Meet Our Team

Shaw and Whitley preschoolManager

Jo Bishop

NVQ Level 4 and 3; Paediatric First Aid; SENCO; Safeguarding Lead.

I am married with 3 children and live in Bath. I have worked at the Pre School for over 15 years. I enjoy working with the children and watching them achieve. I am lucky to work with some warm and caring people who care about the children in the setting. I am also the SENCO in the setting.

Deputy ManagerShaw and Whitley preschool

Amanda Fitzgerald

NVQ Level 2 and 3; Paediatric First Aid; Food & Hygiene; Deputy Safeguarding Lead; Admin Officer

I am married and have five children so I have had lots of experience with the ups and downs of childhood. I have lived in Whitley for 18 years and started working at Pre-School ten years ago as a special needs 1:1 assistant and over the years worked my way up to Deputy Manager. x I love having the opportunity to help children to develop their independence and confidence through lots of new and fun activities. Working with children is never predictable but to be part of their first learning experience is a privilege. I am also the admin assistant for the Pre-School responsible for funding, invoicing and any other secretarial work.


Pre School Assistant

Chris Snook

NVQ Level 2; Paediatric First Aid; Health & Safety; Food & Hygiene

I am married with two grown up sons, aged 25 years and 29 years and two grandchildren aged 5 years and 7 years. I have worked at Pre-School for over 10 years and am very happy to be part of a friendly and professional team, all committed to the happiness and well being of each child during their early years.

Pre School Assistant

Lucy Alford

NVQ Level 2;  Paediatric First Aid

I have two children, my son is 14 and daughter is 12. My daughter attended Pre-school when she was little and she loved it. I have worked at Pre-School for four years and thoroughly enjoy working there. It is very rewarding to see the children enjoying themselves and developing before they leave us ready to go on to school.



Pre School Assistant

Leisha Lush

NVQ Level 2; Paediatric First Aid; Food & Hygiene

I am the mother of two girls one who attends Shaw Primary School and one who is at Melksham Oak. We have lived in Melksham for the last six years which is when my youngest started at Pre-School and enjoyed every minute of it. For this reason, when I had the opportunity to work here, I couldn’t resist as it is always so warm and welcoming, both as a parent and staff member.
It is very rewarding working with the children and seeing them progress from a quiet toddler to a confident and independent young person.


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Claire Hall     –

Paediatric First Aid;  NVQ Level 2

I am married with two children who both attended Shaw Primary School where I was a MDSA and Support TA for the Reception class. I love working with children, particularly pre-school age where their personalities are developing and they are learning new skills daily.  It is a pleasure to come into work and I am very proud to now be part of the Pre-School Team.


        Pre-School Assistant

          Sarah Kearns     –

Paediatric First Aid;  NNEB