Who's Who at Whirlybobs

All staff have completed training in food hygiene, basic child protection and paediatric first aid.

(Our lovely staff's bio's are currently being updated, come back soon to see fully up to date info about our team and their qualifications)

Vickie Green

Pre-School Leader

  • Vickie has been Whirlybob's Pre-School Deputy for a number of years, recently taking up the Pre-School Leader role.
  • She has an NVQ level 2 and 3 in Childcare and Education
  • Some training that Vickie has undergone include:
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • Mark making matters
  • Observation, assessment and planning
  • Makaton foundation training
  • Vickie also holds an advanced certificate in child protection and safeguarding
  • How to understand and manage young children behaviour
  • Visual training
  • The language of mathematics 
  • Basic forest school training/ outdoor activies
  • Vickie also has her Food Hygiene and is a First Aider

Caroline Davies 

Pre-School Deputy & onsite SENCo

  • Caroline helped at Whirlybobs as a parent helper. She permanently joined Whirlybobs in 2006 as Pre-School Assistant.
  • Relevant Qualifications - NVQ3 and NVQ2 in Children's Care, Learning and Development.
    Attends regular cluster meetings and training (including Early Years Foundation Stage and Promoting Positive Behaviour, Inclusive Development Programme (IDP) training, Basic Child Protection, Observation, Assessment and Planning), 2 day Makaton training, SENCO.
  • Prevent training
  • Caroline is also a First Aider, and has her Food Hygiene.

Paulette Johns

Pre-School Deputy

  •  Paulette has NVQ level 2 and NVQ level 3 in Early Years Care and Education, and  Children's Care, and Development
  •  Some other training that Paulette has attended are
  • Makaton training
  • Mark making matters
  • How to understand and manage children's behaviour
  • Sounds fun cluster meetin
  • Paulette also has her Food Hygiene and is a First Aider 

 Linzi Applegath

Pre-School Assistant and Duputy SENCo

  • Linzi joined us in may 2014 as a parent helper, then starting to work towards her level 3 in Children and young peoples workforce.
  • Introduction into SENCo 
  • Prevent training
  • Linzi is also a First Aider, and has her Food Hygiene

Claire Lampshire

Pre-School Assistant

  • Claire has her NVQ level 2 in childcare,learning & development.
  • Claire also has a Level 3 diploma in children's & young persons workforce. 
  • Some of the training that Claire has attended include, 
  • Basic child protection
  • Child development birth-16yrs
  • Safeguarding
  • Visuals training
  • Forest school
  • Prevent training
  • Claire is also a First Aider, and has her Food Hygiene

Joanne Batchelor

Pre-School Assistant 

  • Joanne has level 2 NVQ in Children and Young Peoples Workforce, and going on to achieve a level 3 NVQ.
  • Some of the training that Joanne has attended are, 
  • Basic child protection
  • Forest school
  • Prevent training
  • Joanne is also a First Aider, and has her Food Hygiene

Tia Pinnington

Apprentice Pre-School Assistant

  • Tia joined our team as an apprentice in 2016 and is currently working towards her level 3 in Children and young peoples workforce.

Casey Edwards

Apprentice Pre-School Assistant

  • Casey joined the team in May 2017 as a volunteer, and went on to start her apprenticeship in September.
  • Casey is currently working towards her level 2 in children and young peoples workforce.
  • Relevant qualification, in health and social care, focusing on early years.

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