Staff and Trustees

Our Pre-School Staff

Nursery Manager / Designated Safeguarding Lead
Claire Connell
BA (Hons) Professional Studies in Learning and Development
Deputy Manager
Elaine Dartnell

Early Years Care & Education Level 3

Lucy Campbell

NVQ Level 3 (SENCO)

Forest School Leader
Natalie Hill

Forest School Leader Level 3

Ingrid Richards

NVQ Level 3, Forest School Assistant Level 2

Kim Richards

NVQ Level 3

Marina Baker

Forest School Level 3

Maria Leach

NVQ Level 3

Bank Staff
Linda James

NVQ Level 3

Our Trustees


Ruth O’Keeffe


Founder and Fundraising Liaison

Pippa Campbell

Treasurer & Financial Procedures

Fred Hoad

Curriculum and Educational Matters

Marie-Christine Turner
Curriculum Access through Makaton & non verbal Communication
Brenda Figg-Wild

Emotional, Social and Happiness Liaison

Magdalena Jaremek
Special Educational Needs
Heather Frost

Project Development

Project Developer
Victoria Harvey

BA (Hons), CiFM (Certificate in Fundraising Management)


Minutes Secretary
Ian Campbell

Visiting Speech Therapist

Independent Speech & Language Therapist
Dr Tara Mayhew

– Individual Speech and Language Therapy input for children with identified speech, language and communication needs within the group setting. Time spent with each child varies according to attendance and need.

– Whole group activities focusing on developing all of the children’s attention and listening, and on preparing them for the demands that will be made on these skills in school. The children with identified communication needs are supported to participate.

– Small group activities targeting children with identified needs, but also including other children in the group who choose to participate, focusing on developing interaction, turn-taking, phonological awareness, and attention and listening skills, as well as promoting the children’s communication confidence.

– Informal training and advice to staff within the session so that activities promoting children’s communication skills are provided consistently.

– Support and advice to parents and families on request.

Dr Tara’s website is: