of contact for fees, funding and sessions.

I am a part qualified accountant and I also hold my NVQ level 3 in childcare.

I have two daughters and a very lively dog that keeps me fit and busy.

Early Years Practioner

Michelle

Early Years Practioner

Hi I'm Michelle,

I have worked at Ladybirds for over 8 years now and am Level 3 qualified.

I have 3 children and love spending time with my family and friends

Early Years Practioner, Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator

Stacey

Early Years Practioner, Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator

I’m Stacey and I’ve been working at Courtney Ladybirds since April 2012, but have been working in childcare settings for over 21 years.

I have a teenage daughter and a son who has autism, he is the reason I became SENCO, I have a passion for helping children with additional needs and their families. Through my experience I am able to relate to those families and direct them to help and support that I have personally tried and tested

I absolutely love my job and can’t imagine working anywhere else!

 

 

Early Years Practitioner, part time Deputy Manager and 1:1 Support

Anne

Early Years Practitioner, part time Deputy Manager and 1:1 Support

Hi my name is Anne, I have been working at Courtney Ladybirds since February 2018.

I have been in childcare for over 11 years and am qualified to Level 3. I also have experience of working with children on a 1:1 basis. I would also like to progress my knowledge of SEND further.

I have 3 children and enjoy being outdoors taking the dog for long walks