The Staff at Maiden Erlegh Preschool, Berkshire

Our high staff ratio of at least 1 adult to every 6 children (the minimum requirement being 1 to 8), enables staff to spend quality time with individual children. Our pre-school staff are mature, dedicated, well-trained in all aspects of nursery and pre-school childcare and education and very hard-working!

All staff have Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau checks (CRB/DBS) and many hold First Aid certificates. Staff wear coloured tabard-style aprons and identity badges with their names on to let you and your child know who’s who.

Our Key Person System

On entry to Maiden Erlegh Preschool each child is assigned a Key Person. This allows staff to monitor development and to plan for the individual needs of each child.

Building firm relationships with parents is important to us and when your child commences Pre-school, their Key Person will make themselves known to you. On a regular basis they will share information with you regarding your child’s progress. In addition, your child’s development record will always be available for you to view, just ask your Key Person.

Parents also receive feedback on their child’s progress through termly Parents’ meetings, as well as being encouraged to speak to staff at anytime they wish to discuss any aspect of their child’s Pre-school experience or childcare.

We aim to provide an outstanding service for the children of Earley and Reading (and beyond!).

Who does what at the Preschool

NamePosition within the PreschoolQualificationCurrent first-aid certificate
Claire BartlettManager / Lead Safeguarding Practitioner / SENCO / Waiting-Place list Coordinator / Government Funding CoordinatorDPP (level 3)-
Sasirekha BalajiDeputy Manager / Designated First AiderNVQ CCLD (level 3)yes
Anna UrenaPosition, Practitioner/ Deputy Safeguarding Person / Designated First Aider Studying for a Level 3 Early Years Educator.yes
Debbie CooperPractitionerNVQ CCLD (level 3)yes
Sarah CooperPractitioner / Qualified First AiderQTSyes
Holly PerrinAdditional Support WorkersLevel 2yes
Katie ArmitageAdditional Support Workers
Claire Bartlett

Claire Bartlett

Manager
Katie Armitage

Katie Armitage

Additional Support Worker
Sasirekha Balaji

Sasirekha Balaji

Deputy Manager
Anna Urena

Anna Urena

Practitioner
Debbie Cooper

Debbie Cooper

Practitioner
Holly Perrin

Holly Perrin

Additional Support Worker
Sara Cooper

Sara Cooper

Additional Support Worker