THE BRAMFORD PRE-SCHOOL PLAYGROUP STAFF

SHARON THOMPSON
MANAGER

Sharon is married with five children ranging from 14 – 31 years.

 

Sharon has been involved with the playgroup for 19 years and is qualified in Early Years Education NVQ Level 4.

Sharon is also qualified in Paediatric First Aid, Food Safety, Safeguarding Children, Signs of Safety, Two’s are Special, Long Term Planning, Letter and Sounds, Equal Opportunities & Diversity, Makaton Sign on, Makaton Signing, Communicating with Parents, EYFS, EYFS In Your Setting, SEAD and accredited Speech and Language.

Sharon is also an accredited SENDCO and our named SENDCO Co-ordinator, qualified in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Speech and Language, Autism Asperger’s Syndrome and Semantic Pragmatic Disorder.

TRACY SIMPSON
DEPUTY MANAGER

Tracy became a member of staff in 2006.
Tracy is married with three children, one of which is Autistic.

Tracy has an NVQ level 3 in Child Care Learning & Development and is qualified in Paediatric First Aid, Food Safety, Safeguarding Children, Letters and Sounds, Two’s are Special, SEAD, EYFS and EYFS In Your Setting and is also our Safety Officer.

SHARON ABBOTT

PRACTITIONER

Sharon became a member of staff in 2009, after being a committee member for 4 years.

Sharon has an NVQ level 3 in Childcare Learning Development, as well as Sounds and Letters, SEAD, Paediatric First Aid, Safe Guarding Children, Food Safety and EYFS In Your Setting. Sharon has two children. 

CLAIRE MINNS

PRACTITIONER

Claire is married with three children and qualified as a nursery nurse (Level 3) in 1995 working as a nanny for a year before moving to a private nursery for twelve years.
Claire is qualified in Paediatric First Aid, Food Safety, Safeguarding Children, Letters and Sounds, Two’s are Special and Level 1 in Makaton signing. 

DAWN BACKHOUSE
PRACTITIONER

Dawn previously worked in a nursery before joining us early 2015.  During this time she gained her safe guarding children and young people, observing and assessing children 0-5 years, food safety and introduction to EYFS certificates. Dawn is Level 2 qualified in Children & Young People Worforce, as well as Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding.
Dawn has three children aged between 11-17.

LIZ FARNCOMBE
PRACTITIONER

Whilst studying at college, Liz completed her work placement here with us at the Pre-school.

On completing her Level 4 Childrens Childcare Learning Development, Liz went to work at a local nursery before returning to us in 2017. Liz is also qualified in Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding, as well as having attended courses on FGM and Prevent.   Liz has two children under the age of 10.

VERONA BANKS
ADMINISTRATOR/PRACTITIONER

Verona first joined the playgroup as a committee member in 2008, first as our social secretary then becoming our registrar. Verona continues her role as registrar, as well as assisting Mrs Thompson with the administrative duties associated with the     playgroup.  Qualified to Level 2 in Children & Young People Workforce, as well as Paediatric First Aid, Food Safety and Safeguarding.  Verona is married with two children.