Staff and Staff Training

The regular staff in the Pre-school are:

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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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Nicola Bennett

Room Supervisor

My name is Nicola Bennett, 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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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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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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Kirsty Gibney

Assistant

My name is Kirsty Gibney, I live in Radford with my partner and our daughter who also attends Castle Keep.  I began working at the Pre-school in April 2016 as an Early Years Educator. I have worked in childcare since 2008 I have held a NVQ 3 certificate in Childcare, Learning and Development since 2011.

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Julie Colley

Assistant

My name is Julie Colley, I live in Holbrooks with my partner and Daughter who also attends Castle Keep.  I completed my NVQ3 in Childcare Learning and Development in 2014 and I began working at the Pre-school in April 2017 as an Early Years Educator.

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Steph White

Assistant

My name is Steph White, I live in Tile Hill with my partner and three children, my youngest daughter attended Castle Keep Pre-school.  I began working at the Pre-school in May 2017 as an Early Years Educator.  I have worked in childcare since 2009 and have held a NVQ level 2 qualification since 2010, I will now be working towards my level 3 qualification.

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Erin Boyce

Assistant

My name is Erin Boyce, I live in Radford with my partner and two children, my youngest child also attends Castle Keep Pre-school.  I began working at the Pre-school in September 2017 as a Pre-school Assistant.  I have worked in Nursery’s since 2008 and have held a NVQ 2 since 2010.  I am currently working towards my level 3 qualification.

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Susie Miller

Assistant

My name is Susie Miller, I live in Spon End with my Husband and three children, my youngest child also attended Castle Keep.  I began working at the Pre-school in September 2017 as a Pre-school Assistant.  I have worked in a variety of childcare settings since 1993 including with children with additional needs.  I have held a NNEB since 1993

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Debbie Brownlie

Assistant

My name is Debbie Brownlie, I  live in Coundon with my four children and my Husband.  I began working at the Pre-school in May 2018 as an Early Years Educator. I have worked in childcare since 2002.

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Renai Forbes

Assistant

My name is Renai Forbes, I live in Stoke with my parents.  I began working at the Pre-school in July 2018 as a Pre-school Assistant.  I have worked in Nursery’s since 2017 and have held an NVQ 2 since March 2018.  I am currently working towards my level 3 qualification.

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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