Woodpeckers' Staff

All our staff here at Woodpeckers undergo regular professional development courses and most are Paediatric First Aid trained (which is renewed every three years). Each child is allocated a Key Person, who is able to build a close relationship with the parent and child and consequently help fulfil their emotional and educational needs. Each Key Person also completes a 'Learning Journey' for the child, which you are able to access at any time. The Pre-School ensures that we have a SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator). 

Mandy Swift

  SUPERVISOR

  • Level 3 NVQ in Childcare Care Learning and Development

  • Designated Person for 2 Year Olds

  • Designated Makaton Co-ordinator

  • Paediatric First Aid in Childcare

Sarah Bartholomew

DEPUTY SUPERVISOR

  • Foundation Degree in Early Years​

  • Designated SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator)

  • Deputy Safeguarding Officer

  • Paediatric First Aid in Childcare

Helen Hodges

EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER

  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate

  • Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning and Development (Early years educator)

Snjezana Stowell

EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER

  • Level 4 Foundation Degree in Childcare

  • Paediatric First Aid in Childcare

Dianne Packham
Hannah Martin

EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER

  • NVQ Level 3 Early Years Childcare and Education

  • Paediatric First Aid in Childcare

EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER

  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young Peoples Workforce

  • Paediatric First Aid in Childcare

All members of staff  and committee members are subject to rigourous reference checks and Enhanced DBS checks.

 

We also ensure that we fulfill the following minimum staff to children ratios:

 

Children aged 2+ years - 1:4

Children aged 3+ years - 1:8

Catherine Farragher

PART-TIME PRACTITIONER

  • DBS Approved

Woodpeckers CIO
Quaker Lane, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 2HF
Tel: 01580 720195
Email: woodpeckersoffice@gmail.com
www.woodpeckers-preschool.com
Registered Charity No: 1182859
Ofsted Registration No: 2552066