A superb pre-school for children aged 2 to 5, in an idyllic village setting.

Telephone 01438 871166

Our Team

All staff hold relevant childcare qualifications and regularly attend courses to update their knowledge and skills.

Our setting uses a key person approach. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom she/he is particularly responsible. Your child's key person will be the person who works with you to make sure that what we provide is right for your child's particular needs and interests. When your child first starts at the setting, she/he will help your child to settle and throughout your child's time at the setting, she/he will help your child to benefit from the setting's activities.


  • Open University Level 5 Leadership & Management.
  • Open University level 4 Childcare.
  • Diploma in Childcare & Education.
  • Safeguarding Training Level 1.
  • Designated Safeguarding.
  • St John's First Aid at Work.
  • Paediatric First Aid.
  • Ofsted suitable person.
  • Behaviour Management Training.
  • WRAP Prevent workshop - Raising awareness on Prevent.
  • And many more short courses.

ZOE LINFORTH - Acting Nursery Manager

  • Open University Level 4 Early Years Practice.
  • CACHE NVQ Level 3 Early Years Care and Education.
  • Safeguarding (Designated person).
  • Paediatric First Aid.

NICOLA COLLETT - Joint Deputy Manager

  • Level 3 for the children and Young People`s Workforce: Early Learning and Childcare Pathway.
  • Certificate of training in anaphylaxis management and administration of Epipen.
  • SEN Awareness.
  • Food safety.
  • Behaviour management.
  • Simple Signing.
  • Safeguarding Children.
  • Emergency First Response.

SHANNON CHALLIS - Early Years Practitioner

  • Level 2 Apprentice.
  • CACHE Foundation award in Caring for Children.
  • Paediatric First Aid.

SARAH SHELBOURNE - Administrator

  • Norland Diploma.
  • NNEB Diploma in Childcare and Education.
  • Royal Society of Health Diploma (RSH)

Jade Watkins - Nursery Practitioner

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (Early Learning and Childcare)
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Food hygiene