Meet our lovely Team 

Vicky A – Manager

  •  Level 4 qualified
  • Lead safeguarding practitioner
  • Paediatric first aider
  • Food hygiene level 3
Hi I’m Vicky. I joined under 5s in January 2020 and have worked within day nurseries and preschools for 17 years. I am dedicated in providing a fun, loving, stimulating preschool, that ensures every child
attending reaches their full potential.

I am married and have 4 boys, aged 14, 10, 7 & 5. I enjoy baking, and spending time with my family. As a family we enjoy visiting historical sites and landmarks. I am a massive Disney fan and have seen every Disney film!

Emma – Deputy Manager

  • Level 4 qualified
  • Deputy safeguarding practitioner
  • Paediatric first aider
  • Food hygiene level 2
Hi I’m Emma, I have worked at Under 5s for 8 years, and within childcare for over 20 years. I am passionate about providing a safe, stimulating, caring environment with the children’s well
being at the heart of everything I do. I have 2 children of my own. Hayden 15 and Cameron 12. I enjoy spending time with my family,
walking my cockapoo Cocoa and keeping fit.

Nikki – Supervisor

  • SENCO
  • Level 3 qualified
  • Level 3 qualified SENCO
  • Paediatric first aider
  • Food hygiene level 3
Hi I’m Nikki, I have been at under 5s for nearly 4 years and have been the SENCO for 2 years. I have 3 girls, aged 18, 15 and 7, in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and riding my horse.

Carli – Early years educator

  • Forest School leader
  • Level 5 qualified
  • Outdoor first aider
  • Food hygiene level 3
Hi I’m carli. I joined under 5s in 2019, and have worked with childcare for a long time. I lead the forest school sessions for under 5s. I have one son aged 4. I enjoy being outdoors.

Laura – Early years educator

  • Lead first aider
  • Level 3 qualified
  • Paediatric first aider
  • Food hygiene level 2
  • SENCO
Hi I’m Laura. I have been at under 5s for 4 years. I started off volunteering for the first years while completing my NVQ level 2, I was the lucky enough to be welcomed officially to the team and went on to complete my NVQ level 3.
I am married and have 3 daughters, love spending my time making memories with them. In my spare time I enjoy crocheting and socialising with my friends.

Vicky H- Early year educator

  • Health and safety officer
  • Level 3 qualified
  • Paediatric first aider
  • Food hygiene level 2
Hi I’m Vicky. I have been at under 5s for many years. I am the health and safety officer for under 5s. I enjoyed reading and enacting the story sacks. I have 1 daughter who has just started college.

Mel.R – Early years educator

  • Level 3 qualified
  • Paediatric first aider
Hi I’m Mel the newest addition to the preschool. I live in the village where I have been a childminder while looking after my two children. I have loved joining the team and getting to know all the children.

Debbie- Early years educator

  • Level 3 qualified
  • Paediatric first aider
  • Food hygiene level 2
Hi I’m Debbie. I joined under 5s as a relief team member almost 3 years ago, becoming a permanent team member 18 months ago. I have been studying hard over the last 3 years and recently completed my level 3 in childcare! I am married and have 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl. I enjoy socialising with my friends and spending time with my family.

Claire – Early years educator

  • Level 3 training
  • Paediatric first aider
  • Food hygiene level 2
Hi I’m Claire. I joined under 5s in March 2020. I have two girls aged 10 and 14. I am currently studying for my level 3 in childcare. I enjoy crafting, days at our beach hut and spending time with family.

Marketa – Early years educator

  • Relief team member
  • Paediatric first aider
  • Food hygiene level 2
Hi I’m Marketa., I started at Under 5s on the committee , I joined the relief team 2 years ago. I have 2 children, Max and Tilly. I love animals small ones and big ones. I enjoy gardening, bike riding and crafting in my spare time.