Our Team

Our team of staff are committed to providing the highest standards of childcare and supporting your child as they learn and grow.  We are a small team and have a minimum of staff to child ratio of 1:4 (for children aged 2) and 1:8 (for children aged 3) in line with government recommendations.  Each child is assigned a key person, who works with and cares for that child.  All members of the team are fully qualified and trained in paediatric first aid.

Linda Scott, Manager

Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning & Development, Safeguarding Lead, 2 Year Lead,

Child Protection Level 2, Paediatric First Aid


Lisa Weait, Deputy Manager

Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning & Development, Deputy Safeguarding Lead, Safeguarding Children v3,  Paediatric First Aid
Admissions, Funding and Admin


Zena Sawyer, Pre-School Teacher

Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development
Child Protection Level 1 and 2
Paediatric First Aid

Rebecca Cook, Pre-School Teacher

BA Education and Early Years Level 3 NVQ Children’s Care Learning and Development
Paediatric First Aid, Healthy Eating, Art & Nature
Child Protection and Safeguarding, SENCO in training

Ella-May Freeman, Pre-School Teacher

Level 3 Diploma for Early Years (Early Educator)


Anne-Marie Sadler, Trainee Pre-School Teacher


Our Committee

As a registered charity St John’s Preschool is managed by a committee of parent/carer volunteers.  Our committee is vital to the smooth running of the preschool and our members work with the Manager and staff to create a preschool that we are immensely proud of.

Responsible for all aspects of oversight and governance for the preschool, the committee is also responsible for the financial running of the preschool from setting budgets to chasing payments.  The committee also organise events throughout the year to raise vital funds for the preschool.

We actively encourage parents and carers to get involved with preschool life.  Not only is it hugely rewarding, it is a great way to meet other parents.  If you are interested in joining the committee or simply would like to help out now and again please get in touch.

Rachel Pullen    Rachel Pullen  – Chair

Natalie Peers    Natalie Peers – Treasurer

Sharon Hockly    Sharon Hockly – Secretary

     Jacqui Sherlock – Lead Fundraiser

     Becky Sonnex – Fundraiser

     Katie Bromley – Fundraiser

     Danielle Bone – Fundraiser