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The Pre-school is run by a Sub Committee, made up of parents and a representative from the Church. The Sub Committee is responsible to the Church Council, who are legally responsible for the Pre-School.

The details of the Sub Committee can be found on the notice board in reception. Details of the Church Council can be obtained from the Chair Person.
 

Mr Mark Nickless is the Pre-School Manager.  The day-to-day management of the pre-school, all sessions, planning and reflective development within the setting is overseen and supported by Mark.

We welcomed Mark into post in January 2012, after being with the group since September 2010. Mark holds an NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Education which he achieved in April 2006 and a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Education which he obtained in 2015 with Worcester University and has now begun the Ba Honours in Education with Staffordshire University.  He has over 12 year's experience in childcare settings. Mark has continued to update his professional development attending courses to support his interests especially in the area of special educational needs, consequently he is our Coordinator/advisor for children with additional needs and behaviour management co-ordinator. Mark is the settings named child protection officer.

Mrs Helen Jennings is the Deputy Manager and Playgroup leader. Helen joined the Pre-School in October 2005 and is a Key person. Helen has completed her NVQ level 3 training . Helen is co-ordinator for Medication, Inclusion development officer Buddy and is the setting named SENCO. Helens special area of interest is special educational needs.

Mrs Annette Edge- Nursery leader since October 2009. Annette is qualified level 3 in Early Years in Child Care and is a key person. Annette is responsible for Transition and is co-ordinator for First Aid. 

Mrs Rebecca Owens- Rebecca joined the Pre-School in April 2012.  She has gained her NVQ level 2 and 3 whilst being with us and and works full time in our Nursery class as a Pre-School assistant.  Rebecca began her Foundation Degree with Staffordshire University in 2015.

Our Treasurer is Heather Jones. Heather deals with all of our finances. Heather is also NVQ level 2 trained and on occasion helps in the pre-school.

As a Pre-school we pride ourselves on upholding our reputation and the quality of our care and education. We therefore place great importance on staff-training and providing a staff team who are not only kind and caring, but also knowledgeable about the developmental and educational needs of pre-school children, We have a dedicated and talented team of highly-qualified practitioners, each with a special area of interest across the early years spectrum of care and education. We feel that this gives us a unique opportunity to provide the best possible care and support for children and their families. All of our staff are qualified First-Aiders. All staff regularly attend in-service training provided by the Shropshire County Council Education Department and courses provided by the Pre-school Learning Alliance in addition to following their own personal courses of study alongside in-house training. We will keep you updated with this on the newsletters. If you wish to look at staff training files they are located under the stairs on the top shelf in the foyer. Staff are happy for you to view their achievement certificates.

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