Our Staff

The most important people as far as your children are concerned are our staff, who are all dedicated and caring, with a wealth of experience.

All members of staff are qualified in Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding trained.

 

Willow Bank Pre-School ensure that either the Manager or a Deputy is present during each session, supported by atleast three other members of staff.

We try and keep the adult -child ratio of 1:7. (Ofsted requires a staff : child ratio of 1:8.)

Manager

Ketaki Karmarkar

Deputy Manager

Emma Poole

Hi

My Name is Ketaki

I am the Manager of WillowBank Preschool and

I am also the SENCO (Special Educational needs Co-ordinator), LLP (Lead Language Practitioner) at preschool

I started working at Willowbank Preschool in September 2011 

I have a Degree and Post-Graduation Diploma in Dietetics and also have an EYPS (Early Years Professional Status, Level 6 in Early Years and Childcare)

I have 2 girls . I enjoy working with children and can’t wait to welcome you and your child to preschool.

Few of my Favourite thing are:-

Colour- Blue

Books- Jonathan Livingston Seagull- by Richard Bach

Food- Indian, Italian, French, Chinese, Sushi…………….I love food I guess

Hobbies- Running, Reading, Baking and spending time with my family

 

Hi

My Name is Emma Poole

I am the Deputy Manager and Lead Safeguarding Practitioner.

I have been working in Willow Bank Preschool since September 2013 and have a HNC (higher national certificate-level 4) in Early years Childcare.

I have 2 active boys. I enjoy working with children and can’t wait to welcome you and your child to preschool.

Few of my Favourite thing are:-

Colour- Purple

Books- I like reading books to my two sons – David Walliams is a favourite

Food- All Cuisines

Hobbies- Running, Gym, spending time outdoors with two active boys,

 

Practitioner

Vanessa Gatherer

Practitioner

Kuldeep Brar

My Name is Vanessa Gatherer

I have been working in childcare for 7 years. I started my career in childcare working as a childminder. I have been working at Willowbank Preschool since April 2016.

I have an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare.

I have 3 children of my own, 2 girls and 1 boy. I really enjoy working with children and can’t wait to welcome you and your child to preschool.

Few of my Favourite thing are:-

Colour- Blue.

Books- Harry Potter!

Food- I am a vegetarian. I love tapas.

Hobbies- Running, web design, watching movies, going on days out, spending time with my children.

My Name is Kuldeep Brar

I am the Lead First Aider at Preschool.

I have been working in Willowbank Preschool  since 2011 and have an NVQ3 qualification in Early Year Childcare.

I have 2 girl.

I enjoy working with children and can’t wait to welcome you and your child to preschool.

Few of my Favourite thing are:-

Colour- Red

Books- Health Magazines and Books.

Food- Indian, Italian and Chinese I am a vegetarian though

Hobbies- Cooking, Gardening, badminton, spending time with my family

Practitioner

Eliza Angel

Practitioner

Kaye Lyver

I am going to be your child’s keyperson.

I am the Lead Equal Opportunities.

I have been working in this preschool for 3 years and have an NVQ3 qualification in Early Years Childcare.

I have one boy who is 5 years old. I enjoy working with children and can’t wait to welcome you and your child to preschool.

Few of my Favourite thing are:-

Colour- Blue

Books- I enjoy reading nonfiction books.

Food- Italian foods, in fact all food!

Hobbies- singing, dancing, arts and crafts (anything creative)

My Name is Kaye Lyver

I am the Lead Health and Safety Officer at preschool

I have been working in this preschool from September 2005 years and have an NVQ2 qualification in Early Years Childcare.

I have one boy. I enjoy working with children and can’t wait to welcome you and your child to preschool.

Few of my Favourite thing are:-

Colour- Blue

Books- I enjoy reading romantic books

Food- Chinese, Indian and Italian foods, in fact all food!

Hobbies- Reading, cooking, spending time with my family, (being a taxi service for my son takes up most of my spare time)!

Practitioner

Bianca Clements

Practitioner

Diane Prince

My Name is Bianca Clements

I am the Lead Behaviour Management Officer at preschool.

I have been working in this preschool form 2013, I started as an apprentice and am currently working towards my level 3 qualification in childcare.

I have 1 cheeky little boy . I enjoy working with children and can’t wait to welcome you and your child to preschool.

Few of my Favourite thing are:-

Colour- I love most colours (except purple)

Books- I would prefer to watch a film, my all-time favourite is The Lion King.

Food- Spicy food and pizza

Hobbies- Yoga, eating out, cinema, seeing friends and family

My Name is Diane Prince

I am the Food Hygiene and Safety Officer at Preschool.

I have been working in this preschool for 19 years

I have 3 boys 2 live at home one lives with his girlfriend. I enjoy working with children and can’t wait to welcome you and your child to preschool.

Few of my Favourite thing are:-

Colour- green

Books- I enjoy reading women’s magazines

Food- Indian, Chinese, Pasta, to be honest all foods

Hobbies- Gardening, Shopping, Playing Sports and I love cleaning.

LunchController

Helen Linge

 LunchController/ Practitioner 

Nicky Ledger

Administrator

Jaqui Shepherd

Cleaner

Kimberley O'rielly

I am going to cover Bianca’s Maternity leave.

I have been working as a lunchtime controller at Preschool for the past 10 months.

I have 2 children a boy and a girl, who both attended preschool.  I enjoy working with children and can’t wait to join you and your child for their time at preschool.

Few of my Favourite thing are:-

Colour- Pink

Books- I am currently reading through the Harry Potter collection with my 9 year old and anything by Julia Donaldson is good with the 5 year old.

Food- Any!! But I do love a bit of cake.

Hobbies- I love being with my family going on walks, bike rides, going on holidays, any spare time I have I like sewing, knitting, baking and generally anything arty.

The ethos of the school is a small family friendly pre-school, where all children can learn in a safe and stimulating environment to become independent little people. 

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