About Us

Our Vision

We aim for children in our care to learn and develop to their full potential through a wide and stimulating range of activities and opportunities, tailored to each child’s individual needs and learning style.

We celebrate each child’s uniqueness and developing personality in a multicultural, social environment, where an independent spirit is encouraged and curiosity and confidence are nurtured to ensure a life-long love of learning, making future transitions through the learning journey as seamless as possible.

We empower children by respecting and supporting their choices with careful guidance.

Our Values

•Strong Relationships – we believe in parents as their child’s primary educators, and they are, as such, an integral part of what we do.  We actively seek, encourage and welcome input from parents, other carers and professionals to enable their child to have a successful Preschool experience.  We foster meaningful, nurturing relationships with children through our Key Person system.

•Professionalism, commitment and experience – our team is incredibly well qualified and experienced in the learning and development of young children, most with children who have been through the Preschool process.  We are always enthusiastic, encouraging and open to new ideas.

•Inclusivity – we are inclusive of all children, yet respect and encourage individuality.  We do this through careful observation and assessment of each child’s needs, taking into account their strengths and abilities, and then plan experiences and opportunities which allow all children to partake, with a level of support specific to them.

•Fundamentally British – we actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs in a child-appropriate way using playful learning experiences.

•Child-centred – everything we do is for the child, his or her well-being, learning and development.

Preschool Staff

Laura Burt (Co-Manager, SENCO)

Elizabeth Mayes (Co-Manager, DSL)

Lindsey Kevin (Deputy Manager)

Colette Hetherington

Sharon McTear-Mendonca

Ang Clark

Laura Skrzeczkowski

Louise Busby

Kathryn Devaney

Preschool Committee

As a charity organisation, we are managed by an elected committee. The committee is made up of parents of present, past and future pupils of the preschool. These parents are local to the village of Hampton-in-Arden, which forges strong links to the community. Time is given voluntarily and the members all work extremely hard.

The committee meets regularly to discuss issues regarding management, Ofsted, staffing and finances of the preschool. The committee also arranges activities to raise money for resources.

The committee as of September 2023 comprises:

Chair: Danielle Straupe

Treasurer: Jessica Lanzilotto

Secretary: Bethany Johnson

Parent Representatives: Hannah Dale, Victoria Goode, Jessica Woolley.


The preschool is registered with and is regularly inspected by Ofsted - the Office for Standards in Education. In our most recent inspection, which took place in December 2018, we were graded 'Good'. The inspection report can be found on the Ofsted website.