Name: Jodie O'Grady
Job Role: Pre-school Manager
A bit about me: I have 2 children and have myself always enjoyed working in childcare. I love spending time with my kids and I run a charity for my son who has complex medical needs.
My experience: I am a SENCO for the preschool and hold a level 4 qualification in Childhood and Youth Studies and working towards my degree. I started my journey at 17 years old where I child-minded for a family friend for many years. When my children were themselves in pre-school, I volunteered as a parent helper. I have experience working with vulnerable families. It was whilst working at the pre-school with my daughter that I discovered my passion for working with SEN children on a 1-2-1 basis. I am passionate about working with parents because I know how much easier the journey together is when we work as a team. I am also safeguarding lead for the setting.
Name: Stephanie Cadd
Job role: Deputy Preschool Manager
A bit about me: I have two children myself and I really enjoy our day trips, local activities and being creative. I still haven't mastered the paper aeroplane, but that doesn't stop me!
My experience: I am currently qualified to a level 3 in Children and Young People's workforce whilst working in another preschool, where I stayed for 8 years. I am currently in my second year working towards my Level 5 foundation degree in Early Years. I am so passionate about Early Years education and I really see the value in setting up a good, strong foundation for their future growth and development in our school. I'm really excited about making sure parents are engaged and involved in their child's education and this is something I am really keen to develop. I share the role of safeguarding lead with Jodie as Deputy.
Name: Cailey Hall
Job Title: Early Years Practitioner (Part time)
A bit about me: I have a young daughter and we just love to have fun together. Although I can appear shy at first, I promise I'll be singing and dancing in no time! I love pretending to be a princess (Cinderella is my favourite!)
My experience: I am level 3 qualified with a NVQ in Children and Young People's Workforce. I have worked in childcare for over 10 years and although I have taken time out to be a full time mother, I now feel it is time to get back to what I love. I have previously worked at a residential SEN school and it is really an area I am very interested in. I am so aware as a parent that the engagement and interaction from staff can make a huge difference in a child's development and it is crucial for me that we work together to achieve your child's full potential!
Name: Gemma Edwards
Job role: Unqualified Early Years Practitioner
A little bit about me: I have 3 children and have been eager to invest in a career change for some time. Now that my children are at school, I am really interested at studying to become a qualified practitioner. I have an enhanced DBS check as my mother is a Foster Carer. I have a keen interest in SEN and using my experience as a parent to support the school. I'm eager to learn and am really excited to incorporate my studies with my placement.
Name : Odessa Sherreard
Job role: Chairperson
A bit about me: Born and raised in Milton Keynes, I have 3 children who have or are attending the school. I actually attended when I was younger too! I have a professional background in Recruitment and HR.
My role: Currently, I am responsible for marketing, the recent recruitment, updating our website and writing any other content required for the school. I am passionate about the success of the school and can't wait to see what we can achieve!
Name: Ruth Jones
Job Role: Senior Administrator
A bit about me: I was born in Cornwall, and lived in Milton Keynes for 31 years after leaving university. I have been married for over 30 years and have 4 daughters and 1 granddaughter, my family are so important to me. My two youngest children attended the pre-school and are now in senior school. My elder daughters have both graduated from university. We relocated to Cheshire but I continue to oversee the day-to-day admin for the pre-school. I run the payroll and organise admissions.
In my spare time I am a maths tutor and otherwise enjoy walking my two Cockerpoos, knitting and reading.