Clare Knowles is our Pre-school leader. Clare is an Early Years Professional and has a wealth of experience working in early years settings. Claire joined us in September 2009. She has a son with whom she loves to go cycling and walking.
Suzie Veitch is our Pre-school deputy leader. Suzie joined us in September, 2007 and has an NVQ Level III in childcare. She enjoys surfing, swimming, dancing and playing tag rugby for the local team.
Zoe Newton has an NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Childcare and Development, Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding. Zoe is also training as a Level 3 Forest School Leader which she is very excited and passionate about. She is a mother of two and a very enthusiastic, creative person who enjoys cake decorating, arts and crafts, gardening and mud. She started working with children over 20 years ago and has loved it ever since. Children to her are enthusiastic, imaginative, mesmerising individuals who inspire her and teach her something new each and every day!
Torie Hitchings offers supply cover within the Pre-school. She is a qualified teacher and has also worked as an afternoon assistant within the setting from 2010 to 2014 so is familiar with the staff and ethos of the Pre-school. She has two children, one who attends Christow Community school and enjoys exploring the local area with her dog.
At Christow Pre-school we believe that partnership with parents/carers is vitally important to your child's development and learning. We therefore encourage parents to come in to help during sessions which enables you to become involved with your child's learning and to get a better understanding of their Pre-school experiences.