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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"



  • Early Years Professional Status (level 7) - Feb 2009

  • BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies - Jun 2007

  • Safeguarding Children Refresher - Nov 2022

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead - July 2022

  • Paediatric First Aid - Oct 2022

  • Lead SENCO - Jan 2020

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene - Nov 2022

  • Prevent Duty & Child Exploitation - Mar 2022

  • Signs of safety awareness - Jan 2021

  • Channel General Awareness and FGM - Mar 2022

Jade Young - Deputy Supervisor and Safeguarding Lead
  • Level 4 (BA) Early Childhood Studies – Sept 2015

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead - Sept 2021

  • Safeguarding Children refresher - Feb 2023

  • Paediatric First Aid - Mar 2023

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene - Feb 2022

  • Signs of Safety Awareness - July 2022

  • SEND Behaviour Management - Jan 2019 

  • Channel General Awareness & FGM - Jun 2019

  • Prevent Duty & Child Exploitation - Dec 2021/Apr 2022


"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."


Pauline Martin - Early Years Educator
  • Level 3 NVQ in Children's Care, Learning & Development - Oct 2009

  • Effective Safeguarding Practice - Nov 2021

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene - Feb 2023

  • Prevent Duty - Nov 2021

  • Theories Underpinning the EYFS - Feb 2023

  • Speech, Language & Communication - Feb 2023

  • Being a Key Person in an Early Years Setting - Feb 2023

  • Understanding & Addressing Behaviour - Nov 2021

  • Improving Children's Learning Through Play - Feb 2023

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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

Dawn Hedgecock - committee member

Catherine Scull - committee member

Viktorija Ronch - committee member

Charlotte Cordier - committee member

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