At Bradpole Preschool We have seven permanent members of staff including a part-time Office Administrator. Staff attend weekly training meetings and regular training courses.
Kathryn Cosser is our Preschool Leader. She has a Foundation Degree in Early Years in Education and is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) as well as being the lead keyperson for the Green Team. Kathryn lives in Bridport with her husband, they have five grown up children between them and a grandson. Kathryn’s interests include gardening, sewing and making marmalade, chutney and preserves.
Deputy Preschool Leader
Sally has level four in Childcare and Education and is also our Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator or SENCO. She has many years experience supporting children who may need extra input and she is the lead keyperson for the Red Team. Originally from Beaminster, Sally now lives in Bridport with her husband and Oscar the dog. They have three grown up children and one grandson. In her spare time, Sally enjoys reading, gardening and cooking.
Lisa is a trained Preschool Assistant. She has NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and is one of the designated members of staff for quality champion. Lisa has attended training courses on equal opportunities, practical inclusion, record keeping, behaviuour management, food hygiene, safuguarding, communication and language training.
Nikki has a level 3 in Early Year Childcare and Education and she is our Forest School Lead having recently completed her level 3 Forest School qualification. Nikki has a fun loving personality and loves practical activities with the children. Nikki lives in Bridport with her husband and two teenage sons. In her spare time she is the Treasurer and Welfare Officer for Beaminster Cricket Club.
Naomi has a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies from the University of Gloustershire. She is the Preschool’s Deputy Safeguarding Lead, DDSL and Deputy Senco. Naomi has a soft and gentle manner and previous experience working in a reception class so is good at working with small groups of children or one to one to support language development. Naomi is very creative and in her spare time loves sewing and singing.
Hannah has a degree in Children’s Nursing and is a keyperson within the Red Team. Hannah has lots of early years experience in different settings and looking after younger siblings, nieces and nephews. Hannah is very interested in children’s mental health and well-being and furthering their maths skills. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys sporting activities.
Preschool Office Administrator
Jo is our Office Administrator and oversees managing the day to day administration and financial matters of the preschool on a part-time basis, two days a week. Jo has a BA Hons in Business Studies and many years office management experience. Jo lives locally with her husband and four children and also works as a Parish Council Clerk. In her spare time Jo enjoys walks with the family and gardening.
We also have relief staff members who we can call on in cases of sickness and holidays. All bank staff are DBS checked.