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.

Corinne Kirk – Deputy Manager

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. Corinne is also our Special Educational Needs Coordinator.

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.

Anji Milham – Senior Early Years Practitioner

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 responsible for Behaviour Management and Equality and Diversity.

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. Angie is currently studying towards her Level 3 in Childcare.

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. Ella is currently studying her Level 3 in Childcare.

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. Mia is currently studying her Level 3 in Childcare.

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.