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).

Tanya Shehan



At Pre-School I enjoy getting on the children's level and joining in their play whilst they are at Pre-School.  I particularly like messy play and an exciting tuff tray!  I have a lot of knowledge of children with Special Educational Needs and I'm keen to pass on the Makaton I know to staff and children.  As Manager I oversee the day to day running of the setting, ensuring the children, staff and visitors are safe and we are achieving best possible outcomes for the children.

Outside of Pre-School I have 2 boys at home to keep me busy but when I have an odd spare minute or two to myself I enjoy baking (but not cooking !) and I have in the past liked to cross stitch, this is something I am trying to make time for again.  I like to see friends for tea and cake and snuggle up with my family for films too!

Kelly Smith

Deputy Manager

At Pre-School Kelly enjoys all aspects of working with the children and helping to extend their learning. She is qualified to Level 3 and has just started her Level 5 qualification. Kelly would like to further her knowledge and understanding of children with behavioural difficulties as well  as furthering her knowledge of children with autism. Kelly is currently on Maternity leave.

Outside Pre-School, Kelly enjoys watching her son play football, chilling in her garden and socialising with friends.


Alix Mason

Melanie Mattock

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator 

Early Years Educator


Early Years Educator


At Pre-School: Alex enjoys working as part of the team to ensure we provide a safe and stimulating learning environment for all children. She is the settings Sendco and is qualified to Level 3.  Alix is also responsible for monitoring her Key Children's progress and development and implementing activities to aid their learning.

Outside Pre-School  Alex enjoys family activities with her two children, horse riding and socialising with friends.

At Pre-School  Mel enjoys getting messy with the children. She likes to encourage them to explore different textures and encourages them to use all of their senses to explore the world around them. She also loves reading stories to the children. Mel is qualified to Level 3 and has just started a Level 5 qualification course.

Outside Pre-School Mel enjoys spending time out and about with her family.

Debbie Messer

Deputy Manager

At Pre-School Debbie is qualified  to Foundation Degree level and enjoys all aspects of working with children. She finds its very rewarding to see them develop into confident, sociable children.

Outside Pre-School, Debbie loves to read real life books. She also loves to visit places she has never been before.  Debbie also likes cooking especially cakes and muffins.

Jo Meek

Early Years Educator


At Pre-School, Jo has worked in Early Years since her eldest child started at Pre-School, (He is now 18 years old). Jo is qualified to Level 2 and is hoping to start her Level 3 qualification shortly. Jo enjoys singing activities and all outdoor activities.

Outside Pre-School Jo likes cooking and seeing her family.  Jo also enjoys doing arts and crafts.

Leanne Clement

Early Years Assistant


At Pre-School: Leanne has just started her Level 3 qualification after volunteering in the Pre-School. She has two children currently attending the setting. Leanne enjoys working with the children in the outdoor learning environment.

Outside Pre-School: Leanne likes to go on outdoor adventures with her husband and two children. She loves spending time with family and friends.