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
Paediatric First Aid – December 2024

Safeguarding Lead
Child Protection Level 2
2 Year Lead


Chantal Henton, Deputy Manager
BA (Hons) Education and Early Childhood Studies

Senco Lead: February 24

Designated Safeguarding Lead February 2024


Ella-May Freeman, Pre-School Teacher
Level 3 Diploma for Early Years (Early Educator)
Paediatric First Aid – June 2025

Food Hygiene Lead

Safeguarding Children and Young People – Jan 24


Jenny Carr – Preschool Teacher
Level 3 Cache Diploma in Childcare and Education

First Aid – May 26

Safeguarding Children and Young People – Jan 24


Holly Holt – Preschool Teacher Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce QCF

Child Protection Refresher 2022

Safeguarding Children and Young People – Jan 24


Our committee

2023/2024

Becca Gunn  – Chair


Jerry Lamb – Treasurer


Jessie Loveday – Secretary & Pre School Administrator

Denise Baker – Committee Member


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.

If you’d like to get in touch with the committee, then please feel free to: Email Us