Our Staff

A minimum of two members of staff are employed each session.

Staff hold the relevant qualifications as laid down by the Children's Act 1989, Ofsted National Standards, and other current guidelines.


All staff, committee members and regular volunteers are DBS-checked.

Details of individual staff qualifications can be supplied on request.


In addition, on-going training is available through Pre-School Learning Alliance courses, which are available to both staff and parents/carers.


It is the group's policy that all staff attend the required courses laid down by Ofsted,

and to encourage staff to apply for any other advantageous courses as they arise.

Julie Tinker

Joint Early Years Supervisor since November 2012

Early Years Practitioner since October 2001

As joint manager of the Pre School along with Kerry, Julie has attended over 36 different childcare courses including:

Child Protection,  Autism Awareness, Special Needs Workshop (Makaton Signing), First Aid for people working with young children. St John's Ambulance, Speech & Language development, SEAD Training, Risk assessment, Allergy Awareness 

(to name just a few!) 

Julie is a dedicated senior member of staff with over 18 years experience working in childcare.

Alannah Stephenson

Level 3 CCE

Alannah joined the pre school in 2017

Roles and responsibilities inclue:


First Aid

Food Hygiene

Alannah is also known as 'Ali' and is a mum to two children

She enjoys running and listening to music in her spare time, along with spending time with her family.

Ali has a keen interest in special educational needs.

Kerry Smith

Joint Early Years Supervisor since November 2012

Early Years Practitioner since October


As joint manager of the Pre School along with Julie, Kerry has attended over 20 different childcare courses including:

NVQ Level 2 Childrens Care, Learning & development, Paediatric First Aid, SEAD Training, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding, I CAN Training Supporting Communication, Cache SENCO CYPWF Unit 16, Makaton Module 1 & 2

(to name just a few!)

Kerry is a dedicated senior member of staff with over 11 years experience working in childcare

Emily Hall

Level 2 CYPW

Emily joined the pre school in 2016

Roles and responsibilities inclue:


First Aid

Emily is an animal lover and people carer. She enjoys spending time with friends.

Her favourite hobbies are Ceroc (dance) darts & pool.

Emily is a fun loving person who puts others before herself and always makes people smile.

Marie Lowe

Level 2 CYPW


Marie joined the pre school in 2012


Roles and responsibilities include:

First Aid


Food Hygiene

Outside planning

Marie is also known as 'Rie' and is a Mum to two children.

She loves cats and music, and also has an interest in Zumba.

Marie is responsible for the outside area planning activities.

Committee members

Haughley Pre-School is a registered charity, run by an elected committee of parents and carers and members of the local community.

Chairman: Paul Tinker

Vice Chairman: Anna Davis

Treasurer: Paul Jell

Secretary: Samantha Marshall

Committee Members: Amy Shave, Hollie Clarke, Julie Cook, Dean Jennings, Joe Fairbrother

Due to the public nature of our setting,

please address all correspondence to our Chairman

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