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Megan Josselyn

Hello, I'm Megan and I have been the manager at Parkside since September 2018, although I have worked for Parkside for over 10 years. I have a Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF) and I am currently working towards my Level 5. I am also Safeguarding Lead.

I strive for a stimulating, safe and enriching environment providing the absolute best education for the children. I also ensure my team are supported and valued making sure the days are enjoyable for everyone.

I have 4 children which I love to spend time with and going out with family and friends. I also love to read and go to the cinema.

I would be excited and extremely proud to show you around our fantastic pre-school.

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Mica Robinson

Hi, I'm Mica. I am deputy manager. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Early Childhood Studies. I am also the Special educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and Safeguarding deputy.

I am currently working towards a Hygge in the Early Years Accreditation and Communication in the Early Years Accreditation. 

With my spare time I like to do lots of baking and anything creative. I make Macramé home decor items. I also work as an Usborne Independent Book Organiser and love to use this to find new books for at pre-school.

I would love to welcome you into our setting and show you around.

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Sarah Robinson

Hello, I'm Sarah and I am the administrator and I also work in the room when needed. I am well trained in all the mandatory courses and join the team on any of the continual development courses.

 

I have completed my Makaton for professionals’ course which I have used my knowledge to extend this to other staff which we use every day.

I am also Mica’s mum; it is a little strange having your daughter as your boss. In my spare time I also love to knit and sew.

I look forward to meeting you.

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Rhiannon Grimsey

Hi I'm Rhannion and at Parkside I am Room Leader.

 

I have a Level 4 Diploma in Children’s Care and Education. I am also the Well-being Officer for the children and staff. I am continuing to enhance my continual professional development by working towards my Level 5.

 

I have been in the childcare sector for 9 years so have a lot of experience.

I have 2 boys (Teddy and Milo) that keep me very busy. We love to go on lots of long walks and do fun things like baking and gardening.

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Louise Kirtland

Hello, I'm  Louise and I am an early years practitioner at Parkside. I have a Level 2 Diploma in Childcare and Education. I am now currently working towards my Level 3 Diploma. I have 4 years experience working in childcare and have built up my knowledge from my colleagues and my diploma’s a lot within this time.

In my spare time I like to do anything crafty or any cooking. I also like to spend time with all my family.

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Megan Lyddaman

Hi, I'm Megan and I am an Apprentice at Parkside.

 

I was originally a student then got taken on as an Apprentice where I completed my Level 2 and I am now working towards my Level 3 Diploma for Early Years Workforce. I really enjoy being here at Parkside which is why I took my skills further to enhance my knowledge that I can share with everyone here.

Outside of work I like to spend time with my friends and family. I like to fill my weekends doing fun things like beach trips and crabbing. This always sparks conversation with the children when we talk about what we have been up to.

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Basia Nowak-Peterson

Hi, I'm Basia and at Parkside I am an early years practitioner. I have a Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People’s Workforce. I am also SENCO trained so assist Mica in being Special Educational Needs Coordinator.

 

I am also bilingual so help support children with English as an additional Language. I have been in the childcare sector for 10 years so have lots of experience.

Within my spare time outside of pre-school I like to spend time with my 2 boys and go out with my friends.

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Charlotte Prewett

Hi I'm Charlotte. I achieved my level 3 in August. I am currently working towards my BS Honours in Psychology with counselling. I live at home with my house rabbit Weasley and my puppy Bella. I love going to Disney World and watching Harry Potter.

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Michelle Laland

Hi my name is Michelle. I gained my level 4 in Early years and Childhood education in 2012 and have been working in early years settings every since. At home I live with my husband Arron and my daughter Charlotte, we also have a house rabbit named Weasley and a puppy called Bella. In my spare time I love to go to music concerts and festivals when we are able to. I have a slight obssesion with Harry Potter and everything Disney. I am hoping this is a good basis to start my English Literature and Creative Writing Degree in September. I look forward to meeting you all.

Commitee

At Hadleigh Parkside Pre-School we are an ‘Early Years Alliance’ constituted Charity.

Our Annual AGM is usually in September. We try to meet termly.

 

Our current Trustees are:

Chairperson - Rick Dade

Trustee - Lisa Patchett

Trustee - Kirsty Hartgrove

Trustee - Georgie Death

Trustee- Lorna Pissaro

Trustee- Erika Fletcher

Trustee - Staff Member - Megan Josselyn

Trustee- Staff member- Mica Robinson

The purpose of the committee is to work with the Manager of the setting to ensure that the Pre-School has adequate funds to meet its financial obligations and to meet statutory requirements for Safeguarding and Ofsted Welfare requirements.

It is also the role of the committee to support the setting with fundraising ideas and activities. We would ask all parents/carers and families to continue to support any fundraising activities – this enables us to purchase new toys and resources.

Our constitution states that we must have a minimum of 5 Trustees this includes 3 key officers at all times. This has been difficult to maintain in the past, and to this end we are currently looking at changing our legal structure to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) this means that we will be a charity and a Limited company – this will limit the financial liabilities of Trustees personally to making the company liable.

We welcome new Trustees at any time – it is very beneficial to have parent representatives on our board.

Please ask any member of staff if you are interested in supporting our committee.