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Pollington-cum-Balne Preschool employs qualified early years’ practitioners who hold relevant qualifications at level three or above. We are keen to support continued professional development, and we offer training opportunities to students and apprentices following relevant checks. All Committee members and employees hold current DBS checks and early years’ educator's are required to complete statutory training in First Aid, Food Hygiene and Child protection.

Manager: Anna Laycock-Brown 
Anna-Laycock Brown is the Manager at Pollington Preschool and the Deputy Designated Lead for Safeguarding and Deputy Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator. With over 20 years experience working within the childcare sector Anna, an Early Years Teacher is pas
sionate about supporting early years educators to become real superheroes of our setting. Using super powers of her own Anna supports and encourages the tribe to find their own ‘rhythms’ to empower and develop aspiration for young children’s learning by finding that special awe, curiosity and wonder in our family-feel environment!
Anna believes in our educators and is passionate about making a difference for young children, confident in the firm foundations of high quality educational experiences through natural interactions found right here at Pollington Preschool.

Early Intervention Manager: Alice-Stobbs
Alice joined as an early years educator after ZOOOOMING through her level 3 apprenticeship qualification due to her passion in learning about Early Years! With a definite love of learning herself, Alice qualified with a level 4 in working with and supporting children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities and has now embarked upon a full degree within this area of Early Years also.  With a specialist knowledge in supporting families, Alice is our super designated SEN and safeguarding coordinator. 
Alice is quirky and creative with a degree in photography! Although photography will always be very special to Alice, Alice has diverted her career into Early Years as she wants to make a difference to the future and is keen on learning how the children’s mind works!
Alice LOVES getting cosied up and getting lost in a storybook! She has some wonderful voices and facial expressions as she reads her stories to our intrigued Explorers and Adventurer’s! Alice fills our Preschool with laughter and love!

Senior Early Years Educator: Maddie Beaumont
Maddie is also one of our hard-working, fantastic early years educators and is qualified to level three and working towards a level 5 senior qualification!
Maddie is a massive part of our crazy preschool tribe and is doing a fantastic job in the 'Explorers Room' as she works with our wonderful 'Little Explorers' helping them to learn in their own unique way!
Maddie promotes respect, care and kindness beautifully through play, and loves to role-play with the children!
Maddie values every masterpiece like it’s the best thing she’s ever seen, and follows every child's interests like they are oh so special!


Early Years Educator: Amy Parish
Our lovely super warm and welcoming sparkly Amy, works super closely with our Explorers children.  Amy specializes in working with our two year olds and has a real passion for encouraging language through fun and play learning opportunities.  Always, super smiley and positive Amy is a big hit with our explorative tiddly peeps!!!
Early Years Apprentice: Lottie Beaumont
Lottie has been a BIG part of our team for a few years now and is very nearly ready to complete a level 3 qualification in Early Years- Yay!!  Lottie has a beautiful big heart and her calming nature means that working with our Explorers who often have some big emotions to deal with is the most ideal age group for her to support. Lottie has superb reassuring behaviour management techniques which means our Explorers are always fully supported to deal with their emotions in play, making their day always fun and interesting!! 
Early Years Educator: Clair Carney
Clair is one of the newest members of our team and we are sooo pleased for her to join us!  Clair moved into the area after qualifying with a level three a few years ago and works with Our Little Explorers.  Clair is hardworking and super smiley and is such a wonderful asset to our team.  All the children and tribe love her and as she settles into the rhythms of our preschool you can often find her cosied in the Little explorers sharing stories and songs with our youngest children

Pollington Preschool

Pollington Preschool
Balne Moor Road
DN14 0DZ

Telephone : 01405 869498
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Registered Charity No: 1046836

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