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. 
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

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