Meet Our Team

We describe our team as a family, our individual strengths all complimenting each other to make a wonderful learning and nurturing experience for all our children
Kate Samways

Early Years Leader and Puffin Class Teacher

Kate is our school Early Years Leader and Wellbeing Co-Ordinator. Kate is Paediatric First Aid trained, and is very passionate about her role as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator and is constantly researching strategies & putting together action plans to ensure each and every child is given the best opportunity to learn. As an Early Years teacher, she has a special interest in supporting children's language development.

Lianne Beer

Level 6 Preschool Manager

Lianne is our Pre-School Manager and an Early Year teacher. She is the Designated Safeguarding Officer and Health & Safety Officer for Pre-school as well as being Paediatric First Aid trained. Lianne is passionate about the Pre-School always striving to enhance our provision by constantly researching new ideas and initiatives. Music and singing are a big part of her life and she likes to share this and encourage the children to explore music and song during their day.

Jodie Lawson

Preschool Deputy Manager

Jodie is an experienced Early Years practitioner with a Foundation Degree in Early years and experience of working in a school environment. Jodie is Paediatric First Aid trained and has a passion for inclusion and the celebration of Neurodiversity for our youngest children. As Deputy Manager, Jodie works alongside our Preschool Manager to provide professional leadership and management of preschool; helping to ensure that our children receive the highest standards of care and education.

Katie Pearce

Level 3 Preschool Assistant

Katie is an experienced level 3 practitioner and is Paediatric First Aid trained. Katie exudes happiness and jollity and the children absolutely adore her. Katie has a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Children's Learning and Development and has a Paediatric First Aid Qualification.
Katie loves her job, as watching children grow, learning new skills and preparing them for school is so rewarding and never boring! She also attended Meldreth Preschool and Primary School herself as a child.

Sally D'Alessandro

Level 3 Preschool Assistant

Sally is an extremely passionate level 3 qualified Early Years professional. The experiences she plans will always have your child’s needs and interests at the centre. Sally has a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Children's Learning and Development with 9 years in Early Years Management,. She has experience as a Designated Child Protection Officer and holds a Paediatric First Aid Qualification. Sally is always happy and smiling, encouraging everyone to feel at ease. She has a natural rapport with the children and you will hear children's laughter wherever she is in our setting.

Laura Holmes

Preschool Assistant

Laura is a trainee level 3 practitioner, having worked in childcare for the last few years and having found how much she loves it. She is becoming an integral part of the preschool's workings and has a great rapport with the children.
Laura has has a Paediatric First Aid Qualification and has a particular fascination in early scientific development.

Marie Salle

Preschool Assistant

Marie joined our team in 2018 and is Paediatric First Aid trained. Alongside giving enhanced support to children that require it, Marie is very hands-on in all our sessions. Marie works as part of our dedicated team, to ensure your child has the best start and the happiest of times as we prepare them for school.

Teresa Short

Preschool Assistant

Teresa joined our team in 2022 as a Preschool Assistant and is Paediatric First Aid trained. Teresa works as part of our dedicated team, to ensure your child has the best start in life. Teresa has such a positive impact on our youngest children, giving encouragement and praise to help them gain confidence and positive self esteem.