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Burrell Rd, Compton, Newbury, RG20 6NP. Charity No: 1204755

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 since 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 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 5 Leadership for the Children and Young Person’s Workforce
  • NVQ 3 Childcare, Learning and Development
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding Children Designated Person  
  • Behaviour Management Officer
  • First Aid
  • Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Safer Recruitment 

Dominique Barton – Pre-School Deputy Manager I joined the Pre-School in April 2019 after a break of 2 years from childcare and became Deputy Manager in June 2021.  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 and Ruby.  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 3 in Childcare
  • Level 3 in Leadership and Management 
  • Safeguarding
  • Safer recruitment
  • First Aid

Sharon Brown – Pre-school Assistant and Third in Charge  I have been working with children since 1996 as a Welfare Assistant, Pre-school Assistant, Deputy Supervisor and Learning Support Assistant.  In 2009 I passed my NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care Learning and Development.  I enjoy working with children from pre-school to primary school age and in particular fascinated by communication and language, children’s love of stories and songs, and fostering their interest in literacy.  I also love to encourage children to be outdoors, to further their learning using EYFS in an outside environment and to teach them to enjoy and respect nature. I have lived in Compton since 1999.  My three children attended the local primary school and my granddaughter’s all came to Compton Pre-school.  I am a busy mum and grandmother and in my spare time I like to garden, walk on the downs, meditate and spend time with my family and friends. Qualifications
  • NVQ Level 3 Children’s Care Learning and Development
  • ELLP (Early Language Lead Professional) for ECAT (Every Childs A Talker)
  • Paediatric First Aid

Paula Judges – Pre-school Assistant I joined the pre-school in May 2022 as a Pre-school Assistant.  I have been working in schools since 1996 as a school cook.  I was a nursery cook in my previous setting then I went to Newbury College and completed my Level 3 Diploma in Early Years in 2018. I moved to East Ilsley in June 2021, I have 5 children and 7 grandchildren.  I enjoy working with children, seeing them have fun and helping them to learn.  I enjoy baking, singing and messy play activities with my children.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and having my grandchildren to stay.  I enjoy going for walks, taking them to the park, swimming and walking our pet dog, Coco.  I also volunteer at my local church to do bell ringing. Qualifications:
  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • NVQ Level 2 in Customer Services
  • Paediatric First Aid