Staff

Kate Sillett
Director

NVQ Level 4, Behaviour Support, Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid, Prevent, FGM and Covid-19 Awareness/Prevent Covid-19.

It has always been a passion of mine to own my own pre-school, as of 2008 this became a reality and I haven’t looked back. I work with a strong, enthusiastic team where we all strive to do our best for the children in our care and their families.

I bring with me many years of childcare experience and have looked after lots of children, although each child teaches me something special or amazes me with their abilities. Our aim is to offer the children a fun, safe and caring setting where they and their families feel completely at ease and cannot wait to come back the next day.

Kirsty
Manager
NVQ Level 3, Elkan training, ECAT, Health and Safety, Food and Hygiene, Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, and Covid-19Awareness/Prevent Covid-19

Since leaving school I have been able to experience childcare in various different positions, from nurseries to nanny posts as well as groups such as Beavers and Guides.

I enjoy all aspects of the children’s learning especially messy and outdoor play. Through this I have realised that the children can teach us as much as we teach them.

I have been part of the Whitegrove team since November 2015 and I believe that this setting is a wonderful place for children to begin their educational journey.

We have a great team and I am privileged to manage such a great pre-school

Natalie
Deputy Manager

NVQ Level 3, Maketon, Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Prevent, FGM and Covid-19 Awareness/Prevent Covid-19.

I have worked with children for 11 years now and have experience with ages from 0-5 years in different positions in childcare from day nursery, nanny and pre schools.

I enjoy working with all ages as all learn at different levels and I love watching them grow as it rewarding to have been apart of there development.

I specially enjoy crafts, messy play and just having fun with the children.

I started with whitegrove Pre-school as bank staff  in April 2018 and came full time member of staff in September 2018.

Michelle
Pre-School Practitioner
NVQ level 3 Early Years Educator student, SEND Level 2,3 and 4, Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene (Elkan trained), Prevent, FGM and Covid-19 Awareness/Prevent Covid-19.

I have worked at Whitegrove Pre-School as a Trainee Practitioner since October 2018. I thoroughly enjoy working with the children and I love seeing their faces "light up" as they achieve new challenges.

I am originally from a Business Administration background but decided to start a new career in childcare and education. I am currently studying my Level 3 as an Early Years Educator.

My daughter also attends Whitegrove Pre-school and I couldn’t be happier with her development and progress so far. She always looks forward to attending Pre-School and each day she improves on, or learns something new.

Jaclyn
Pre-School Practitioner
Hi my name is Jaclyn. I joined Whitegrove Pre-school in November 2019 as a Trainee Practitioner. I am a NVQ Level 3 student, and hold my Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM, Covid-19 Awareness/Prevent Covid-19 and Food Hygiene certificates.

I am originally from a Business and Accounts background in the Telecoms Construction industry but decided to start a new career in childcare. I am studying to gain my Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification.

I love working here, and every day brings something new and exciting. Seeing what the children accomplish on a daily basis is amazing.

I am married and have 2 boys; a 4 year old and a 1 year old. My eldest son attended Whitegrove pre-school and he started when he was 2 years old. I am so pleased with the progress and development he made whilst at the setting. He looked forward to going to preschool everyday. Having been one of the mums of the pre-school for 2 years before becoming a member of the team, I could not even describe how impressed and happy I am that I decided for my baby boy to join the setting 2 years ago.

Carol
Pre-School Practitioner
NVQ level 3, Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Prevent, FGM and Covid-19 Awareness/Prevent Covid-19.

I have over 20 years experience in childcare from private nurseries, nannying, childminding, pre-schools, volunteering to travel to Japan to teach Japanese children English. I am fortunate to have 3 of my own fantastic children.

I like nothing more than watching the wonderful children I get the pleasure of caring for, grow, learn and develop through the many forms of play we have on offer at pre-school. It is amazing to be part of supporting and encouraging the children to be confident individuals that are ready to start a new journey at big school.