All our staff are DBS checked, have experience of Early Years Development.
Safeguarding and First Aid training and are continuously developing their knowledge.
Louise John – Early Years Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead
I have over 20 years experience of working in early years and have always been passionate about nurturing the under fives and watching them develop and grow and assist with their transition to big school.
My hobbies include, gardening, craft and enjoying valuable time with my grandchildren and family.
Georgia Townsend – Early Years Practitioner, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Senco
Hi, my name is Georgia and I’ve been working in early years for 3 before joining Stonesfield Pre School since April 2021. In my home life I have a daughter who is now at school and in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and getting away for holidays and mini breaks when possible. I enjoy being outside and exploring new places. I love being a key worker in early years and creating bonds with both the children and their families and working with them to prepare the children for school.
Grace Gleeson – Early Years Practitioner
Hello, I’m Grace, I live in Stonesfield and started working for the Pre School in September 2022 after completing my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies. However, I have completed work experience with the Pre School since the age of 16 and even attended the Pre School myself when I was a toddler.
What I love most about working in Early Years is, how rewarding it is to see the children achieve their developmental goals and having the key responsibility of being a positive role model.
Hannah Willans – Early Years Practitioner
Hello! I previously worked in a playgroup and then a day nursery in Oxford, where I completed my Level 3 Early Years training. I have three girls, currently two at Stonesfield school and my youngest is here at Pre School.
I have a degree in fashion & clothing and love being creative! I enjoy keeping active, crocheting and spending time outdoors with my children.
Lizzie Wharton – Early Years Practitioner
I’ve worked with Early Years children for over 30 years, it’s my great passion! I love to nurture a child’s individuality whilst working closely with their family. I am a caring and sensitive person with a great sense of fun.
In my spare time I love to spend quality time with my family and keep fit.
Sandra Ward – Early Years Practitioner and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Hello I’m Sandra. I originally come from the Netherlands and moved here when I was 16. I started out training and then working as a chef before I had my two sons, after which I was a stay-at-home mum for a few years. I have been at Pre School for the last 8 years. I like gardening and crafting and cooking and you probably have seen me about with my collie called Jess.
Zena Rozee – Early Years Administrator
I have been the administrator of the Pre School for over 15 years, I also have 25 years experience in banking, but now work part time for both the Pre School and the Primary School. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, walking and spending time with family and friends.
Sarah Stone – Early Years Practitioner Assistant
I love helping make Pre School a safe and secure environment for children to start to experience the world away from their families. Over the last 7 years I have learnt something new from each child that comes through our doors. When I am not at pre-school you will usually find me outside with my horse and dogs.
Claire Johnson – Early Years Practitioner Assistant
I’m a retired nurse and I am enjoying working at the Pre School now. It is a lovely way to feel connected to the community, meeting children & parents & staff. I trained as an early year’s teacher many moons ago so delighted to be working with children again.