All Staff at Raysfield Preschool are DBS Checked

Leeanne Threader

Preschool Manager

I have been involved with the preschool for 4 1/2 years since my son was 3. I was chair of the preschool committee then joined the team as deputy manager, and have progressed to become manager.

I have 2 children, Conor and Neeve, and a cat called Lenny who follows us to school! I like to go for long walks with my family and I love being fun and silly, dancing to music!

I love camping holidays and exploring new places.

Leeanne Threader

What is your favourite colour?

Purple or Blue

What is your favourite animal?

Cows! I just love their big sloppy noses

What is your favourite food?

Lasagane and wedges.  Any kind of chocolate!

What is your favourite book/song/music?

I love the Foo Fighters and watching live music – I love music festivals

What is your favourite time of year?

Springtime

Charlotte Cann

Preschool Deputy Manager

I have been working at the preschool for 4 years.   I started as a practitioner and have progressed on to deputy manager.

I have 2 children, Mia aged 10 and Max aged 6.

I love reading and shopping with my daughter.

Charlotte Cann

What is your favourite colour?

Pink

What is your favourite animal?

Giraffes

What is your favourite food?

Dark chocolate and hot chocolate – especially Costa!

What is your favourite book/song/music?

I love the Harry Potter books and films

What is your favourite time of year?

Christmas to see family

Helen Fraser

Senior Practitioner / SENCo

I have been part of the preschool family for over 9 years, some of it as a committee member and the rest as a practitioner.  I have progressed to become a senior practitioner and SENCo.

I have 1 daughter who loves dancing and we are often travelling to different competitions at weekends.  We also enjoy horse riding.

At preschool, I enjoy doing yoga sessions with the children and teaching them Makaton.

Helen Fraser

What is your favourite colour?

Purple

What is your favourite animal?

Horses

What is your favourite food?

I like all food!

What is your favourite book/song/music?

I love music I can dance to, I love having a boogie!

What is your favourite time of year?

I think there is something special about all seasons of the year

Julie Bradley

Senior Practitioner / Room Leader

I am married with 3 daughters.  I also have 2 grandchildren aged 5 and 2.

I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, playing and cooking.

Julie Bradley

What is your favourite colour?

Purple

What is your favourite animal?

Dogs

What is your favourite food?

Roast Dinner

What is your favourite book/song/music?

I love 70’s music and I love the Jurassic Park Films

What is your favourite time of year?

Summertime

Rachel Earl

Preschool Administrator

I have been working at the preschool for 4 years.  I have just achieved my Level 3 Qualification in Business Administration and I am now working towards my Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.

I have 3 boys, Will is 18, Jake is 15, and Harrison is 11.  I also have 4 chickens and a dog called Dookie!

I love all crafts, reading and going for walks or bike rides.

Rachel Earl

What is your favourite colour?

Pink! Because I live in a boy blue house!

What is your favourite animal?

Lemurs

What is your favourite food?

Toast with proper butter on!  Freshly baked bread

What is your favourite book/song/music?

All dance music – I love songs you can silly dance to!  I really like Dr. Seuss – Cat in the Hat books

What is your favourite time of year?

Spring – I really enjoy seeing all the new growth, especially the daffodils, tulips, and snowdrops

Susan Williams (Sooze)

Preschool Practitioner

I have been working at the preschool for 2 years, and I love my job supporting children’s development whilst having lots of fun.

In my personal time I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends.

Susan WIlliams

What is your favourite colour?

Purple

What is your favourite animal?

Giraffes

What is your favourite food?

Sunday roast and homemade dessert

What is your favourite book/song/music?

I enjoy listening to a variety of music and reading in my spare time

What is your favourite time of year?

Summer

Harriet Bridge

Preschool Practitioner

I have worked at Raysfield Preschool for 2 years.

I have 2 boys and 2 dogs, one is a Jack Russell cross Pomeranian, and one is a Border Collie.

My husband is a DJ, and owns a bouncy castle and entertainment company called DJ Bridgeo, and I try to help out where I can, putting up the bouncy castles and helping during a disco.

Harriet Bridge

What is your favourite colour?

Green or Pink

What is your favourite animal?

Dinosaurs

What is your favourite food?

Italian

What is your favourite book/song/music?

I enjoy old school R&B and 80’s music, and love reading sensory books to my boys, especially the ones that make sounds

What is your favourite time of year?

Spring

Sarah Riordan

Preschool Practitioner (Apprenticeship)

I have been working in the preschool for 1 year, and I am completing my Level 3 Diploma for the Childrens Workforce in Early Years.

I have 2 children, Arthur who is nearly 5 and Grace who is 3.  I came to Raysfield Preschool when I was little and then attended Raysfield Infants and Juniors.

I used to work in a different industry; makeup, for 10 years before coming to preschool – I love it here and feel like this is what I was meant to do all along.

Sarah Riordan

What is your favourite colour?

Pink or Lilac

What is your favourite animal?

Elephants

What is your favourite food?

Custard Cremes, birthday cake, Thai and Indian food – anything!

What is your favourite book/song/music?

I love Disney soundtracks, particularly Frozen 2 at the moment and Julia Donaldson books

What is your favourite time of year?

Christmas Time

Taylor Mound

Preschool Assistant

I have 2 daughters, Darcey is 4 and Ava is 2, and I have a pet gecko called Dogo!

I love doing Zumba and being outdoors, especially the forest.

Taylor Mound

What is your favourite colour?

Pink

What is your favourite animal?

Giraffes, penguins, and monkeys

What is your favourite food?

Chocolate – I have a very sweet tooth!

What is your favourite book/song/music?

I love all types of music from the 80’s, 90’s and party tunes – I love to dance!  I love Julia Donaldson books

What is your favourite time of year?

Summer – I love the sunshine!

Danielle Sahin (Danni)

Preschool Assistant

I have a daughter who is my whole world.

I am relatively new to working in early years, and I am absolutely loving working at Raysfield Preschool with a fantastic team and wonderful children.

Before this, I worked in the travel industry for 15 years.  This sparked a passion for holidays, cultures, and learning about different countries.

Danielle Sahin

What is your favourite colour?

Turquoise

What is your favourite animal?

Giraffes, turtles, dolphins – love animals!

What is your favourite food?

Cake! All kinds, especially lemon drizzle

What is your favourite book/song/music?

Love all things Disney.  I like all kinds of music from 50’s retro to cheesy pop!  Anything with a good beat to dance to!

What is your favourite time of year?

Spring and summer.  I love the sun and spending time in my garden