Meet the Team
Pre School Staff
My name is Laura and I am the manager of Blofield Preschool. I have been working in childcare for 13 years and it is a job I absolutely love. I have a national diploma in childcare and education and have done many courses which help me with my job. I love singing with the children and getting really messy with them is always very fun. I have worked at Blofield pre-school for just over a year, I started as a childcare practitioner and in April last year got promoted to manager. My main duties at Blofield pre-school is being a key worker to the children, helping with the setting up and running of the preschool and working alongside the brilliant team we have. I look forward to meeting your children and helping them with their leaning journey.
Hi my name is Tracy and I am the Deputy Manager at Blofield preschool. I have completed both NVQ's level 2 and 3 and have had around 7 years’ experience working in settings with children aged between 2 and 4. I returned to the setting in March 2018 as the Deputy Manager, I am also the settings Health & Safety representative and joint lead safe guarding manager. My hobbies include, walking, table tennis, swimming, spending time with my family and lots of camping in the summer holidays. At preschool I enjoy reading stories to the children at carpet time, messy play and having fun in the outdoor area.
Hi, my name is Lucy, mummy to 2 little boys who now attend Blofield Primary school. I started college 14 years ago to complete a 2 year course, for which I gained my level 3 qualification in early years. From there I became a nursery practitioner in a popular nursery setting in Cringleford, working my way up to deputy manager before leaving on maternity to have my first little boy, shortly followed by his brother. I took a few years off to enjoy the early years with them before returning to childcare. I have 14 years’ experience of working with different age ranges, 3 months to 5 years. My main role within Blofield Pre School includes key worker duties and working alongside Becky as SENCO. Within the setting I especially enjoy messy play, seeing the children exploring and enjoying different textures. I also really enjoy reading stories and music and movement. My hobbies include socialising with friends, running (occasionally!) and sharing lots of experiences as a family as I watch my boys grow.
My name is Becky and I have a childcare Level 3 qualification. I have many years’ experience working with children, and my favourite things to do at Preschool are being creative and helping the children to achieve and learn new skills. I am a mum to a little boy, and enjoy walking and reading in my spare time.
I’m Tajana, and am originally from Slovenia although have been in the UK for 20 years. I worked as a nanny in London for 10 years and I am training for my Level 2 in childcare at the moment. I like to do arts and crafts with children in Preschool. In my spare time I like country walks with my 2 boys, running and reading.
I’m Karlie and I’m a mother of two children. I’m qualified in Childcare & Education at Level 3, and have over 20 years’ experience working with children from 3 months to Preschool age. I work at the Preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays (and whenever else I’m needed). I love working with children and find it incredibly rewarding, especially when you observe them learning a new skill, and I enjoy their interesting conversations! I enjoy reading and long walks in my spare time
I’m Jo and I’m the Administrator for the Preschool. After working for over 20 years in the financial services industry, I joined the Preschool in February 2017. My duties include: claiming funding for parents; producing parent invoices; maintaining our session lists and waiting lists; looking after our email account; writing our half-termly newsletter, and lots, lots more. I am married with a 7 (going on 17) year old daughter, and we live in Thorpe St Andrew.
Hi, my name is Zoey and I have recently joined the committee as Chairperson. I have 2 girls, my eldest is currently at Blofield pre-school. Before becoming a full-time mum, I was the manager of a travel agent in the city which helped fulfil my love of travel. My daughter started at Blofield pre-school in September 2018 and I knew I wanted to become a member of the committee to enable me to have some involvement in her early years. I was also aware that without a committee the pre-school would have to close which would be devasting for the staff, children, parents and the village.
Hi I’m Sarah and I’m vice chair / committee secretary. I have a 3 year old son who started Blofield pre-school in September 2018 and he loves it here. I have to admit I was quite ignorant when it came to how the pre-school works and what the committee was all about. Now being part of it, I can’t emphasise enough how vital this team is, to work alongside pre-school staff to provide good quality early years care and education. Without the committee there is no pre-school. Without a pre-school, a piece of the local community is missing. We all bring a little something to the table and it has been a pleasure to join such a lovely group who have the same vision and work ethic- to make this pre-school a continuing success for children and their families.
Hi, I’m Nick. Since joining the committee as Treasurer in April 2017 I have really enjoyed being part of the Pre-school team and helping the charity to grow. I now appreciate the effort required to run a Preschool and the fantastic commitment and dedication the staff make every single day
When my daughter attended the Preschool I was a little concerned with how she'd manage the step up. She was made to feel welcome immediately and loved every single day and in a few months my son will be joining the Pre-school.
Hi, I’m Kirsty and I joined the committee in November 2017. My daughter started at the pre-school in September 2017 so I joined the committee as I wanted to be more involved with the pre-school. My main responsibility is the monthly payroll and banking for the pre-school.
Hi, I’m Paula and I have lived in Blofield for 9 years. I have two boys, one at Blofield Primary and one at Preschool. I am an Assistant Principal at an Academy in Gorleston. I joined the committee primarily because I received a note advising that without a committee the pre-school would close after the weekend as there were not enough volunteers to keep it open. If this happened, I would have had nowhere for my son to go on the Monday. Luckily, enough parents came forward. Since joining the committee, it has given me a wealth of knowledge into how pre-schools and committees run, it is an incredibly difficult job the ladies do to keep such an active and engaging facility open to help our little people learn and grow.
I’m Cassandra, mum of 2 boys (4 and 6) my eldest attended Blofield Preschool and my youngest is currently at the preschool full time. Having experienced preschool with my eldest I understood the importance of the Committee and joined the team in November 2017. Without the committee the preschool simply couldn’t exist. The preschool provides so much more than childcare. It’s an opportunity for little people to develop, meeting friends and get ready for the adventure of school.
Hi my name is Jade. I am a new member of the Blofield pre-school committee and I joined because I have recently moved to the area and have two children that attend the pre-school. I wanted to give something back to the community by helping keep the pre-school running so parents/carers alike have somewhere their children can come and learn through play with warm friendly staff who create a safe fun environment. I also wanted to meet new people and I was curious on how a committee such as this works and thought I could gain experience and learn new skills, whilst bringing Blofield pre-school forward with the growing village.
My name is Caroline and I’m on the committee of Blofield Preschool. I have lived in the village of Blofield since I was 6 years old. My working life has mainly been in finance. My most recent job was at Royal Bank of Scotland as a mortgage underwriter. I was there for 14 years until the birth of my only child Eddie (born in 2015). I now have the pleasure of being a stay at home mum to Eddie. I love nothing more than spending time with my family! I became a committee member because I wanted to get to know other parents who had children of similar ages to my son. Going straight in and being a part of the team meant that happened very quickly. I didn’t realise the importance of a committee having never been on one before. Everything is discussed in an open and friendly way... usually over a cup of tea and biscuits. Everyone gets a chance to give opinions on any changes that the staff or parents may want to make, or discuss things like upcoming fund raisers. Being on the committee is for me about having a say in how the Pre School is run and helping it to be the very best preschool it can be!