Preschool staff

Woodmancote Preschool is staffed by an enthusiastic and dedicated team of childcare workers consisting of Joint Head Practitioners, Early Years Educators, Forest School Leader and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). We decided to have a small team of staff who are in Preschool for several sessions each week. The children benefit from getting to know the staff well and feel secure as there is consistency and routine.

All of whom have had experience in bringing up their own children and have various qualifications in teaching and childcare.

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Anita Robertson

Early Years Teacher (Level 6)
Level 3 Forest School Leader
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Joanne Smith

Head Practitioner

Cache Level 3 Diploma in Preschool Practice
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Christine Clement

Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Persons Workforce
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Tracey Barrell
Level 2 Diploma CYPW
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All have Safeguarding training and attend various CPD to ensure we keep up to date with current practice. All staff have Paediatric First Aid and Level 2 food hygiene.


Keyworker System

Each child is assigned a Keyworker when they first start preschool.
Keyworkers are responsible for:

  1. Getting to know and understand their children very well.
  2. Liasing with parents and other settings.
  3. Discussing any problems with other staff.
  4. Monitoring and assessing progress and planning next steps (with other staff).
  5. Ensuring provision of extra help for areas of need (e.g. settling in, speech delay).
  6. Completing Transition Records when moving to Primary School, or another setting, and maintaining Learning Journals.