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Staff Members

In this section we tell you a little about the staff members working at North Leigh Pre-school.

Angela Buckingham

Angela is our Manager.  She has been working in Early Years for over 20 years and has   Early Years' Professional Status and a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Angela is also an assessor and tutor for  level 2 and 3 Early Years qualilfications. She has also been involved with the 'Leaders of Early Learning' initiative with Oxfordshire County Council.


Mandy Hale

Mandy is our deputy.  She has been working in Early Years since 2006.  She has a level 3 Children and Young People's Workforce qualification and a level 2 qualification in Playwork.

Mandy previously worked at North Leigh School and as an assistant at North Leigh After School Club between the years 2000-2013. She has two grown up children of her own.

Kate Leach

Kate is our newest member of staff. She has been with us since November, 2016.  She has a level 3 Cache Early Years' Education qualification.

Leigh Abbott

Leigh is our administrator.  She used to be the Treasurer of our Management Committee for several years and has lots of experience.

Zoe Murphy

Zoe used to be on our management committee and is now working with us as a playworker each morning - Monday to Friday.  Zoe is soon to begin her level 3 EYE qualification.


Emma Tasker

Emma is working with us as a part-time playworker.  She lives locally and has three children of her own who are 15, 12 and 7 years old.  

Leve Simmonds

Leve is our newest member of staff.  She has an Early Childhood Studies degree and has been working in early years' education since 2008.

Leve has two young children of her own.

Jennifer Keates

Jenny retired from our full-time early years' staff in December, 2018.  She is now working as a breakfast club assistant.

Ella Duester

Ella is one of our breakfast club assistants.  She also works as a teaching assistant and at the on-site after school club.