All our staff hold: GDPR Awareness, Paediatric First Aid, Level 2 Food Hygiene, Level 2 Health & Safety, Prevent, Basic Safeguarding and Female Genital Mutilation Awareness qualifications, (unless replaced with a more advanced qualification as listed).


Jane Gillen

Manager, SENDCo

At Pre-School: Jane enjoys art and craft activities. As SENDCo, Jane takes the lead in organising and supporting our children and their families who have additional needs. Jane Manages the day to day running of the setting.

Outside Pre-School: Jane likes travelling home and abroad.  She enjoys visiting stately homes and discovering more about the people who live there.  When she can, she goes to visit her two grown-up sons who live in Bristol.


Level 5: Children and Young People

Level 2: Autism Awareness

             Special Educational Needs Awareness

             Understanding Nutrition and Health

             Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

             Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses

             Challenging Behaviour

             Understanding Dyslexia & Other Specific Learning Difficulties

Advanced Safeguarding



Sam Coles

Deputy Manager

At Pre-School: Sam supports Jane with the day to day running of the setting.  Sam has a specialist interest in helping our children on the Autistic Spectrum and those who need support with Speech and Language.  Sam enjoys outdoor play and anything where she can be messy!

Outside Pre-School: Sam enjoys the outdoors, and really enjoys camping in the summer months, and going on cycle rides.


Cat Noyes

Early Years Educator

At Pre-School: Cat has worked at Pre-School for 10 years, since both her daughters attended.  Cat used to work in design and really enjoys the art and craft activities.  She likes to see everyone get really messy as its a sign of a good day!

Outside Pre-School: Cat finds it amusing that the children call her "cat" as she owns a big red dog, who Cat is often seen out walking.


Level 6: Childhood Studies

Level 2: Autism Awareness

             Understanding Children & Young Peoples Mental Health

             Behaviour that Challenges

Speech and Language Skills

Let's Look at Numbers

Let's Look at Shape, Space and Measure

Maths in Early Years in England


Level 3: Early Years Educator

Level 2: Understanding Children & Young Peoples Mental Health

Outside Play

Sounds and Letters


Jenny Baseley

Early Years Assistant

At Pre-School: Jenny joined us at the start of 2019 and is finding her way around Pre-School.  We are sure you will join us in welcoming her to the Parrywood family. Jenny is commencing her Level 3 Early Years Educator training in October 2019.

Outside Pre-School: Jenny enjoys yoga, cycling and swimming and loves to go on adventure holidays.  In her spare time Jenny helps out with synchronised swimming.


Level 3: Early Years Educator (Training)

First Aid at Work


Faith Layton

Early Years Educator

At Pre-School: Faith enjoys playing in the garden with the children, especially with the construction materials.  Inside Faith likes making collages with the children using lots of glue and craft resources.

Outside Pre-School: Faith enjoys spending time with her family, especially when they go on days out.  In her spare time Faith likes to visit friends, walk and read.

Level 3: Early Years Educator

Level 2: Autism Awareness


Rachael Emery

Early Years Assistant

At Pre-School: Rachael likes nature and animals, Rachael enjoys taking the children to her farm and sharing her knowledge about the animals and their welfare.  Inside Rachael likes helping the children complete puzzles.

Outside Pre-School: Rachael is a busy lady; looking after her two children, the family dogs and her horse Monty.  When she's got some spare time, Rachael helps her husband on his farm.

Level 3: Early Years Educator (Training)

Level 2: Understanding Children & Young People's Mental Health


Kierran Lakeland

Primary Teacher

At Pre-School: Kierran works alongside the other members of staff to foster a creative environment for children to learn.  Kierran works with the children, picking up on their interests and creating activities including art and messy play.  Kierran enjoys teaching children about numbers using number games and helping them recognise words and letters with stories.

Outside Pre-School: Kierran loves to read stories, both for himself and to his daughter.  He keeps his mind active by doing Sudoko as he likes maths and numbers.  In his spare time Kierran works as a personal trainer/fitness instructor and as a running coach.  Kirran enjoys supporting others in their fitness journey.  He is a keen runner, regularly attending Parkrun and competing at 10k and half marathon, (22k) distance.  Kierran is a member of Hedge End Runners.

Level 7: PGCE Primary Education

Level 6: BA Education Studies

Level 3: Personal Trainer

              Fitness Instructor

Level 2: Understanding Dyslexia & Other Specific Learning                         Difficulties

England Athletics Leader in Running Fitness

England Athletics Coaching in Running Fitness (Training)

First Aid at Work

Boxfit Instructor

Studio Cycling Instructor

Metabolic Circuit Training Instructor


Emily Barrow

Early Years Educator

At Pre-School: Emily joined us in November 2019.  She completed her Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in July 2019, which included a placement in a local primary school. Emily joins us with a wealth of experience in caring for children and supporting their development.

Outside Pre-School: Emily has a variety of interests and has volunteered as a rainbow leader for eight years.  She is also a Brownie leader, and has participated in several residential events, including a trip to Disneyland Paris in 2017. Emily enjoys family trips out with a particular interest in animals and the countryside.


Level 3: Early Years Educator

Level 2: Supporting Teaching and Learning

Girl Guiding Leadership

1st Response Training