Our Staff

Our Staff

ELAINE ALLEN – MANAGER

Elaine has worked at Muddy Boots since it opened in 1996, and is deeply committed to providing a high level of child care. She is passionate about her work and that reflects in the great relationship she has with the children and staff. She works hard to ensure each child's needs are met and is always available to parents and carers to discuss progress and support any aspect of family life. She is determined to create a nurturing environment with a family feel where children can thrive. She is committed to the future of the preschool, supporting fundraising and development of the setting.

Qualifications:

Level 3 qualified

Trained in Management and Safer Recruitment

Trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection

Trained in Paediatric First Aid

Child Protection Officer

Health and Safety Officer

 

CAT ALLEBONE - DEPUTY MANAGER

Cat joined Muddy Boots in September 2018, and supports Elaine as Deputy Manager. They work closely together in planning the curriculum and running the pre-school. Cat is active in supporting families and children, and also supports our management committee and fundraising team. The children love to get involved with her many arts and crafts projects - Cat and the children produce some wonderful displays! She is committed to making Muddy Boots a welcoming, calm experience for children, where they can learn and develop happily.

Qualifications:

Level 3 qualified

Trained in Paediatric First Aid

Trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection

Child Protection Officer

 

ANDIE MERREY - ADMINISTRATOR

Andie joined the team in November 2011, with her primary role being Administrator. She runs the office, and is the first point of contact for parents, colleagues and outside agencies. She also supports colleagues in maintaining our marketing and social media presence. Andie is committed to the smooth running of all admin within the pre-school, and over the years has made the job her own. She also works in the playroom, so gets to spend time with the children, getting to know them and having lots of fun!

Qualifications:

Trained in Paediatric First Aid

Trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection

 

DANNI BERRYMAN - PRE-SCHOOL ASSISTANT

Danni came to Muddy Boots in September 2018. She understands what it takes to run a good pre-school, and shows her dedication and support on a daily basis. She enjoys reading with the children and is often found with a small crowd around her getting into a good story! Danni understands the need for children to feel safe, and she spends time talking to the children and helping them to make friends and settle into the routine of the day.

Qualifications:

Level 3 qualified

Trained in Paediatric First Aid

Trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection

 

JACKY SMITH - PRE-SCHOOL ASSISTANT

Jacky joined Muddy Boots in 2017, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge from her many years in education. She is our Inclusion Manager (SenCo), and works tirelessly in supporting children with SEND and their families. Jacky has an instinctive understanding of how to encourage children to try new things and reach their goals whilst still having lots of fun! She communicates well with her colleagues so that staff work together towards a common goal with those children who need extra care and attention.

Qualifications:

Qualified Teacher Status

B ED (hons) in Teacher Training

Trained in Paediatric First Aid

Trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection

Inclusion Manager (SenCo)

 

PHOEBE LUDWIG - PRE-SCHOOL ASSISTANT

Phoebe also came to Muddy Boots in 2017, with many years experience in primary education. She is our Health and Safety Officer, and is thorough when assessing risk and keeping staff and children safe at pre-school. She is popular with the children, and always has a song to teach them or a story to tell. Phoebe is dedicated to the smooth running of the setting, and shares her colleagues passion for delivering quality childcare and learning in a safe and comfortable environment.

Qualifications:

Qualified Teacher Status

Post Graduate certificate in Primary Education

Trained in Paediatric First Aid

Trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection

Health and Safety Officer