Practitioners


Tiddlywinks Pre-School

Practitioners

We have a high staff to child ratio with the aim of averaging a ratio of 1:4 for children under three years old and 1:6 for children over three years of age. Staff attend training courses to continue their professional development where possible. Most of the staff are based in one setting or the other however they do sometimes cover the sistering site to help cover ratios.


All members of staff are DBS checked.


Petts Wood


Ros Barnes

"After 15 years experience in child care and having my own children, I joined Tiddlywinks Pre-School in September 2013 when the owner opened up a second Pre-school."

Position: Leader (since 2013), Inclusion Manager

Highest Level of Qualification: Level 5

Additional Roles: First Aider, Child Protection Officer & Shared Behaviour Management


Tamara Clarke

"I wanted a change in job role and so I  joined Tiddlywinks Preschool in 2018"

Current Position: Deputy (since 2018) & Key Person to Tamara's Tigers

Highest Level of Qualification: Level 3

Additional Roles: Health & Safety, Supporting Child Protection, Shared Behaviour Management Officer & First Aider


Lesley Bailey

"I was originally a parent helper whilst completing my level 1 qualification from there I decide to complete my level 2"

Current Position: Practitioner & Key Person to Lesley's Ladybirds (since 2004)

Highest Level of Qualification: Level 3


Sally Shelton

"Both by boys attended Tiddlywinks and once they went to school, I joined the team in October 2014"

Current Position: Practitioner & Key Person to Sally's Starfishes (since January 2015)

Poverest


Vicki Parker-Jones

"I have worked at Tiddlywinks Pre-School since September 2003. I became a joint owner in 2012 and as of September 2013 I became sole owner of Tiddlywinks Pre-School @ Petts Wood as well as Manager/Owner of Tiddlywinks @ Holy Trinity. Since September 2015 I returning to my own Primary School to open up Tiddlywinks @ Poverest"

Highest Level of Qualification: Level 4

Additional Roles: First Aider, Child Protection and Shared Behaviour Management Officer


Kara Ashley-Walters

"I have been attending Tiddlywinks Pre-School since 2002 with all four of my children. After supplying for some time in September 2011 I finally joint the Petts Wood team. After being the deputy at Petts Wood for 5 years I needed a new new challenge and moved over to the Poverest site to support the future plans"

Current Position: Deputy (since 2013 PW & 2018 POV), Inclusion Manager (since 2013) & Key Person to Kara's Koalas

Highest Level of Qualification: Level 3

Additional Roles: Health & Safety, Supporting Child Protection, Shared Behaviour Management Officer & First Aider


Melissa Smith

"I worked in a preschool before having my on children who now attend Poverest school, I often help out at the school events but really wanted to get back into preschool"

Current Position: Practitioner & Key Person to Melissa's Macaws (since September 2015)

Highest Level of Qualification: Level 2 working towards Level 3


Hannah Charsley

"After having my own children I realised how much I  wanted to work with children. I completed two Early Years qualifications and started to work in a full day nursery. I moved to Tiddlywinks to enable me to spend the holidays with my own children"

Current Position: Practitioner, First Aider & Key Person to Hannah's Hedgehogs (since March 2016)

Highest Level of Qualification: Level 3


Lisa Sullivan

"Both my boys attended Tiddlywinks Pre-School and now that they are both at school, I am pleased to be joining the team (April 2015)".

Current Position: Practitioner & Key Person to Lisa's Lemars (Since 2015)

Highest Level of Qualification: Working Towards Level 3


Nicola Inglis

"After working at Tiddlywinks for 6 years I went and  tried something new. After 5 weeks I returned to Tiddlywinks"

Current Position: Practitioner & Key Person to Nicola's Nightingales (since 2010)

Highest Level of Qualification: Level 2



Holy Trinity


Claire Clifton

"I have spend since 2010 being a deputy for my previous employer before moving to Tiddlywinks when the new Poverest site opened in 2015. In 2018 I was promoted to the leader of the Holy Trinity site".

Current Position: Leader (since 2018), Inclusion Manager (since 2015) and Key Person to Claire's Chameleons

Highest Level of Qualification: Level 5

Additional Roles: First Aider, Supporting Child Protection and Shared Behaviour Management Officer


Georgina Palmer-Drury

"I have worked previously as a room leader of a day nursery before moving to Tiddlywinks".

Current Position: Deputy (since Dec 2016) and Key Person to Georgina's Giraffes

Highest Level of Qualification: Level 3

Additional Roles: First Aider, Supporting Child Protection and Shared Behaviour Management Officer


Cheryl Hall

"After many years of working as a hair dresser I wanted to follow my passion and knowledge of additional needs children and decided to work with children"

Current Position: Practitioner & Key Person to Cheryl's Sharks (since 2017)

Highest Level of Qualificaton: Working Toward Level 3





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