Preschool staff

Woodmancote Preschool is staffed by an enthusiastic and dedicated team of Early Years Specialists consisting of the Managing directors, who work in with the children and staff on a daily basis,  Early Years Educators, Forest School Leader and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). We are 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 all have qualifications in teaching and early years education.

Anita Robertson

Managing Director
Early Years Professional (Level 6)
Level 3 Forest School Leader

Level 3 Early Years Senco

Joanne Smith

Managing Director

Cache Level 3 Diploma in Preschool Practice

Tracy Barrell

Early Years Practitioner
Level 3 Diploma CYPW


Caroline Anderson

Early Years Practitioner

Studying for Level 3 Early Years Educator.

Level 3 Forest School Leader

Sally Blakemore

Early Years Practitioner

Level 3 NVQ Teaching Assistant

Angie Shrive

Preschool Assistant

Level 2 NVQ in Childcare, Learning and Development.

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 those involved in food preparation have 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.