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Meet the staff
Tracy Starkey - Supervisor and SENCO Lead

"I attended the University of Northampton and continued my Early Years experience by gaining Early Years Professional status in 2009. I have worked in a variety of settings including a large nursery chain for 10 years. I have a passion for play, children leading their own learning and providing exciting environments for children. Having the opportunity to introduce the Curiosity Approach to the pre school has been a fantastic opportunity and I am so proud of what we have acvhieved.

I have two boys, live locally and I enjoy days out, usually at Legoland!"


Early Years Professional Status (level 7) 

  • BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies 

  • Safeguarding Children Refresher 

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead 

  • Paediatric First Aid 

  • Lead SENCO 

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene 

  • Prevent Duty & Child Exploitation 

  • Signs of safety awareness 

  • Channel General Awareness and FGM 

Jade Young - Deputy Supervisor and Safeguarding Lead
  • Level 4 (BA) Early Childhood Studies 

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead 

  • Safeguarding Children refresher 

  • Paediatric First Aid 

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene 

  • Signs of Safety Awareness 

  • SEND Behaviour Management 

  • Channel General Awareness & FGM 

  • Prevent Duty & Child Exploitation 


"I have currently been working at Yelvertoft pre school for 6 years, I went to Northampton university where I carried out my level 4 BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies, this is where I found my love for ensuring that children have the best start to their lives to shape a wonderful future. I love all things mindfulness and regularly hold yoga classes with the children, enjoy mindful walks and encouraging positive thinking and creativity.

I enjoy regular trips to the cinema and spending time with family"


Gemma Wagg - Early Years Educator and Safeguarding Lead

"I have worked in childcare for over 10 years working in children’s centres, schools and pre-schools and hold a level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education.

I am very passionate about ensuring all children’s individual needs are met and I’m a strong advocate for creating a diverse society.

I live locally with my two sons and my husband and I enjoy exploring nature, going on walks and keeping healthy!"


  • Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

  • Peadiatric First Aid

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Safeguarding Level 3

  • Food Hygiene

  • Behaviour Management 

  • Prevent Duty

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Pauline Martin - Early Years Educator
  • Level 3 NVQ in Children's Care, Learning & Development 

  • Effective Safeguarding Practice 

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene 

  • Prevent Duty

  • Theories Underpinning the EYFS

  • Speech, Language & Communication

  • Being a Key Person in an Early Years Setting

  • Understanding & Addressing Behaviour

  • Improving Children's Learning Through Play

"I am a passionate and experienced Early Years professional with over 20 years of experience nurturing young minds. I have a range of qualifications including Level 3 NCFE CACHE, demonstrating my commitment to providing the highest quality care and education.

I have a particular interest in supporting children with additional needs. Through my expertise and dedication, I strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where every child can thrive and reach their full potential.

I  love spending time with my two grandsons and I enjoy spending time explorign the UK with family and friends!"


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Jane Frodsham - Business Manager

"As a qualified Management Accountant and mum of two boys I took a step back from working for large commercial organisations to take up the role of Pre-school Business Manager in 2013. The Management Committee required dedicated, continuous financial, business and admin support, which previously fell to them as volunteers.

My role covers all the financial aspects of running an Early Years setting from payroll and fees invoicing to annual accounts, as well as grant funding applications, liaising with all professional bodies, premises management, staff training coordination and supporting the management committee with recruitment and personnel management.

Although I work predominantly from home, I love finding any excuse to call into Pre-school to see the children and the team enjoying all the wonderful activities in our beautiful setting and surroundings.

I feel very proud to be a part of our lovely village pre-school!"




Kate England - Chair

Dani Rawes -  Secretary

Emma Lamb - Treasurer

Catherine Scull - Committee member

Viktorija Ronch - Committee member

Charlotte Cordier - Committee member

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