Our Team

Management

Wendy Snowden 

Manager / Safeguarding lead, Level 3 Diploma, Paediatric first aid, management and leadership. 

Wendy has worked at Cliffe Woods Preschool as Manager since 2006.

Wendy started her career in childcare in 1998 at Honeypot preschool in Cliffe.

“I enjoy working with the families in the community and seeing their children start with us and leave to go to Primary school as happy confident little people. I feel my biggest achievement was the fundraising and taking part in the organisation of the build of the new preschool in 2018”

Raya Ellis 

Manager / Safeguarding lead, Level 3 Diploma, Paediatric first aid, management and leadership.

Raya has worked at Cliffe Woods Preschool since 2006, Firstly as a Supervisor then becoming Manager in 2011. She started her career in 2000 at Honeypot preschool in Cliffe.

I have worked my way from a volunteer committee member, through to a management position. Cliffe woods preschool is not just a job for me but a passion, I have enjoyed working with the children and one of my biggest achievement’s to date would be the preschool building and the fight to keep the preschool running”

 

Caterpillar Room

Lilly Snowden – Room Supervisor 

Special needs Coordinator, Level 3 Diploma, Paediatric first aid.

Lilly has been the room leader of the Caterpillar room since September 2020. Lilly started her career at the preschool in June 2014.

“I started my career at Cliffe Woods preschool as an apprentice and continued on to do my qualifications in childcare level 2 and 3. I enjoy my own growth alongside helping the children with theirs.”

Susan Ford – Practitioner 

Level 3 Diploma, Paediatric first aid.

Susan started working at Cliffe Woods Preschool in January 2007 and gained her Level 2 qualification in 2008 followed by her level 3. Sue is also currently the supervisor in the before and after school club.

“I like settling the children into preschool and watching them learn and explore their new environment. I enjoy my role at the preschool, building relationships with the children and parents.”

Sian Wyatt – Practitioner 

Level 3 Diploma, Paediatric first aid.

Sian joined Cliffe Woods Preschool in September 2019, prior to that date she was a nursery nurse at a full-time nursery.

“I’ve been working in childcare since I was 17 starting as an apprentice, I love to watch the children grow and learn, extending their knowledge through their fascinations.”

Lianne Grey – Practitioner 

Level 2/Apprentice Level 3 Diploma, Paediatric first aid.

Lianne initially began covering sickness and holiday at Cliffewood’s preschool in January 2018 and was made a full-time member of Staff in April 2018, she has since completed her level 2 and currently working towards Level 3 qualification.

“I enjoy watching the children learn, building relationships with them and preparing them for their next journey into the butterfly room.”

Mollie Fairclough – Practitioner 

Level 2, Paediatric first aid.

Mollie started her apprenticeship at Cliffe Woods Preschool in September 2018 and currently holds a level 2 qualification. Mollie is hoping to further her career and start training for level 3.

“I enjoy working with the children and watching them grow and develop. I love interacting with all the children at the preschool.”

 

Butterfly Room

Emma Clare – Room Supervisor 

Special needs Coordinator, Level 5 Foundation Degree in Childhood studies, Paediatric first aid.

Emma has been the room leader of the butterfly room since September 2020. Emma started her career at the preschool in January 2017.

“Since I started helping out and covering staff holidays it sparked an interest in children and the way they develop. I am proud of my own progression and achievements.”

Mal Deville – Practitioner 

Level 3 Diploma, Paediatric first aid.

Mal started working at Cliffe Woods Preschool in 1997 and left as Supervisor in 2004 to work at a full day nursery. Mal returned to Cliffe Woods Preschool in January 2016.

“I’ve always loved working with children. watching them grow and develop alongside the preschool itself, I started my journey here and I attend to see my last working years here too!”

Nicola Irvine – Practitioner 

Level 3 Diploma, Paediatric first aid.

I started my time at Cliffe Woods Preschool covering holidays and sickness and became a permanent member of staff in January 2016.

“I enjoy watching the children grow, develop and happy in their environment, and working with a wonderful team.”

Anita Povey – Practitioner 

Level 2, Paediatric first aid.

Anita started working at Cliffe Woods Preschool in September 1997 and gained her level 2 qualification.

“I started working at Cliffe Woods preschool in 1997 when it was a pack away playschool in the community hall, we then moved over to the primary school in 2000 until we managed to raise enough money to build our own preschool”

Shannon Webb – Practitioner 

 Level 2, Paediatric first aid.

Shannon joined Cliffe Woods Preschool in October 2018 she currently holds a level 2 qualification she would like to further her career and complete her Level 3.

“I love to help and watch the children grow and I enjoy my working environment.”

Natalie Bland – Practitioner 

Level 2 / Apprentice Level 3, Paediatric first aid.

Natalie began volunteering in April 2019 on placement whilst undertaking her level 2 qualification. Natalie started her level 3 apprenticeship in September 2020.

“I enjoy watching the children grow and learn.”