“Hi, I’m Jennifer. I have been working at Whittington Preschool for over 20 years. I joined the team as an unqualified member of staff in 1999 and over the years I worked my way up to becoming the manager. I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies in 2013. I have lived on the edge of Whittington for 26 years. I live with my husband and my two grown up children along with our pets, Reggie the dog and our 3 cats, Socks, Paddy and Ringo!”


Deputy Manager

“Hi everyone! My name is Lisa. I’ve been the deputy manager here at Whittington Preschool and Day Nursery since August 2018. When I’m not at Nursery I enjoy spending time with family and my two adult boys as well as going on long walks with my dog, Marnie. I have been working in Childcare since the age of 18 (so I have many years experience!) and I graduated with a Foundation Degree in Childcare and Child Education in 2014. If you asked me what I enjoy most about my role I would say how privileged I feel to be able to make such a big impact on children’s lives and to be part of their continuous progression.”

Baby Room


Baby Room Leader

“My name is Liz Swinnerton and I have been working in childcare for many years. I began by gaining my NVQ Level 3 before eventually gaining a foundation degree in Early Childhood Studies when I was in my 40s. I live in Rugeley with my cat, ‘Sox’. I have 2 grown up children and a grandchild.”


Baby Room

Tweenie Room


Tweenie Room Leader

“I have worked in the childcare sector for 7 years now in every different age group! Gaining my level 3 diploma enabled me to go on and take on some very exciting roles. In my free time I like to spend time with my friends and socialise.”


Tweenie Room


Tweenie Room

Toddler Room


Toddler Room Leader

“My Name is Natalie Bedford. I am from West Yorkshire, Leeds but living in Lichfield. I have 3 boys who love staying fit & active like myself. I am level 3 qualified and absolutely love my job!”


Toddler Room

“Hi I’m Beth and I’ve been working in childcare for 4 years. Before I came to work at Whittington Preschool and Day Nursery I studied engineering at James Watt college for 4 years. I have a variety of hobbies such as photography, reading, knitting and swimming.”


Toddler Room



Preschool Room Leader and setting SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)

“I have worked at Whittington Preschool and Day Nursery since January 2012 and I currently work in the Preschool room as the room leader and also as the SENCO for the whole setting. In 2020 I completed a Level 4 SENCO course. I love my job and I’m always looking for ways to improve what I do! My hobbies include photography, playing guitar and going to concerts.”



“Hi I’m Carly! I have been working in Preschool room since August 2016 and I have a further 5 years experience working with children in both nursery and primary school settings. I live at home with my husband Tom and two sons, Bobby (10) and Jack (6). I am at my happiest when I’m spending time with my family, baking or visiting the beach!”





“I joined Whittington Preschool and Day Nursery in September 2019. I have worked in childcare for almost 6 years. I enjoy reading and writing in my spare time and love exploring new books with the children I work with. I also love finding new environments  for the children to explore both in and out of the nursery, such as the sensory room and the barracks grounds.”


Preschool SEN support


Nursery Chef

“I’ve worked at Whittington Preschool and Day Nursery since August 2019. I prepare healthy meals and snacks for the children which is something I’ve loved doing for years. I’m from Whittington and my hobbies are football, photography, drawing and gardening”