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.

Kirsty Robinson


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 


Justine Shand

Assistant Manager

Qualified to Level 3 



I have worked in childcare since 2003 and have always appreciated the variety and fun it brings.  I am also a qualified dance teacher in ballet, tap, and jazz and I love anything a bit showbiz.


I am a mum myself and enjoy our family time dancing, singing, going on walks and bike rides and all things Disney.

Evonne Bailey

Office 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


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.  


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.

Louise Lakey

Apprentice Practitioner


I am a qualified teacher and have a certificate in play therapy.  I am passionate about supporting children to thrive emotionally and socially.


I love hiking, playing tennis and am writing a book for children. I’m learning to care for a garden (with a few disasters along the way) and one day hope to keep chickens! I also love spending time with my 3 year old niece. 

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday

8.45 a.m to 3:00 p.m

(Term time only)



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