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Meet the team…

Our dedicated team of Early Years practitioners bring together a wide variety of skills, interests,

languages and backgrounds…

We have one clear focus: your child's individual needs. In order for us to support your child's development in the best possible way, we have established an experienced and caring team. Through your involvement and the commitment of the staff we aim to ensure that each child: Is in a safe and stimulating environment Is given generous care and attention Has the chance to join with other children to play, work and learn together Has an allocated key person who makes sure that each child is happy and making good progress. Is in a pre school that sees parents as partners in helping each child to learn and develop Is in a pre school in which parents help to shape the service it offers All our staff are friendly, approachable and operate with an ‘open door’ policy. Our vision and goals are clearly defined and accessible; we are committed to communicating them with clarity and honesty.

Emma Osmond

Preschool Manager Designated Safeguarding lead, Qualifications - Level 5 in Leadership & Management,  2x Level 4 units and a BTEC ND in Early Years, Level 1 Food & Hygiene, Advanced Level Safeguarding

Emma Gunning

Preschool Assistant   Key Person Qualifications - Level 3 Diploma for Children’s & Young Peoples Workforce,  Level 4 units supporting vulnerable children Level 1 Food & Hygiene, Level 1 Safeguarding and First aid

Ellis Evans

Preschool Assistant    Qualifications - NVQ Level 2 relevant to early years. Level 1 Food & Hygiene, Safeguarding level 1 and First aid

Kate Leonard

Preschool Assistant   Key Person Qualifications - Level 3 for Children’s & Young Peoples Workforce Level 1 Food & Hygiene, Level 1 Safeguarding and First aid

Melissa Hibberd

Preschool Assistant   First Aider Qualifications - NVQ Level 2 relevant to early years,  Level 1 Food & Hygiene, Level 1 Safeguarding & First Aid

Kirsty Clinch

Bank Staff Qualifications - Level 3 relevant to early years, Level 1 Food & Hygiene, Level 1 Safeguarding

Jill Dickson

Office Manager
“Early years is my passion, with managing my own setting always being my goal in life. I have three children who help make my home life busy and fun! I absolutely love being in the heart of children's learning, creating and being part of life long learning outcomes.”
“I have worked in childcare for 16 years, I joined the cygnets team 15 years ago. I have 2 children who have grown and flourish in to wonderful young men of which I'm very proud. I enjoy working at cygnets especially seeing the children happy, growing in confidence and becoming more independent for the next stages in their lives.”
After becoming a mother to 3 beautiful girls I joined Cygnets when my children were at school and have been here for 15 years. I love to see the children learning and having lots of fun along the way. Outside of Cygnets I love crafts and up cycling. I always have a positive attitude and put 100% into whatever i am doing.
I joined the Cygnets team five years ago and am a qualified Level 3 Key Person. I have been working in education for 20 years in various roles, from primary school teacher, teaching assistant and now a pre-school assistant. All the roles have brought different challenges but all involve caring for and nurturing children which is where I am happiest.
“I’m a mum of 2, I’ve always wanted to be a mum and work with children. I love helping the children become engaged in their play and watch them flourish in their childhood.”
“I am an enthusiastic level 3 Nursery Nurse with a distinction in music practice. This will be my 9th year working in the care industry and on top of my passion for working with children I am also a singer/songwriter in the local area. I also enjoy writing children’s songs and with my creativity, my future dream would be to teach and inspire education to children through music.”
“My role at Cygnets is based in the Office where I maintain the books and records, ensure the correct funding is received, provide financial information for the Committee and carry out administration duties. I started in 2006 just after my son began at Cygnets, following his sister a few years previously”.
“It was spending a summer at the age of 15 working in a crèche where my Mum worked that made me realise how much I enjoyed working with children.15 years later and I still love watching the children develop and learn through the play experiences that we provide. It is a lovely feeling when years down the line you see the children you have cared for as independent young people walking to school in their uniform and they recognise you for all the fun that you provided.”

Louise Koslicki

Pre School Assistant Qualifications - Level 3 relevant to early years, Level 1 Food & Hygiene, Level 1 Safeguarding and First aid

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“I have been working in childcare for eighteen years with various different ages and in different types of settings I also have two children of my own”.

Phillippa Wheeler

SENCO  Key Person, Qualifications - CPP-NVQ 3 Level 1 Food & Hygiene, Manual Handling Advanced Level Safeguarding and First aid

Hannah Seviour

Assistant Manager  Key Person & and Deputy safeguarding Lead Qualifications - Level 3 early educators Level 1 Food & Hygiene, Advanced Level Safeguarding and First aid

Olivia Croker

Preschool Assistant    Key Person Level 1 Food & Hygiene, Safeguarding level 1 and First aid

Charlotte Amor

Preschool Assistant  Qualifications - Level 1 Food & Hygiene, Safeguarding level 1 I joined the Cygnets team in 2020 to start my journey in childcare. I am a mum of 2 and i am passionate about helping children blossom in caring and kind young adults.
“I started Cygnets in 2019, I am a Level 4 Pre-school practitioner and as well as being a mum of two, i am also studying an Early Years undergraduate degree. I absolutely love my job and being part of the children’s preschool journey is such a special time and so much fun”.
“I have been working with children for 4 years now, and i love to see the children grow and develop and have their own little personalities”.