Our highly qualified and friendly staff seek to care for, respect and develop the distinctive personality of each child who attends, providing a stimulating environment for children to realise their full potential, both socially and by learning through play.
Each child is assigned a member of staff to be their key person, helping them to settle in, working with parents, carers and families to ensure that each child’s individual needs are met and ensuring parents are kept informed about their child’s activities and progress through their record of achievement.
We take advantage of Local Education Authority training courses to keep our staff up to date and to extend our expertise. Many courses are also available to parents and committee members and will be displayed on the notice board at preschool.
Your child will be allocated a key person before they start with us at preschool. Your key person will work closely with you and your child, to build a positive relationship that make him/her feel safe and secure in; giving him/her confidence to participate and enjoy their time with us.
Lynette Davis – Supervisor, Child Protection Co-ordinator & Special Needs Co-ordinator
Lynette has worked in childcare for over 9 years and holds a Foundation Degree in Early childhood Studies, Lynette is continuing her ongoing professional development, studying Ba (hons) Childhood studies at Winchester University. Lynette has four children, enjoys family outings and volunteering in the community.
Charlotte Chappell – Deputy Supervisor & Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
Charlotte is qualified at NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People’s Workforce, and has previously worked with children as a child-minder. Charlotte is the preschool’s 2 Year Olds’ Co-ordinator. Charlotte has two children and two dogs.
Jodie Hutchinson – Child Care Practitioner
Jodie has worked in childcare for over 20 years and has trained to the equivalent of a NVQ level 3 in Child Care, Learning and Development. Jodie is the preschool’s Positive Behaviour Co-ordinator. Jodie has four children, enjoys family outings, walking with her dogs and lives in the neighbouring village of Hambledon.
Jodie is currently on maternity leave.
Andrea Huskinson – Child Care Practitioner
Andrea is qualified at NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care Learning and Development. Andrea is currently in her second year of university completing her Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies.
| Keeleigh Anslow- Apprentice Child Care Practitioner
Keeleigh is currently at college undertaking the following course: C&G Level 2 Diploma in Children &Young People’s Workforce.
None at present.
A voluntary committee of parents and staff appointed each year at the AGM manages The Valley Preschool. The current committee includes:
Many thanks to everyone who purchased tickets for the Christmas hamper raffle. The prizes were won by: First prize - Marcia Smith Second prize - Michael Anthony Third Prize - Martin Evans The proceeds have been used to purchase two new balance bikes, several toy tractors, and a toy vacuum...
Do you have any children's books at home that are no longer read and are taking up space? We will shortly be setting up a mini book stall in the lobby at preschool and would greatly appreciate the donation of any children's books please. Books will be offered for sale at a small cost and will help...
We are putting together some wonderful Christmas hampers, to be raffled off at this year's Christmas Nativity on 17th December. We would be very grateful for any donations of food items to include in the hampers - please bring donations to the preschool by 4th December. If you would like to enter...