Meet the Team

Bumble Bee Group

Miss Rebecca Jones

Early Years Manager

I'm Rebecca, more commonly known as Beccie. I have two grown up daughters and a younger son. I have lived on Peachcroft all my life and I am proud to be part of a lovely community. This is my first post in management, however I have over 20 years' experience in childcare, a profession I have always been passionate about. I strive to consistently seek ways to improve the quality of the care I, and the pre-school, provide.

Outside of pre-school I enjoy spending time with my family and can often be found with my nose in a book!

Mrs Anya Druce

Early Years Senior Practitioner

Hi, I’m Anya and I have worked in childcare for over 20 years! I am level 3 qualified and I have worked with varies different ages of children from 3 months to 4 year olds. I have 3 wonderful children, two boys and a girl. You will often find me running around after my children taking them to football, basketball and ballet in my spare time! I absolutely love working at Peachcroft Pre-school and being part of the Pre-School team.  

Butterfly Group

Miss Mia Weller

Early Years Practitioner

Hi, I’m Mia! I have worked in early years since I was an apprentice at 16 years old. I have such a passion and love for my job and I love being part of this pre-school team. I’m level 2 qualified and I’m currently working towards my  level 3. You’ll often find me in a messy tuff tray activity involving paint, shaving foam or flour or going on a bear hunt round the garden. In my spare time I enjoy socialising and being with my family. 

Dragonfly Group

Miss Lisa Hall

Acting Deputy Manager

Hello! I’m Lisa. I’m a mum to 2 boys,  one of which previously attended Peachcroft Preschool. I am level 3 qualified and I have worked at the setting for 4 years and I have loved every minute of it, it’s a fabulous team to be part of. I am currently the fundraising coordinator for the setting and enjoying coming up with new and fun ways to raise money for the preschool. I am a very creative person and you will often find me taking part in some kind of craft, usually involving glitter, and lots of it!! 

Mrs Zena Pratley

Early Years Senior Practitioner

I'm Zena, a Mum to two grown up children. I joined the pre-school in 2008 and have a Level 3 qualification. 

Ladybird Group

Miss Chloe Oliver

Early Years Practitioner

Hi I’m Chloe, I’ve been at the preschool for nearly 4 years.  I joined as an Early Years Apprentice and became a permanent member of staff on completing the NVQ Level 2 in Childcare.  I love working in early years and watching the children over come challenges. Preschool is a fun and great place to be. 

Miss Megan Walker

Early Years Apprentice

I’m Megan and I’ve lived locally to Preschool with my family my whole life. I'm currently working as an apprentice to achieve my level 2 diploma in Early years and have only been at Preschool for a few months. In my spare time you will most likely find me reading or spending time with my family and friends.

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Mrs Karen Thorne

Trustee / Finance Administrator

I am mum to two grown up daughters, one of which attended Peachcroft Pre-school.  I am Level 5 qualified in Early Years and have worked for the Pre-school in various roles since December 2005.  I was appointed as Manager for 8 years before taking on the Finance role.  I am passionate about my work at the pre-school and will always work towards improving children's outcomes.  In my spare time I enjoy family time and walking our family dog 'Nala' who keeps us all extremely busy! 

Bank Staff

Miss Natasha Valentine

Early Years Bank Staff

Hello, I’m Natasha - I have recently joined the preschool as Bank Staff, I have two children a boy and a girl. One who attended Peachcroft Preschool before moving up to Primary School and the other is currently here in their second year. I absolutely adore my role here, it’s such a lovely and welcoming environment to work in.  I enjoy doing anything creative & imaginative with the children, whether that be painting, water play or make believe.