Our Team

All of the staff at the Grange Pre-school hold Paediatric First Aid Certificates, current Enhanced DBS certificates and have attended Safe Guarding and Prevent Duty Training.

At the Grange Pre-school we adhere to the following adult to child ratios:

2 to 3 year olds – at least one member of staff to every four children at all times
3 to 5 year olds – at least one member of staff to every eight children at all times.

Julia Molyneux

Manager - Designated Safeguarding Officer, DPP Level 3 Qualification

Julia has been at the pre-school since 2000 and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the pre-school and enjoys seeing the transformation from when the children start with us to being ready to go to big school.

She enjoys spending her time with her four grown up children and grand-children. Her hobbies are running marathons, dancing and listening to live music.

Angela Oakey

Deputy Manager, Finance & Administration - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer  – Qualified - Level 3 NVQ

Angela has been working at the pre-school since September 2003. During her sparetime she enjoys shopping with her daughter, watching football with the whole family and training in mixed martial arts with her son.

While at pre-school she is usually at her desk preparing invoices and compiling registers.


Ann Farrell

Key Worker

Ann has been involved with the pre-school since 1980. She has two grown up children and several grand-children. Ann’s interests include baking delicious cakes, gardening, knitting, watching football and walking.

During her day she likes playing with play dough and enjoys any activity that is messy.

Suraksha Sawant

SENCO - Key Worker – Toddler Supervisor - Qualified to Level 3 NVQ

Suraksha started working at the pre-school in 2011 after being a volunteer at Toddler Group for 10 months. She has one daughter and likes socialising and is enthusiastic about participating in the local community.

At work Suraksha enjoys organising fundraising events and dancing and music activities.

Shelley Johnson

Key Worker – Behaviour Management Ambassador – 2 Year Co-ordinator - Qualified to Level 3 NVQ

Shelley joined pre-school in November 2009 after all four of her children had moved on to infant school. In her spare time she loves being with her family and when possible finds time for herself by running.

While at work she enjoys all different activities and loves chatting to the children.

Karla Stevens

Key Worker – Behaviour Management Ambassador - Qualified to Level 3 NVQ

Karla joined the pre-school in September 2009. She enjoys spending time with her two sons when they allow her, reading and taking her dog on very long walks.

More often than not Karla can be found at the craft table. She is very creative and enthusiastic and enjoys helping the children turn their ideas into reality.

Ritu Ahir

Key Worker – Qualified to Level 3 NVQ

Ritu joined pre-school in 2008. During her employment here both of her children have attended at different times. In her sparetime she enjoys cooking and often brings in treats for the staff at lunch time.

Ritu can often be found in the garden playing “What’s the time Mr Wolf” and various other chasing games.

Carla Da Silva

Key Worker – Qualified to Level 3 NVQ

Carla started work at the Grange Pre-school in October 2014 but has worked in childcare since 2007. She has two children and enjoys spending quality time with them at the park and playing games.

Carla has a flair for music, dance and singing and when performing with the children can be heard from most areas of the pre-school.

Tina Rowe

Key Worker – Qualified to Level 3 NVQ

Tina started work at the pre-school in April 2015. She has two children and enjoys spending her free time with her family on days out.

While at work Tina enjoys reading to the children and listening to all of their stories.

Bronwyn Molyneux

Nursery Nurse – Qualified to Level 2 NVQ

Bronwyn joined the pre-school in September 2014 after previously working for a full time Nursery. She loves spending time with her siblings and their children and socialising with her friends at the weekend.

During her day at pre-school she loves playing games and creating master-pieces at the craft table.

Rachel Rossborough

Lunch Club Controller – Certificate in Food and Hygiene

Rachel started at pre-school in September 2014. She has two children and spends most of her spare time with her family and close friends, having BBQ’s and partying.

After lunch club Rachel has fun playing doctors and hairdressers with the children.

June Canlin

Lunch Club Controller – Kitchen Assistant – Certificate in Food and Hygiene

June joined pre-school in September 2014. She has 7 children and 12 grand-children with whom she spends most of her free time.

The majority of June’s time is spent preparing snack and organising the lunch club room but given the opportunity to play she will willingly join in with any games and activities the children ask her to.

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