Staff and Staff Training

The regular staff in the Pre-school are:

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Mrs Pam Halligan

Manager

My name is Pam Halligan, I live in Chapelfields with my children Emma and Tom.  Both my children attended Castle Keep but are now at University and working.  I began working at the Pre-school in 1999 and was promoted to Manager in July 2007. I hold a NVQ 3 certificate in Childcare, Learning and Development. As well as being first point of contact should you have any questions or concerns I am also responsible for Child Protection, Allocation of Places, Accounts, Staff and Recruitment, Health and Safety, Liason with Outside Agencies amongst others.

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Miss Nicola Slinn

Room Supervisor

My name is Nicola Slinn, I live in Tile Hill with my Parents. I began working at Castle Keep Pre-school in 2007 as a Pre-school Assistant and was promoted to Room Supervisor in January 2011. I have worked in childcare since 2006 and have held a NVQ 3 certificate in Childcare, Learning and Development since 2008.

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Mrs Tracie Burdett

Room Supervisor

My name is Tracie Burdett, I live in Allesley Park with my husband and our three sons. All my children attended Castle Keep Pre-school along with my Nephew. I began working at the Pre-school in March 2011 as a Pre-school Assistant and was promoted to Room Supervisor in November 2014. I completed my NVQ 3 in Childcare Learning and Development in 2014.

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Mrs Helen Clark

Assistant

My name is Helen Clark, I live in Coundon with my husband and our four children, my two youngest children have attended Castle Keep. I originally worked at Castle Keep from 2007 to 2011 and returned to the Pre-school as a Pre-school Assistant in September 2014.  I have held a NVQ 3 certificate in Childcare, Learning and Development since 2000. My role at Pre-school includes Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

 

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Deaine Duffy

Assistant

My name is Deaine Duffy, I live in Allesley Village with parents and younger Brother.  I initially joined Castle Keep for a college placement in 2013; I then began working at the Pre-school in November 2014 as a Pre-school Assistant.  I have held a BTEC level 2 National Diploma in Health and Social Care since June 2014 and since joining Pre-school as a permanent member of staff have started my level 3 qualification in Early Years Education.

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Mrs Kristy Gough

Assistant

My name is Kristy Gough, I live in Coundon with my partner and our two daughters.  I began working at the Pre-school in January 2013 as a Pre-school Assistant and have held a BTEC level 3 National Diploma in Early Years since 2002.

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Mrs Bhavna Lad

Assistant

My name is Bhavna Lad, and I live in Coventry with my husband and our children.  I began working at the Pre-school in November 2014 as a Pre-school Assistant and have held a NVQ Level 2 in Childcare, Learning and Development since 2005.  Since joining Castle Keep I have started my level 3 qualification in Early Years Education.

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Mrs Brooke-Lynne O’Sullivan

Assistant

My name is Brooke-Lynne O’Sullivan, I live in Coundon with my two daughters, one of who attends Castle Keep.  I began working at the Pre-school in November 2014 as a Pre-school Assistant.  I have worked in a variety of childcare settings since 2006 and have held a Primary Teaching Degree since 2010.

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Miss Charlotte Sadler

Assistant

My name is Charlotte Sadler, I live in Coventry with my Fiancé and Daughter who also attends Castle Keep.  I began working at the Pre-school in September 2012 as a Pre-school Assistant and I completed my NVQ3 in Childcare Learning and Development in June 2009. My role at Castle Keep includes Special Educational Co-ordinator.

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Mrs Jade Single

Assistant

My name is Jade Single, I live in Allesley Park with my husband and our two sons, both my children attended Castle Keep.  I began working at the Pre-school in 2006 as a Pre-school Assistant and I have held a NVQ 3 certificate in Childcare, Learning and Development since 2008.

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Miss Sofie Thomas

Assistant

My name is Sofie Thomas and I live in Tile Hill with my son.  I began working at the Pre-school in March 2015 as a Pre-school Assistant and have held a NVQ level 2 in Childcare, Learning and Development since 2008.  Since joining Castle Keep I have started my level 3 qualification in Early Years Education.

We are proud of the high levels of training carried out by our staff to keep us constantly in touch with new thinking and development in the field of childcare and child education.

All staff complete at least 12 ½ hours training per year consisting of a combination of professionals visiting our setting to carry out training with the whole team and also training delivered by the Coventry Early Years Development and Childcare service off site.

All staff hold also hold current First Aid certificates, Level 2 Food Safety in Catering and have attended current Child Protection Training. Copies of staff training certificates are available in the folder in the entrance hall.

Disclosure & Barring Service

All members of staff, volunteers and students are subject to a successful DBS check. In the case of adults who are awaiting the return of their certificate we ensure that they are supervised at all times with the children.

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