Medstead Pre-school & Nursery

Our Staff




Hi, I'm Kelly. I've been involved with pre-school in a variety of ways since 2002 -student, practitioner, parent, committee member and now I am enjoying my new role as  manager.

I have two children that keep me very busy!

We love days out together - to the zoo, theme parks and the seaside to name just a few.



(Supervisor/Senior Practitioner)

Hi, I'm Beccy and I've been at pre-school for 12 years. I'm very interested in childrens' mental well-being and I love chocolate!

I have three daughters and enjoy walking my golden retriever, Ernie.



(Supervisor/Senior Practitioner)

Things you may need to know about me:

  • I am good at finding things.

  • My favourite icecream flavour is coffee.

  • I like to read.

  • Navy blue is my favourite colour.

  • I have an identical twin sister.

  • I don't like peas.



(Office Manager) 

Hi, my name is Gemma. I work in the office at pre-school and have been here for 8 years.

I have 3 sons who keep me very busy!

I love books, the sea and walking my dog, Holly.



(Pre-school Practitioner)


Hi, I'm Scottish Joan.

I popped into pre-school to help for a day. 13 years later and I'm still here!

I cycle to work in the famous pink shirt. If you see me on the road please give me a toot.



(Pre-school Practitioner)

.Hi, I'm Savannah. I am a mum to two little girls.

I am a big Disney fan and enjoy being outside in the sunshine making mud potions and reading books.



(Pre-school Practitioner)

Hi, I am Jo and I have been part of the team at Medstead Pre-school since December 2014, previously working in the Agricultural Industry and for an international charity.

I enjoy the outdoors- walking camping, looking after my allotment with my husband, and reading.



(Pre-school Practitioner)

I've been here for 28 years since we were a playgroup running in the village hall. 

I love drama, dancing, doing zumba, and music. I have keyboards and bass guitars at home. 

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(Pre-school Practitioner)

Hi, I’m Ruth.
I’ve worked in childcare since 1990, starting off as a nanny and then worked as a child practitioner in nurseries.

I love to spend time with my husband and our three children, as well as our Springer Spaniel, Hugo
I also enjoy Pilates, pottering around the garden, spending time with friends and eating out.



(Bank Pre-school Practitioner)

I qualified as a nursery nurse back in the 80's,and have been involved with pre-school since 2000. 

I like yoga, reading and coffee with friends.

I'm Julie an



(Pre-school Practitioner)

Hi, my name is Vicky and I've been at pre-school for 6 years. 

During the summer I spend every weekend watching my adult sons play cricket. 

I have two grandchildren, a boy and a girl.

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(Apprentice Pre-school Practitioner)

Hi, I'm Emily and I have just started my apprenticeship in childcare.

I have a pet snake and enjoy experimenting with make-up.



(Outdoor Learning Pre-school Practitioner)

I have a teaching degree and have worked as a primary and early years teacher for 13 years.

I have always had a keen interest in outdoor learning and spent many wonderful mornings at forest schools with my girls. This inspired me to complete Forest School training.

I love music, nature, seasons, woodlands, being outdoors, walks in the countryside with my lovely Labrador, the beach and camping with my girls.




(Bank Pre-school Practitioner)

Hi, I'm Alison. I've been involved in education for about 20 years as a teaching assistant.

I have two sons and springer spaniel called Jaspar, and I love spending time with them.

I enjoy entertaining and having a house full, gardening, devising educational crosswords, films, and spending time with friends.


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