Penny Carey –  Director – Manager

My name is Penny Carey and I joined Elmwood Preschool in 2000 as a preschool practitioner. I have a level 3 Cache in Preschool Practice. and I am now the Managing Director of the setting and the Management Team. I am the designated Child Protection officer and I manage the day to day running of the setting, ensuring standards are maintained as necessary to the requirements of OFSTED (Office for Standards in Education) My main aims are for the smooth running of the setting with parents and staff working together creating the best possible environment for children to learn through play.

Natasha Ewer – Supervisor – Deputy Manager – Director

My name is Natasha Ewer I qualified in childcare in 1996 with a diploma in Nursery Nursing, NNEB level 3 Progressing to Senior Nursery Nurse in 1997. I became Deputy Manager in 3-5’s room and again in April 2000 in Basildon. where in 2005 I was promoted to Nursery Manager. I joined Preschool in 2013.

Lisa Harris – Supervisor- Deputy Manager – Director

I joined Preschool in 2012.  I qualified as NNEB in 1989 I have worked in a nursery at Harold Wood Hospital then at Moulsham Grange in Chelmsford, moving to a Preschool in Chelmsford in 2005. I have also run a Parent and Toddler group.

Lynsey Wilkinson – Practitioner – Director

My name is Lynsey Wilkinson. I joined Elmwood Preschool in September 1995. I became a Director in April 2011 when the Preschool changed it status to a Community Interest Company. In 2014 I qualified in CACHE level 2 Children and Young Peoples workforce (QCF)

142 Jane Davies – Treasurer – Director

I joined the Preschool as Administrator in February 2012. I have a Degree in Accountancy and I am an active member of F.O.E.S ( Friends of Elmwood School)

Louise Fryer Mont.Dip – Midday Assistant and Practitioner

I joined preschool in 2015 as a Midday Assistant and in 2016 as a Practitioner. I completed my International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy- Early Childhood Course (level 4)
prior to having my children.  I have worked in various Montessori Settings.

Louise Tindall – Supervisor

I joined Preschool in April 2004. I have successfully passed my Cache Level 2 in Preschool Care and Education and in September 2010 I completed my Cache Level 3 Diploma in Pre school Education. I supervise in the setting and also in Little Learners Rising 5’s Class.

Paulette Adelizzi – Swain – Practitioner/Supervisor

My name is Paulette Adelizzi-Swain. I joined Preschool in 2006. I completed my Cache Level 2 in Preschool Practice and in 2010 I went on to achieve my Level 3.

Jenny Hardy- Supervisor

My name is Jenny Hardy. I supervise at Preschool. I joined Preschool in 2004. In 2005 I passed my Level 2 in Childcare and in 2011 I went on to successfully achieve a grade A in Cache level 3 in Preschool Practice.

Bev Phillips – Practitioner

My Name is Beverley Phillips I joined Preschool in February 2000. I have a Red Seal Diploma (Merit) from the London Montessori Teacher Training College. I also have Cache level 3 in Preschool Practice.

  Michelle Allen – Practitioner

My name is Michelle Allen.  I joined Elmwood Preschool in September 2011 I worked in Nightingale Primary School, London from 1997 – 2005.  As part of my role I gave enhanced support to a child with additional needs. I worked at Bradwell Preschool where in 2009 I achieved my  Cache level 3 NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning and Development Diploma.

Marie Snell – Midday Assistant & Practitioner

My Name is Marie Snell I joined Preschool in September 2005. I work as a Midday Assistant and also a practitioner in the setting. I have completed my Cache Level 2 in Childcare in 2009.

Shirley Bradfield – Midday Assistant and Practitioner

My name is Shirley Bradfield.  I joined preschool as a midday assistant in 2011.
I know work as a practitioner in the setting having qualified in  Cache level 2 Children and Young peoples workforce in 2014.

  Gemma Huddleston – Practitioner 

My name is Gemma Huddleston.  I have a NNEB level 3 in childcare.  I have been qualified in childcare since 2003. I worked in a day nursery in Goodmayes, a day nursery in Danbury and joined Elmwood preschool in 2017

Mia South- Practitioner.

My name is Mia South.  I joined Elmwood Preschool in 2017. I completed a BTEC National Diploma in childhood studies in 2001. I also hold a certificate in Early Years Curriculum Development, a certificate in play work and an early childhood studies certificate level two.

I was awarded a City and Guilds Certificate for face to face youth work ensuring the rights and protection of young people in 2000. I have previously worked as a private nanny as well as in other nursery settings.

   Emma Turner – Midday Assistant.

My name is Emma Turner I joined Elmwood Preschool in January 2016 as a lunchtime assistant.


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