Meet the team

Meet the team

Val Lyden

Role: Supervisor, Key Person
Safeguarding (Designated Person)

I have been the Supervisor at Pre-School for over 20 years and during this time I have very much enjoyed supporting the children and their families through the children's very important early years development. I have lived in Yardley Gobion with my family since 1988. I manage an excellent staff team who are all devoted to making Pre-School a fun, enjoyable and stimulating experience.

Jackie Hayward

Role: Acting Deputy, Key Person
SENCO (Designated Person)
Communications Champion

I joined the team in 2002. My children had previously attended Pre-School. I have lived in Yardley Gobion for many years and enjoy village life.

Cathy Brown

Role: Key Person
Health & Safety (Designated Person)

I have worked at Pre-School since 2014 and am very much enjoying my new role. I live in Yardley Gobion and my 3 children have recently attended the Pre-School. I currently work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Claire Marsh

Role: Administrator

I started working at Pre-School in February 2014 as administrator. I also carry out emergency cover when required. I work on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. I have lived in Yardley Gobion for 5 years and I have 2 children, one of which attends Pre-School

Emergency Cover

We have additional emergency cover staff for staff sickness or training. These are parents of current or past Pre-School children. All committee members and staff have police clearance for working with young children.

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