Staff Page

Joanne Anderson Co-owner and Manager

Health & Safety Co-ordinator
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Fire Marshall
2 year old co-ordinator
Joanne has two children of her own and has been working in early years since 2004
Joanne has Cache NVQ Level 3 in Early Years care and Education

Debbie Hickson Co-owner and Deputy Manager

Behaviour Management Co-ordinator
SENCO
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
E-Safety Lead
Debbie has three children of her own and experience with Special Educational Needs and has been working in Early Years since 2004
Debbie has Cache NVQ Level 3 in Early Years care and Education
Debbie has completed levels 1-4 in Makaton
Debbie has completed the Attention Autism Course Stages 1-4
Debbie is trained to provide the Early Talk Boost Programme in the Pre-School
Debbie has completed the NCFE Cache Level 3 Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators in Early Years Settings

Holly Wilson Senior Assistant

Looked After Children’s Officer
Holly has one child of her own and has been working at Ducklings Pre-School since 26 April 2007
Holly has NVQ Level 2 in Early Years care and Education
CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF)

Kerry Sims Assistant

Kerry Sims started working with us on 12 April 2016.
Kerry completed the NVQ3 in 2018.
She has two children of her own.

Heidi Porter Assistant

Heidi started at the pre-school in January 2017.
Heidi is a qualified primary school teacher with a wealth of experience.
Heidi has two children of her own.

Lorraine Plows Assistant

Lorraine started at the pre-school in September 2017.
Lorraine started work as a 1:1 assistant in the pre-school but is now a regular member of staff.
Lorraine has three children of own
Lorraine is trained to provide the Early Talk Boost Programme in the Pre-School

Samantha Smith 1:1 Assistant

Sam has worked in nursery, school and therapeutic settings with special needs children for the last 7 years.
Sam has completed Attention Autism Stages 1-4.