Meet the Team

Bybrook Pre-school is open all year round on Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 5.30pm.  We currently have 6 experienced staff with early years qualifications, and they are supported by a team of bank staff and volunteers to ensure that we have a good ratio of staff to children.

The Staff

Alison Eagles

Alison Eagles

Head of Preschool

Hi, I’m Alison. I have many years of experience in running both preschool sessions and afterschool sessions for two year olds up to year 6 pupils. I am trained to Early Years Professional Status. As part of the training I focused on how to support children as they transition into a childcare setting and how to make the move to school as smooth as possible for children and their parents. I also run a holiday club at the preschool during the school holidays for both preschool aged children as well as primary school aged children. My favourite activity to do with children is baking – fairy cakes, pancakes, gingerbread people and biscuits.

Jane Bailey

Jane Bailey

Deputy Head of Preschool

Hello, I’m Jane, the Pre-School Leader.  I have one daughter and I have worked in childcare for many years.  I have a keen interest in outdoor learning and developing children’s interest in the natural world. Recently I have introduced Forest Friday – the sessions are based in the back garden using all our wonderful natural resources.  In my spare time, I love the great outdoors and going off on an adventure and I also love spending time with my daughter and taking her horse riding.

Alice Hughes

Alice Hughes

Pre-school Assistant

Hello, I’m Alice and am the newest member of Bybrook Pre-school. I have over 11 years’ experience in working with children and young people of all ages from birth to 16. I am Level 3 qualified and have attended various courses over the years, focussing on a variety of aspects needed, for effective practice whilst working with children. I have also gained lots of experience working 1:1 with SEND children and managing all behaviours in a setting. I am happy, bubbly and cheery and usually in high spirits! I enjoy being outdoors at home and work, whatever the weather – there are clothes for it all!

Seeing the way children develop and grow through their time at Pre-school and knowing you have been a part of it is rewarding and motivational for me. I hope to bring different ideas to the pre-school and lots of learning and fun for everyone (and as I would say – you can make anything from a cardboard tube!).

Rachael Simpson

Rachael Simpson

Pre-school Assistant

Hi, I am Rachael Simpson and I started working with children when my daughter started pre-school, she is now 15!! I love watching children learn through play, as they grow becoming more independent. I enjoy the nurturing side of the work and have great fun in making them feel secure and safe within the setting. I have attended courses in Foundation plus child protection training for early years practitioners, out door play, a SEN workshop and First Aid.
Maria Keles

Maria Keles

Pre-school Assistant

Hello, I’m Marie. I have been working at Bybrook Preschool since September 2017, firstly as a One to One Support, then as a Preschool Assistant. I am trained in Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Level 1 Makaton and I have my Level 3 diploma for Early Years. My aim is to ensure that every child feels valued during their time at preschool. I also love teaching children through play and I feel lucky to work with a great team of staff and volunteers.

The Committee

Richard Meier

Richard Meier

Chair

Zoe McGinn

Zoe McGinn

Treasurer

Katy Brown

Katy Brown

Secretary