Our People

The staff, committee and parents all work together at Maytree.

Our staff are all dedicated, long-standing and professionally qualified. All of our staff hold appropriate Early Years qualifications and are DBS checked in accordance with Ofsted requirements.

They work tirelessly to organise activities, experiences and outings for the children and to provide a fun, stimulating educational environment. The children adore them and the feeling is mutual!

Staff ratios are 1:8 for three year olds (and 1:4 for under threes) although are often higher.

CLAIRE PARTRIDGE

Pre-School Manager

BEd Early Years Childhood Studies

Paediatric First Aid Certificate

Deputy SENDCo

Deputy Safeguarding Officer

LAURA WATSON

Pre-School Assistant Manager

BA Degree in Early Years

Paediatric First Aid Certificate

SENDCo

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Letters and Sounds Co-ordinator

Literacy Co-ordinator

Mathematics Co-ordinator

RACHEL JENKINSON

Administration Manager

BA Hons English

PGCE Primary Education


DAWN REED

Pre-School Supervisor

NVQ Level 3 in Children's care, learning & development

Paediatric First Aid Certificate

Health & Safety Officer

Fire Warden

JULIE BELLAMY

Pre-School Supervisor

NVQ Level 3 in Pre-school Practice

Paediatric First Aid Certificate

Uniform Officer

Working in Partnership Co-ordinator

Resources Co-ordinator

CHARLOTTE LEWIS

Pre-School Assistant

BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Early Years

Paediatric First Aid Certificate

We maintain a high ratio of qualified adults to children which allows for our Key Person system. Each child is allocated a Key Person who ensures an easy transition into Pre-school and attends to their well-being, educational and developmental needs throughout their time here. The Key Person will undertake regular observations and monitor each child's progress, allowing them to tailor activities to suit their needs. A child’s Key Person is available for you to talk to at any time.

All staff are encouraged to attend a variety of training opportunities and our membership of the Pre-school Learning Alliance ensures we are constantly up to date with new ideas and developments. We receive training, advice and support from the Early Years Advisory team and we contribute to overall planning of provision of education and care through the Foundation Stage Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership.