Meet the Staff

Professionalism of our staff enables parents to feel confident about their ability to provide the best possible care and education for the children entrusted into their care.

Nina Stillion

Manager
I'm Nina as I'm sure you will all know. When I'm not managing the Pre-school, I spend my time running around after my very active sons who are 15, 13 and 10 who between them take part in a huge array of different sports. My two youngest boys attended the Pre-school and during their time here I was on the Committee. I qualified in childcare back in 1990 and have worked and managed a variety of settings. The Pre-school being managed by a group of parent volunteers makes it truly special and keeps the children's well-being firmly as it's priority.
Qualifications
NNEB(level 3), Child Protection Officer, E-Safety Representative

Louise

Deputy Manager
I've lived in Stanford for over 17 years. I have two grown up sons and assortment of cats. I've worked at the Pre-school since 2005 and I've seen many changes to it over the years. I really enjoying working at Pre-School seeing the progression of the children that are with us.
Qualifications
NVQ 3 Children's Care, Learning & Development, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Behaviour Management Coordinator

Katie Amies

Deputy Manager
I'm Katie, married mother of 2 daughters aged 12 & 10 who both attended the Pre-school. I originally started on the committee as a parent and then retrained, went to college and completed my level 2 and 3 and have been a staff member for nearly five years. I'm extremely passionate about the care and development that we give the children in our setting. I joined the committee because I wanted to share my experience and provide consistency when individuals move onto pastures new.
Qualifications
CACHE Level 3 Certificate for Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF), Equality & Diversity Co-ordinator, Maths Representative

Emma Richardson

Early Years Practitioner
My name is Emma Richardson and I’m 41 years old. I’ve been a qualified nursery practitioner for over 20 years, and adore working with preschool aged children. I have 2 of my own, aged 9 and 6, who both attend Stanford primary. I’m very excited to be joining the team at Stanford preschool and even more so to be given the opportunity to help your children learn and grow.
Qualifications
BTEC National Diploma in Nursery Nursing

Jude Bond

Pre-school Assistant
I am Jude Bond and I have lived locally with my family for nearly 30 years. As my 2 grown up children are now living away from home I am enjoying the new challenges and pleasures of working in a busy environment and being part of the preschool team. I'm passionate about being outdoors and hope to encourage children to engage with their natural world, both physically and through opportunities to explore their own interests. I am a Level 3 Forest School Leader and am delighted to be using my experience to plan sessions with all children throughout the year.
Qualifications
Forest School Leader Level 3, currently undertaking NVQ Level 3

Kate

Pre-school Assistant
My name is Kate. I live in Stanford in the Vale. I have 2 girls aged 8 and 6. I have been working at the Pre-school for 2 years. I am currently studying for my NVQ Level 2 in Childcare. My hobbies are reading books, baking, shopping and spending time with my girls. I like working at the Pre-school as I like small children.
Qualifications
CACHE Level 2 Certificate for Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF)