WHAT WE OFFER

VIBRANT SETTING

Our vibrant and dynamic setting offers children a safe and diverse environment in which to start their learning.

DEVELOPMENT

Children develop very warm relationships with the staff who offer high levels of support and encouragement, helping each child to reach their full potential.

FACILITIES

The well resourced classrooms provide learning opportunities for all children but it is our outdoor space that we enjoy using the most.

PLAY

From our artificial grass play area which is accessible all year round, to our mud kitchens, builder’s yard and kitchen garden, we provide the children with a range of activities and adventures.

  1. We take children from 12 months until they are ready to start school.
  2. We provide breakfast and afterschool club for the adjacent primary school.
  3. Payment is accepted from a wide range of employee voucher schemes.
  4. We are open weekdays during term time from 7.45am to 6pm.
  5. Snacks and drinks are included in sessions fees.
  6. Cooked lunches are available to order from the primary school.
  7. We are located in the grounds of the village primary school which ensures an effective and smooth transition to school.

We are also able to offer 15 hours free entitlement funding for 3 and 4 year olds along with the extended offer of an extra 15 hours funded childcare for working families.  We also offer places to two year olds who are eligible for special funding from the local authority. To check your eligibility for these funded places please speak to a member of staff who can direct you to the correct website for applications.

MEET THE TEAM

Claire Piper

Claire Piper

Pre School Manager

I have been working at Alderbury Preschool for 9 years. I started in 2008 as the Caterpillars room leader and in 2016 I took on the role of setting manager working with Ruth.  I have a NVQ level 3 in Child care and have over the past few years been working on Level 4 modules in various child care subjects. I am the setting SENCo and have undertaken training in Autism and behaviour management.  When I am not at preschool I enjoy walking my dogs and looking after my daughter’s horse.
Ruth Owen

Ruth Owen

Office Manager and Deputy

I’ve worked at Alderbury Preschool for over 10 years. My four children all attended the setting and I was originally involved with the parents committee. I now run the office and administration side of the setting and support Claire as Deputy Manager and Deputy Safeguarding Officer.  I am studying a full time BA(Hons) degree in ‘Early Childhood Studies’ at the University of East London and aim to complete it in May 2018.
Fern Harvey

Fern Harvey

Room Manager

I am an Early Years Professional with a degree in child psychology and have been working at Alderbury pre-school as a room manager for 1 year. I am a deputy safeguarding officer for Butterflies class, qualified in paediatric first aid and have attended recent training on how to support the personal, social and emotional development of boys. In my free time I enjoy walking, gardening, shopping and visiting my friends and family in Devon.
Usha M G

Usha M G

Preschool Assistant

I have been with Alderbury preschool for over eight years. I enjoy teaching and caring for children aged 3 to 4 years in the Butterflies.  I am a qualified early years practitioner with a Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People Workforce. I am a trained paediatric first aider and have also been trained in food hygiene. I am passionate about cooking and enjoy listening to music.
Donna Trevett

Donna Trevett

Preschool Assistant

I have been working at Alderbury Preschool for nearly 13 years.  I have an NVQ 3 in Childcare and also have recent training on Paediatric first aid and Food Hygiene.  I enjoy working in the Caterpillars room with our youngest  children and like to think we offer a home from home at preschool, giving them love, care and support. We take each child as they come and make them shine.   My hobbies include running, diving and looking after and walking my Jack Russells.

Caroline Morris

Caroline Morris

Preschool Assistant

After finishing work as a Nanny, I worked in a local nursery, before joining Alderbury Pre School, where I have worked for the last 6 years and have gained my Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young Peoples Workforce. I have worked 1:1 with children who have special needs, and worked in both rooms, as well as breakfast and After School Club.I am passionate about working with young children, and strive to deliver a quality experience for the children in my care. My other interests are gardening, knitting, sewing and baking cakes, as well as camping, walking and exploring old buildings and castles
Maria Quinn

Maria Quinn

Preschool Assistant

My name is Maria and I have worked at Alderbury Preschool for 18 years. I have an NVQ3 in Childcare, have been trained in paediatric first aid, food hygiene and recently passed a Level 2 course about Autism.  I have been married to Graham for nearly 30 years and have two grown up children. Now the children are older Graham and I like to spend our free time travelling.
Erica Faulkner

Erica Faulkner

Preschool Assistant

My name is Erica and I have been working at Alderbury Preschool since 2016, when I moved to Salisbury. Before that I lived in South East London and I worked in a local primary school for 15 years, as a Teaching Assistant in the Nursery and Reception Classes. I have gained an NVQ Level 2 in Childcare and Education, along with a lot of experience for preparing children for school. I have also had recent training in Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene. I am very active in a local church and help out at a Baby and Toddler Group. My hobbies include walking with the Local Ramblers, Zumba, Reading and Crafting. I enjoy working in the Butterflies Room, and I get a real ‘buzz’ from helping them to explore and learn!

Madelon Knight

Madelon Knight

Preschool Assistant

Hello my name is Madelon (Mads). I’m originally from Holland and moved to England in 1989. I did my NVQ 3 in Business and Administration at Salisbury College and then started working in trade. I decided to change career and started volunteering at Alderbury Preschool in October 2016. They took me on in January and I work in all the classrooms. I have completed my Safeguarding and Food Hygiene courses. Outside of work I am a keen crafter and love making all sorts of things. I respect each child as an individual and want to help them and give them the confidence to reach their potential in whatever area this might be and put a smile on their faces.

Trevene Reeves

Trevene Reeves

Preschool Assistant

My name is Trevene but all the children call me Beanie. I have worked at Alderbury Preschool for 17 years since my youngest daughter started at the setting. I am semi-retired now and enjoy coming into play two mornings a week. I love working with our youngest children especially cooking and messy play. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog, gardening and photography.
Keileigh Macdonald

Keileigh Macdonald

Preschool Assistant

My name is Keileigh and I have been working at Alderbury pre-school since 2017  in both  classrooms. I have a Level 3 Diploma in “City and Guilds – Children and Young People’s workforce” and have recently completed training in Paediatric first aid and Food Hygiene. My hobbies are singing, going to the gym and spending time with my family. I have two beautiful daughters, my youngest currently attends the setting but my eldest is now at Alderbury school but previously attended the setting and adored it.. The team at Alderbury pre-school really are fabulous and they treat every child as individuals. I am very proud to have joined the team.

Linzi Henley

Linzi Henley

Preschool Assistant

My name is Linzi and I have been a member of staff at Alderbury Preschool for 8 years. I have an NVQ3 in Child Care and also Paediatric First Aid certificate.  I have also attended training on communications and language and literacy skills in the early years. I particularly enjoy all the play we do outside at Alderbury and enjoy helping the children explore the plants, insects and animals that are all around us. My hobbies include walking especially along beaches (where I find bits and pieces to bring back to preschool) and yes the odd bit of ‘retail therapy’.
Ronnie Gray

Ronnie Gray

Preschool Assistant

My name is Sharon but everyone at preschool calls me Ronnie. I’ve been working at Alderbury preschool for 7 years. I have a diploma in pre-school practice, along with other relevant qualifications, such as Paediatric First Aid. I enjoy working in the Caterpillars room, and watching the children’s characters develop.