We take pride in the qualifications, experience and enthusiasm our staff have for working with children. All of the staff have children of their own and most live in the local area.
Nicola Stocks is the Preschool Manager and joined us in September 2015. She has a CACHE Level 3 advanced apprenticeship qualification along with experience working within another Preschool in the Solihull area .Nicola, originally from Manchester, moved to Solihull in 2003 and lives in Dickens Heath with her husband Mark and 3 children, Lauren, Matthew and William.
Tracey Flint is the Deputy Manager and joined us in May 2016. She has a BA Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies and has experience working within nursery settings.She has overall responsibility for planning activities, themes and topics at preschool and is our session lead. Tracey and her husband Stuart live in Castle Bromwich and have a little boy, Zack.
Tracey will be going on maternity leave at the end of February 2017..
Mandy Walker is our longest serving member of staff, joining temporarily to cover sick leave in 2008 and she's still here! She job shares the Deputy Manager role with Tracey and is NNEB qualified with 8 years nanny experience along with travel & recruitment before having her own children. She is our designated behaviour co-ordinator and has an interest in cooking activities including creating our weekly snack menu. Mandy is also a Stella & Dot and Tropics Skincare consultant in her ‘spare’ time! Mandy not only works in the village but also lives in the village with her husband Doug and 3 boys Cameron, Finley and Oscar.
Louise Busby joined us in Autumn 2013. After having a career in marketing for financial services, Louise decided to retrain as a teaching assistant after having her children and has an NCFE Level 3 teaching and learning qualification. She has always had a passion for working with children and has an interest in musical games/activities and cooking with the children. Louise has lived in the village with her husband Chris and daughters May and Eve for 12 years and knows Preschool very well as both of her daughters attended and she was Chair of the parent committee for a number of years.
Louise Walters joined us in September 2014. She has an NCFE Level 3 teaching and learning qualification and is currently working towards her CACHE Level 2 Children and Young Peoples workforce qualification. Louise is a qualified graphic designer and puts her skills to good use creating preschool displays and marketing material. She lives in Meriden with her children Harley and Samuel (who previously attended preschool).
We also have a rota for cover that help us out where necessary.
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