Meet the Staff Team

Locking Preschool offers a high staff to child ratio. We have a team of highly qualified and motivated staff who have worked together for many years. Many of our staff have achieved an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent, 1 member of our team has a QTS BA Hons Primary Education. 

Our entire team are trained in Paediatric First Aid and 1 of the team are trained in anaphylaxis. All Locking Preschool staff, bank staff, volunteers  and committee members have been DBS checked this academic year 2021/2022 in line with recommendations of best practice.

 

 

 

Ria Swift
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Management Team. Deputy Safeguarding Lead.

Keyworker to Bubbly Badgers

Qualifications: Early Years Educator levels 2 and 3.

Food Hygiene.

Covid 19 Training.

Wrap/Prevent training.

Safeguarding basic awareness.

Paediatric first aid.

Female Genital Mutilation.

Makaton Level 1.

In attendance:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday all day.

Wendy Reason

Health and Safety Representative and Outside Play Coordinator.

Key Worker to Marvellous Mice

Qualifications:

Childcare NVQ Level 3.

Safeguarding stage 2.

12 hour Paediatric First Aid.

Food Hygiene level 2.

Mini Music Makers training 2019.

Female Genital Mutilation.

In attendance: Monday, Tuesday,  Friday all day.

 

 

Josie Fergus

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Keyworker to Happy Hedgehogs.

Qualifications:

Level 3 Early Years Educator .

Level 2 Food Hygiene.

Wrap/ Prevent Training.

12 hour Paediatric First Aid Training.

Level 1 ICT course.

Covid 19 Training.

Makaton Level 1.

Inter agency child protection introduction and basic awareness. 

Female Genital Mutilation.

In attendance:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday all day.

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Claire Watters
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Inclusion Support Co Ordinator.

Keyworker to Fabulous Foxes

Qualifications:

QTS BA Hons Primary Education.

Protecting Children from Child Sexual Exploitation.

Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences and Early Trauma.

Making Sense of Autism.

Mental Health Aware.

12 hour Paediatric First Aid Training.

Child Protection Basic Awareness.

Female Genital Mutilation.

Wrap/Prevent training.

Food Hygiene.

In attendance:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday all day.

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Rebecca Taylor

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 Management Team. Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Keyworker to Bouncing Bunnies,  

Qualifications: 

CACHE Level 3 in supporting teaching and learning (RQF).

Working towards Level 3 Early Years Educator.

Advanced Inter-Agency Child Protection.

Safer Recruitment Training.

Female Genital Mutilation.

Wrap/Prevent Training.

Covid 19 Training.

Early Years Making Sense of Autism.

12 Hour Paediatric First aid.

Makaton Level 1.

Anaphylaxis training.

Level 2 Food Hygiene.

In attendance:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday all day. 

Milla O'Meara
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Keyworker to Super Snails

Qualifications: Level 3 Apprentice.

Level 2 Early Years Educator.

Wrap/Prevent Training.

Covid 19 Training.

12 Hour Paediatric First aid.

Female Genital Mutilation.

Level 2 Food Hygiene.

 In attendance:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, all day.

Julie Maggs

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Keyworker to the Lively Ladybirds.

Qualifications:

Level 3 Supported Teaching and Learning.

Basic Safeguarding, Child Protection.

Wrap/Prevent Training.

Female Genital Mutilation.

12 hour Paediatric First Aid Training.

Level 2 Food Hygiene.

 

Zoey Hoddinott

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Keyworker to the Buzzy Bee's.

Qualifications:

Level 3 Children and young peoples workforce.

Wrap/Prevent Training.

Basic  safeguarding, Child Protection.

12 Hour Paediatric First aid.

Female Genital Mutilation.

Level 2 Food Hygiene.

Level 1 Makaton.

In attendance:  Tuesday, Wednesday, all day.

Emma Allen

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Keyworker to the Outstanding Owls.

Qualifications:

Level 3 Children and young peoples workforce.

Wrap/Prevent Training.

Basic  safeguarding, Child Protection.

12 Hour Paediatric First aid.

Female Genital Mutilation.

Level 2 Food Hygiene.

Level 1 Makaton.

In attendance: Thursday, Friday all day.