Meet our Team

 Sam Page
Michelle Henley

3yr Key Worker

Amber Watson

3yr Key Worker

Administrator

Senior Management Team 

Olivia Kirkby 

Setting Manager

Qualifications: 

  • BA(Hons) Childhood Studies.

  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services

  •  Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning Support.

  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement 

  • Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

Olivia has been part of our Pre-school team since 2014, becoming Manager in 2017, in previous roles Olivia worked with us as a Special Educational Needs advisor, specialising in child development, behaviour management and curriculum adaption. 

Olivia has passion and drive to provide and prepare children with the best start in their education journey. Olivia supports, motivates and montior's each aspect of our staff development, deployment and practice, she has a passion for identifying needs and implementing early intervention techniques and support. Olivia has a dynamic vision of how our setting can grow and develop in the coming years and believes passionately in supporting the individual talents and capabilities of each child and challenges the team on a daily basis to find ways to bring these to the fore .

Olivia is our Designated Safeguard Lead, Ofsted Nominated individual, our settings Family Support Co-ordinator and   one of our charity trustee's.

Rachael Lukacs

Rachael joined our team as an admin temp in October 2019.Rachael is the first line of communication within our setting and an integral part of our provision planning and future forecasting. Her skills, knowledge of the EYFS, funding and The Early Years Sector is extensive ​, Rachael has worked in The Early Years Sector since 2008, starting her career as a qualified Level 3 Practitioner she has worked in multiple Early Years settings in various key roles including Manager for a large day nursery from 2013 - 2018.​

Rachael supports our whole team practice, upholds and implements our ethos and also enjoys supporting staff and children with their individual needs.  Rachael is the lead for our parent communication and ensures that our setting, staff and children have all they need. 

Qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in working with Children and Young People

Office Manager 

Michelle Henley

Rainbow Room Leader,

Named Deputy,

Behaviour Co-ordinator & PANCo

Amber Watson

Deputy Management Team 

 

Michelle joined the Team 2018.​ Michelle has extensive experience of working with children of all ages, having been a professional Nanny for 12 years and working in day nurseries prior to this.  ​​Michelle's expertise for children learning in varied environments brings a wonderful element to our practice and Michelle as Rainbow Room Leader prepares children to be 'school ready'  ​She has extensive expertise in children’s development, school preparation and ensures all of our children are supported in their transition to school and ready for this important milestone.

 

Michelle in her role as our settings PANCo (The Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator) champions best practice in physical activity and nutrition and acts as the agent for change. She leads positive change to ensure an environment and ethos that supports the health and wellbeing of children, families, and staff.

In Michelles position as Named Deputy her main role is to support our Manager Olivia in all aspects of Preschool matters and will manage the Preschool in coordination with Amber in the absence of our Manager Olivia.

Michelle and Amber as Named Deputies support the staff team implement Statutory Requirements and ensure the Preschool complies with the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework.  

 

Michelle is also studying for a Level 4 Advanced Practitioner Diploma, this further qualification will provide professional development opportunities and embrace the wealth of experience and skills that Michelle has and we are so pleased to support her in extending her practice

Qualifications:

BTEC National Diploma in Early Years 

Currently Studying:

Advanced Practitioner Level 4

Star Room Leader,

Named Deputy

&

SENCO

 

Qualifications:

Level 3 Certificate for the Children and Young peoples Workforce

 

Currently Studying: 

 

Advanced Practitioner Level 4

Amber joined our team as an apprentice in 2015, since this she has completed her level 2 & 3 in children and young peoples workforce and worked her way up to deputy management. Amber has such drive and passion for her role and progression as an Early Years Educator, she is also currently studying for her Level 4 Advanced Practitioner Diploma and we are thrilled to be able to support her through another qualification and watch her flourish further. 

Amber has proved herself to be highly creative and energetic, bringing a unique sense of adventure and fun in our Pre-School and building strong relationships across all age-groups. You will find her in our craft corner, making the most imaginative displays and encouraging artistic talents in all of our children. 

 

Amber is also our settings SENCO, this role involves observation and assessment of children, supporting staff and liaising with relevant professional agencies that may be involved in a child’s development and implement a support plan with all involved.

In Ambers position as Named Deputy her main role is to support our Manager Olivia in all aspects of Preschool matters and will manage the Preschool in coordination with Michelle in the absence of our Manager Olivia.

Michelle and Amber as Named Deputies support the staff team implement Statutory Requirements and ensure the Preschool complies with the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework.  

Amber sees the best in every child and makes every effort for them to individually flourish here at Kings Worthy Pre-School.

Practitioner

Team 

Natalia Sledz

Apprentice Early Years Practitioner 

Outdoor Activities Coordinator

& Health & Safety Officer

Qualifications:

TQUK Caring for Children and Young People - Level 2

Currently Studying:

Level 3 Diploma in Children's and Young People Workforce 

Natalia joined our Bank Staff team in January 2019 after volunteering with us as a parent when her children attended our setting.

She demonstrated brilliant practitioner skills and was keen to embark on a career in this sector and we were thrilled to welcome her to the team. 

In July 2019 Natalia started her Level 3 qualification, and proved herself to be a wonderful practitioner gaining further responsibility with having key children and completing her additional roles as Health & Safety Officer & Outdoor Activities Coordinator with fantastic determination and expertise.

From November 2020 Natalia has now become a full time member of our team and she is flourishing in her role with increased responsibilities whilst training.

Nadia Pike

Bank Staff 

Early Years Practitioner 

Qualifications:

Level 3 Diploma in Children's and Young People Workforce 

Nadia joined our Bank Staff team in 2020, she has worked in various nursery settings and brings a joyful and fun energy to our Rainbow Room.

Nadia is currently a student at Winchester University and whilst her lessons are all currently virtual due to Covid we are pleased to have her work with us 4 full days a week until July 2021. 

Nadia is also a key person and takes an active role in our provision planning and observations.