Our Staff

Meet the staff

At the Ark preschool we employ highly qualified and motivated staff, who work together to give the best-quality childcare to your children. All of our staff have have achieved NVQ 3 or equivalent in the early years, or above. They are all paediatric first aid trained. Staff, committee members and volunteers are DBS checked for this academic year 2016-2017 in line with recommendation’s of best practice.

All of our staff and committee are well established within the community of Locking village and Parklands. Together our staff have over 50 years worth of experience in all aspects of child care.



Preschool Manager

SEN manager

Safety officer

(Key worker Cheekymonkey’s)

Level 3 Diploma in childcare

Level 3 diploma in SEN and with children with disabilities

Safegaurding level 2 and child protection for managers

Paediatric first aid

Makaton development project

Managing young children’s behaviour

Portage and elkan speech and language





Tina Hale

Preschool Deputy Manager

Key worker group (fancy flamingos)

Individual planning coordinator.

NVQ level 3 early years child care learning and development


BA Hon’s Early years Education

First aid at work with pediatric resuscitation

Food hygiene

Makaton Training

Portage Training

Safeguarding Training




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Play worker 

                Level 3 Childcare and Development

                Pediatric First Aid

                Incco Training

                (Key worker Tumbling Tigers)



Fabienne                             Kitchen Manager

20150917_110441[1]                Level 2 Food Hygiene

                Level 2 Kitchen Hospitality

                (Fabienne is French and speaks fluent French,as well as English).
Fabienne teaches French on a daily basis with the children.