The Staff

Our friendly, experienced and committed staff hold a range of qualifications in early years education. They are experienced in caring for children with differing degrees of educational needs as well as any with educational needs as well as special needs. We have a member of staff appointed as the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). Every effort is made to ensure that all children, whatever their needs, are to participate fully in pre-school activities.

All our staff keep their mandatory training of basic first aid, food and hygiene and safeguarding children courses up to date. They also undertake a number of additional professional courses designed to help keep Ladybirds Pre-School’s practice up to date and continually develop their skills.

Sessions are supported by parent rota helpers and by our group of registered parent helpers who are DBS checked.

Nicky Weston-Plumb
Pre-School Leader

NASEN Level 3 SENCO Award in training
NVQ Level 4 
Paediatric First Aid
Safeguarding- Ladybirds Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Food Safety
Health and Safety
Autism Awareness Level 2 
Safer Recruitment Training
Prevent, Channel and FGM Training

Emma Appleby
Deputy Preschool Leader

CACHE Level 3 
Paediatric First AidFood Safety
Forest School Leader Training ongoing
Safeguarding- Ladybirds Designated Safeguarding Lead
Prevent, Channel and FGM Training

Donna Hermon
(On leave)
First Aid
Prevent, Channel and FGM Training​

Michelle Cottingham
SENCO Assistant
NVQ Level 3 in Childcare
FGM and Channel training
Food Safety

Holly Reid
Food Safety

Cover Staff
Stella Gruman
Sam Edwards
Daniella Walker