Natalie will be joining us shortly!
Manager/SENCO/Designated Safeguarding Lead
I started working at St Peter’s Pre School in February 2023 as Deputy Manager.
I love working with children ensuring they feel comfortable and are able to reach their full potential.
I have over 10 years experience working in different childcare settings with a variety of ages from 4 weeks to 12 years.
I hold a Level 4 qualification in Early Years and am frequently updating and completing new training.
In my spare time I enjoy baking, gardening and lots of games and Lego with my 7 year old!
I moved to the village a couple of years ago from East Grinstead and started my eldest at St Peters Preschool when we moved here. I have Level 2 and 3 qualifications in childcare and education. Before I had my own children, I worked in various childcare settings, I have gained a lot of experience from having my own children and they’ve taught me a lot about young children and how to communicate with them. I first became involved with the parent management committee at Pre-school before becoming an assistant at the Pre-School where my youngest is still currently at. I Iove working with children and the Pre-School environment is just lovely and a joy to work in.
I became involved with St Peter’s Preschool when my eldest child began attending the setting in 2015. My other two children also attended the preschool, during which time I was a member of the Management Committee. In February 2023, I started working as a preschool assistant. I am passionate about developing an early love for literacy, and so I enjoy sharing stories with the preschool children and watching their confidence grow.
Prior to working at St Peter’s Preschool, I worked as a family lawyer in London.
Currently, I am the lead librarian at the village primary school, and I am also studying a Writing for Children course, with a view to one day becoming an established children’s author!
I love working with children, and spending time with and caring for them, playing and teaching new things. I qualified as a level 3 early years practitioner in 2018 and gained experience working in a few different settings, alongside working as a nanny and after school carer.
I enjoy reading with children, making arts and crafts, playing outside in nature… the list goes on! Seeing children grow in confidence as they discover the world around them is important and something I aim to support and nurture.
I’m excited to join the team at St Peter’s, and look forward to meeting all the children, and welcoming new families too.