Staff

Mickle Trafford Preschool employs several permanent members of staff working with children, an Administrator, a cleaner and a groundsman. All staff who work directly with the children are fully DBS checked.

Caitlin Phillips – Setting Manager/Safeguarding Officer

Caitlin joined in September 2018 following 2 years as Manager of an Ofsted outstanding nursery. Caitlin has recently completed her Masters in Early years, and had her work about the benefits of early education published in a journal. Caitlin is very interested in quality interactions and Maths in the early years and uses her knowledge to support staff and parents.

Sarah Robson -Deputy Manager/SENCO

Sarah joined in September 2018 as Deputy Manager and has worked in childcare for over 16 years. Sarah has a range of experience working with children with Special educational needs and uses that knowledge to support children and parents. Sarah has a real interest in sensory play and is always coming up with exciting new activities to carry out with the children.

Sarah Fernando – Early year’s practitioner 

Sarah is qualified to NVQ Level 3 and has worked in Early Years for a number of years. She has recently been studying British Sign Language Level 1.

Emma Ross – Early year’s practitioner 

Emma began as a parent at Preschool  and was at one time Chair of our Committee- she loved it so much that she went on to become a member of our staff! Emma is the co-ordinator for children with English as an additional language and uses her expertise to support children who speak English as an additional language.

Julia Williams – Early year’s practitioner

Julia started her association with the Preschool as a parent, she then went on to become Chair of our Committee for two years running. She is now working with us as an assistant and is now qualified to NVQ level 3 in early learning and childcare. She just can’t get enough of Preschool!

Jo Johnson- Early year’s practitioner 

Jo has been with us for several years now and clearly loves her role at Preschool. Jo has undertaken a range of training courses and is committed to developing our outdoor provision to enhance children’s learning outside.

Julia Price – Early year’s practitioner

Julia has worked in childcare for many years and has worked as a nanny. She is also a breast feeding support worker.

Marilyn Davenport-Office Administrator

Marilyn provides a valuable service supporting both the staff and Committee in her role as Administrator.