From a child’s very first day Bugbrooke Pre-school, we lay the foundation for a love of learning that will remain with them throughout the course of their school life, providing a foundation for future success.
Our staff of qualified and experienced Early Years Practitioners, led by Pre-School Manager, Victoria Rice whom has an Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies & EYP working closely with parents to ensure that each child’s individual needs are met in a safe, caring and stimulating environment that exceeds the requirements of the Early Years curriculum.
Throughout their time in the Pre-school, the children’s progress is monitored, both formally and informally, and parents receive regular updates on their child’s achievements. We currently use the Tapestry system to provide secure online updates on your child’s development and whereby parents can view photos and communicate regularly with your child’s key person.
Victoria Rice, Pre-School Manager (Ba.Hons.EYP)
Lorna Britten, Deputy Manager
Nicola Farmer, Business Manager
Victoria Rice – Keyperson for the Red ladybirds
I have been part of Pre-school for eleven years and recently completed my SENCo training. I believe that children are at their happiest when they are learning through their own play. That’s why I have created an environment whereby myself and my team have special moments where we can see children, completely absorbed in their play in an environment that allows them to do so. I am very proud of how Pre-school has developed over the years and is continuing to provide Early years education in an environment that gives children exploration to discovery their own interests.
Lorna Britten – Keyperson for the Grey dolphin group
I have been part of the Pre-school team for ten years; During this time I have also volunteered and worked on the committee with my children. I am Deputy Manager level 4 and qualified Communication & language champion and SENCO. I enjoy working as part of a great team and seeing the children’s progress in their communication and confidence in the time they are with us.
Kerrie David – Keyperson for the Yellow duck group
Hello my name is Kerrie. I have lived in Bugbrooke all of my life. All four of my children attended the Pre-school and enjoyed their time here. I have worked at the Pre-school for nine years. I obtained an Early years level 4 qualification through distance learning.
I enjoy watching both my boys play football at the weekend and spending time as a family at home.
Charlie Househam – Keyperson for the Purple hippo’s
Hello, my name is Charlie. I’ve worked in the early years sector for 25 years, I’m a qualified nursery nurse and have a BA HONS in Early Childhood with Early years professional status. I have worked across nurseries, child minding, nannying, children centres and with children social care, which has given me a wealth of knowledge and experience. I joined Pre-school this academic year (2019) and enjoy supporting the children’s development through an amazing learning environment and family atmosphere.
Sharon Harris – Keyperson for the Bluebird group
Hi my name is Sharon Harris . I have worked at Bugbrooke Pre-School for four years. I started off as a parent helper before completing an Open Study EYFS level 3 course. I also worked for two years at a Pre-School in London. I have two children. In my spare time I enjoy running, reading and going out with friends.
Hannah Brandon – Keyperson for Grey Koala’s
Hannah started as our bank staff member of staff and then started her Open Universtiy degree in child development. In 2021 Hannah completed her degree – A diploma of higher education in Early Childhood studies and is now a part time member of staff.
Heidi Britten – Our Apprentice
Heidi has been a volunteer at Pre-school throughout several years and decided she wanted a career change. Heidi is currently on an apprentice training programme and is throughly enjoying being a part of our team. Heidi assits staff with various roles and responsiblities but what she loves most about being at Pre-shool is sharing the childrens interests with them.
Children are assigned a key person and each key person group has a symbol: Red ladybird, Grey dolphins, Yellow ducks, Purple hippo’s, Blue birds and Grey Koala’s. The key person monitors the progress of children in their group through play and the child’s interests. Staff and parents have the use of our Tapestry system (an online journal) whereby parents can see photo’s of their child’s interests at Pre-school and extend these at home. It is also used as a two way commuincation tool so parents can send through pictures from home of their child’s interests and notifty us of celebrations and any other important information.
To differentiate ages at Pre-school we have have two groups:
- Caterpillars: These are our younger children aged 2yrs+
- Butterflies: These are our pre-school children aged 3/4yrs+
The idea is Caterpillars start of on their learning journey and as they grow so does thier knowlegde and so they grow into butterflies.