Meet the team at SPS (High Lane)
Lindsey Farrow (BSc (Hons), PGCE Early Years (3 – 8))
Lindsey has worked with young children for 19 years and has worked in maintained schools across the whole of Key Stage One and the Early Years foundation stage. Following her passion for Early Years, Lindsey became manager of Simmondley Pre School where she has been for 9 years. During this time she has been invited to support the delivery of a Mud Kitchen workshop at an Every Child a Mover DCC conference. She has published an article in Elizabeth Jaman’s Communication Friendly Spaces journal. Lindsey has also presented at a DCC conference for Headteachers with regards to the implementation of 30 hours, and the impact on children, setting and planning.
Nicola Kay (BA (Hons), EYTS)
Nic came to Simmondley Pre School as a parent as part of the management committee. She then formed Natural Explorers with Lindsey and joined the staff team a year later. Nic has worked at Natural Explorers for 5 years and during that time has successfully completed her Early Years Teacher status, with a grade of outstanding. Nic has presented at a DCC conference for Headteachers with regards to the implementation of 30 hours and the impact on children, setting and planning.
Kerry Johnson (Early Years Educator Level 3)
Kerry carried out part of her Level 2 training at Simmondley Pre School and was blown away by the friendliness and support of the staff and families. Kerry joined the supply team once qualified and in 2012 when a position was advertised she jumped at the chance to apply. I have been working part time at pre school since then and in 2017 gained my Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification which I studied for through pre school.
Amelia Edwards (Early Years Educator, Level 3)
Amelia has completed a level 3 in Early Years Education and is currently studying an Early Years degree at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is now in her second year and wants to become an Early Years Teacher when she graduates. She has worked in a range of ages covering from 0-7. However Pre School age is her favourite age to work with so when the opportunity become available to join the team in January 2018, she was thrilled.
Rebecca Thomasson (Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, Level 3)
Becca has worked in a range of primary schools and nursery settings for 3 years and has a Level 3 Teaching assistant qualification. Becca joined the Simmondley Pre School team in January 2018 as an Early years educator and immediately felt welcome by all the staff and families. I am thoroughly enjoying my new role and responsibilities and looking forward to future opportunities especially in learning more about this exciting age range.
Adelia Goodwin (Early Years Educator, Level 2. Adelia is our regular supply teacher)
Adelia has over 15 years experience working with young children at Simmondley Pre School. She completed her Level 2 NVQ whilst working at pre school, before leaving in 2011. As a valued member of the team Adelia is a regular supply teacher and embraces all in house training and courses where possible.