Our Team

Cathy Chilcott

Manager, Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Level 3 Qualification (Diploma in Pre-school Practice) awarded in June 2004.

Has worked at the Pre-school for seventeen years, acting as co-manager for several years before taking on the role of Manager in September 2015.

Lorraine Marsh

Practitioner

Level 3 Qualification (Early Years Childcare and Education), awarded February 2006

Alison Carey

Deputy Manager, Deputy DSL, Behaviour Management Lead

Level 3 Qualification (Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce: Early Learning and Childcare Pathway) awarded September 2015.

Alison has worked at the Pre-school since 2012.

Gabriela (Gabi) Sotonakova

Practitioner

Level 2 Qualification (Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce: Early Learning and Childcare Pathway) – awarded in June 2017

Alex Geldenhuys

Practitioner

Level 3 Qualification (Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce: Early Learning and Childcare Pathway) awarded December 2015

Annelies Higgins

Practitioner

Level 2 Qualification (An Introduction to Early Years Education and Childcare), awarded July 2017

Claire Harris

Practitioner

Currently working on her Level 2 Qualification

Our Committee Members

Chairperson – Chloe Oliver
Treasurer – Jessica Son
Secretary – Lucy Luscombe
Payroll – Sarah Jones
Parent Helpers – Michelle Parfrement, Laura Wood, Suzy Webster, Jennie Sexton, Sherrie Gauntlett, Cassie Loughran, Hannah Darrall, and Rebecca Mason

The Role of the Key Person

Children who feel safe and happy, and who are secure in their relationships with the adults in the setting, are most likely to form positive friendships, and are most able to take advantage of the learning opportunities made available to them through our educational programme. We endeavour to achieve this by careful recruitment, rigorous training, and by allocating each child to a Key Person. The Key Person is the first point of contact for the child and his or her family, and will normally be the first adult in the setting with whom the child forms a relationship. The Key Person will support each of her key children through the settling in process, will monitor their learning and development, and plan their individual programme to ensure they make good progress through the curriculum of the Early Years Foundation Stage, and are ready for the transition to school. She will also keep parents informed about their child’s progress and well-being via regular entries into their on-line learning journal, by face-to-face chats, and through termly reports and more formal Parent/Teacher meetings. The manager and staff at Oxted Pre-school are always available to speak to parents about their child, to celebrate their successes and to address any concerns.