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Who will care for my child?

We have a strong, professional, commited team to care for your child.  Dandelions and Snapdragons are led by a BA Hons Degree qualified Pre-School Manager and strong, qualified leadership team.  The Deputy Manager also holds a BA Hons Degree and the Senior team either have or are working towards a Foundation Degree, Dandelions Rising 5's Co-ordinator holds an Early years Professional Status.  Play Assistants either have or are working towards a minimum of NVQ3

Your child's safety is paramount at our Pre-Schools.  All staff are qualified first aiders  and all our staff and committee members are DBS checked.  In addition, as we are part of a student programme, we provide college and year 10 students with work experience. We also encourage parent helpers to stay and play. 

When your child starts, they are joined with a key person, who not only builds a relationship with them but also with you, which is an important part of making sure your child feels content and happy in our settings  Their role is to help children settle in.

Dandelions Team for September 2018

Jane Stone – Manager, Safeguarding Lead Practitioner

Marika Groce - Deputy Manager

Kelli Rushton - Leader, SENco

Nicola Ledington – Rising 5's Co-ordinator
Lynda Kennedy - Early Years Practitioner
Tracy Benzeval - Under 3's Co-ordinator
Claire Emery – Early Years Practitioner

Jennie Keenan - Support/Lunch Assistant

Jo Pendsay - Support/Lunch Assistant

AnnaMarie Cumby - Lunch Assistant

Hannah Wardlaw - Supported Intern, Dove House School Academy


Snapdragons Team for September 2018
Jane Stone - Manager
Marika Groce – Leader, Safeguarding Lead Practitioner, SENco

Charlene Wilby - Rising 5's Co-ordinator

Anita Scandrett - Under 3's Co-ordinator

Emma Massey  - Early years Assistant



Both groups share an Admin Assistant - De'Anne Bydile