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About Pre-School

Our aim is to provide and ensure that the service that we offer is the best available in the area.


We are open term time only - 5 days a week!


We are a fully inclusive setting and everyone is welcome to join us. Our premises are self contained and comprises of the spacious community room, small quiet room, kitchen and toilets which are decorated and furnished to a high standard. We also have access to a safe and secure outdoor play area which the children can access all throughout the day under supervision of our staff. Outside there is also a covered area the children can play under to help play outside in all weathers.


Children attend from the local community and from across the whole of Melton and the surrounding villages. This means our children progress through Primary schools throughout the borough.


The Pre-school has both a teacher and a manager. The teacher in the setting (Mrs Janes) has a BA Honours Degree in Education Studies and a PGCE for Lower Primary.  The manager of the setting  (Mandy Whitelocks) has Early Years Professional Status and a BA Honours in Education Studies and another member of staff holds a Foundation Degree. All our staff are highly qualified and undertake continuous professional development to maintain the highest standards of childcare practice inline with current legislation. We provide higher ratios of staff to children than required by the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework.


This enables us to:


§   Give time and attention to each child

§   Talk with the children about their interests and activities

§   Help children to experience and benefit from the activities we provide

§   Allow the children to explore and be adventurous in safety

Meet The Staff



Job Title

Qualifications and Experience

Mrs Mandy Whitelocks


Manager/ SENDCO

Deputy Safeguarding Lead



Early Years Professional Status Level 6.  

BA Honours Degree in Education Studies

Early Language Lead Practitioner (ELLP)

26 years experience

Mrs Jennifer Janes 

Pre-school Teacher 

BA Honors Education Studies and English 

PGCE specialising in Lower Primary 

5 years teaching experience 

Mrs Emma Sharpe


Deputy Manager

Deputy Safeguarding Lead


Foundation Degree in Children & Young People’s Services.(Early Years) (Level 5).

29 years experience

Mrs Kim Giblett



BTEC National Diploma Caring Services (Nursery Nursing)
20 years experience

Miss Sarah Isaac



NVQ Level 3 Children’s Care Learning and Development

13 Years Experience


Miss Heidi




Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Early Learning and Childcare

8 years experience



All our staff have first aid qualifications which are updated every 3 years and we have a detailed risk assessment and regularly carry out fire drills to ensure all children are aware of the procedures when evacuating the building. All staff have basic Makaton sign language training which is used throughout the session. This supports the children with their expressive language development. All staff receive annual safe guarding training and have level 2 food hygiene .