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Meet Our Teachers

All teachers are qualified in first aid, food hygiene and positive behaviour management. Their roles, qualifications and specialist experience are listed below.
Angela Riley

Nursery Manager

BA (Hons) in Early Years Education and Care • National Nursery Examination Board
• Advancing Safeguarding Children • Health and Safety
• E-Safety • Hidden Harm
• Makaton • Supporting Vulnerable Two-Year-Olds
• Early Intervention
• Safer Recruitment

Kelly Allen

Deputy Leader

Childcare NVQ Level 3
• Foundation Safeguarding

• Supporting Vulnerable
• Not Just Counting! 
• Behaviour that Challenges 
• Effective Transition and Emotional Wellbeing in
the Early Years • First Aid


Pam Bryon

Deputy Leader

Childcare NVQ Level 3
• BLAST (Boosting Language, Auditory Skills and Talking)
• ECAT (Every Child a Talker)
• English as an Additional Language • Makaton
• Supporting Vulnerable

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Rhiannon Gilley

Room Leader/ Named Deputy

Childcare NVQ Level 3
• Level 2 Team Leading • BLAST
• Supporting Positive Behaviour 
• EYFS Reform • Creating an Effective Communication and Language Environment 
• Food Hygiene • First Aid 

Lindsay Angel

Room Leader

Childcare NVQ Level 3 

• First aid

Shirley Blake

Early Years Practitioner

Childcare NVQ Level 3
• Equality and Diversity
• Makaton • Supporting Vulnerable 
Two-Year-Olds ​ 
• Inclusive Practice 
• Loose parts play 
• Not Just Counting 

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Siobhan Lowe

Early Years Educator

Childcare NVQ Level 3

• Food Hygiene • Understanding and Addressing Behaviour
• Sustained Shared Thinking
• Effective Transition and Emotional Wellbeing 

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Emma Drew

Early Years Educator

Level 3 Diploma

• First Aid • Food Hygiene 
• Safeguarding 
• SEN Transitions

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Beth Van Kassel 

Inclusion Support

Safeguarding Children 
• SEND Code of Practice

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Mia Wood

Early Years Educator Apprentice

Level 2 working towards Level 3
• Food hygiene • Prevent 
• SEN Transitions 
• Safeguarding
• Addressing and
understanding behaviour

Lynda Pennington Whordley

Early Years Educator Apprentice

Working towards Level 3
• Food Hygiene
• Loose parts play
• Behaviours That Challenge
• Supporting Early Language Development • Introduction to yoga with young children 
• Safeguarding Children
• Getting to grips with the EYFS

Hannah Owen

PPA Cover and Bank Staff 

BA in Childhood and Youth Studies Level 6
• Food Hygiene 
• Safeguarding 
• Health and Safety

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