Meet our Staff
"Staff have an exceptional working relationship, which means that they are committed to delivering a high-quality provision for all children" Ofsted April 2015.
We believe that every child deserves a pre-school experience of the highest quality. Our staff are highly experienced enthusiastic and deeply committed to high standards of practice. Every member of staff must have an enhanced DBS check, undertake paediatric First Aid certification and training in Food Safety and Safeguarding Children. Staff are involved in on-going professional training, including at least one member of staff trained in the care of those with special needs.
Jackie has worked at Little Fishes since 2000. She is qualified to BA (Hons) Early Years Education and Practice. She is also responsible for health and safety within the group and the Deputy Safeguarding Leader. Jackie has a special interest in outdoor learning and brilliant spatial awareness skills.
Red Group key person
Natalie joined us in 2012 and is qualified to BTEC and NVQ
level 3 in early education and childcare. Natalie is the groups outdoor co-ordinator and is very enthusiastic about evaluating and improving our outdoor provision. Natalie currently works 4 days per week.
2nd Deputy Manager
Green Group key person
Hannah began working at Little Fishes in summer 2022 and is qualified to NVQ level 3 in early education and childcare. She has had experience in pre-schools and baby rooms.
Blue Group Co key person
Sophie completed a placement with Little Fishes whilst studying for her NVQ Level 2 at Guildford college which she completed in summer 2022. She is now studying for her level 3 Early Years Educator at Farnborough Tech alongside working 3 days supporting Blue Group at Little Fishes.
Senco/ Designated Safeguarding Lead
Yellow Group key person
Jannie has been working at Little Fishes for over 10 years and is qualified to NVQ level 3 in early education and childcare. Jannie leads small group activities for children with speech, language and social difficulties which have been praised by other professionals.
Special Needs Support Worker / preschool assistant
Jess began working at Little Fishes in 2019, she has lots of experience in supporting children who are on the autistic spectrum. She currently provides 1-1 support but can also provide small group support and can provide cover for staff when needed.
Red Group co-key person and pre school assistant
Kelly joined us in 2019 and shares Red Group with Natalie. Kelly currently works 4 days per week
Pre school assistant
Nikki works Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays as a special needs assistant for our Bubbles Groups. She also provides cover for staff as required.
Pre school Assistant
Val joined Little Fishes over 10 years ago as a keyperson working 5 days a week. She has recently semi-retired and now works 2 days per week providing cover for our keygroups when their keyperson is absent.
Yellow Group Co-Keyperson
Geraldine Joined Little Fishes in April 23. She is qualified to level 3 and has lots of experience of working in preschool settings.
Little Fishes have support staff who help on a regular basis with special needs support and at busy times.