Our staff

Early Years teacher

Mrs Sue Clarke is our Lead teacher. She has over 35 years experience teaching in Early Years and has led the provision at Countesthorpe Nursery School for seven years.  

Early Years Practitioners

Mrs Sharon Wignall and Mrs Di Swarbrick are our experienced early years practitioners and both qualified to Level 3. The children are always happy and excited to sing and dance with Sharon, who leads our Active Bean sessions and they love their creative activties with Di.

Miss Melissa Marlow and Mrs Paula Whatsize are our new practitioners, qualified to Level 3, both joining the team when the pre-school opens. They bring with them a wide range of experience at nurseries, schools and special schools.

Early Years Assistants

Miss Clair Lawlor is Level 2 qualified and works with the rest of the team to create wonderful play and learning activties for the children. She has previous experience of working in other nurseries and settings.

Miss Erika Hardy and Miss Laura Daulby are both Level 2 qualified and join us from other settings. They have a wide range of experience working with children from birth to 4 years and are looking forward to joining our new pre-school team. 

Miss Sue King is our Level 2 qualified assistant and trained Forest School Practitioner. She will be working with the children at different times throughout the year and over the holidays, both indoors and outdoors in the woodland.

Mrs Deborah Cassell helps the children at lunchtimes, serving our hot dinners and supporting the children develop independence and skills at the table. 

Office Manager

Mrs Julie Wilkins runs our office and looks after our pupil registration and paperwork. She enjoys listening to the children sing and play whilst working in the office and looks forward to joining in whenever she is able.

Administrative Assistant

Mrs Michelle Castledine joined us after being a parent helper and looks after our parent communications and administration. She loves listening to the children giggling and having fun whilst working. 

All staff undertake continuing professional development, which is completed jointly with Greenfield Primary school. This ensures that the staff apply teaching and learning methods that are consistent with the Foundation Stage at 4+ and prepares the children for a smooth transition to primary school.