The Staff

Miss Jenny Driver- Pre School Manager

Jenny has been working with children for eight years. Since leaving school is 2008 Jenny has achieved NVQ Level s 2 and 3 in Childcare Learning and Development at Suffolk New College as well as her Foundation Degree in Childcare Learning and Development. Jenny chose a career working with children as she enjoys supporting them in their early years to develop and achieve a range of new skills as well working with parents to achieve the best possible outcome for their child.

Becky Asher Deputy and Session supervisor

Becky currently holds a BA in Childcare Learning and Development. Becky is a full time member of staff and has now become a supervisor one day a week. She also acts as a key person to a small group of children and has hands on experience with Special educational needs. Becky also holds current training certificates in Safeguarding Children, Food Hygiene, First Aid.

Mrs Jo Eyre – SENCO

Jo joined the Benhall Pre-School team in February 2007. Her role is Deputy Manager and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). Jo completed her Early Years Foundation Degree after many years of study and has many years experience within the childcare sector as well as hands on at home. Jo also holds current training certificates in Safeguarding Children, Food Hygiene, First Aid and is often looking at other early years training courses to continually improve her skills.

Mrs Gail Eustace- Early Years Educator

Gail has been working with us at Benhall Pre School for 15 years. She has lots of “hands on” experience and has seen whole families of children move through our preschool and on to primary school. Gail has current first aid and safeguarding children certificates. Gail has recently achieved her NVQ level 2 and often brings new ideas to the setting. Gail is also a keen fundraiser of the preschool often getting involved in planned events.

 Mrs Zoe Plant- Early Years Educator

Zoe Starting work with us in March 2016 and is training for her NVQ 2 in Early Years. Zoe has prior experience working with children through volunteering in schools and child minding. She has most recently supported us in renovating our garden by creating a mud kitchen and water wall.

Heather Smith- Early year’s educator

Heather joined us in Summer Term 2015.and has completed her NVQ 2 in childcare and looking into starting her level 3. She currently helps at a local Beavers club and Primary School.  She has also taken part in training regarding Safeguarding Children, Food Hygiene, and First Aid. Heather is also a key person in the setting and work closely with the parents in their child’s learning and development.

Louise Boswell- Early year’s educator

Louise has worked with children for many years through youth groups , church groups and primary schools. Lou  joined the team in January 2017 and is looking to further her knowledge and understanding in childcare by training as an Early years educator. She is currently undertaking NVQ training and has recently introduce letter of the week.

Vicky Pawle-Preschool Assistant

Vicky joined us in January 2017, and has many years of experience both hands on with her own children and through the education sector. She has previously work at a primary school doing Special needs support and wishes to continue  a career in childcare and education with her long term goal to gain teacher training 

Kaylee Rutter-Preschool Assistant

Kaylee is our newest member of the team joining us Easter 2017. She currently holds her NVQ level 2 and is looking forward to furthering her knowledge in Early years. She really enjoys working at Benhall and supporting individual children’s needs and seeing how they learn in different ways.

Beverly Kemp-Admin Assistant

Beverly joined our team April 2016 and has many years experience in Early Years at previous settings including working with SEN families.  Although Beverly is mainly office base, she often shares her in room experiences but covering for members of staff or attending team meetings.

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