Our Team

Who are they?

Here at Layer Preschool we have a fantastic, professional team of staff. Our Manager is highly qualified and has worked within Early Years Childcare for many years. All our Preschool Assistants hold relevant childcare qualifications and are specifically trained in the EYFS framework. Our team’s level of experience and expertise means we are perfectly placed to guide you and your child through their exciting transition into preschool.

A qualified member of our staffing team will be given responsibility for your child’s development and will work closely with your child, planning and recording, to meet their full potential. This key person will discuss with you our targets for your child and will give you ways to help support learning at home through next step planning and their learning journals.

Below you’ll find out more about our current Early Years Childcare staff, giving you peace of mind that the people taking care of your children have the relevant skills and experience to do so. You can also easily click to view what sessions we offer using the button below.

Paula Clark

Paula Clark

Preschool Manager

Paula has been at Layer Preschool for over 30 years and is a huge asset to us.

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Years (Level 6)
  • SENCO (Special Educational Needs)
  • Certificate of Further Professional Study (Code of Practise Principles to Practice) At Cambridge University
  • ADHD, Autism, Speech and Language
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Designated Person Child Protection Safeguarding Level 3
Sarah Proctor

Sarah Proctor

Preschool Assistant

Sarah has been at Layer Preschool for over 10 years and has an extremely calming influence on the children.

  • NVQ Level 3
  • Health and Safety Level 3
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Speech and Language (GCSE equivalent)
  • Safeguarding
Jane Wojtkiw

Jane Wojtkiw

Preschool Assistant

Jane has been at Layer Preschool for over 25 years and is so wonderful with our kiddies.

  • CACHE Level 2 certificate in preschool practice
  • CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • Paediatric First Aid 
  • Safeguarding
Karena Dunn

Karena Dunn

Office Manager

Karena has taken on this new role at Layer Preschool to assist Paula in ensuring the smooth running of all of our administrative needs.

Both her children went to Layer Preschool so she has a great understanding from a parent’s perspective too.

Stef Sharman

Stef Sharman

Preschool Assistant

Stef has been at Layer Preschool for over 4 years and is loved by all of our kiddies. We are very excited that Stef will be starting Forest School training this year.

  • CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding
Jo Gipson

Jo Gipson

Preschool Assistant

Jo is a fairly new addition to Layer Preschool, but she has great experience in similar settings and is already loved by lots of our kiddies.

  • CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding
Amy Goodburn

Amy Goodburn

Preschool Deputy Manager

Amy has been at Layer Preschool for 3 years and is much loved by all the children.

  • Cache Level 2 certificate in preschool practice
  • CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • Paediatric First Aid 
  • Safeguarding
Sydnie Sadler

Sydnie Sadler

Preschool Assistant

Syd has been at Layer Preschool for over 4 years and is great fun to have around, she’s great at plaits, singing and face painting too which the kiddies love.

  • CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 3 Safeguarding
Anne-Marie McKenna

Anne-Marie McKenna

Preschool Assistant

Anne-Marie is also quite new to Layer Preschool, but after training with us has developed great relationships with the kiddies and we feel lucky to have her as part of our team.

  • CACHE Level 2 Early Years Educator
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding

We have no current vacancies within our Preschool Team

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