Staff

Anita Yates

Manager

Foundation Degree in Early Years Education and Childcare (Level 5)

Designated roles: Child Protection

Employed since April 1998

Having been Manager/Lead Practitioner of Little Cherries Pre-school (formally known as The Cherry Playgroup) since 1998, I have over these years, seen the group progress though many changes and develop into what it is today.

As a preschool that predominantly serves the local community, I enjoy working with families and children to best meet their needs. We aim to provide a service that is fully inclusive in meeting the needs of all children and recognise that children and their families come form diverse backgrounds. I, along with my team, feel privileged to be able to provide the children in our care with the best possible start in their learning journey.

I manage a dedicated, enthusiastic and caring team, all of whom have a wealth of experience. All permanent staff members hold a level 2 or above qualification, appropriate for the care and development of children as required by Ofsted. All staff are encouraged to participate in additional training to continue their professional development, keep up to date with new initiatives, consolidate their areas of expertise and keep abreast of new legislative requirements.

Dawn Sheehan

Deputy Lead Practitioner

Foundation Degree in Early Years Education and Childcare (Level 5)

Designated roles: Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo), Equalitites Co-ordinator (ENCo), Behaviour

Employed since May 2003

Liz Williams

Inclusion Assistant

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF) ‘Early Learning and Childcare Pathway’

Employed since November 2010

Hannah Merwiak

General Practitioner

Level 3 Diploma in Children & Young People’s Workforce

Employed since September 2016

Bridget Migdall

General Practitioner

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Pre-school Practice

Employed since May 2014

Stephanie Fitch

General Practitioner

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People’s Workforce

Employed since January 2011

Yana Nenova

General Practitioner

CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

Employed since April 2013

Fay Hartley-Hakrama

General Practitioner and Lunch Club Assistant

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Employed since April 2013

Maria Scotto Di Carlo

General Assistant

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

Employed since November 2020

Helen Hopewell

General Assistant

Employed since November 2020

Marcus Laker

Lunch Club Assistant and Pool Staff

CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Playwork

Employed since October 2014

Louise Leonard

Lunch Club Assistant

BTEC National Diploma Childhood Studies

Employed since November 2020

Emma Whalley

General Assistant

Level 3 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

Employed since February 2021

Sam Bramley

Administrator

Certificate in Local Council Adminstration (CiLCA)

Employed since May 2019

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