Management


Jennifer

Manager/Director

“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!”


Lisa

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


Liz

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.”


Deb

Baby Room

“Hi, I’m Deb. I am a Mum to 3 grown up children and a Nanny to 5 grandchildren, whom I love spending my spare time with. I’ve been working at Whittington Preschool and Day Nursery for 7 years and have worked in every room, but baby room is my favourite! In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog and going swimming to keep fit.”


Mckenzie

Baby Room

“I have worked in the childcare sector for 6 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


Sam

Tweenie Room Leader

“Hi I’m Sam! I have my NVQ Level 3 and have been working in childcare for 15 years. I have been working at Whittington Preschool and Day Nursery since July 2019. I have three grown up children Luke, Jake and Georgia. My hobbies are cycling, football and socialising with my friends”


Beth

Tweenie Room

“Hi I’m Beth and I’ve been working in childcare for 3 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.”


Becca

Tweenie Room

“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.”


Toddler Room


Leighanne

Toddler Room Leader


Natalie

Toddler Room

“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!”


Leah

Toddler Room

“I have worked here for 3 years and absolutely love my job! I started off in the baby room and I’m now working with the toddlers. In my spare time I enjoy shopping, going to concerts and socialising with friends.”


Preschool


Carrie-Anne

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. I am currently working on 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.”


Carly

Preschool

“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 (5). I am at my happiest when I’m spending time with my family, baking or visiting the beach!”


Khloe

Preschool

“I have worked at Whittington Preschool and Day Nursery since January 2019. It is a great setting to work at and I love my job! My main hobby is dancing and I love sharing my hobby with the children in Preschool”


Stephen

Preschool

“Hi, I’m Stephen. I started working at Whittington Preschool and Day Nursery in September 2019 and it’s a great place to work! I have 2 children called Bella and Oscar, who are 5 and 4. In my spare time I like to cook and go to the gym!”


Jamie

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”