All of our staff are qualified Early Years' Practitioners, hold current Paediatric First Aid Certificates and regularly attend training courses to update their knowledge in all areas of childcare.
Supervisor, First Aider + Key Person
I have been at Charlwood Pre-school since 1994, as a parent, Committee Member, a key worker and now as Supervisor. Before starting a family I was a primary school teacher for 12 years.
I graduated with a degree in English and then completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education which took me into primary school teaching. I also hold a qualification in British Sign Language.
I have Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in Early Years Education.
At Charlwood Pre-school each child is assigned a Key-person who will be there from their first day to make sure your child is happy and settled.
Nothing is more important to us than ensuring your child settles in quickly and easily to life with us. Therefore parents and carers are invited to stay with their child until they are happy they have settled.
Throughout the term your child’s Key-person will keep a record of your child’s development and create a scrap-book of their achievements.
Parents are invited to meet with their child’s key-person each half-term to discuss their child’s progress through the Early Learning Goals and the fun they have at pre-school.
Supervisors and key-persons welcome parents and carers input. Regular discussions on individual child development are encouraged at drop off and collection times.
I have worked in pre-schools since 2009 as an Early years Practitioner and Duty Supervisor. In 2012 I passed my Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce and in 2019 trained as Designated Safeguarding Lead.
I completed a post graduate certificate in Primary Years Education 15 years ago and over the years I have taught across key stages from Year 6 to Year 1.
Charlwood Pre-school ensure every child has the support they need to reach their full potential.
If a child is identified as having a special educational need or disability during their time at pre-school, the Supervisor and Special Educational Needs Coordinator will work in partnership with parents to support their child’s learning and development through the implementation of individual support plans (ISPs).
It may be that, with the parents approval, specialist support is sought after consultation with the Early Years Team at Surrey County Council or 1:1 support put in place.
Charlwood Pre-school is a charity, run by a Committee of parent and community volunteers. They offer their time freely to support and promote our village pre-school.
The committee works closely with the pre-school staff, which is vital to the smooth running of the pre-school.
The Committee hold meetings each term to keep abreast of pre-school matters, plan fund raising events and to ensure the staff and children have all they need to continue to flourish and develop.
Being a Committee member is very rewarding and a great way to meet other parents. It gives an insight into the hard work that happens behind the scenes and also creates an opportunity to have a real impact on the children’s early years educational experience.
If you feel you would like to become more involved in the Committee then please do not hesitate to let Helen know and she will put you in touch with one of our committee members.