Meet the team

We are proud of the high standard of care and experience we provide.

Each child has a key person who helps them settle in and form attachments, who monitors their progress throughout their time at the Pre-School and makes sure parents feel involved in their child’s development.

Newdigate Pre-school Staff

Joanne Johnson – Manager

Tammi Stanford – Deputy Manager

Nicky Clarke

Angela Walsh

Becci Chapman (Cover staff)

Newdigate Pre-school Committee

Newdigate Pre-school is currently run by an elected committee, which is made up primarily of parents. The Committee is responsible for the day-to-day running of the pre-school which includes reviewing both policies and procedures, the employment and appraisal of all staff members, the safety and well-being of the children within our care, and full accountability to OFSTED, Surrey County Council, The Early Years Learning Alliance and The Charity Commission.  The Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting which is held in the first half term of every new academic year and is open to all parents of children who attend the pre-school.

In April 2019, the Committee held a members vote (all existing parents and members of the committee) on a proposal to move all operations and staffing responsibilities of the pre-school to our adjoining school, Newdigate Infants school.  The vote was passed by the members and it is our ambition to begin this transfer from January 2020 (the setting continues to be under the guardianship of the voluntary committee in the meantime).  Whilst staff and operations will move to the school, the charity will remain unchanged, enabling The Committee to continue financial and voluntary aid for a our much-loved village pre-school.

Becci Chapman – Chair

Louise Black – Vice Chair

Hayley Brewis – Treasurer