Meet our Team ....

Katy V
Pre-School Manager

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"When I first walked through the door at Exbourne Pre- School, meeting those smiling faces that greeted me from both staff and children made me feel this setting was something I wanted to be a part of."
 
I have always worked in Childcare settings in and around Mid Devon. Most recently working for Children's Charity Action for Children.

Qualification:

​"To follow"

Gemma

Hello, my name is Gemma and I'm currently on maternity leave.
 
I've been working at Exbourne Pre-school two days a week and the other three days, I work at North Tawton Community Primary School and Nursery.

I have worked in childcare since I left school in 2010, I was lucky enough to do my Level 2 and 3 vocational training at North Tawton Nursery as well as gaining experience in various childcare settings. 

 
My fiancé Joe and I are super excited to be new parents ourselves with our little girl. I have two dogs who I love taking for walks on the Moor in my spare time.
 
I enjoy working in the preschool and loved to help make the day fun for the children by planning exciting and stimulating activities for them. Watching the children develop and grow over their time at the preschool is rewarding.

Qualification:

​"I am qualified NVQ Level 3 in childcare and have undertaken many different courses such as food and hygiene, paediatric first aid, safeguarding etc since completing my level 3 in September 2015."

Leah

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Hi I'm Leah, loving being in this rural setting. I worked at Pre-School throughout Covid-19 and enjoyed supporting the children in our care.

Qualification:
"I am qualified in NVQ Level 3 Childcare, currently looking at options for my future development. I've completed my Level 3 Safeguarding​."

Julia

Hi I'm Julia, I'm a mum of 4 and enjoy working with children.                  I did my childcare qualification when my teens were at Pre-School.
I have worked in a Pre-School setting, specialist needs school, meal time assistant at a Primary School and a classroom assistant. I have also worked as a nanny for four siblings.
I bring a warm smile to our friendly Pre-School and enjoy helping your children learn and grown.

Qualification:
 "I have an NVQ Level 2 in Childcare."

Torie

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I have worked at Exbourne Pre-school since 2009.  Before that I qualified as a Nursery Nurse in 1988. In the early 1990's I worked as a volunteer aid worker, in an orphanage in Romania which was a humbling experience.

I love all aspects of my work at Exbourne Pre-school which is a very special and unique place. I am very much looking forward to working with families new and old and seeing their children blossom and moving on to take their next steps at primary school as their predecessors before them.

Qualification:

Vicky

I’m Vicki. I joined Exbourne pre school in April 2021. Although I’ve only been part of the team for a matter of weeks, I already can’t imagine being anywhere else!
 
I began my journey in childcare 12 years ago. During this time I have worked with children aged between 2 and 11 years in a range of roles including one to one SEN support and key worker, as well as voluntary work with local child centred organisations.

Qualification:
"I currently hold a Level 4 early years advanced practitioner qualification and I am already looking into continuing my professional development into a Level 5 course next."