About Our Team

We believe Footsteps Pre-Nursery is different to other local pre-nurseries in our approach and attitude. The children are at the very centre of everything we do, and because Footsteps is a registered charity rather than a private business we invest all of the fees and funds raised back into resources, equipment and excellent staffing.

All of our staff are fully qualified, extremely professional and greatly experienced.

They are registered with Ofsted, DBS checked and attend regular training courses. They are always available to talk with you about any issue, no matter how small. They will always keep you fully informed about your child’s progress.

We choose our staff very carefully because we know as parents just how important the way staff interact with the children in their care is.

Our most recent Ofsted report said:

“The staff and committee have strong relationships with parents.”

“Parents speak highly of the well-established staff team”

Christine Wahl

Pre-Nursery Leader

Red Group Key Worker

First Aider, Safeguarding Designated Person Fire Officer

I am no stranger to working with young children and have run my own Pre-school nursery for over 15 years. I then went on to specialise in children with special needs, working as a home visitor supporting parents and children. I have the Pre-school Alliances Diploma in Pre-school Practice and many other qualifications related to child education. I believe that children learn through play and this should be fun! I am the mother of two (now grown-up) daughters.

Amanda Pedley

Pre-Nursery Deputy

Green Group Key Worker

First Aider, Safeguarding Designated Person, Health Safety Officer, Risk Assessment Officer, Special Needs Coordinator

I have worked with children since the age of seventeen, mainly at Busy Bees day nursery. While working at Busy Bees I attained many skills including the NVQ 2 in Childcare. I have since gone on to gain my Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People Workforce.
I am pleased to have taken the position of Deputy at Footsteps.
I have a young daughter and a baby girl.

Sue Benton

Pre-Nursery Assistant

Blue Group Key Worker

First Aider, Fire Officer

I obtained a BTEC “First In Caring” prior to joining Footsteps in 2008 where I started as a volunteer so that I could attain my NVQ2 in childcare. I have since joined as a permanent member of the team and have attained my Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People Workforce. I have also been temporary deputy at Footsteps when the need has arisen.
I am the mother of two boys and a girl.

Jill Robertson

Pre-Nursery Assistant

Yellow Group Key Worker

First Aider and Special Needs Coordinator

I started working at Footsteps as a volunteer in 2011. In 2013, I started studying for my Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People Workforce. I became a permanent member of the team in January 2014.
I am the mother of two boys.

Sarah Valentine

Pre-Nursery Assistant

Purple Group Key Worker

First Aider

I started working at Footsteps as cover staff. When the deputy went on Maternity leave, I was delighted with the offered full-time post. I am the mother of two girls.

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