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Meet the team

We know that handing your child over to someone else is a huge decision for any parent and we take the responsibility you pass us, incredibly seriously.  Our staff are experienced in Early Years and genuinely love being with children all day long! 

At preschool, to help the children identify their names we give them a picture name. You might spot some below for the adults too!

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Laura Driver

Pre-School Manager

  • NNEB

  • Safeguarding Lead

  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate 2022

  • Advanced Safeguarding 2021

  • Food Hygiene 2021

  • DBS registered

The children call me "Laura Lips"

About me...

Chiyo Woodward                 

Pre-School Deputy Manager

  • Safeguarding - Child Abuse and Neglect (Core)

  • DBS registered

  • Health & Safety Officer 

About me...

Hi I’m Chiyo, the Deputy Manager and Health and Safety Officer at Tytherington Preschool. 


I am in the process of completing Level 2 Early Years Practitioner.  I have worked at the preschool for 3 years and feel lucky to be working with such a professional team and caring committee. 


Before beginning my career at the preschool I worked within the NHS with families that had children whom suffered with complex needs. 


I am married with 3 children and we all love pets, animal crazy! We have 3 ponies called Barney, Bandit and Henry, a horse called Woody and a loopy spaniel called Spud! 


Myself and my youngest daughter are very keen equestrians, having always loved competing I am a member of a Riding Club and compete to represent the club. 

We are an active family and enjoy long walks in the forest exploring the countryside. We also love travelling. 

The children call me "Chiyo Chips"

Emily Poole
Pre-School Assistant
  • Level 3 in Childcare

  • Safeguarding Deputy

  • Forest Skills Leader

  • DBS Registered

The children call me "Emily Elbow"

About me...

I’m Emily Poole, and am a nursery assistant at Tytherington preschool. 


I qualified with my level 3 in Childcare in 2010, and I am also a level 3 forest school leader. I loved learning about the great outdoors. 


I have worked in childcare for 14 years working with babies through to 5 year olds. 


I started at Tytherington in June 2022 and have loved every minute of it, my son started with me and he is so happy here. 


I live in Cromhall with my husband and my gorgeous son. We also have a lovely cavapoo called Dougie.


My favourite things to do are to spend quality time with family, walking Dougie, doing activities such as horse riding and visiting parks like Olddown & Wild Place. 

Joanne Ebbs
Pre-School Assistant

  • Level 2 in Childcare

  • ​SENCO

  • DBS Registered

  • BSc BSL Deaf Studies 

  • Level 2 in Safeguarding

The children call me "Jo Jellyfish"

About me...

Ali Griffiths
Pre-School Assistant

  • Level 3 in Childcare

  • DBS Registered

The children call me 

About me...

Emma Lee
Admin Assistant

  • DBS Registered

  • Prevent 2022

  • Safeguarding Level 2

About me...

We are looking to compile a list of ‘go to’ people who may be able to help out at short notice to be on our Bank staff, so if you are willing and have the appropriate EYFS training, or know anyone who has/is, we would love to hear from you.

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