Our Pre-school Staff

  • Mrs Paula Stanley

    Feathers Pre-school Lead

    I started my child care career as an NNEB, level 3 qualified nanny where I looked after children from different families ranging from 3 months to 7 years. After 8 years and then a move to Spain for 7 years, I returned to the UK and within a year welcomed my son into the world. I couldn’t have moved to a nicer area with a fantastic school where, when my son turned 3, I could confidently leave him in the care of the pre-school, at the time, not ever thinking I would be Pre-school leader within 2 years. I joined the Pre -School in 2015 on a full-time basis and felt completely at home within my new working environment. In 2016, with a few staff moving on, I was asked to lead the new team on an exciting adventure.
    Our environment is bright, fun and inviting with lots of emphasis on learning through play while offering structured activities around a theme. I am very lucky to watch and be involved in the daily development of the children in our care.

    During my time at Piddle Valley I have achieved qualifications in the following:
    Paediatric First Aid, observation, assessment and planning, communication and language, characteristics of effective teaching and learning, CAF training, professional learning of numeracy. Intermediate skills and knowledge for working with autism, basic autism awareness, professional driving assessment.

  • Miss Briony Simpson

    Preschool Assistant/Paediatric First Aider