Amy – Director
Amy took over as Company director of Little Wombatz Pre-School, and Wombatz wrap-around care in January 2019.
She brings 18 years comprehensive childcare experience in all areas of the sector, most recently as the coordinator of a large wrap-around childcare provider leading 9 clubs.
Amy has a Full Paediatric First Aid Certificate, Designated person child Protection training, and Level 4 Certificate Advanced Childcare Practitioner qualification.
Fun facts: Amy loves caravan holidays with her family, walking, and is known to be a bit of a workaholic as well.
Lucy – Manager
Lucy is the Manager of Wombatz, and a valued member of the team, joining us in 2012. She has extensive childcare experience, and valuable expertise gained during her time at Wombatz.
Lucy has a Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner qualification, a Full Paediatric First Aid Certificate, Designated person child Protection training, National Award SENCo (NASENCO) PG Cert Education (Special Educational Needs Coordination).
In line with Wombatz Wraparound care provision, Lucy has attended a number of Playwork courses, enabling her to support Amy and provide leadership in this area for her colleagues.
Fun Facts: Lucy is the “Queen of the Litter Pickers” in Soham, and was awarded the towns-person of the year award for 2019. She enjoys spending time with her family and walking her dog.
Louise – AKA Weezie
An experienced member of the team, Louise has been at Wombatz since January 2014. She is a capable and motivating Leader for the older preschool children at Wombatz. During 2019, in line with the Standards Testing Agency & National Foundation for Education Research, she ran a pilot of the phonics screening check with year 3 pupils.
Louise has a Full Paediatric First Aid Certificate, Designated person child Protection training, and phonics training, alongside other relevant childcare skills.
Fun facts: Louise loves panda’s and can juggle with 3 objects. Louise also loves cosy days in her PJs, and during one of her holiday’s she was once hypnotised.
Andrea – Key Worker
Joining Wombatz in October 2015, Andrea has a Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education, Full Paediatric First Aid Certificate, and Designated person child Protection training.
Andrea is keyworker to a mixed age-group of children, ranging from those transitioning to primary education, to those moving onto secondary education.
Fun Facts: Andrea loves to go to live music events, and is a huge fan of Mumford and Sons. A massive animal lover, Andrea has 5 cats and 4 hens. An avid traveller, she is passionate about taking her children on new adventures.
Kerry – Key Worker
Initially joining us as bank staff in 2017, the wonderful Kerry has gone on to become a permanent team member, focusing on a small group of children.
Kerry has a Full Paediatric First Aid Certificate, Designated person child Protection training, and recently did her Level 1 Introduction to Forest School, an approach to education, for children, young people, families and adults, maximising the benefits of learning in the outdoors. Stimulated by the outdoors, over time, studies show that children’s self-belief, confidence, learning capacity, enthusiasm, communication and problem-solving skills and emotional well-being improve.
Fun Facts: Kerry loves to spend quality time with her family going away in their caravan. The family dog is called cupcake, and when Kerry was younger she used to breed ferrets.
Jemma – Key Worker
Joining the Wombatz team in 2012, Jemma has a Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education, Full Paediatric First Aid Certificate, and Designated person child Protection training. Jemma has also done her Level 1 Introduction to Forest School, a long-term approach to education.
Fun facts: Jemma loves to spend quality time with her daughter and going to live music events, she also enjoys spending time at the family orchard.
Nikki – Key Worker
Initially joining us as bank staff in 2018 Nikki has gone on to become a permanent team member and Keyworker, during the summer term.
Nikki has a Full Paediatric First Aid Certificate, and Designated person child Protection training.
Fun facts: Known to her friends as Little Miss Chatterbox, Nikki is a massive Disney fan with a fear of wasps who loves nothing more than spending time with her family and friends.
Stefany – Playworker
Joining the team in September 2019, Stefany works within the Wraparound team, occasionally covering in the Preschool.
Stefany has a Full Paediatric First Aid Certificate and previously received Pars Playwork Practioner Training. Stefany is also working towards attaining her QCF Qualification “Caring for children and young people introduction certificate.
Fun Facts: Stefany enjoys going to music gigs, and spending time with her son. She has a pet snake, 3 cats and 2 goldfish, and can only swim underwater.
Rea – Playworker
Rea joined the Wombatz Team in September 2019. Focusing on providing wrap-around care, she also works 1 day a week with the Preschool children.
Rea has a Full Paediatric First Aid Certificate and previously received Pars Playwork Practioner Training. Rea is also working towards attaining her QCF Qualification “Caring for children and young people introduction certificate.
Fun facts: Rea Loves her food and enjoys spending time with her 3 children. She enjoys reading and is a big Harry Potter Fan. Rea can play the Clarinet and is scared of spiders.
Kia – Playworker
Joining the team in July 2019, Kia has been gaining experience working in the Preschool and Wraparound sessions.
Kia is working towards her Health and social qualification and has Designated person child Protection training.
Fun Facts: Kia loves Football, and we have fast discovered that cooking is not Kia’s strongest area!
Carrie – Key Person Support
Carrie Joins the team from February 2020, and is a fully qualified Early years teacher with many years’ experience teaching in the Early years at a school in Ely.
She will be taking on a Keyworker support role at Wombatz, supervising time out, completing reports and observations. Carrie will be working with the Preschool children, helping with school runs, and the holiday club.
FUN FACTS: Carrie Loves to spend time with her two children, particularly at the seaside, and has previously played Tug of war with an elephant.
Bronte – Key Person
Bronte joined the Wombatz Team at the beginning of February 2020.
Bronte has a Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education, Full Paediatric First Aid Certificate, and has lots of experience from her previous nursery setting.
Bronte will be Working with Kerry and the Key group who will be going to school next year. She will also be helping with school runs, and the children attending holiday club.
Fun Facts: Bronte is a big Disney fan and enjoys going to music concerts, Her favourite animals are Dogs.