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Preschool Manager: Jenny Rouse - CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF) Early Learning and Childcare Pathway. Preschool safeguarding lead and SENCO

Mrs Rouse loves being in Cornwall and eating chocolate! Her favourite activity in Preschool is reading lovely stories to the children.


Deputy Manager & key worker: Dawn Shaw - NVQ 3 Early Years Care and Education.

Mrs Shaw has been at St Clements for 27 years and is now seeing ex-pupils bringing their children into Preschool! When not in Preschool, Mrs Shaw loves to spend time in Croyde Bay with her family and she is also partial to a coffee and walnut cake! Her favourite part of Preschool is the garden and she has helped lots of children to plant and grow over the years.                                          


Pre-school assistant and key worker: Helen Vernalls - NVQ 3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development

Mrs Vernalls is also a long serving member of staff, at 23 years. Both her daughters were pupils at St Clements and she now has 3 grandchildren who she loves spending time with. In Preschool Mrs Vernalls loves messy play.


Pre-school assistant and key worker: Rachel Milner - CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF) Early Learning and Childcare Pathway.

Mrs Milner claims to love all food, but she must be very discipined as she has frequently wears a wet suit for  her time in Cornwall, surfing and body boarding! When Mrs Milner isn't at the beach with her 2 girls and cuddly dog, she can be found leading the children in Preschool into some very messy play!


Pre-school assistant and key worker: Natasha Graham - BTEC Level3 in Early Years.

Mrs Graham joined us in 2019, although she had worked in St Clements a few years ago, prior to moving away. Mrs Graham's favourite place is London, where she lived for some years and she loves to take her little boy to the zoo. Mrs Graham loves pizza and in preschool her favourite activity is singing and music!


Pre-school assistant and key worker: Karen Wood - CACHE Level 2 Introducing Caring for Children and Young People.

Mrs Wood also joined us in 2019 and particularly loves the outside area of Preschool, especially the sand pit! She also has a dog who she loves to walk, with her family. Chinese food is always a hit with Mrs Wood.


Pre-school assistant and key worker: Keeley O'Sullivan - Early years Foundation Degree, NVQ L2 & 3 in Care and Education.

Ms O'Sullivan is our newest member of staff, joining us last year. She is a perfect fit and loves to play with the children in the water area - maybe as her hobby is swimming! She is a northern lady who loves Blackpool and fish and chips!


Finance officer: Tracy Bagg

Mrs Bagg loves France, reading but especially her new granddaughter Blossom. Although no longer based in Preschool due to COVID, Mrs Bagg loves to see the children as much as possible and to get to know their parents. Mrs Bagg is responsible for all the Preschool finance issues and tries to keep parents up to date with regular newsletters.


Our staff team are experienced, passionate and dedicated to nurturing and caring for the children in their care. All staff are first aid trained and complete continuous training through the year. Currently, Speech and Language training is a particular focus and modules are being completed with experts form Worcester Children First.