Meet our Team

'Staff interact well with children to support their learning, develop independence and self esteem.' (ofsted 2009)                                                                                  
Manager - Kay            Level 3 Childcare & Education, SENCO
Kay has been involved with the group since her own children attended, initially as a committee member and volunteer. She undertook foundation stage training in pre-school practice together with Jane and worked as an assistant at the group from 1987.  In 1990 she took on the supervisor role and has managed the group ever since.  Prior to having children Kay worked as a PA in a large local Architectural Practice.  In her spare time Kay likes to ride horses, garden and walk her dog, Remy.
Supervisor - Anne         CCLD Level 3 Childcare, Learning & Development, ENCO, CPO               
Anne has been with the group since 1994, initially working part time but quickly progressed to working all the sessions and completed her level 3 training in 1996, up-dating in 2009.  Prior to joining the group Anne raised her family and worked in catering.
Consultant Early Years Professional  - Jane     Early Years Professional Status       
Jane is a mother of 4, now all grown and flown and has 5 wonderful grandchildren,who she minds regularly.  Originally a Clinical Biochemist, her association with pre-schools began when her own children were in their early years.  She was a committee member for 5 years, including Chairperson and then trained alongside Kay.  Jane completed a post-grad course to qualify as an Early Years Professional after gaining 24 years experience working in various settings, as assistant Supervisor and Supervisor.  Her interests include dance, singing, theatre, complementary medicine and is also passionate about environmental issues.

 Senior Assistant - Lorraine        Level 3 Childcare & Education  

Lorraine became involved in the group when her own children attended.  She was initially a member of the committee, first as Treasurer and then as Secretary, but progressed to working in sessions when her children started school.  Prior to working at the group Lorraine worked in a bank for 12 years.  She spends her spare time reading, listening to music, catching up with freinds and running around after her husband and two children. 

Supervisor - Eve      Early Years Qualified Teacher
Eve has 3 children and became involved with the group when they attended, taking the role of Treasurer on the Committee.  She quickly became invaluable on the paperwork side of things and as her children  grew and left she took on a permanent position as Administrator.  She trained  to Level 3 in Childcare and now works with the children in session.
 Eve has recently completed her Degree and achieve Early Years Teacher status.  Well done!

Second Assistant - Karen        Certificate in Pre-school Practice Level 2
Karen's children both attended  the group; she became involved as Treasurer and helped on a voluntary basis whilst her younger daughter attended.  Prior to having children Karen was a PA in a large finance company and any spare time she finds she enjoys walking her dogs (for peace & quiet), reading and music but is usually found driving her two daughters to their many activities.
Assistant  - Lorraine         Level 3 Childcare and Education
Many years ago Lorraine attended East Coker Playgroup.  She is a mum of three, all of whom attended East Coker Preschool and now are at East Coker School.  Her hobbies involve running around after her three children and watching her boys play football.  She also enjoys cycling when she has the chance and walking her dog, Monty.

Supervisor - Sharon            Level 3 Childcare and Education
Sharon worked for a bank for 15 years before giving up work to become a full time mum to her two children, both of whom attended East Coker preschool.  Sharon took on the committee role of Chairperson and helped out in sessions.  Sharon started working at the group in 2009 as she enjoyed working with children.