Our Team


The committee takes great care in choosing a committed, enthusiastic, welcoming and professional team. 12573795_108133636236578_1384013271055656655_nThey have a good understanding of children’s needs and are encouraged and supported in the development and widening of their knowledge by attending training sessions in all areas of child development.

We strongly believe that our team’s happy and caring approach provides good role models for the young children.

Our staff ratio is excellent for the care and well-being of the children;

  • 1:4 for 2 year olds
  • 1:8 for 3-4 year olds





Our Staff:


Amie Sauntson-Pre-school Manager



NVQ Level 5 in Leadership and Management

NVQ Level 3 in child care

NVQ Level 2 certificate in child care

Level 2 award in employment rights and responsibilities in health, social care or children and young people’s settings

Paediatric first aid and Emergency drug administration

Making early learning fun in and outdoors in the reformed EYFS

Tracking children’s progress

Moving and Handling

Behaviour management

Fun with letters and sounds

Targeted two safeguarding

Designated safeguarding lead (DSL)

Level 2 food safety and hygiene

Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work



Deputy Manager:  Mrs. Mandy Stanton


E3B2EBE47E    CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Pre-School Practice

Basic Food Hygiene

NCFE Level 2 in Safeguarding Children and Young People

Early Years First Aid

Designated safeguarding lead (DSL)

Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work

Managing two year old progress check

Tracking children’s progress

Targeted two safeguarding



Pre-school Assistant/ SENCO :  Mrs. Katie Trigg



Early years care and education  Level 3

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENco)

Safeguarding Level 2

Early Years First Aid

Basic Food Hygiene

Communication skills in sign language

Introduction to speech and language difficulties

Behaviour management




Pre-school Assistant  Mrs. Rebecca Cooke.


F78B96043F     Cache Level 3 Diploma for children and young people’s workforce

Paediatric first aid

Safeguarding level 2

An introduction to the EYFS

Behaviour Management

Are you ready for two year olds?

Fun with Phonics

Autism in the early years

Sign along

Food hygiene


Pre-school Assistant  Miss. Jade Adams


Cache Level 3 in child care

Paediatric first aid

Safeguarding Level 2

Behaviour management




 Pre-school Apprentice Miss. Lauren Haywood 







Pre-school Administrator: Alexandra Abbott


Safeguarding Level 2









Relief: Dianne McDowell and Gaby Scrivens



Welland Pre-school is a voluntary setting and registered as a charity, therefore, there has to be a committee in order for the pre-school to continue operating… No committee means no pre-school! The aim of the committee is to provide the very best care for the children – quality care that is delivered in a safe environment.

The key responsibilities of the committee are -

  • Staffing
    Members of staff are carefully selected and vetted.
  • Premises
    ‘The Pavilion’ is jointly used and run by Welland Pre-school and Welland Football Club.
  • Low fees
    We are non-profit making and in order to keep the fees as low as possible, fund-raising events are organised and add a vital boost to the pre-school’s cash-flow.
  • Policies
    Policies and procedures are put into action and updated as required – this ensures consistency of care and safety.
  • Members
    Recruitment of new members to ensure that all roles on the committee are filled and they can continue to achieve their aims.
  • Committee meetings
    Regular meetings enable members to discuss all aspects of the pre-school, the committee meets usually once a term to discuss the general running of preschool and any issues that need seeing to, as well as any fundraising ideas.

Join us – New members of the committee are always welcome.  The majority of the committee has to be parents/carers.  Joining our group not only enables you to have your say in making a real difference to the young children in our care, but enables you to make friends over a coffee.

Get involved – your contribution will be valued.

To contact the committee please telephone 01684 311807 or email enquiries@wellandpreschool.org, or use the contact us form.

The present committee is made up of the Preschool Manager and Deputy Manager, Head of Welland Primary School, as well as parents of the children attending.

Committee members are detailed below – please feel free to contact us with any queries, concerns or ideas!

Chair: Joanne England

Vice Chair: Katherine Smith

Treasurer: Hannah Barkley 

Secretary Petrina Bayliss

Committee Member: , Samantha Box, Cryastal Randall, Chloe Randall, Rachael Tattersall

Committee Member: Amie Sauntson ( Manager Welland Preschool)