Meet Our Team

Manager
Jo Bishop
NVQ Level 4 and 3; Paediatric First Aid; SENCO; Safeguarding Lead.
I am married with 3 children and live in Bath and am mad about my dogs. I have worked at Pre-School for over 20 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 Manager
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 22 years and started working at Pre-School thirteen years ago as a special needs 1:1 assistant and over the years worked my way up to Deputy Manager. 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; Safeguarding
I am married with two grown up sons, aged 35 years and 32 years and three grandchildren aged 10 years, 8 years and 1 year. I have worked at Pre-School for over 14 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; Safeguarding
I have two children, my son is 17 and daughter is 15. 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; Safeguarding; Food & Hygiene
I am the mother of two girls one who attend Melksham Oak. We have lived in Melksham for the last eleven 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.
Pre School Assistant
Claire Hall
Paediatric First Aid; Safeguarding; 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
Kate Taylor
NVQ level 2 and level 3 diploma; Safeguarding
I started working with children in 2009 and obtained my NVQ level 2 and level 3 diploma. In 2013 I moved to Melksham and have two children aged six and seven. We like to go on trips and visit my friends and family