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Meet the team!

Natalie 2
Amy 2
Eloise 2
Jess 2

Louisa Lilley - Manager

Louisa has worked in childcare for over 20 years. She joined Hedge End Village Hall Preschool as manager in September 2007. She has her NNEB diploma and Level 5 in Leadership & Management, and is the Safeguarding Leader for Preschool.

When she's not working at the Pre-School, Louisa enjoys traveling, and looking after her 2 sons and dog.

Rachel Winn - Deputy Manager

Rachel has her CACHE level 3 diploma in Childcare & Early Years Education, and Level 4 in Leadership & Managemant. She is the Health & Safety Co-Ordinator, and is SEN trained. Rachel has worked in childcare for 14 years.

Outside of the preschool, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and daughter, particularly being outside, swimming and being creative.

Katie Applegate - Preschool Assistant

Katie has a level 3 qualifcation in Chilcare, and has been working at the preschool since 2018 and has settled in very well at preschool!

Natalie Wilson - Preschool Assistant

Natalie has a level 3 qualification in Childcare, and is the two year old focus leader within Preschool. She has worked in childcare for 11 years.

Her favourite part of the job is being able to have fun and be herself everyday around the children. Outside of work she is a keen baker, and loves to make cakes with her children, spend time with her family and look after her pets.

Amy Whitaker - Preschool Assistant

Amy has a Teaching Assistant level 3 qualification, and is currently working towards her level 3 in Childcare. Amy loves to be outdoors, she enjoys camping holidays and outdoor learning and sensory play with her own children.

Eloise Ramplin - Preschool Assistant

Eloise joined the team in September 2019. She has her BA Honors Degree in Childhood Studies. Away from work, Eloise is an Irish Dancer, and has competed in the World Championships. She has a dog called Holly, who Eloise enjoys throwing birthday parties for!

Jess Lavers - Preschool Assistant

Jess is our most recent team member, having joined us in October 2019. Jess has certificates in Health & Social Care as well as Teaching Assistant. She loves to keep fit, especially with Zumba - she once completed a 10 hour Zumba marathon!

Huguette - Bank Staff

Huguette is qualified level 2 in Childcare, and has been helping at preschool for a few years now. She is a very valued member of the team.

Becky Harris - Admin

Becky joined the team in 2017. She lives with her husband, 2 boys and menagerie of pets which all keep her busy outside of work. Her favourite part of the job is overhearing the conversations the children have with each other when they think no one's listening!

Current Vacancies

Unfortunately we do not have any vancancies at the moment.

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