Meet our team
You can trust our experienced team to ensure that your child's time at Hyde Heath Pre-School will be a happy one, which fully supports their individual learning and development.
Claire Rutherford - Manager
Claire qualified as a NNEB in 1998 and since then has completed her Early Years Foundation degree and BA (Hons) in Education Studies. She has been working with children for 20 years. From her first role in a day nursery to her previous job in a school nursery, Claire still finds it exciting to see children develop skills with enthusiasm in all areas of learning. Claire is very happy to be part of the Hyde Heath Preschool team. Claire is the ‘Designated Safeguarding Officer’ for Hyde Heath Preschool.
Louise Marshall - Deputy Pre-school Leader
Louise joined us in January 2014 as Deputy Manager. Louise has Qualified Teacher Status and has 19 years’ experience of teaching in Primary and Nursery schools. Louise is paediatric first aid trained and has a food hygiene level 2 certificate. She has two children of her own. Louise is also the ‘Designated Safeguarding Officer’ in the absence of the manager
Mrs Anne Chapman - Pre-School Practitioner
Mrs Chapman is qualified to Level 2 Diploma in Pre-School Practice. She has been working in this area for 12 years and she also works in Hyde Heath Infant School. Mrs Chapman is paediatric first aid trained and holds a level 2 food hygiene certificate. She has lived in the village for a number of years.
Miss Dawn Franklin - Pre-School Practitioner
Miss Franklin holds a Level 4 Advanced Practitioner in Childcare, is first aid trained and has a level 2 food hygiene certificate. Miss Franklin retrained from a full time special needs carer and gained her levels 1,2 and 3 in childcare whilst volunteering at Hyde Heath Preschool, she has recently further demonstrated her commitment to high quality childcare by achieving her Level 4.