Our Staff

We are very proud of our staff at the Newman Pre-School Playgroup. They are dedicated, professional and love their jobs. We are delighted to be able to provide a high ratio of adults to children in our setting which we feel is of great benefit to the children, as it enables us to provide individual attention for all the needs and development of each child. Each child is able to progress at his or her own rate in all areas of development, and this is true for children of all abilities and needs. We are experienced in working in close liaison with professionals across the range of special educational needs. If you would like to discuss the pre-school's ability to meet your child's special educational needs, please talk to the Leader or your child's key worker. Please see our policy documents for more details on our special educational needs and disability policy.

We are happy to talk to you about your child at any time and we welcome parents to join in the sessions.

We have obtained CRB/DBS Enhanced Disclosure Certificates for all of our staff.

Staff photos by Magdelene Coley

NameQualifications
Heather Heather Grant
Playgroup Leader
Employed since: 2001
  • Foundation Degree in Early Years.
  • CACHE Diploma: Working with Children with Special Needs Level 3
  • Special Educational Needs Coordinator
  • Designated Safeguarding Officer
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Jo Joanne Williams
Deputy Leader
Employed since: 2005
  • NVQ3 Children's Care, Learning & Development
  • Designated Behaviour Management Officer
  • Designated Safeguarding Officer
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Jenny Jenny Robinson
Playgroup Assistant
Employed since: 2003
  • NVQ3 Children's Care, Learning & Development
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Sara Sara Ollier
Playgroup Assistant
Employed since: 2009
  • NVQ2 Early Year Care & Education
Sally Sally Brown
Playgroup Assistant
Employed since: 2009
  • NVQ3 Children's Care, Learning & Development
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Jane Jane Dowley
Playgroup Assistant
Employed since: 1999
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Nicola Nicola Bovey
Playgroup Assistant
Employed since: 2009
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate


Supply List
Moreen Moreen Lyons
Playgroup Assistant
Employed since: 2007
  • NVQ3 Children's Care, Learning & Development
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Food Hygiene Certificate
Susan Witchalls
Playgroup Assistant
Employed since: 2002
  • NVQ3 Children's Care, Learning & Development
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Amy Warman
Playgroup Assistant
Employed since: 2018
  • NVQ3 Children's Care, Learning & Development