Meet the team!

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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 - Butterflies Group

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 SEND Leader within preschool. 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.

Natalie Wilson - Preschool Assistant - Butterflies Group

Natalie has a level 3 qualification in Childcare, and is the Transitions Champion 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.

Ellen Ralls - Preschool Assistant - Butterflies Group

Ellen joined the team this year, and has fitted stright in! She is qualified to Level 3 in Childcare and is the Mental Wellbeing Co-Ordinator for preschool. She has 2 young boys and a rescue dog!

Amy Othen - Preschool Assistant - Caterpillars Group

Amy joined the preschool in February 2019 and is working towards her Level 3 in childcare. Amy is the Co-SEND Leader and Speach & Language Champion for preschool. She also moonlights as a riding instructor!

Andrea Lewis - Preschool Assistant - Caterpillars Group

Andrea has worked in childcare for over 13 years and is our Behaviour Management Champion and Two Year Old Leader. Outside of preschool she is kept very busy by her family!

Michaela Burrows - Preschool Assistant - Floater between Caterpillar & Butterfly Groups

Michaela has over 6 years childcare experience, and is our Home Learning Champion and EAL leader - Michaela speaks her native Czech, as well as English, Slovakian, Polish and Russian! She is never happier than when she is outside in the fresh air!

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!

All our staff hold enhanced DBS certificates, have food hygeine and First Aid training. We regularly attend courses on a wide range of subjects from safeguarding to wellbeing to speech and language. If you have any questions at all on staff or training, please just ask!

Current Vacancies

Unfortunately we do not have any vancancies at the moment.