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Meet Our Staff

(As drawn by our preschool children!)

Elaine

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Hi, my name is Elaine and I am the playleader for North Nibley Preschool. I have been working here since 2012 initially as deputy playleader before being promoted to playleader in 2016.

I qualified in 1997 as a Nursery Nurse and my qualification is an N.N.E.B Diploma. At the start of my career I worked in America and looked after two little girls before going travelling. After that time, I worked in English nurseries.

I am now married and have been for thirteen years. My husband is a heavy haulage lorry driver. We have one daughter who is now 11 years old. She certainly keeps me on my toes! I am now a qualified Brownie and Guide leader. We meet weekly and I really enjoy this. It is so much fun, and I really enjoy the outdoor activities.

I have two cats, Sox and Jazz. Sox certainly does get up to all sorts of mischief! My favourite colour is blue, and I love lemon cake. I certainly love it when the children have been baking at home and at preschool!

Hello, my name is Becky and I am North Nibley Preschool’s Deputy Playleader. I have worked here since the beginning of 2018 and I love it!

 

My youngest child came here, and he loved it too. I grew up in North Nibley and both of my children attend the Primary school here.

I have been working in children’s nurseries since 2006. I qualified with a Diploma in Childcare and Education.

I spend my spare time with my family and friends. I am married and my husband is tractor mad! We own quite a lot of tractors, too many, I think! We love taking our two boys to vintage tractor shows and steam rallies. We really enjoyed the “tractor run” fundraiser that my husband organised for Preschool last year.

I love animals and nature and I have a pet guinea pig called Bruno. I love arts and crafts and really enjoy doing this with the preschool children. My favourite colour is purple and I my favourite treat is cheese and pickle sandwiches and chocolate brownies!

Becky

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Catherine

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Hi, my name is Catherine, and I am an Early Years Practitioner, level 3.

I qualified in January 2021. I have worked with a range of age groups, small babies to aged 5 years.

I grew up in North Nibley and my parents still live in North Nibley now as did my grandparents, so I frequently come back to the village to spend time with my family. I came to North Nibley Preschool myself and all my siblings did to!

I now live with my partner and my crazy springer spaniel; his name is Dozer! We named him this because he likes to dig holes in my garden. I love taking Dozer for long walks by the river near my home. My favourite colour is pink, and I love anything to do with Disney. One of my favourite foods is lemon meringue pie!

Hi, my name is Paris, and I am a newly qualified Level 3 Early Years Practitioner. I took my qualification at Stroud College. I came to North Nibley Preschool in February 2022 as a student. I enjoyed it so much that I knew I wanted to work here when I qualified.

 

I live at home with my Mum, and I have a dog called Benji. I also very much enjoy riding horses and I love spending time with my family. My favourite colour is mint and I love chocolate brownies!

Paris

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Julie

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Hello, my name is Julie and I work as a Setting Support Officer for Preschool. My job is literally as the job title suggests ‘to support the preschool staff & committee’.

My career for many years was working for the NHS and I have now taken early retirement. I have been on the committee more times on than off and this has spanned over 26 years! I attended North Nibley Preschool myself, as have all 8 of my children, yes you read that right, 8 children!

I have lived in North Nibley all my life as do my parents. I live with my husband and 6 of my children. I would not want to live anywhere else!

My favourite thing to do is spending time with my family, my favourite colour is baby pink, and my favourite animal is a cat, we have one called Ziggy.

Hello, I joined North Nibley Pre-school in September 2016 as an administrator.  I have a BAHons in Business Studies with Combined Studies together with a Level 5 NVQ in Operational Management.  I also have over 10 years' experience of working in government inspectorates, including Ofsted.


 

I live locally, am married with a young son and a hooligan cocker spaniel puppy!  I am delighted to be working for North Nibley Pre-school, supporting the Chair, Treasurer and Play Leader in the day to day operation of this lovely, family orientated Pre-school.

Kirsty

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Rita

Hi, I joined North Nibley Pre-school in November 2022 to provide part-time finance admin support to the team.

Previously, I worked for 10 years for a local wildfowl charity as the PA to the finance director.  But as my children are now teenagers, with all the activities that come with it, I decided that it was time for me to step into a part-time role that freed up some of my time, and this fitted the bill perfectly.

I live in Dursley with my husband, mad border collie and two sons who both attended North Nibley Primary School, with my youngest also attending the pre-school setting.

I have always found the pre-school to be a fun, friendly and safe environment for children and am pleased to be able to support them all in my own small way.

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