Lorraine - Nursery Manager
I have worked in the childcare sector for over 15 years and find it such a rewarding experience. As a child from a very large Irish Family, I have always been passionately interested in working with children and the high levels of care, attention and education given to the children that I am responsible for.
My career in the childcare profession first started with training in Montessori teaching, once qualification, I joined a large Montessori School in Ireland.
In 2008 I moved to Bristol, which has become my home. I am a mother to three children, two girls and a boy. For the past nine years my role has been a Nursery Manager of an Early Years setting in North Bristol. I started this role as the Pre-School lead and Curriculum developer, working with all ages and progressing through to management.
Returning to university four years ago, I gained a BA HONS Degree in Education. I thoroughly enjoy training and professional development not just within a managerial role but also that as a leading practitioner and working directly with the children, creating outstanding learning experiences and enabling environments. I’ve also completed the Forest School Leader course which enlightened a new passion for me, outdoor schooling where children can risk take and flourish developmentally in a natural environment. I enjoy mentoring people, carrying out team building exercises and encouraging the personal development of my team, for I believe that my team are the core to outstanding practice within an Early Years setting and directly impact on the learning experience we offer children.
I look forward to working closely with you all.
Tracey - Administrator
I have an administrative background mainly gained within the NHS over almost 20 years. I am the Treasurer for the PTA of a local Primary School, where I used to work as a Lunchtime Supervisor. The Chair of the PTA and myself organise many events for the children and raise funds for the school.
In my spare time I enjoy attending motocross events with my partner, walking and spending time with my daughter and our two dogs, Honey and Rosie.
Preena - Nursery Managing Director
I taught children of all different ages when living in Hong Kong for 5 years. This international experience has given me a wealth of knowledge in both the educational and emotional side of growing children. One of my roles included curriculum development which was based on exploring a child’s individual interests. I maintained a close relationship with parents to ensure children felt fully supported in both their home and school life.
Moving back to the UK in 2016, and having my own child who attends Ambourne House, I am extremely understanding to the needs of a parent and how important it is to leave your child in an environment where they feel happy and secure.
My interests include staying active, eating healthily and taking my dog Rio for long hikes. I believe that being outdoors is not only crucial for a child’s development but equally important for adults too.