I was born in South Africa and moved to the UK when I was 13 years old. I practised as a certified chartered accountant for 8 years in the UK, South Africa & the Caribbean - before joining the family tutoring business in Beeston, so that I could spend more time being a Mom. I have a son who joined the Pre-School in Sept 2020 and another recent addition! My son absolutely loves Pre-School, especially all the mud & outdoor play. As a fairly new Committee member, I am excited to support the Pre-School and be a part of their growth.
My youngest of three daughters joined Attenborough Church Pre-school in May 2023. She has settled really well and is having a ball! I have joined the committee as I want to help support what is a gem of a pre-school. The staff are brilliant and the facilities here are great; one of the key attractions being the massive outdoor space.
My career direction has taken a big change since I became a Mum, but my past experience in Auditing and Quality Management, working to best practice standards, will help me to fulfil the role of Treasurer on the committee.
Claire - Secretary
I recently joined the committee, as my son joined preschool in September 2021. I wanted to Join the Committee to meet other parents and support our little one on his preschool journey. Since my little boy started preschool I have seen just how much he loves it and has thrived since being there. I am also mummy to a little girl.
I am currently working for the NHS within a special needs school as part of the complex health team. I have a degree in children’s young peoples service and I have worked with children for over 20 years.
I joined Attenborough Church Pre-School in 2016 but have been working in childcare since 2005. I have an NVQ Level 3 in early years qualification alongside an NCFE classroom assistant and British Sign Language qualifications. I work with children because I like to see their achievements as they grow and develop and to smile together with them every day. At Pre-School I particularly enjoy organising various cultural events for the children. I am also a committee member, I have 2 children and in my free time I enjoy cooking,walking and yoga.
I have been involved with Pre-School, in a Committee or employment role, in various positions, for 34 years and have recently retired.
I joined the committee to support Staff and Committee members and to keep my involvement with Pre-School after a big decision to retire.
I have 3 grown up sons and a grandson that keeps me on my toes!
Sophie - Staff Committee Member
Committee Members - Elaine and Ben