Our Staff

Sam, Janet, Vicki, Bethany, Shen, Kerrie, Humma and Carly are a tight knit team that are committed to the well-being of the children in their care. They nurture each child through play and exploration. 
All of them have many years experience of caring for children, including their own. 
Matching rhyming words with Sam
Matching rhyming words with Sam

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Bethany reading one of our favourites
Bethany reading one of our favourites

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Group artwork
Group artwork

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Matching rhyming words with Sam
Matching rhyming words with Sam

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Sam - Preschool Manager

Foundation Degree in Early Years Level 5

 

Sam is preschool manager and has worked at Early years @ Lightcliffe since 2009, before that she was on the committee for four years.

 

She has worked in childcare since leaving school both as a nanny and an early years practitioner. She gained her foundation degree in Early Years in July 2013. Sam is Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and paediatric first aid trained.

 

Sam is married and has a son and a daughter. In her spare time she loves shopping, watching rugby league and reading.

Vicki - Early Years Practitioner

Cache Diploma in Childcare and Education Level 3

Shen - Early Years Practitioner

Working towards Level 3 qualification in Childcare

 

Shen has a 7 year old child who attends the Older Years after school club. She is a Sociology graduate who used to work for Lancashire Police. Having been a parent volunteer at Preschool, she instantly knew this was the new career path for her!

Once Shen has completed her Level 3 training, she is looking forward to embarking on Early Years Teacher Training.

Janet - Preschool Deputy

Cache Diploma in Preschool Practice Level 3

 

Janet has a level three diploma in Preschool practice and has been working at Early Years @ Lightcliffe since 2002,

before that she was in the manufacturing business.

Janet is also our lead safeguarding officer.

Janet is married with a grown up daughter, in her spare time she likes to garden, read, travel and walk her pet dog Alfie.

 

 

Bethany - Early Years Practitioner

Diploma in Children's Learning and Development Level 3

Bethany is also one of our safeguarding officers.

Kerrie - Early Years Practitioner

Diploma in Children's Learning and Development Level 3

 

Kerrie is a mum of 3. She has worked with children aged 5 and under for around 4 years. Before that she worked with young people aged 5-19 for 6 years.

Kerrie qualified as an early years practitioner in 2018. She thoroughly enjoy watching children develop at their own pace and helping them to reach individual milestones.

Humma - Early Years Practitioner

Working towards Level 3 qualification in Childcare