Meet our Staff & Governing Body

Our Staff and Governing Body

At Penguin Pre-School we pride ourselves on the quality of our staff. 

Our Staff

All Permanent Pre-School staff are fully trained and have qualifications to NVQ standards, with continuous training and development.

All our staff are selected to work with the children because of their suitability, reliability and wealth of experience but above all, the caring attitude they show toward the children and families who attend the Pre-School.

Sally-Ann Price                  


Pre-School Manager

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Child Behaviour


Alice Phipps 


- Pre-School Deputy Manager 



Tracy Goddard


- SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)

- Key Person for the Seahorse group


Jacqui Beniston                      


- Health & Safety Officer

- Child Behaviour

- Key Person for the Dolphin group


Sarah Fielding

Sharon Cooper


We also have an amazing team of dedicated volunteers, as well as students from local schools involved in work experience and on occasion, students engaged in full time child care courses.

Staffing Ratios

The staff ratio is 1:4 for children 2-3 years and 1:8 for children aged 3+. We aim to have 4 qualified staff members available during a session.

Key Person System | Ben Rhydding

Key Person

All of the staff are involved in the care and development of the children, but a Key Person has the further responsibility for a particular group of children within Pre-School.

They monitor the well-being and development of their key children and tailor the planning of the curriculum to meet the individual.

The Key Person is the main link between Pre-School and home and is responsible for observing and recording what their children do and using their observations to plan for the children’s play, learning and development.

They are also responsible for sharing this information with their key children’s parents.

Governing Body

The Pre-School is governed by the main school's Governing Body. There is a designated Pre-School committee who meet at least once a term.


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