The Preschool Team

All of our staff have fully enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. All staff hold regularly updated qualifications in Safeguarding, Early Years, Positive Behaviour, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and Health & Safety. 

Michelle Wisbey School Principal – Montessori Diploma Level 4, Certificate in Early Years Practice, BA (Hons) Early Years, Advanced Mont Dip, EYP – SEND Co-Ordinator, Designated Safeguarding Leader, Parent Liaison, Forest School Leader, Outdoor First Aid, Masters Early Childhood, Doctorate in Education

The Team

 Jo Gaught Preschool ManagerENCO, Montessori Diploma Level 4, BA Hons Early Childhood,  Designated Safeguard Lead

Clair Snell-Smith – Preschool Manager – NNEB Level 3, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Health & Safety Officer

Lenka Vitaskova – Nursery Room Leader– Montessori Diploma Level 4



Abigail Magness – BA Hons Educational Studies, PGCE EY, QTS

Angela Tubby – BA (Hons) History, PGCE in Education (Primary), QTS

Courtney Oubridge – BA (Hons) Early Childhood

Danielle Bigaignon – SEND coordinator – BA (Hons) Early Childhood

Ellie Clarke – Apprentice, studying towards L2 Early Years

Felicity Mitchell – BA (Hons) Geography, QTS

Gail Stone – Montessori Diploma Level 3

Kendall Pavely – Preschool Assistant – working towards EYE Level 3 Montessori Diploma

Mandy Warwick – NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma

Olivia Beer – BA Business & Management  – working towards EYE Level 4 Montessori Diploma

Suzi Wright – BA (Hons) Primary, QTS



Preschool & Nursery Cook – Cally Thorpe– Food Hygiene L3, Kitchen Practices, Health & safety, Food Allergy

Assistant Nursery CookMaureen Jackson – Food Hygiene L3, Kitchen Practices, Health & safety, Food Allergy


Head Office Administration

Rachel Smith – Office Administration & FEEE funding

Sarah Switzer – Finance

Olivia Beer – Finance Assistant

Liz Barclay – Admissions