PRE-SCHOOL STAFF TEAM
Janet Audley-Charles – Pre-school Leader
I relaunched Old London Road Pre-school in 1999 and have been devoted to childcare since 1981. I have 3 children of my own.
The qualification I have are NNEB and Early Years Professional Status.
The best thing about working with children is that every single day varies.
My favourite book is ‘The Elves and the shoemaker.’ My favourite song is ‘Magic Penny.’
My favourite colour is burgundy and I love cats.
Sarah Bateson – Administrator
I have worked at Old London Road Preschool since 2007. I have gained my level 3 NVQ National diploma in child’s care, Learning and development during this time.
I thoroughly enjoy working with children as I get to watch them grow, learn and gain new life skills that will see them through the rest of their lives.
My favourite book is ‘The Gruffalo’
My favourite song has to be ‘The Frog Song’.
In my downtime I enjoy socialising, watching rugby, reading, travelling and spending time with my family.
Anya da Silva – Deputy & Puppy Leader
I qualified as an NNEB in 1990 and have worked at OLR since 2008.
My favourite book is ‘Peace at Last’ and my favourite song is ‘Magic Penny’
I love my job because every day is different and it is so rewarding to watch each child grow and achieve his or her full potential whilst they are with us.
I only ever wanted to work with children and started my career as a Nanny. I have also worked as a childminder and as a Nursery practitioner. During this time I have had three children. I think I love doing this job now as much as the day I qualified!
In my spare time I like to spend time with my family, read and swim.
I have 3 children and have been working at OLR since 2008.
My qualifications are NVQ level 2 and level 3 in childcare.
Working with children is so varied. No two days are the same.
My favourite book is ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear’ and my favourite song is ‘Tiny Tim.’
My hobbies are Yoga and walking my dog.
I Have worked at Old London Road Preschool since 2003.
I am qualified at NVQ level 2 in childcare.
I have two children of my own.
Working in childcare is very rewarding. Watching them having fun whilst learning different skills through their play and becoming confident learners is a privilege.
My favourite books are the ‘Faraway Tree’ stories by Enid Blyton, which my children loved too.
My favourite colour is pink and I love singing the ‘Tiny Tim’ turtle song.
I enjoy swimming, walking and gardening.
Wendy Cook – Deputy & Kitten Leader
As a qualified NNEB I have been working in childcare since. I have been at Old London Road preschool since 2004.
I love watching the children develop and the interesting conservations we have. My favourite book is the Blue Balloon and my favourite song is ‘The Wheels On The Bus.’
I have 5 daughters.
In my spare time I like to read and walk my dogs. I am also a coach for the St Albans special Olympics.
I have worked in childcare since 2015 and have worked at OLR since 2022. I have a NVQ level 5 in childcare.
I have 1 child who has attended OLR.
I find it fascinating watching children progress in their learning.
My favourite colour is green, my favourite animal is a horse and my most loved story is ‘Jojo and Gran-Gran.’
I have worked in childcare since 1999 and have worked at OLR since 2020. I have a NVQ level 2 and 3 in childcare.
I have 2 daughters.
My favourite colour is red, I love dog’s very much and my favourite story to read is ‘Peace at Last.’ The song I like to sing the most is ‘Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake.’
I have been working at Old London Road preschool since 2022 and both of my son’s attended here.
I enjoy many things about working with young children, but my favourite is knowing that no two days are ever the same.
I’m currently working towards my NVQ level 2 in childcare.
My favourite colour is red, I love dog’s and my favourite book is ‘Kitchen Disco.’
I enjoy singing the song ‘Wind the bobbin up.’
I have worked in childcare since 2011. I joined OLR in 2013.
Before I worked in childcare, I worked for HSBC bank for sixteen years. I was a Special Constable and a voluntary leader of a Brownie pack for twenty years.
I find working with children fascinating and rewarding and enjoy watching each child’s unique character development as their interests grow.
I qualified with a CYPW (0-18 years) in 2013 and I have not looked back since.
I enjoy spending my spare time with my family, going to the gym, playing board games and walking my dog Molly. I am also passionate about watching all sports especially football and rugby, and I love the outdoors.
My favourite book is ‘Guess how much I love you’ and my favourite song is ‘If you’re happy and you know it.’
I have three children, two of which attended OLR as infants.
I have worked in childcare since 1994, beginning as a classroom assistant at Camp School and completing my certificate in Childcare and Education Level 2 in 1995. I then joined OLR in 2005.
I find my job very rewarding and particularly enjoy helping children develop key skills in their early years.
My favourite book to read with children is ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’ and favourite song to sing is ‘Magic Penny’.
As well as cooking, my hobbies include sewing and spending time with family and friends.
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I joined Old London Road Preschool in 2022.
I am qualified as a Level 3 preschool practitioner.
I joined Old London Road Preschool in 2022. I have worked in childcare since 2015.
I have 1 child who attended OLR.
I love working with children and seeing their personalities develop.
I’m currently working towards my NVQ level 2 in childcare.
My favourite colour is purple, I love dogs, my favourite story is ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’ and I love singing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.’
I joined Old Londodn Road Preschool in 2014
I have 4 children of my own.
I very much enjoy reading stories to children and supporting them at snack time.
My favourite colour is green and I love cats.
I joined Old Londodn Road Preschool in 2022.
I have 5 children of my own.
I enjoy working with children very much, especially interacting with them.
My favourite colour is pink and my favourite animal is pigeons.
My favourite stories to read are the Disney Princess ones and I love the song ‘Baby Shark’!
Chair: Katie-Anne Florez (Evie’s mum)
Secretary: Lucy Good (Mabel’s mum)
Treasurer: Lisa Shaughnessy (Anna-May’s mum)
- Amelia Hodge (Alex’s mum)
- Amy Douthwaite (Elliot’s mum)
- Anita Cseri-Pallagi (Sven’s mum)
- Carley Cox (Lennon’s mum)
- Natalia von Esebeck (Penny’s mum)
Staff-to-child ratios are as follows:
- Under threes one adult : four children
- Three and over one adult : eight children
We always aim to have above the minimum required ratio. All staff attend a safeguarding children course every three
years. The majority of our staff are qualified to NVQ level 3 or above and are first aid trained. We actively encourage staff to
update their skills by attending training workshops and conferences on a range of subjects.
We may occasionally employ additional staff to work with children who have specific special needs and we work with appropriate external agencies where required.
YOUR CHILD’S KEYPERSON
When your child starts, you will be introduced to your child’s keyperson who will help you with the initial paperwork, settling your child in and answering any queries you may have. If you have any concerns, your keyperson is your first port of call, although you are welcome to speak to any member of staff.