Meet us

Our staff are very popular with all the pre-school children, and if you come along and meet them, you'll soon find out why!

Our pre-school is run by a voluntary parent management committee, chaired by Vicky O'Dell. All of our parents have, or have had children at pre-school and are keen to be actively involved in pre-school life.

Lindsay Bignall and Sarah Shirley work full time, and have over 50 years experience at pre-school between them; all of their own children went to Pattishall Pre-School and they now have grandchildren of their own. Sue Gadsen works part time and has joined the staff more recently. All of our staff bring dedication, care, attention and enthusiasm to pre-school and as such are a much-loved asset.

 

 

Meet our staff

Lindsay Bignell
Sarah Shirley
Joanne Townsend

Lindsay Bignell

Preschool Supervisor

I have worked at Pattishall Pre-school for 26 years.  I have lived in Pattishall for 36 years and have 3 grown up children, all of whom attended the Pre-school and Pattishall Primary School.  I pride myself on our long standing reputation but I also like to keep up to date with new and upcoming issues in Early Years Education.  I am qualified to Level 3 the qualification for which I refreshed in August 2010.  I am also the designated staff member for child protection and safeguarding, as well as special educational needs co-ordinator   (SENCo ) for the group.

Sarah Shirley

Preschool Supervisor

I have worked at Pattishall-Pre School for 25.5 yrs. I live locally and have two grown up children both of whom attended our pre-school and Pattishall Primary School. I have a little grandson who now attends the preschool. 
I have recently undertaken and passed, the E100 level 4 qualification, an undergraduate course in Early Years, Youth, Education and Health and Social care.
  I am the designated member of staff for Child Behaviour and I also have my first aid and Safeguarding children qualification. Training is on-going to keep us up to date.

Joanne Townsend

Pre School Assistant

Meet our committee

Vicky O'Dell
Gemma Smith
Katie Berrill
Sue Gadsen
Tara White
Katie Nicholls

Vicky O'Dell

Chair Person

Gemma Smith

Treasurer

Katie Berrill

Secretary

Sue Gadsen

Committee Member

I moved to Pattishall in 1997 and became a local Registered Childminder for 6 years as well as Chairperson of Pattishall Mums and Tots. I also have 3 children.

I then worked at Pattishall Pre-school for 7 years and did my Level 2 qualification. I left after being made redundant due to low numbers. I then worked as a nursery nurse for 2 years in a private nursery and have recently completed my level 3 qualification in August 2012. I have a current paediatric first aid certificate. 

Tara White

Committee Member

Katie Nicholls

Committee Member