Ladybird Pre-School Staff

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.

Annisa Elakhal – Manager

Annisa lives in Aylesbury with her husband and three children. She has worked in childcare for 22 years and has a BA Honours Degree in Early Years Practice. Annisa joined our team in September 2020. She is passionate about children’s emotional wellbeing and enjoys messy play.

Donna Raraty- Deputy manager

Donna has joined Ladybird preschool as the Deputy manager. Donna lives in Chinnor with her partner and three children and has many years in a deputy and Senco role.

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 and is our Phonics lead.

Hayley House-Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

Hayley has joined Ladybird preschool as a Level 3 qualified practitioner. Hayley has experience of working in a preschool and working alongside children with special educational needs. Hayley lives with her husband a two children in Princes Risborough.

Angie Oakley –Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

Angie started with Ladybirds in January 2017. She has a CACHE Level 3 Certificate and is also the Assistant Director for Haddenham Youth Theatre. Angie lives in Chinnor with her husband and two daughters. Angie is also one of the phonic leads for the preschool.

Ella Folley – Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

Ella joined our team in January 2019. She has a level 3 qualification in Childcare and Early Years and has experience of working in a Montessori setting. She attended Lord Williams’s School in Thame and lives in Chinnor.

Candice Whittaker 

Level 2 Early Years practitioner

Candice joined Ladybirds at the beginning of October and is a Level 2 Early Years practitioner with experience working in an Early Years setting and a school. Candice lives in Chinnor with her two girls.

Sarah Atkinson – Administrator

Sarah lives in Thame with her husband and two children. Sarah joined our team in August 2020. She has lots of experience with administration and is at the forefront of our communications.