Our team

abc Preschool consists of a team of competent, committed and experienced employees who between them have over 40 years of experience in preschool childcare.

 

As you would expect all staff have DBS checks.  All key staff hold Paediatric First Aid certificates, Food Hygiene certificates and Safeguarding Children certificates.  We support our staff in their continuous professional development.  We’re a happy bunch and friendly too!

 

Allow us to introduce our team to you.

Lauren Chesney

Preschool Manager

Qualified to Level 6

 

I have worked at abc preschool since 2014 and have a degree in Early Childhood Studies. I am also a swimming teacher, which I have been doing since 2012. In my spare time I enjoy running, baking and going on holiday. 

 

 

Kirsty Robinson

Assistant Manager

Qualified to Level 6.

 

I really enjoy working with children and started my career as a Community Youth Worker teaching teenagers drama.  

 

I am a Mum of two girls aged 10 and 14, family life is hectic, full on and fun!

 

I started working in preschools over 11 years ago as a parent helper, working my way up and in 2016 I qualified with a BA(Hons) in Early Childhood 

Studies. 

Lisa Diss

Senior Practitioner

Qualified to Level 3 

 

I have been been at abc for eight years.  I live in a small village in Suffolk.  

 

We have two children, ages 12 and 13.  The whole family loves to be outdoors, we keep chickens and a small flock of sheep.  

 

I love to cook and spend time with family and friends. 

Evonne Bailey

Office Manager/Assistant Manager

Qualified to Level 2

 

I am a Mum of two boys.  I have worked at abc Preschool since 2012 and was a committe member prior to this.  I am currently studying for my Level 3 in Early Years.  I enjoy reading, yoga and being outside, especially by the beach.

 

Kirsty Lones

Practitioner

Qualified to Level 2

 

I have worked in Childcare since 2008 and qualified at Level 2 in 2009.  I was an active committee member at my local preschool for four years prior to this and spent two years as the Chairperson. 

 

I have two teenage children and live in Boxted.  Out of work I enjoy walking, Geocaching and exploring the UK when I can.  

  

Patsy Williams

Apprentice Practitioner

Qualified to Level 2

 

I have been part of the team at abc Preschool for just over three years.  I have worked in childcare previously to this too.

 

I have five children of my own, so plenty of experience.  I enjoy the outdoors, am interested in art, drama and music & movement.  

Natacha Montille

Apprentice Practitioner

Presently undertaking a Level 3 qualification in Early Years.

 

I am a Mum of two and I have worked in childcare/teaching for the past six years.  In my spare time I run a music school and teach music.  Love the outdoors, art and music.  

 

I am working towards my Level 3 in Early Years and love working at abc.   I have been at abc for a 18 months and I hope to stay for many more years to come.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday

8.45 a.m to 3:00 p.m

(Term time only)

 

Address

abc Preschool CIO

Strickmere

Colchester

CO7 6YG

Registered Charity No.

1159203

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