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My name is Carol and in November 2018 I took over as the Pre-school Manager, having worked previously as the Deputy Manager for 13 years. I am the SENCo, co-ordinating support for children with a range of difficulties and Designated Safeguarding Lead. 

I live in Greenhill with my husband and family, I have two children, my son who is now 22 and my daughter who is 26, and our lovely dogs. I previously worked as an Education Officer in an advertising and public relations company for the dairy industry, in the heart of London for 20 years. 

I moved to Greenhill in 2005 and quickly started volunteering here at the Pre-School, I then was appointed in September 2006. For 11 years I had my own key group, the Ladybirds, supporting children aged 2-5 years of age and supporting my Manager as Deputy.

In December 2018 I was appointed as the Manager and am excited to lead our wonderful staff team to deliver and provide the best quality teaching and childcare that we can. I have been so privileged to work with so many local families over the past 13 years, some of the children that I first worked with here are now leaving school and starting their careers! Our children and families are my motivation to work here, seeing the small steps of progress and watch a child grow in their time with us is an absolute honour and a pleasure to be part of their journey.


My name is Nicola and I live in Broomfield with my Husband, I have three children, my eldest daughter, my son and my youngest daughter and I have one beautiful grandchild. In 2006 I moved to Herne Bay, previously living in Medway. I have three cats and one dog. In November 2018, I took over as the Pre-School Deputy Manager, having worked previously as Team leader.

I have worked at Briary Pre-School for 12 Years as the Honeybee Group. I way the Key Person of the Honeybee group and Deputy Manager of Pre-School. My other roles are two year old advocates and Health and Safety Officer. I have Leaderships and Management Certificate and a Level 3 NVQ Early Years Care and Education, I am also the Designated Safeguarding Lead. 


My role is to support staff and Carol my manager with the day to day of running the Pre-School as a whole team and making sure every child needs are met.


My name is Chloe, I live in Herne Bay with my other half and his family.  I have lived in Herne Bay for 22 Years. 

I am the Ladybirds key person and I have been at Briary Pre-School since 2018, and I have loved watching all the children grow. My other roles are assistant Health and Safety Officer, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Student Mentor and room leader where I support my team when I am on ratio. 

I love art and craft and often come up with unusual group time activities that are a lot of fun for my key group. I have a Level 3 in Early Years, care and education. 


I have many animals and I am often out with my family. 


My name is Claire, I am 36 Years Old. I live in Greenhill with my Partner and two children. My son and  daughter attends Briary Primary School. 

I am the Dragonflies Key Person. I previously worked with children for eleven years with a mixed group of ages from six months old up until five years old, I then decided to become a full-time Mum. 

I have an NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 in Childcare. 


My name is Karen, I live in Greenhill with my husband and 3 children and I have a cat called Kitty.

I have  previously volunteered on the Preschool committee for 2 years when my son attended the pre-school. 

I am the Honeybee group key person and I am doing an apprenticeship working towards my Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.


My name is Maria. I am 20 Years Old. I live at home with my Mum and Dad. I have been living in Herne Bay for 15 Years and I previously lived in Medway when I was younger. I have one dog called Bella, three cats called, Dennis, Smudge and Molly, and I also have a pond full of fish. I previously volunteered at Briary Pre-School in 2017 helping in the Office and in 2018 I took over the Office Administrator.

My occupation at Briary Pre-School is the Office Administrator. I support Carol my manager and Nicola my deputy manager with lots of administrative tasks and finance information. I maintain the Pre-School website, I track children's attendance and enter all the development tracker. I make all of the children's name cards and all of the photo laminates in our entrance lobby. I love supporting the lunch club hour, with the preschool staff and do lots more, supporting all the staff where I can. 


My name is Lucia, I am the Business and Finance Officer. I am 26 Years old. I live in Herne Bay with my husband and my daughter aged two, who currently attends the pre-school. I previously worked here before having my daughter as an admin and practitioner. 

I am currently studying a degree in Early Childhood Studies. I work at the preschool two days a week completing business and finance enquiries and paperwork. 

My name is Carol. I am 48 Years old, I live at home with my partner. I have three grandchildren who all attended Briary Pre-School. I have two dogs, Ash the Cockerpoo and Bonnie the pug, a snake called Sapphire and Chancey, Millie and Rosie the Millipedes. 

I work as a play work supervisor at the breakfast club over at Briary Primary School and have play work Level 3. I have worked as a TA and a midday supervisor at Briary Primary School and sometimes still cover. 

I have been covering in the Pre-School for a few years now and I love working with the children. I have covered individuals, as well as key groups with a child but still may cover where necessary. 


My name is Katie. I am SEN Support at Briary Preschool and hold a CACHE Level 3 in 'Early Years Education'. I have previously been a key worker at Briary Preschool and still cover when support is needed. 

I live with my parents and sister who is five years younger than me. My sister was born with additional needs so through going to various hospitals and clubs throughout this time (along with my parents fostering). I have gained a lot of experience around children with diverse range of needs. 

When I'm not at work, I love spending time with family and friends by going to the beach. I have three rats: Gibson, Gus and Klaus (a rescue) that I spend lots of time clearing out! I do various types of art along with photography. I am always learning something new; I am currently studying for a degree in Psychology, learning how to skateboard and have completed a personal training qualification in the past.