Staff and Trustees

Our Pre-School Staff

Nursery Manager / Designated Safeguarding Lead

Claire Connell

BA (Hons) Professional Studies in Learning and Development

Deputy Manager

Katie Leftley

NVQ Level 3

SENCO

Lucy Campbell

NVQ Level 3 (SENCO)

Forest School Leader

Natalie Hill

Forest School Leader Level 3                NVQ3

Practitioner

Laura Warren

Forest School Practitioner

Practitioner

Indi Dabson

Forest School Apprentice

Practitioner

Kim Richards

NVQ Level 3  DSL

Practitioner

Samantha Wheatley

NVQ Level 3

Our Trustees

Chair

Ruth O’Keeffe

MBE

Founder and Fundraising Liaison

Pippa Campbell

Treasurer & Financial Procedures

Fred Hoad

Curriculum and Educational Matters
Marie-Christine Turner

Special Educational Needs

Heather Frost

Project Development

Project Developer
Victoria Harvey

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

Volunteers

Minutes Secretary

Diana Freestone

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.