Yarnton Preschool is lucky to have very experienced staff who have worked here for many years. They provide a stable environment for the children and continually work to improve their professional development to best serve the children.
Gemma Foster – Manager / Safeguarding Lead
I joined Yarnton Pre-school September 2019. I have 10 years’ experience of working with children. I have worked in nurseries, Pre-schools and also primary schools. I have a 12 year old son and enjoy spending time with him. We love to go on bike rides together or I like to support my son with his passion for roller hockey. My favourite colour is yellow and love butterflies. In my spare time I enjoy to go to classes for martial arts to music.
Rosamund Marvin – Deputy Manager / Deputy Safeguarding Lead
I have been working in the Early Years sector for 19 years.
I am qualified to Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and have attended many other courses, to further my understanding and learning of child development. These include Promoting Positive Behaviour; Developing Sustained Shared Thinking in Children; various courses and projects to support Speech, Language and Communication, as well as various SEN and Safeguarding courses.
I am passionate about supporting every child to develop to the best of their ability, by following their interests and delighting in their achievements. I believe that warm and meaningful communication is the key to all learning; conversation and well read stories are a great start!
Some of my interests are: walking, gardening and admiring Nature (clouds and trees in particular!); photography; cooking and making preserves; listening to a wide range of music; Arts and Crafts (woodwork, carving and modelling and wishing I was better at drawing…); steam trains (gosh) and I love trying out new and simple experiments (often involving bicarbonate of soda).
I am a firm believer in learning something new every day!
As a mother of 3 and grandmother to 4, there is nothing I like better than to spend time with my family.
Emily Keal – Pre-school Assistant
In 2018 I completed my Health and social care course at Oxford College. I joined Yarnton Pre-school in September 2019. I am currently qualifying in Level 2 childcare and wish to achieve my Level 3 in early years setting.
I adore appending time with my family and taking care of my nephews. I like to socialise with my friends at the weekend and I love to paint. I also enjoy playing sports and I coach the under 9s football team.
Nina Brown – Pre-school Assistant
I joined Yarnton Pre-school in May 2015. During my time here I have completed my level 2 qualification in Childcare and Early Years. I am First Aid trained and have also completed Prevent and safeguarding training. I am married with two amazing children and love nothing more than spending time with my family and friends. If I do manage to get some, in my spare time I like to keep fit and I do love a good book.
Jayde Brewer – Pre-school Assistant / SENDCO
I have been working in childcare since 2009, during this time I completed my level 2 and level 3 qualifications. I started working at Yarnton pre-school in March 2019 and I’m the SENDco of the setting, I have a daughter and enjoy spending time with my family.
Myriam Chasebi – Pre-school Assistant
I initially joined Yarnton Pre-school in September 2017 as a Playgroup Assistant. Since then I obtained my Level 2 qualification in Childcare and Early years, and am now working towards completing Level 3. I have 2 boys and a dog. During my free time I enjoy going out for walks and spending time with family and friends.
Faye Howkins – Pre-school Assistant
I joined the Pre-school in 2016 in which i completed my level 2. I am a proud mother to one daughter, 3 boys and two dogs. Apart from being passionate about working with children i love spending time with my family, walking, baking and making fun memories.
Sarah Woodburn – Play Worker
I worked at Gosford Hill school for 10 years as a teaching assistant working with children with special educational needs , have been at Yarnton Preschool for 6 years, Married with 2 daughters and have 5 grandchildren who are my world. I enjoy keeping fit and enjoying going for long walks with my dogs as well as circuit training.
All staff attend relevant training courses in order to update and extend their knowledge and to continue to provide the children with the best education possible.