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Burrell Rd, Compton, Newbury RG20 6NP

Our team

 


Louise Somerville – Pre-school Manager

I joined the Pre-school in April 2017 as a Pre-School Assistant, having previously been bank staff in 2012.  I became Deputy Manager in September 2017 and then Manager in September 2018.  I live in Compton with my partner and 3 children, two of whom have attended Pre-school and are now at the local primary school.

I have worked in Childcare for 12 years, qualifying in 2007.  I have worked at several local nurseries, most recently being a room supervisor of a 24 place baby room.  I managed a small team of 8 staff and oversaw the day to day running of the baby room within the nursery.  I am looking to start my level 4 qualification in management very soon.  I enjoy working with children, developing their individual needs and seeing them grow and flourish.  I find working with children very rewarding, knowing that I am helping them gain skills for life.

In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my family.  I enjoy baking with my children, going out on family walks, going to the park and taking the children to feed the ducks.

Qualifications

  • NVQ 3 Childcare, Learning and Development.  Currently working towards Level 5 Qualification 
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding Children Designated Person  
  • Behaviour Management Officer
  • First Aid
  • Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Safer Recruitment 

Vikki Williams – Pre-School Deputy Manager

I joined Compton Pre-School as a member of staff in September 2017 and became Deputy Manager in September 2018. I left secondary school and went to college where I gained my NVQ Level 2 in Childcare. At this time I also worked in a local nursery. I worked at the same nursery for 7 years before it unfortunately closed. I took this opportunity to take some time out to complete my family.
I have lived in Compton all my life and even attended Compton Pre-School as a child! I am now married to my husband, Carl, and we have 3 boys together, Jamie 10, Charlie 7 and Archie 4. All 3 boys attended Compton Pre-School and thoroughly enjoyed their time there before going on to attend the local primary school.

Qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 2 Childcare, Learning and Development 
  • NVQ Level 3 Childcare, Learning and Development 
  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator Designated Person (SENCO)
  • Deputy Safeguarding Children Designated Person
  • Safeguarding
  • Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene


Claire Hannington – Pre-school Assistant

I joined Pre-school in June 2017 and have recently completed my NVQ Level 3 in Childcare.  A year ago I moved here to Compton with my partner and our little boy.  Before moving to Compton I worked at a private nursery in Newbury.

I really enjoy working with children and my colleagues, and I am fully committed in helping to provide a safe, caring and fun environment for each individual child here at Pre-school.  I am excited to qualify and achieve further more.

Qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 3 in Childcare
  • First Aid and Defibrillator
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding Children
  • City & Guilds Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2
  • City & Guilds Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Level 2
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety

Dominique Barton – Pre-School Assistant

I joined the Pre-School in April 2019 after a break of 2 years from childcare.  I completed my NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 in Childcare at Chiltern College, in Caversham Reading, in 1998.  I have also achieved my Level 3 in Leadership and Management.  I have previously worked in a Nursery setting as a Room Leader and as a Private Nanny over the years to three separate families.  I have most recently been a Deputy Manager and a Manager at two local village Pre-Schools.

I live in Hermitage with my partner and two daughters, Lilly 17 and Ruby 14.  My love and passion is working with children.  I am fully committed to my role, making children smile and enjoy their time within the Pre-School environment.  I am the big kid of the room the majority of the time and have a firm but fair attitude.

Qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Childcare
  • NVQ Level 3 in Childcare
  • Level 3 in Leadership and Management 
  • Safeguarding

Debbie Nowotynski – Pre-School Assistant and Toddler Group Leader

I joined Pre-School in January 2018.  Previously I worked at Hampstead Norreys After School Club from 2004 to December 2017.  I live in Yattendon and my 3 children, Alasdaire 30, Kira 24 and Phoebe 22, all went to Hampstead Norreys School.  I did leave for a little while to become a Birth and Post-Natal Doula.  This was a fantastic experience and I had the pleasure of witnessing 10 births and helped a handful of families post-natal.  Unfortunately this did not fit in very well with my family life as my children were still young, so I went back to the After School Club.

I went on to do Cache Level 2 in Playwork, and then my NVQ Level 3 in Childcare.  I also look after my grandchildren aged 6 and 3, which I love doing.  In my spare time I enjoy meditation.  I am also a Reiki Master, Angelic Reiki Practitioner and Angel Light Practitioner.

Qualifications:

  • Cache Level 2 Playwork
  • NVQ Level 3 Childcare
  • First Aid
  • Food Hygiene

Rose Bradford – Pre-School Assistant

After graduating I worked as an English Teacher and in a variety of office roles before I was introduced to the Pre-School.  My son started at Compton Pre-School in 1994, followed shortly by my daughter.  I became a parent helper, committee member and eventually, in 1999, a member of staff.

In 2005 I moved on to a Primary School in Reading, where I taught in the nursery, returning to Pre-School as bank staff in 2013.  I am enjoying being part of the Pre-School team again.

I am particularly interested in supporting early language development and worked as the ELLP (Early Language Lead Professional) at school.  I believe the Early Years are fundamentally important, and it is a genuine privilege to be able to contribute to a child’s growth and development at that stage.

Qualifications:

  • BA (Hons) English and American Studies
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • Cache Level 3 Diploma in Pre-School Practice