Our Staff

Louisa Lilley

Preschool Manager

Lisa Thoroughgood

Preschool Assistant

Amanda Phillips

Senior Practitioner

Becky Harris


Hi I’m Louisa, the Preschool manager. I have worked in childcare for 20 years. I joined Hedge End Village Hall Preschool as manager in September 2007. I have my NNEB diploma and Level 5 in Leadership & Management. When I'm not working at the Pre-School I'm running around after my 2 boys!

Hi, I'm Lisa. I'm qualified to Level 2 in Childcare and am working towards my Level 3 currently. I have worked at Hedge End Village Hall Preschool for just over a year, and love my job! My favourite part is watching the children grow and develop ready for big school, but it's always hard to watch them go! I love spending time being silly with my 3 boys, and watching the Rugby!

Hi, I'm Amanda. I have worked in childcare since leaving school. I love being spontaneous with the children, and being really messy and creative with their learning. I have two teenagers at home, and in my downtime I enjoy spending time with them, going for dog walks, and hiking.

Chrissie Thompson

Deputy Manager

Alice Bray

Preschool Assisstant

Mandy Bailey

Preschool Assistant


Preschool Assistant

Hi, I'm Chrissie. I am qualified to Level 4 in Early Years and have completed SEN training. I love getting messy with the children and being creative. Outside of work I enjoy family time, particularly going to the beach and swimming.


Hi, I’m Alice and I have recently completed my level 3 in Early Years Education. In 2014 I left college with 5 A Levels but after volunteering at the pre-school in 2014 I realised this is the profession I wanted to be in.

Whilst I am not working at pre-school I like to spend time with my friends and family. I enjoy travelling to new places and trying lots of new things.


Hi, I'm Mandy. I have over 20 years experience of working with children. My favourite part of childcare is how funny the children are, and being able to watch them as they grow & develop, and achieve their “wow moments”. I have grown-up children myself, so in my free time I enjoy being able to catch up with them.



Food Hygeine - Completed

Channel General Awareness module - Completed

Nurturing Children's ideas - March 8th


Tel: 01489 795 546


St Johns Road, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4AF


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