At Ladybirds Preschool we pride ourselves on creating a safe, caring and nurturing environment. All of our staff have enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) checks and undergo regular Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding training.
Gabbie joined our team in February 2019. She lives in Bledlow with her three year old son. She has worked in Early Years for the past 6 years and is studying her final year of an Early Years degree.
Anji Milham – Deputy Manager
Anji joined the team in 2007. She lives in Wallingford with her three children. She has a NNEB Certificate and has many years of experience working as a Nursery Nurse. She is our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and is also responsible for Behaviour Management and Equality and Diversity.
Pauline Croxford – Senior Early Years Practitioner
Pauline has worked at Ladybird’s since 1997 and has recently stepped down from the Manager’s role. She holds an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare Learning and Development.
Sally Anderson – Senior Early Years Practitioner
Sally joined Ladybirds in 2015, after taking early retirement from teaching and moving to Chinnor. She has over 30 years of experience teaching children within the Early Years. Sally also has a grown up son.
Angie Oakley – Early Years Practitioner
Angie started with Ladybirds in January 2017. She has a CACHE Level 2 Certificate and is also the Assistant Director for Haddenham Youth Theatre. Angie lives in Chinnor with her husband and two daughters, who both attend Lord Williams’s School in Thame.
Corinne Kirk – Early Years Practitioner
Corinne joined Ladybirds in January 2015. She has worked with children since leaving school and holds an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare. Corinne is also trained in Makaton signing. She lives in Chinnor with her husband, three children and their dog.
Ella Folley – Early Years Practitioner
Ella joined our team in January 2019. She has a level 2 qualification in Childcare and Early Years and has experience of working in a Montessori setting. She attended Lord Williams’s School in Thame and hopes to progress further with her childcare qualifications in the future.
Mia Neasham – Early Years Practitioner
Mia joined Ladybirds in September 2014 and has a Level 2 Childcare qualification. Mia moved to Chinnor in 2006, with her husband and two children, from London but is originally from Finland. Her eldest child attends Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School and her youngest attends Lord Williams’s School in Thame.
Hazel Christian – Early Years SEN Practitioner
Hazel joined our team in September 2019. She lives in Tiddington with her husband, two dogs and cat. She has two grown up sons and loves being a Granny to her grandson. She is Level 3 Qualified and has over 30 years experience of working with pre-school children. She has a wealth of experience and training with SEND and has previously worked as a 1:1 support practitioner.