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Our Team

Vicky Collins
Pre-School Manager & Safeguarding Lead

Vicky holds a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and has over 17 years of experience in Early Years education - over 8 of which as the Nursery Manager & Safeguarding Lead at her previous setting in a Portsmouth nursery that achieved an Ofsted rating of "Good" with "outstanding elements" under her management.

Vicky is keen to encourage children to make full use of the outside spaces available, and also for the children to explore and learn from visits to the wider community and is keen to expand on the Forest School activities at our setting. She is looking forward to begin training as a Forest Schools Association accredited practitioner next year.

 

Vicky believes that developing excellent working relationships with parents and carers is fundamental to supporting each child's  individual needs so that they achieve the best possible outcomes

Vicky has the following training accreditations:

  • Childcare Level 3

  • Safeguarding Level 4

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Food Hygiene Level 2

  • Prevent Duty in Early Years

  • FGM Awareness

  • Neurodiversity Profiling Tool

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Hayley Collins
Pre-School Deputy Manager
& SENCo

Hayley is a mother of two teenaged children and has 12 years of childcare experience in settings in Portsmouth and has a particular interest in supporting EAL learners and children with SEN.

Hayley is currently training as a SENCo with a specialism in Early Years with Portsmouth City Council's Level 3 accredited training and hopes to also complete her training in the Neurodiversity Profiling Tool next term to complement this.

As a mother of two children who love the outdoors, Hayley is very excited to be working within an urban Forest School setting and is looking forward to completing her training as an accredited Forest School practitioner next year.

Hayley has the following training accreditations:

  • Diploma for Children Level 3

  • Early Years SENCo Level 3 [current training]

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Food Hygiene Level 2

  • Prevent Duty in Early Years

  • FGM Awareness

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Justyna Lewandowski
Forest School Leader & Pre-School Practitioner

Justyna is qualified in Childcare to Level 4 and is a qualified Level 3 Forest School Leader, accredited by the Forest Schools Association and has over 10 years experience in Early Years childcare and Forest School settings.

Justyna is fluent in German and Polish, and has been an invaluable support to some of our children whose home language is Polish.

Justyna will be sharing her love of the outdoors and the Forest School ethos with The Stacey Pre-School children by delivering an enriching Forest School programme of activities: children will join in with bug-hunts, camp-fire cooking, den making, and lots of forest craft activities.

Justyna has the following training accreditations:

  • Childcare Level 4

  • Forest School Leader Level 3

  • Safeguarding Level 3

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Forest School First Aid

  • Food Hygiene Level 1

  • Prevent Duty in Early Years

  • FGM Awareness

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Natasha
Pre-School Practitioner
Level 3

 

Natasha has several years experience in Early Years and has recently completed her SENCo Level 3 Training with a specialism in Early Years. 

 

Natasha has the following training accreditations:

  • Childcare Level 3

  • EY SENCo Level 3

  • Safeguarding Level 

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Food Hygiene Level 1

  • The Prevent Duty in Early Years

  • FGM Awareness

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Natalie
Pre-School Practitioner
Level 3

Natalie holds a Level 3 Diploma as an Early Years Childcare Educator and is a qualified Paediatric First Aider. 

Natalie has the following training accreditations:

  • Childcare Level 3

  • Safeguarding Level 2

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Food Hygiene Level 1

  • The Prevent Duty in Early Years

  • FGM Awareness

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Ethney
Pre-School Practitioner
Level 3

Ethney has several years experience in providing Early Years childcare and will be supporting the team as a bank staff member to provide cover during staff holidays, training and absences.

 

Ethney has the following training accreditations:

  • Childcare Level 3

  • Safeguarding Level 1

  • Food Hygiene Level 1

  • The Prevent Duty in Early Years

  • FGM Awareness

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Lynda Bowley
Pre-School Co-ordinator
& Stacey Centre Manager

Lynda is responsible for the operation and finances of both The Stacey Centre and The Stacey Pre-School setting and works very closely with the Pre-School management team.  

 

Lynda has the following training accreditations:

  • Safer Recruitment in Education Level 2

  • Safeguarding Level 1

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Food Hygiene Level 1

  • Prevent Duty in Early Years

  • FGM Awareness

 

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